I really like my Lowa Tibets. Best boots I have ever owned for the backcountry
I have been using rocky with great results. I have had a few ankle surgeries. What have you had done to you ankle? I had my right ankl rebuilt last almost a year ago. It was pretty extensive. I have 2 plates and 11 screws and my right ankle is now fused.I am in the market for a new pair of hunting boots. Not sure what to buy. I would prefer gortex for waterproof. Danner, Rocky? Hunting the backcountry? any suggestions. I have had ankle surgery so I need good support and don't mind spending the money for a good pair of boots after having my ankle rebuilt. don't ever want to have to go through that again.
Back in 02 I had a treestand break on me. I dropped 25 feet to the ground. I landed on my feet and broke both ankles and my back. I had my back fused (L1) and both ankles operated on. My right ankle was destroyed. The broke and dislocated the talus. The talus is the bone right under the leg bones and is the weight bearing bone. The talus blood supply is feed by tiny blood vessels that attach to the bone. When you displace the bone, you rip it loose from the blood supply. My talus dies and then collapsed. Over the course of the next 7 years, the dead talus deteriorated and started falling apart. I had 5 screws in my ankle and 3 were bent. I finally decided to get it repaired and found a capable surgeon. There aren't many surgeons who can do this type of surgery. The surgeon removed the old dead bone and then cut about 5" off of my fibula (the small leg bone) and used it to fill up the void. Then he put a plate on the side and top of my foot to secure it. I have 11 screws holding the plates in place. I have one 5" screw that goes up through my heel and into my tibia. I have some scar tissue on the bottom of my heel that has been bothering me and about 2 weeks ago, I had a local foot doctor give me a shot into the scar tissue to break it up. He jabbed the needle into my heel and worked it around and squirted liquid fire into the scar tissue. That really hurt and for a couple hours after, it felt like a wasp was stinging my heel. The shot seems to be working and my heel is getting a little better. I am still slowly getting better but still limited on how much I can be on my feet. I know your pain. My tendons and ligaments were destroyed as well.fletched how did you do that.... yours looks alot worse then mine..... mine is not fused... i am glad to hear you are doing well.
Here's a Pic............I have done week long hunts in the backcountry with these. Great support and there actually waterproof not like some of the others that claim they are. I have had 60 pound packs on my back not including hauling out meat with no issues. One other thing my feet seem to always breath in these eliminating hot spots and blisters.on target 7 what lowa boots do you wear?