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#6202100 - 02/21/12 09:23 AM Need rec for new rubber hunting boots
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Loc: Central IN

Need a new pair. I've had bad luck with rubber hunting boots that fit OK, but tore my feet up with any meaningful walking through wet, boggy terrain. (Indiana muck.)

These are what hunters use around here. Questions of fit aside, has anybody noticed whether one manufacturer makes an easier-walking boot than another?

- Tom
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#6202123 - 02/21/12 09:27 AM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: tjm10025]
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Muck Boots easy to walk in come off easy and make quite a few different temp ratings.

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#6202124 - 02/21/12 09:27 AM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: tjm10025]
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I've probably had 6-8 pairs of the Lacrosse Burlys with the airgrip sole over the years. They fit me well so I keep buying them.
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#6202158 - 02/21/12 09:36 AM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: Dogballs]
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I'm happy with my Lacrosse Alpha Burly lites. You've seen them! wink Never had a problem with blisters or soreness. One feature I really like on them is the side zip making them easier to get on/off.

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#6202491 - 02/21/12 11:05 AM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: pointer]
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I'm liking the Irish Setter Rutmaster. I've put about about 200km (120 miles) on them, so far, and they're holding up great. Several 20-30km (12-20 miles) days in them, and my feet were warm, dry, and comfortable. I use merino wool socks, and the Rutmaster has an effective ankle support system, so my feet never complain.
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#6202524 - 02/21/12 11:17 AM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: tjm10025]
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Lacrosse Alphaburly's for me. If there's a better one for walking, (particularly the uninsulated) I've not found it and I've tried just about every make imaginable.
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#6202761 - 02/21/12 12:27 PM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: SKane]
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I'll have to give that one a try one of these days, Scott wink
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#6202885 - 02/21/12 01:05 PM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: pointer]
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Why, yes I have!

I drove up to Mississinewa on Monday to familiarize myself with some of the access roads and sections preparatory to scouting on foot.

Damn, that's some soggy ground.


Edited by tjm10025 (02/21/12 01:06 PM)
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#6202983 - 02/21/12 01:27 PM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: Jordan Smith]
SKane Offline
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Originally Posted By: Jordan Smith
I'll have to give that one a try one of these days, Scott wink


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#6203002 - 02/21/12 01:30 PM Re: Need rec for new rubber hunting boots [Re: SKane]
Tom264 Offline
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Originally Posted By: SKane
Lacrosse Alphaburly's for me. If there's a better one for walking, (particularly the uninsulated) I've not found it and I've tried just about every make imaginable.
These are my most favorite....
As a matter of fact I wear them (uninsulated ones) even if its freezing out, I simply put on heavier socks and wear my Arctic Shield booties.
Love em.
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