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Old 09-22-2019, 06:02 PM   #1
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Looking for recommendation on hunting boots. My personal preferences are as follows.
1. Not pull on rubber style, looking for lace up or lace/zipper combo etc
2. Dont have to be 100% waterproof, but is a nice feature
3. Id like to spend $200 or less.

Drop your recommendations for me!
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:22 PM   #2
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My Danner Vitals have been nothing short of spectaular.
I bought them and hunted with them in Colorado last year and have since worn them near daily for work as I walk a LOT.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:11 PM   #3
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All my boots are Danners or Red Wings . Everyone’s foot is different, those two brands just fit me well and are of good quality. Footwear is one of those things I don’t scrimp on - don’t mind paying up.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:18 PM   #4
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Kenetrek or Schnees are my 2 top. You could probably find a Schnee for $200. Not sure what the use will be but if you plan on serious trips I’d spend a little more.
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Old 09-22-2019, 07:35 PM   #5
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If it doesn't cool off in central Texas it will be crocks are flip flops with snake boots in the pu.
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:00 PM   #6
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Looking for recommendation on hunting boots. My personal preferences are as follows.
1. Not pull on rubber style, looking for lace up or lace/zipper combo etc
2. Dont have to be 100% waterproof, but is a nice feature
3. Id like to spend $200 or less.

Drop your recommendations for me!
Hanwag Yukon(leather lined-cooler the goretex/Event/outdry etc
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:09 PM   #7
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Old 09-22-2019, 08:26 PM   #8
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Gore-tex is a must for me. I don't like rubber or anything else that doesn't breathe, and I don't like wet feet.
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Old 09-22-2019, 09:31 PM   #9
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My Danner Vitals have been nothing short of spectaular.
I bought them and hunted with them in Colorado last year and have since worn them near daily for work as I walk a LOT.
Curious how the waterproofing has been on those Danners? Have you had any issues?

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Old 09-22-2019, 09:49 PM   #10
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Irish setters.
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Old 09-22-2019, 10:20 PM   #11
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I use more of less hiking boots. They are merrells that I don't believe are still sold. They have a new version. These are probably the lightest hiking boot iv'e ever had and they do well on ice. I'm about to buy these again because i wear them so much.

https://www.merrell.com/US/en/zion-m...of/40759M.html
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:31 PM   #12
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Curious how the waterproofing has been on those Danners? Have you had any issues?

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GoreTex liners. And yes I finally did. 2nd pair.

Im on my third pair of Danner boots. 18 Pronghorns are like 10 years old. Still waterproof and plenty comfortable. Just beat up on the outside but they are old. Second pair is where I had my problem. Model was the Jackal II, they were 18 lace ups, water proof, Camo with a tennis shoe build and sole. Best pair Ive ever owned. First day of a hunt last year my left foot got wet. Called danner and I had to send the boots in for inspection. They called me a few days later and said the GoteTex liner had come apart from the sole of the boot. How idk. But I got a credit for any pair of boots from them. Now have the 17 sharp tail. Only worn them a couple times but absolutely love them so far. Just not camp like the last pair.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:27 AM   #13
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It looks like you hunt east Texas so cactus may not a problem for you but a few years ago I gave up on Cordura. It's all-leather boots for me. With Cordura boots it is just a matter of time before you walk through a cactus and not only get a thorn in your foot but it also pokes a hole in the thin "sock" membrane which eventually ruins its waterproof properties. Downside is they are a bit heavier. If I was hunting the mountains or other non-cactus areas I would go with Cordura but west/south, all leather for me.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:33 AM   #14
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I have a pair of Wolverine's with Goretex that cost about $125 ten years ago that are still holding up and feel like putting on a comfy pair of slippers. They aren't very good at keeping the cactus thorns out and I need to waterproof them again. Other than that great boots.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:39 AM   #15
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If your just sitting in a stand, any old boot will do insulated or non. Now if your chasing elk, or hiking/climbing then I would be more concerned with a good boot.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:55 AM   #16
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Keens for early season and Chippewa's the rest of the season
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Old 09-23-2019, 10:32 AM   #17
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I love my Danners. I think they are 400g and perfect for later season, I've worn them in warmer temps, like 50s and they are still plenty comfortable and not hot. I want to say they ran $150 on zappos.

I wore them in temps in the single digits in Kansas last year and my toes loved them.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:08 PM   #18
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Ive been wearing the same Danner Pronghorns for years. They have taken me countless miles through mountains and marshes and everything in between. Keep them in good shape with saddle soap and kiwi polish and they wont let you down.


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Old 09-23-2019, 02:36 PM   #19
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I like Salomon Hiking boots. They are great. Have a pair quest 4d gtx right now.


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Old 09-23-2019, 02:56 PM   #20
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I have owned Schnees, Danner, LaCrosse, and many other hunting boots. Danner Pronghorn are hands down my all time favorite.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:27 AM   #21
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My Danner Vitals have been nothing short of spectaular.
I bought them and hunted with them in Colorado last year and have since worn them near daily for work as I walk a LOT.
I just looked and mine are the Vitals as well.

