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Old 05-25-2011, 12:00 PM   #1
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If all the crap I have for chasing deer, I have yet to purchase a pair of good boots.

I am undecided as to what I want or need. I have some severe bad weather boots I don't use, but I need a pair of boots to handle the other 95% of the time.

I don't know weather to go with a pair of goo rubber boots, or more traditional like the Danner Promghorns.

I'm not hunting in the mountains anytime soon, so I need a pair that can handle Texas- from Scouting to crossing small streams, thick mud, filling feeders.ect


Although not terribly important, I would like to look good in them naked.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:05 PM   #2
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Pronghorns are nice, but for all purpose I like all leather for better protection from prickly pear. I've worn redwings for years and they have never let me down.

As for the naked thing, you're on your own there.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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Like Ford vs. Chevy, there are a lot of opinions out there. Personally, I've gone with Danner for my hiking boots, my hunting boots (Pronghorns), and my snake boots. The quality is very high, and they fit comfortably out of the box.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:10 PM   #4
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Pronghorns are nice, but for all purpose I like all leather for better protection from prickly pear. I've worn redwings for years and they have never let me down.
Txarcher makes a good point. Any boot with fabric panels, like the Pronghorn, will not stop cactus thorns as well as leather does. I learned that the hard way in the New Mexico mountains. Thorns that penetrate also damage the Gore lining, so there goes some of the water-proofing of the boot.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:15 PM   #5
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I use my Cablea's rubber boots alot. They really help with scent control but can get hot. For a traditional lace up leather hunting boot, I like my Meindls better than the Danner's they replaced. The cork footbed is GREAT.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #6
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Have you considered a good pair of leather snake boots. I use mine about 90% of the time out on the ranch. I have a pair of Danner Elk Ridge's for when the weather is really cold and nasty out.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:23 PM   #7
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I've got some LaCrosse snake boots that I wouldn't leave home without, waterproof and comfortable.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:29 PM   #8
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I have a pair of redhead snake boots that I didn't like.

Hard to get on and off, took half an hour to lace up, and were hotter than sin. Are all snake boots like that?
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:31 PM   #9
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I have a set of Pronghorns and several different styles of snake boots. I would stay with snake boots if most of your hunting is in Texas, but the Danner Pronghorns are great boots and are super comfortable.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:35 PM   #10
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I love my Pronghorns but never where them unless out West or for some other odd reason. I wear rubber boots of all brands (3 pair) 90% of the time! Snake boots about 8% of the time and my Danner Pronghorns rarely!
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:38 PM   #11
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I actually love my redhead snake boots. Haven't met a ton of people who do, but they fit me well and are pretty comfortable with plenty of support. They are waterproof too. Hunted 2 seasons in them so far with no complaints. Got my wife a pair and she hates them.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:59 PM   #12
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The cheap Chinese made danner pronghorns will probably fill your needs quite well.
Good luck.
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:11 PM   #13
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Hi Keegan
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:37 PM   #14
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:58 PM   #15
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Wouldn't trade my ariats in for anything.... They are very comfortable to work In and I don't mind beating them up as I still have a dress pair....

And I haven't put them on naked but
I can only imagine I would look pretty awesome
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:05 PM   #16
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I wear Chippewas until it gets cold. (that reads January)

I used to (and sometimes still do) wear my RedWing work boots or Irish Setters.

Also have a pair of Danner sharptails that are VERY comfortable and recently purchased a pair of Danner Pronghorns.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:07 PM   #17
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Pronghorns I would drive 2 hours to be sure I had mine on a hunt
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:41 PM   #18
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I have Pronghorns 400 gr thinsulate (the new version) and I love them, but out of the box they will leak if you don't do some serious water proofing on them. I have a pair of Irish Setter Big Game GTX boots (800 gr thinsulate) that I love, and they were waterproof out of the box, but they don't make them anymore.

I'm beginning to believe if you want something that will never leak, get rubber boots.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #19
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A pair of mokusion like the indians wore do the mohikin sneak!
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:49 PM   #20
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I actually love my redhead snake boots. Haven't met a ton of people who do, but they fit me well and are pretty comfortable with plenty of support. They are waterproof too. Hunted 2 seasons in them so far with no complaints. Got my wife a pair and she hates them.
I have a pair of the Redhead Ultra Snake boots and really like the comfort of them. I can walk all day in those. Only draw back is that they leak also.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:50 PM   #21
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I wore a pair of steel toe wolverine work boots last year to the stand, because I left my others at home, MY TOES FROZE!!!!! The steel got cold and made my tootsies stick together they got so cold.... never again!

I have a pair of dream season scent blocker boots, they squeak! What kind of crap is that! I bought em because they dont lace up, they slip on and then you tighten em up with a pull string... but each step they squeak.

Right now Im wearing a pair of slip on wolverines non steel toed and dont like them much either.

So I am in the same boat as you! I dont care if they leak, we dont get rain, I just need something that wont be squeaky on a stalk and is as nice as a tennis shoe to wear!?!

Is that asking too much?
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:58 PM   #22
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I wore a pair of steel toe wolverine work boots last year to the stand, because I left my others at home, MY TOES FROZE!!!!! The steel got cold and made my tootsies stick together they got so cold.... never again!

I have a pair of dream season scent blocker boots, they squeak! What kind of crap is that! I bought em because they dont lace up, they slip on and then you tighten em up with a pull string... but each step they squeak.

Right now Im wearing a pair of slip on wolverines non steel toed and dont like them much either.

So I am in the same boat as you! I dont care if they leak, we dont get rain, I just need something that wont be squeaky on a stalk and is as nice as a tennis shoe to wear!?!

Is that asking too much?

My Danner Sharptails are more comfortable to me than my Pronghorns.


(and LOL @ "tootsies"!)
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:45 PM   #23
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Go with the pronghorns. i have the 18'' lace ups but they get hot in the summer n early season, but they are very reliable to me...
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:28 AM   #24
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Look wc russell on google and get you a custom made pair that will last a lifetime.
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Old 05-26-2011, 11:44 AM   #25
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Look wc russell on google and get you a custom made pair that will last a lifetime.
I have looked at these and I actually have a cataloge by them...

Do you own a pair? Ta time on a custom pair?
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:38 PM   #26
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I have lace up snake boots that I don't tie, I just slip them on and have the laces tied in knows at the end. I wear them 95% of the time. The other 5% is when it is too cold for 2 pr of hunting socks.
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Old 05-26-2011, 12:45 PM   #27
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I pretty much hunt exclusively in my lacrosse alpha burly rubber boots. Have yet to have a deer bust my trail i walked on. Slip off and on. They get a little warm if you do a bunch of walking in warm weather. Combine with good socks and the cold isn't much of an issue.

forgot to add that i've had the same pair for at least 3 maybe 4 years.

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Old 05-26-2011, 12:48 PM   #28
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I use the red head snake boots...good boot for the money imo...
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:14 PM   #29
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If I were investing in one pair and warmth was a factor I would buy some Danners with light amount of Thinsulate. Danners are lifetime investments.
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Old 05-27-2011, 03:28 PM   #30
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i would try out a pair of Irish Setters, have always worked good for me.
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