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Old 03-01-2021, 02:27 PM   #51
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Salomon quest 4d gtx
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Old 03-01-2021, 05:57 PM   #52
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I have been using Zamberlan boot for 20 years. Its an awesome Italian made boot.
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:02 PM   #53
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Danner uninsulated and Irish Setter insulated 1200 have been the favorites for me.
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Old 03-01-2021, 06:29 PM   #54
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Any other places to try some of these on? I saw someone said REI but is there anything else?


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Old 03-01-2021, 06:43 PM   #55
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Any other places to try some of these on? I saw someone said REI but is there anything else?
Scheels in the DFW area.
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:43 AM   #56
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Lowa’s on Camofire today at a good price
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Old 03-05-2021, 06:47 AM   #57
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Feel broke in from day one. Me and the wife wear them they are awesome
Lowa Tibet GTX. Best boot hands down and broke in from day one just like Cox said.
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Old 03-05-2021, 07:44 AM   #58
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My first elk hunt I bought a pair of Danner Pronghorns. Heavy and uncomfortable. Fast forward to my second elk hunt a few years later and I went went La Sportiva. I can walk for miles in them and feel great.
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:21 AM   #59
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i like my redhead trackers from basspro.. only get the goretex insulated and very happy
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Old 03-05-2021, 08:52 AM   #60
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To be honest I have been very pleased with my Ariat Catalyst GTX, another great boot is the Schnees Pac boot (very common boot for guides in WY). The key for me is high ankle support and depending on whether or not horses are being used they need to fit comfortable in the stirrups, some boots are too wide.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:13 AM   #61
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I got 2 pairs of Danner. One insolated and one not.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:14 AM   #62
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I know they say that this is the most important piece of gear you’ll need for elk hunting but… That being said, I just took the same old boots I got from Walmart on clearance and was fine. Of course, I went in September.
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Old 03-05-2021, 09:48 AM   #63
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Like others have said, go try them on.
I thought I would love the Lowas and they just did not fit my feet correctly. Have had a pair of the Salomon Quests and absolutely love them- been on multiple mountain hunts. My buddy blew the sole out of his 2 year old Asolos on our Utah trip last year - was not a happy camper 7 miles from the trailhead.

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Old 03-05-2021, 09:51 AM   #64
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I found them on sale, I think I paid 150 something


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I have this same boot. Never even had to break them in. comfortable the first day I put them on. Many miles on them and no signs of wear and tear.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:01 AM   #65
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Walked over 40 miles up and down Colorado mountains and loaded with a 70 pound pack at times in these boots. These did extremely well with grip on the rocks and steep angles too. https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/produ...B&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 03-06-2021, 12:50 AM   #66
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Scheels in the DFW area.

Thank you, looks like they carry most everything I wanted to look at. I will have to make a trip up there.


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Old 03-06-2021, 12:57 AM   #67
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Salomon quest 4d gtx

So far my uninsulated Salomon are my favorite. I've tried quite a few, Zamberlain would be my 2nd choice right now but I can't seem to finish a hike without wet socks in them no matter how cold it is. Meindle were hot garbage, wore twice and won't touch them again.
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Old 03-08-2021, 02:32 PM   #68
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My only gripe about all these mentioned is the lack of good ankle support.. Some of the Colorado spots I have hunted will eat your ankles up without a bit more height.
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Old 03-08-2021, 03:02 PM   #69
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Boots I wear elk hunting would not be the same boots I would wear on a spring break trip to Tahoe, unless you plan on going on an early season hunt. Boots are a very personal thing mainly because everyone's foot is different and they all fit differently.

For me personally, I need very good foot support when mountain hunting and I have also had a history with foot blisters. So, I wear Kenetrek Mountain Extremes with a thin sock liner and a good out sock, like Smartwool or Farm to Feet.

I think one thing you have to consider when hunting mountain country is weather and temperature. Do you need a waterproof boot? Do you need an insulated boot? I have friends that in early season will wear a cheap pair of Merrells and do just fine right up until it starts snowing. For me, they don't have the foot and ankle support for mountain hunting.
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