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Hunting and hiking boots question

I have been wearing danner boots for years. Was wondering what brand of boots you prefer for you hunting or hiking...

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I use danner for work, but

I use danner for work, but there kinda heavy, extremly comfortable. But for hunting i use the cabelas full draw boot, they're light weight and comfortable i can hike all day and my feet still feel fresh.

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I agree with you. The

I agree with you. The danner's are heavy and I love them for work. I'll take a look at those next time im in Cabela's.

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I like Irish Setters.  bought

I like Irish Setters.  bought a pair about 6 years ago 2 tweek before rilfe elk hunting so no time to break in...not one blister.  Been wearing them ever since, bought a new pair for a back up.

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Re I like Irish Setters

I have a couple friends who wear those. Are they heavy as the danner's? I would like to find something that is as durable and strong as danner's but not near as heavy if there is such a pair out there...

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pretty light

fire5179 wrote:

I have a couple friends who wear those. Are they heavy as the danner's? I would like to find something that is as durable and strong as danner's but not near as heavy if there is such a pair out there...

 

I've tried a few pairs on, there not as heavy as danner and pretty darn comfy.

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I had used the uninsulated Danner Acadia for /scouting/hunting/general outdoor useage enough to have worn the soles out of their useful life a few years ago.  Didn't bother having em resoled, just retired them to work around the house type boots.  I replaced them with the less expensive Matterhorn 1998 boot that I now use for hunting, essentially the same type of boot as the Acadia but with the better Vibram "Sierra" outsole.  Actually the Matterhorns fit my feet better than Danners and so far have held up as good as the old Danners did.  I only wish both boots were brown instead of black, but I have enough miles on both that they have enough dirt, dust, and scuffs to not look so much like duty boots anymore.  I'd like to get a pair of either Danner Jakals or Pronghorns for Antelope and upland hunting.

 

For trail hiking and summer camping I've always worn my Vasque Sundowners.  But Don't usually wear these shorter hikers for heading out in the bush when preseason scouting though.  For most of my outdoor uses, especially hunitng and scouting I prefere a higher boot of at least 8 inches.  That just helps prevent (or minimises) crud and junk from falling down into my boot.  For cold weather I just wear extra heavy thick wool socks with my Matterhorns.  For extream cold and where traction isn't an issue I'll wear rubber/leather pack boots with felt liners.

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I have an endless supply of Acadia's. I get a new pair of those from work each year. It doesn't take long to wear down the soles. I wish they would put the round vibram lugs on the Acadia. Then they would be a better fit with traction for hiking/hunting. It's hard to go out and drop $$$ on new boots when I get them for free. Must be that I'm getting older because they sure feel heavier each year that goes by

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fire5179 wrote:

I have an endless supply of Acadia's. I get a new pair of those from work each year. It doesn't take long to wear down the soles. I wish they would put the round vibram lugs on the Acadia. Then they would be a better fit with traction for hiking/hunting. It's hard to go out and drop $$$ on new boots when I get them for free. Must be that I'm getting older because they sure feel heavier each year that goes by

I have an endless supply of danner's. my company buys us new boots and jeans every year, we get a $300 allowance for the stuff, plus we get discounts at a few stores so i get me danner quarry's for about $100 and carhart jeans for about $20 a pair.

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A new pair of Acadia boots for free every year?  That's awsome!  Who do you work for?  Danner does make some great boots, but for some reason their American made boots just don't fit me well, too loose in the heal.  I've owned and used the Ft. Lewis and Acadia boots.  Personally I think both of those boots would do better with a Vibram Sierra outsole as opposed to the Vibram Kletterlift outsole they usually have.  But they are great boots.  At some point I might just pick up a pair of Belleville Temperate weather USMC or USAF boots in either Olive Mojave or Sage color.  They tend to be less expensive and pretty good quality for regular outdoor use.  So far though I have been happy with my Matterhorn 1998 boots.

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I work for county government

I work for county government so I get a new pair issued each year. I've thought about just getting my old ones re soled with the vibram sierra outsole but always seem to spend my money on something else when I get a new pair each year. I guess I should just bite the bullet and get them re soled.

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