Hi all, just hoping to get some suggestions on which hunting/hiking boots to get for heading out west this fall. Right now I have the Lowa Rangers GTX's but am looking for maybe 7"or 8" for a bit more support for the big mountains. Here are the three I am considering, any input would be great.
1)Kenetrek Hardscrabble Hiker
2)Lowa Tibet Pro GTX
All 3 you have listed are excellent boots. I have the Lowa GTX's also.
I would also suggest the Meidl Alaskan Hikers they are an 8" boot that has incredible support and they last forever!! I have beat the snot out of my pair and they are still as solid as the day I got them. I would suggest getting them and wearing them around for a few weeks before heading for the mountains, they are a stiff boot that take a little break in period..
I want all of your opinions on hunting boots. The last 3 pairs of rockys I have bought leak bad. I always had good luck with rocky boots but in the last couple of years thier quality has gone down hill. I want a good pair for this hunting season that won't leak. No rubber boots suggestions please, I won't be wading. Tell me what your wearing and how many grams of thinsulate.
I had the same prob with rockys they were my fav now the are junk last 2 pairs did not last more than a year. But to the first question i would get the light weight ones that fit the best and have the things you want in them. I have never had any you list but go with what feels best you would hate to mess up a good hunt by having probs with you feet. I have got blisters a few time from walking a lot of miles in poor fitting boots. Never agin will i skimp on boots.
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Ended up getting the Lowa Tibets. So Far I love them. After a two week break in its like they have been molded to my foot. Havent tested them in extreme conditions yet but so far I would recommend them.