27 replies [Last post]
WesternHunter's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/05/2006
Posts: 2368
size 15?

vaelker wrote:

The challenge for me is to find something in a size 15.  Ive got a pair of cabelas elk hunters that are about 8 years old. 

Holy heck!! Bigfoot does exists!!  Welcome aboard vaelker. Big smile

Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Location: NE NV
Joined: 03/18/2010
Posts: 383
Danner Pronghorns

These are my favorite general purpose hunting boots for everything from sage and forest grouse to chuckar to deer and elk hunting.  I hunt hot so I use the uninsulated ones; would consider insulated ones if I wasn't almost always going up and down ridges and hillsides.

An important thing to consider is the socks worn.  I will not where cotton socks anymore, sticking to the synthetic blended socks that wick moisture away from the skin.  This one thing, more so than changing brands or styles of boot, have saved me from blisters and hot spots on my feet.

LAAngels's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/12/2011
Posts: 17
http://www.kenetrek.com/prodi

http://www.kenetrek.com/prodinfo.asp?number=KE-420-400

 

I just purchased these a couple months ago and so far really like them.  Have also heard great first hand reviews from people I hunt with as well.  They overcharge for sizes above 14, I think.

WesternHunter's picture
Offline
Joined: 05/05/2006
Posts: 2368
socks, totally agree.

Hal Fast wrote:

These are my favorite general purpose hunting boots for everything from sage and forest grouse to chuckar to deer and elk hunting.  I hunt hot so I use the uninsulated ones; would consider insulated ones if I wasn't almost always going up and down ridges and hillsides.

An important thing to consider is the socks worn.  I will not where cotton socks anymore, sticking to the synthetic blended socks that wick moisture away from the skin.  This one thing, more so than changing brands or styles of boot, have saved me from blisters and hot spots on my feet.

I agree with this 100%.  I have boots that I've worn in the field that never gave me hot-spots because I've always worn wool or poly socks in the field.  The few times I've switch to wearing cotton crew socks with those boots around town or around the house I get hot-spots once my feet start to perspire and those spots lead to near blisters. But as I said, never had any problem when using merino wool or polypropelene socks, even in all day long hard trekking. 

I also have the same problem with cotton socks when using the cardio equipment at the gym or when jogging around the neighborhood when wearing all cotton athletic socks with my running shoes.  Switch to polyester or poly blend synthetic socks and problem goes away.

Offline
Joined: 09/09/2011
Posts: 5
agree on 15

Big  boots are really hard to find....I just saw an add the other day, where size 14 and up were an extra 40 bucks! 

Offline
Location: Colorado
Joined: 07/13/2011
Posts: 863
They better be for $400. 

They better be for $400.  Huh?

COMeatHunter's picture
Offline
Grand Slam Challenge Winner!
Joined: 06/01/2011
Posts: 602
Don't forget good insoles too

I climb a lot of mountains and went through a few pairs of double leather mountaineering boots before I found the brand (Zamberlan) that fit my feet best.  Although they're heavy, they are absolutely bomb proof.  I have another pair of "hunting" boots (Danner) that are very comfortable too, but the mountaineering boots usually end up in the field with me.  I've never seen a pair of mountaineering boots have the soles fall off either.  Most of these boots wear for a lifetime with occasional maintenance and re-soling.

Another thing to consider is insoles.  Many times you can remove the insoles that came with the boot (simply pull them out, often they aren't even glued in) and replace them.  A good shoe store will have LOTS of choices and be able to help you find the one that makes your boots feel like you're walking on a cloud.

Everyone's feet are different, so look for the most comfortable boots and buy the best you can afford.

Hal Fast's comment on socks is also great advice.  I always wear silk liner socks with cool max running socks over those.  Makes for happy feet for me!

 

Related Forum Threads You Might Like

ThreadThread StarterRepliesLast Updated
Sheep hunting boots.mz1512/12/2007 16:58 pm
Hunting in "backpacking" bootsAdam_R911/04/2013 23:23 pm
Need help with bootskyblev910/09/2011 04:05 am
Which Hunting boots?federali712/04/2005 15:25 pm
which rubber boots to buy??mufan311/17/2011 10:54 am