They have served me in Kansas and west Texas, from 0 degrees to the 50s and been comfortable.
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:37 AM   #22
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I love the Redhead's I bought recently ... no, they're not high dollar and probably not the best but they are comfortable, is what counts to me. Haven't checked the waterproofing yet. They are lace-ups too.
Another great pair I had a long time ago were made by Rocky. I'm pretty easy on shoes anyway but those boots lasted me many, many years.

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Old 09-24-2019, 09:40 AM   #23
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Flip-flops!
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Old 09-24-2019, 09:41 AM   #24
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Danner pronghorn's when its below freezing. Most other days I'm in Justin snake boots.

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Old 09-24-2019, 09:53 AM   #25
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I love my Danner pronghorns, but **** theyre hot!


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Old 09-24-2019, 10:17 AM   #26
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Danners are good
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:22 AM   #27
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I have the uninsulated Danner Pronghorns, and they are too hot for anything above 50 degrees. However, they are some of the best boots I have worn. I highly recommend them.


Can anyone recommend a similar boot for warmer weather?
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Old 09-24-2019, 10:50 AM   #28
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I bought a pair of Solomon Quest 4Ds for a Utah elk hunt next week. I've put about 100 miles on them with weight in training and they are really comfy.
Edit- they are a bit hot but what boot isn't in 100 degree TX heat?
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:32 PM   #29
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I like Salomon Hiking boots. They are great. Have a pair quest 4d gtx right now.


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This is what I wear. I dont like traditional boots because I have a hard time being quiet. I use to still hunt in tennis shoes...
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Old 09-25-2019, 01:38 PM   #30
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Irish setters.
2nd on the Irish Setters. I have a pair of the uninsulated Vaprtreks and I absolutely love them. Most comfortable pair of boots I've ever owned at $150. Waterproof, lightweight, and durable. I've got 500-600 miles logged on my current pair and just slapped a new insole in them and they're like a brand new boot again. I'll probably get another couple hundred miles on them before the tread wears off.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:08 PM   #31
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I got a pair of Irish Setter's that zipped up the side probably 12-13yrs ago and they are still my go to pair. I thought about getting a new pair but I can't find the zip up ones anywhere.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:15 PM   #32
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i did a ton of hiking in new mexico and used Under Armour fat tire hiking boots... Felt just like wearing tennis shoes. Unbelievably comfortable.
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Old 09-25-2019, 02:35 PM   #33
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I use Justin Snakeboots with zipper on side. Justins tend to fit my foot perfect. I use them mostly for being able to walk through all pokey, thorny vegetation.
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Old 09-27-2019, 12:30 PM   #34
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I bought a pair of Crispi Laponias for a pronghorn hunt. I put 34 miles on them in 4 days, theyre comfortable as can be. Non isulated and goretex waterproofing. I think they were around $225.


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Old 09-30-2019, 06:06 PM   #35
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2nd on the Irish Setters. I have a pair of the uninsulated Vaprtreks and I absolutely love them. Most comfortable pair of boots I've ever owned at $150. Waterproof, lightweight, and durable. I've got 500-600 miles logged on my current pair and just slapped a new insole in them and they're like a brand new boot again. I'll probably get another couple hundred miles on them before the tread wears off.
Academy has the Vaprtreks on sale right now for $100, online only.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:47 PM   #36
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I either wear muck boots or chippewas. I dont really hunt where its dry and cold at the same time.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:09 PM   #37
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Looking for recommendation on hunting boots. My personal preferences are as follows.
1. Not pull on rubber style, looking for lace up or lace/zipper combo etc
2. Dont have to be 100% waterproof, but is a nice feature
3. Id like to spend $200 or less.

Drop your recommendations for me!
What and where you hunting? Everyone on here is gonna recommend the boots they wear.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:37 PM   #38
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This is what I wear. I dont like traditional boots because I have a hard time being quiet. I use to still hunt in tennis shoes...
X3... you really should try these out.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:03 PM   #39
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Twisted x mocs

I don’t need a special pair of shoes to walk to the blind.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:37 AM   #40
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I wear Merrell ankle high hiking shoes.
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Old 10-03-2019, 05:43 AM   #41
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for most sits I wear tennis shoes. If I am going to be doing a lo of walking I put on some leather boots or hiking shoes.
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Old 10-03-2019, 09:22 AM   #42
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I have some 6" Danner Pronghorns uninsulated Gore Tex that I wear for most of my Texas hunting. I have a pair of Crispi Wyoming's that I bought for my elk hunt last year also uninsulated/waterproof.

I run hot, so insulated boots are always bad for me here. I just change my sock lineup depending on temperature. I was good down to 15 degrees in Colorado with the Wyomings.
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