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Old 08-13-2019, 06:58 AM   #6001
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Zamberlan boots to hard to beat.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:08 AM   #6002
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Boots!

Iím WAY past due on selecting boots and getting them broken in.

Whatís everyone wearing?
Crispi, currently have the Valdres and have a new pair, Wyoming, at the house waiting one me.

Great boots, easy to break in.

I use the Lathrop and Sons insoles in mine, custom cut and fit perfectly.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:53 AM   #6003
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Boots!

Iím WAY past due on selecting boots and getting them broken in.

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Salewa Mountain Trainers and they have a 100% blister free guarantee.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:43 AM   #6004
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Hanwag Yukon and Hanwag chillkat

Everyoneís foot is different I canít wear kenetrek or Schnees/gronells beartooths because of my heals
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:49 AM   #6005
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Zamberlan boots to hard to beat.
They have one of the better lasts for a wide foot.
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Old 08-13-2019, 08:53 AM   #6006
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Four days and I’ll be at 12,000 feet getting a last minute scout trip in. Can’t freak’n wait!!!
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:02 AM   #6007
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Boots!

I’m WAY past due on selecting boots and getting them broken in.

What’s everyone wearing?
I wear a wide boot so the selection isn't as large. I've been wearing Lowa for the past 10 years and they have some styles in wide. I have the renegades, rangers, caminos, and tibets. I like the caminos and rangers for my use spotting and stalking elk. The renegades work fine and are lighter, but I prefer the support of the caminos and rangers. I do swap out the insoles for something with a little more cushion.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:03 AM   #6008
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I'm wearing Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX boots. 3 weeks from tomorrow and I'll be heading to Colorado with some buddies.
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Old 08-13-2019, 09:59 AM   #6009
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I'm wearing Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX boots. 3 weeks from tomorrow and I'll be heading to Colorado with some buddies.
These are what I've been wearing for a couple years. They have held up pretty well and are a good boot for the money.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:29 AM   #6010
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I'm wearing Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX boots. 3 weeks from tomorrow and I'll be heading to Colorado with some buddies.
I have had these boots for 4 years and love them. Virtually no break in was required.

I also had some Keen Targhee II as well and they were comfortable but the waterproofing was junk.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:34 AM   #6011
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I'm wearing Salomon Quest 4D 3 GTX boots. 3 weeks from tomorrow and I'll be heading to Colorado with some buddies.
I'll second the Solomon Quest 4D's. I have bought a new pair each June/July for the last 4 years. Although they feel mostly broken in new, I break them in the month before my Colodado elk hunt, then use them for work as an Arborist the rest of the year. The Quest 4D 2's were my favorite and were unstoppable; however, the 3's i bought last year had an eyelet break off after 6 months.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:40 AM   #6012
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These are what I've been wearing for a couple years. They have held up pretty well and are a good boot for the money.
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Old 08-13-2019, 06:50 PM   #6013
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10 days before we head to Wyoming for archery antelope then on to Idaho for the Elk opener !
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:30 PM   #6014
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10 days before we head to Wyoming for archery antelope then on to Idaho for the Elk opener !
Not far behind, got Okla pronghorn sept 5-9 them NM mule deer 15th until I tag out then hopefully enough time left for CO elk before the 29th. Trying to find a way to swing a Idaho deer hunt

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Old 08-13-2019, 10:33 PM   #6015
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Appreciate the suggestions on boots, whereís the best place in Houston to try some of these.

Iím all about buying on-line but I need a place I can try them on etc.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:38 PM   #6016
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Hoping to see this guys big brother in about 3 1/2 weeks.

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Old 08-13-2019, 10:53 PM   #6017
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Appreciate the suggestions on boots, whereís the best place in Houston to try some of these.

Iím all about buying on-line but I need a place I can try them on etc.
REI for a lot of them. Some of them, you wont find locally.
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Old 08-13-2019, 10:56 PM   #6018
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Appreciate the suggestions on boots, whereís the best place in Houston to try some of these.

Iím all about buying on-line but I need a place I can try them on etc.
For the salmons or lowa renegade or Camino REI. But they are Anti gun and anti Pittman-Robertson


I think the Zamberlan 996 is a better boot then all three I just mentioned above


Are you ex- military or first responder?
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:07 PM   #6019
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10 days before we head to Wyoming for archery antelope then on to Idaho for the Elk opener !
We were down to 44 yesterday morning and 46 degrees this morning in Laramie.
It's going to be chilly early mornings on the high plains for that antelope hunt.
These temps should be getting the elk to start thinking about the rut too.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:21 PM   #6020
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For the salmons or lowa renegade or Camino REI. But they are Anti gun and anti Pittman-Robertson





I think the Zamberlan 996 is a better boot then all three I just mentioned above





Are you ex- military or first responder?


