Archery Talk Forum banner
1 - 20 of 25 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
143 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Time to try some new boots, I like to keep them under 100, any suggestions? The last few purchases have been different red head boots which were okay but I'm sure there is better out there, the only reason that I've used red heads over the last several years is that I keep getting gift cards to bass pro and I never know what to spend them on. I wear boots to fish, scout, and hunt. Never to work and I only hunt really cold temps one week out of the year when I head North. Any suggestions are appreciated and that 100ish price tag isn't set in stone just a guideline if something is worth an extra 50 I don't mind paying for something that will last instead of buying a new pair every two or so seasons.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
104 Posts
I have purchased my last three pair of boots on Ebay - all used Danner (made in USA) boots for $100 or less. It has been my experience that used quality boots will last longer and perform better than new economical boots. It may take a while to find what you want, but you can pick up some pretty nice used boots for $100.

Otherwise I'd second what Pete53 wrote. Much boots are warm and comfortable.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,997 Posts
I wear my muck boots when hunting Mule deer in Alberta. They're fast and easy to slip off for that last 100 yards of the stall. Back in BC I wear my Irish Setters as the mucks won't last as well, walking through logging cuts.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

· Registered
Joined
·
802 Posts
Depends alot on your style of hunting, terrain, vegetation, how much ground you cover, etc.
I became tired of briars and thorns slicing my expensive rubber boots. Unless I need to wear the expensive boots because of cold temps or I plan on covering some ground, I wear cheap boots from Walmart or the like. I have these boots and with good socks they are fine in many situations.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/FAST-TRACK-Men-s-Marshland-Boot/29273224
Another suggestion is a look at the offerings from Kamik. Canadian made with a solid, wide range of styles.
 

· Corripe Cervisiam
Joined
·
27,877 Posts
The last piece of equipment i would scrimp on is my boots- they are that essential to your hunt.

What works for others might not be a good fit for you- fit is everything. Lowa, solomen, Crispi, Vasque, Asolo all make some good boots
 

· Banned
Joined
·
135 Posts
Depends alot on your style of hunting, terrain, vegetation, how much ground you cover, etc.
I became tired of briars and thorns slicing my expensive rubber boots. Unless I need to wear the expensive boots because of cold temps or I plan on covering some ground, I wear cheap boots from Walmart or the like. I have these boots and with good socks they are fine in many situations.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/FAST-TRACK-Men-s-Marshland-Boot/29273224
Another suggestion is a look at the offerings from Kamik. Canadian made with a solid, wide range of styles.
I wouldn't let my worst enemies wear those boots from Walmart. That is foot torture
 

· Registered
Joined
·
708 Posts
I know you said you have gone redhead in the past but might want to check bass pro again due to them having a clearance on some boots. Might get a more upscale boot for the lower price point you can afford. Plus most have at least some reviews
 

· Registered
Joined
·
802 Posts
Quote Originally Posted by iluvgear1 View Post
Depends alot on your style of hunting, terrain, vegetation, how much ground you cover, etc.
I became tired of briars and thorns slicing my expensive rubber boots. Unless I need to wear the expensive boots because of cold temps or I plan on covering some ground, I wear cheap boots from Walmart or the like. I have these boots and with good socks they are fine in many situations.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/FAST-TRAC...-Boot/29273224
Another suggestion is a look at the offerings from Kamik. Canadian made with a solid, wide range of styles.



I wouldn't let my worst enemies wear those boots from Walmart. That is foot torture






When it is 55 degrees and I am going 400 yards behind the house they are perfectly fine. Different conditions, different boots. I just get tired of putting XL tire patches on premium rubber boots when the multiflora rose thorns slice them like butter.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
11,392 Posts
Get a good pair....it is going to cost you, but they will last for years and years I hammer my Kennetreks year after year in the mountains and they still hold up.

100 dollar junk gets torn to shreds in one season so you are wasting money.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,621 Posts
cabelas or bass pro for sales or bargain cave/clearance. Honestly I have a pair of field and stream boots 1k gram so might be a little hot for early season that's lasted me 6yrs of deer, rabbit, pheasant hunting. paid $90. just treat them with no sno or mink oil and good 2 go. very comfy too. i used to where them deer hunting Appalachia.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
As much as I buy online, I stopped buying shoes/boots online because every shoe fits different and I kept having to pay to ship them back and broke even vs buying them locally. I now go to the store with a thin and thick pair of hunting socks and try the boots on so when cold temps come I am not fighting a too tight boot.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,046 Posts
I had 2 pairs of Irish Setter rutmaster boots, both fell apart within 3 months, nothing like $180 boots held together with shoe glue. Customer service sucked too.

I've had a pair of mucks now for about 5 years, they're awesome but too warm for early season. Also have a pair of Danner pronghorns that I've had for around 5 years, held together pretty well, not waterproof for long but a solid pair of boots. Spend the money on boots that fit you well, you'll enjoy being out and about more.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
183 Posts
I second the CamoFire.com recommendation. Sometimes you do get a great deal there.

My personal reccomendation... I love Wolverine brand boots.
I have insulated hunting boots and also several pairs of flat sole Wellington style boots. Fit great, the first time.. EVERY TIME!!
I got these.. but I am in California and our cold doesn't even register in Tennessee!! lol...
https://www.amazon.com/Wolverine-Mens-Sightline-High-Hunting/dp/B00ITQG5VA/ref=pd_sim_309_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00ITQG5VA&pd_rd_r=F4S6NXCW9VHSER86BVPQ&pd_rd_w=UuO9Z&pd_rd_wg=GCOpU&refRID=F4S6NXCW9VHSER86BVPQ
 

· Catty Shack
Joined
·
12,561 Posts
The last piece of equipment i would scrimp on is my boots- they are that essential to your hunt.

What works for others might not be a good fit for you- fit is everything. Lowa, solomen, Crispi, Vasque, Asolo all make some good boots

I agree - sort of like optics. It's a lot easier to stay on stand if your feet are warm and comfortable. Good luck.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
257 Posts
Do yourself a favor and find a place that carries Salomon and try on the Quest 4D GTX boots. I tried some on in an REI store and found them on Amazon for $130 or so. I have had a few mentioned and haven't been happy with any of them. Rubber boots are always noisy(they always may a popping sound when I walk) and hot. The others weren't comfortable and wouldn't last 1 or 2 seasons.

I got the Salomons for a public land hunt in south Texas and ended up putting in over 30miles in 4.5 days. I can honestly say my feet never bothered me. When these wear out, I hardly ever wear anything else, I will be buying another pair. I couldn't be happier.

https://www.amazon.com/Salomon-Back...ID=7141123011&keywords=salomon+quest+4d+2+gtx
 
1 - 20 of 25 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top