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Old 04-10-2012, 01:57 PM
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i would prefer non insulated, but those are dandy boots, tom. bunyan, you are correct about the footgear. a soldier is only as good as his feet. for people that balk at spending good money on footwear, i say, ya dont know whatha hell your talkin about...

right now i am two years into a good pair of high end vasques...they are just now getting broke in good. got a good pair of chippewas that will last another two years, i've had them for three. folks laugh about dropping a measly couple hundred bucks on boots, and i wear mine longer than you could wear out 5 pairs of cheap-azz boots. they just wear better, longer, and dont leak. worth every penny, i think. i would rather have some 300 dollar boots, and a 50 dollar single shot...than, a 300 dollar shotgun, and some 50 dollar boots. when your feet and ankles give out, the hunt is over...
you aint walking much if it took 2 years to break in high end vasque boots. i wore out 4 pair of their best hiking boots in 6 months on the appalachian trail. i wouldn't get another pair of vasques for 5$...
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:02 PM
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i would prefer non insulated, but those are dandy boots, tom. bunyan, you are correct about the footgear. a soldier is only as good as his feet. for people that balk at spending good money on footwear, i say, ya dont know whatha hell your talkin about...

right now i am two years into a good pair of high end vasques...they are just now getting broke in good. got a good pair of chippewas that will last another two years, i've had them for three. folks laugh about dropping a measly couple hundred bucks on boots, and i wear mine longer than you could wear out 5 pairs of cheap-azz boots. they just wear better, longer, and dont leak. worth every penny, i think. i would rather have some 300 dollar boots, and a 50 dollar single shot...than, a 300 dollar shotgun, and some 50 dollar boots. when your feet and ankles give out, the hunt is over...
that is exactly the way i think
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you aint walking much if it took 2 years to break in high end vasque boots. i wore out 4 pair of their best hiking boots in 6 months on the appalachian trail. i wouldn't get another pair of vasques for 5$...
these aint those 150 dollar sundowners, pal. and, nah...i dont walk much
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:03 PM
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I ask alot of my boots, and have found that quality doesn't have to equate to high dollar. I loved the Cabelas Outfitter Series boots until they changed their design, and since have switched to Georgia Boots and have been quite pleased with them. Both the Cabelas and GA Boots cost between $150 and $200 and can get 2 years worth of life out of them, and I've bought $300 Whites and only got 6 months worth of use. My criteria is light weight, non-insulated, and atleast 10" uppers (required by ffter standards). Yes, a pair of Wally World $45 specials ain't the way to go, but ya don't have to break $200 for very good boots.

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Old 04-10-2012, 06:59 PM
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Those look good, Boink. Good hunting with 'em!
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:06 PM
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I'm planning for my hunt in Feb. 2013! I'll need them with insulation!
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:10 PM
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:34 PM
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I used to love all cabelas gear. Lately, I think it's going downhill.

Sound like great boots tom. Put at least 50-100 miles on em before we get there or you might be hurtin!
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:20 PM
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The railroad bought me some new boots this past december some kind of Irish Setters, they wear pretty good. Upland DSS is what they are. Wears real good. Don't know how long they'll last though. Have to walk in ballast rock along side of RR tracks and they are very comfortable.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:10 PM
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Boots came in.............look and feel GREAT.........I'll break them in for sure.
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Old 04-23-2012, 08:20 AM
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Wore them all weekend..........best pair of boots I've ever owned and most expensive.........heck, I could sleep with these on!

If you have the opportunity to buy a pair do so!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:51 AM
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Did ya loose the flip flaps?
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:53 AM
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Did ya loose the flip flaps?
Nope........still got them.....just need a good pair of hunting boots.
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