I am not, but that is exactly why I wrote REI off my list years ago. Iím not against trying on there and then looking elsewhere.
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Old 08-13-2019, 11:40 PM   #6021
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Just try on as many pairs as you can. Ive had a pair of Oboz bridgers for two years and countless days of sheep hunting. I will buy them again.
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Old 08-14-2019, 07:37 AM   #6022
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I am not, but that is exactly why I wrote REI off my list years ago. Iím not against trying on there and then looking elsewhere.
Your best deals are always online, assuming you know size and fit
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:11 AM   #6023
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I have had these boots for 4 years and love them. Virtually no break in was required.

I also had some Keen Targhee II as well and they were comfortable but the waterproofing was junk.
How has the waterproofing lasted on the salomon quest 4d 3 GTX?
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:25 AM   #6024
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Appreciate the suggestions on boots, whereís the best place in Houston to try some of these.

Iím all about buying on-line but I need a place I can try them on etc.
Hate to just pimp Amazon, but they frequently have free returns on clothing for this reason. Also just saw a new thing recently where they send you up to 3 different sizes and you're expected to return the two that don't fit, for free of course.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:28 AM   #6025
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Appreciate the suggestions on boots, where’s the best place in Houston to try some of these.

I’m all about buying on-line but I need a place I can try them on etc.
I recently purchased the Lowa Renegades from REI on 249. They were helpful.

I tried the Solomon’s based on all of the recommendations but I immediately felt hot spots on my pinky toes. The lady helping recommended the Renegades as they offer a wide option and they fit like a glove. Price point is about the same. They do run small as I usually wear a 12 but ended up buying the 13W. Couldn’t be happier.

Headed out in a little over 6 weeks to hunt elk in first rifle season in Wyoming. This is my first big game hunt and my first out west. Super excited!
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:44 AM   #6026
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I wouldn't recommend getting a boot this late in the game that was to stiff, you just don't have enough time to break it in good enough. I try to buy my boots at least a year in advance. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:59 AM   #6027
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How has the waterproofing lasted on the salomon quest 4d 3 GTX?
I'm extremely hard on boots and usually have to replace after one year of use. I just took my year old Salomon Quest 4d 3 on a trip hiking British Columbia / Vancouver Island (Think damp, wet, walking on sponges) and never had any kind of moisture intrusion. For the price and immediate wearability, i dont think they can be beat.
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Old 08-14-2019, 01:16 PM   #6028
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Iíve not purchased a pair (yet) but the go-to boot for hunting here living in elk country are the Kennetreks. Bozeman-based company, right next to Simms fishing products.


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Old 08-14-2019, 01:28 PM   #6029
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Iíve not purchased a pair (yet) but the go-to boot for hunting here living in elk country are the Kennetreks. Bozeman-based company, right next to Simms fishing products.


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Iíve got a pair that Iíve run the last four years, I love them. They have held up great and Iím hard on my boots as well
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:16 PM   #6030
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Iíve got a pair that Iíve run the last four years, I love them. They have held up great and Iím hard on my boots as well
I heard they were awesome, but also very stiff and required lengthy break in.

I went with Crispi Wyomings as the reviews said they were easier on break in they have a very ample toe box for my wide feet.
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Old 08-14-2019, 03:48 PM   #6031
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I heard they were awesome, but also very stiff and required lengthy break in.



I went with Crispi Wyomings as the reviews said they were easier on break in they have a very ample toe box for my wide feet.


Yeah they are tough to break in but once they break in to your feet I donít know that Iíve ever worn a more comfortable pair of hunting boots
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Old 08-14-2019, 04:06 PM   #6032
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Yeah they are tough to break in but once they break in to your feet I donít know that Iíve ever worn a more comfortable pair of hunting boots
Cool. Good to know.
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Old 08-14-2019, 09:44 PM   #6033
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Thanks for all the info guys!
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:03 AM   #6034
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Headed out in a little over 6 weeks to hunt elk in first rifle season in Wyoming. This is my first big game hunt and my first out west. Super excited!
Good Luck! Prepare to become addicted!
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:39 PM   #6035
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Good Luck! Prepare to become addicted!
Thanks. When I first signed up for this I thought ďthis will be my first and only for a whileĒ.. now, after training for the last 6 weeks with 6 more to go Iím thinking this could become a habitóand I havenít even hunted yet!

My wife and pocketbook would likely kill me. This hunt is a dream: fully guided on horseback with a staffed base camp. In the future, I can see myself doing more DIY type hunts. This is one of my buddyís bucket list hunts who is much older than me so I let him make the decisions.
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