Need boots recommendation......Again....Saloman Suck!

Hangfire

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I looked at everyone that REI had and these had the rubber outside over the toe & heel, good lacing system, lots of leather, good tread & some textile to keep your feet cool & warm. Good for an everyday boot but they are stiff

I'll have these on Tejon in a few days then I'll tell ya if they are keepers......

After seeing two guys this weekend with crappy & not broken in boots.......2 blisters per foot I'll make sure to break these in before doing 10 miles
Another thing I learned after going through blister hell on my hike across Spain was to use ninjini toe socks as my under sock. I know I know they are a bit strange looking and a little weird to get used to but 2185 miles of using them I finished the AT without a blister on my feet which for me is an absolute miracle.
 

Bad To The Bone

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For upland game and local hunting my non-insulated Danner Pronghorn boots have served me well. For elk and deer hunting in Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana, my go-to boots are my insulated Kenetrek Mountain Extremes. They are very comfortable and durable as hell but they were a little pricey. Don't go cheap on your feet, bad boots can ruin an otherwise good hunting trip.
 
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MJB

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i had to wear the same Danners last weekend and they suck no tread, no comfort & my heel was all over the place.....

Now the Lowes are stiff as a Mofo but I'm still breaking them in.....

I do need a new insert anything better than superfeet?
 

el Toro

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How do they fit? Do you need to fill volume? Nothing wrong with Superfeet if you know they work for you.
 

MJB

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They feel good with thick socks little wiggle room for my toes so far all good I just need a higher firm arch support.......otherwise I end up with shin pain
 

el Toro

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If you can fill a little volume, and it sounds like you can, I like Powerstep brand insoles. Like Superfeet, but with more padding.
 

MJB

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REVIEW
Lowa Tricam II GTX Hiking Boot


Great boot! Great tread, fit and comfort.....with the right additions

Hiked 15 miles this past week up, down and STEEP side hilling. First boot that doesn't come loose until multi hills after 7 hours of hiking. Not once was I walking on the side of my boot like other boots.
Had my third toe left side with some discomfort down hill, but when back at camp I looked and my toe nail was too long

Not hot.....with 108 highs all day/week and a candence insole and thick Smart wool socks not an issue and I have stinky feet.
Love those insoles......so much better than superfeet night and day same price. And that sock can't be beat warm or cold.

http://cadenceinsoles.com

I hate to say it but 400$ boots really make a difference


I just hope they last 5+ years
 

BadKarma

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I have been eying the salomons but might be rethinking that future purchase. I've been using my back up brush boots from work and they have lasted me through a few trips. Heavy as hell but they take the abuse and they're more than broken in.
 

TUNA VIKING

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Kenetrek Mountain Extreme is the best boot I have found.They are worth every penny plus you can send them in for a rebuild once you do finally wear them out. One thing about them is you need to spend some time and be sure you get the correct size I had to go up a half size from my normal boot size. I really like the Kenetrek sock system with the sock liner and different thickness of outer sock you can change it up depending on the conditions.
 

Chummer

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I wear the Saloman Quest 4d at work and for hunting. Had nothing but great results out of them. The only complaint I have is the laces tend to squeak after a few months. I replaced them with 550 cord and back to working fine.
 

hendo7

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if you got wide feet, take a look at Keen ,i have light weight Keens never tried the heavy Keens before but the ones i have i could sleep in so comfortable ,The Danners i used to have were comfy (mine made in China)and lasted almost two years as work boots (plumber) i also had Solamans a few years ago and looked like they did the same thing as your boots but i am hard on boots use them for crawling under houses and such,Redwing make a good quality boot but too stiff for me ,my next pair will be made by Keen i think but will look at all that were recommended but not Solaman
 

shearwater2

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I bought Irish Setter Wingshooter boots and am happy. Not light weight tennis shoes but real leather. Salesman told me about a customer who has had the same pair resoled twice in 40 years.

I avoid REI for the huge markups and not that great stuff.
 

Jim Todd

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For upland game and local hunting my non-insulated Danner Pronghorn boots have served me well. For elk and deer hunting in Wyoming, Colorado, and Montana, my go-to boots are my insulated Kenetrek Mountain Extremes. They are very comfortable and durable as hell but they were a little pricey. Don't go cheap on your feet, bad boots can ruin an otherwise good hunting trip.
This guy is Dead on. I hunt at right around 8,000 feet and I use my Danner Pronghorns for scouting and down low. When I need durability and warmth I switch to my Kenetrex. Don't ever go cheap on your feet. Danner quality is not what it used to be but it works if you don't get the cheap stuff.
 

Jim n cali

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I blew out 2 pairs of USA made Danner Elk hunters in three years, step down to try some Rockies and 5 years later I'm still wearing them.
 

Jim n cali

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Going on 5 years on one pair of Rocky boots. Sole fell of my $300 Danners twice. FK danners.
 

BiggestT

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This is what the guides up in Montana prefer:

https://www.sportsmans.com/footwear...uninsulated-waterproof-hunting-boots/p/p45319

I got a pair because hiking on my surgically reconstructed foot is almost impossible without them. Full steel shank allows you to carry heavy loads. Every pair of Zamberlans.......I still have.

If you want to go cheap, I would look at offerings from Northsde. I have their low top day hikers that I wear to work for my foot and they hold up.

No sales tax in Montana :-)
 

Jim n cali

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Cabela’s and Bass pro have some nice boots. Some rebranded and some made to their specs. I just ordered a light weight pair for bow season from Cabela’s.
 

CartridgeCalls

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Merrell Moab II or Irish Setter are great boots. Cant go wrong with New Balance OTB either for a lightweight boot.