Regular hiking boots may be ok but their backpacking boots don't hold up. The online reviews most all complain about leaking. Buddy took a pair on our backcountry elk hunt last year and they didn't hold up at all and leaked badly.
Had a buddy that wore some last year for one weekend, he is about 120 lbs lighter than me and I can't telly you how many times he slipped and fell. No traction. I had my Meindl's and wasn't having a problem.
My buddy wore them elk hunting last year and they performed fine. He loved them. And we were steep and deep where we saw no one. Boots, imo, are overated. Heavy vs strength. They actually make your feet weaker the more rugged they are. However, with a load of meat added to the pack is where the broadhead meets the meat.
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