Does anyone like to hunt in backpacking boots, as opposed to hunting boots?
I'm going hunting 3rd season in CO. I've got a pair of very warm and supportive Sorel winter boots that I will use if it is cold and snowing. But I am unsure of what to wear if the weather is moderate? I'm straying away from hunting boots for two personal reasons:
1.) I know how my feet sweat in insulated boots when hiking around. It could ruin my hunt if my feet cannot breathe and it is 50 degrees outside.
2.) I do not feel comfortable hiking in 8" or taller boots. Something about the way they rub my calf feels unnatural.
Because of this, I was thinking of wearing some rugged backpacking boots, such as those made by Asolo, Lowa, or Merrill. I'd have a couple pairs of socks to wear if my feet are cold.
Cost is also a factor for me, and I think I'd get more use out of backpacking boots outside of hunting season, unlike the hunting boots which would likely be packed away with the rest of my hunting gear during the offseason.