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#13780017 - 04/29/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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Originally Posted by BobMt


I will be in Zambia hunting with the du poolys…..sounds like my Merrill's will be fine......1st of June is the time line weather wise.

thanks everyone for the comments...….bob



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#13780910 - 04/29/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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What size shoe do you take? I have a pair of these that I've barely used that I'd be willing to sell. Size 11

http://www.russellmoccasin.com/russell-tracker/

#13788727 - 05/02/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: RedAstrachan]  
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Originally Posted by RedAstrachan
What size shoe do you take? I have a pair of these that I've barely used that I'd be willing to sell. Size 11

http://www.russellmoccasin.com/russell-tracker/




10....but wide...thanks for the offer......bob

#13795781 - 05/05/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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Merrell Light Hikers. Goretex not needed - generally breathability trumps waterproof out there.

Merrell Moab's are my choice for the breathability.

Wear your boots on the plane with you, pack a spare pair of double duty shoes like a set of leather chukkas, just in case something happens to the primary pair. Like having the sole tear off.

#13817704 - 05/13/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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I just traipsed around Kenya for 11 days in my Moabs. Great shoes. I took a second pair of insoles and swapped back and forth. They take up no room and can travel in your second pair.

Rnovi is spot on about the second pair of chukkas. They work great for the tent, dinner and as an alternate pair.

Also, I do not oveetighten my shoes, rather left them kind of loose.

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#13823479 - 05/15/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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Short of going barefoot or wearing only wool socks to put on an old school sneak the Belleville Minimalist with the 8mm drop at the heel are the quietest I've ever worn.


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#13824490 - 05/16/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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#13835842 - 05/20/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: NDHuntr]  
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These were great for me and my son in Botswana

https://palladiumboots.com/products/75349-326-m


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#13836591 - 05/21/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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I've worn the leather lined Lowa Renegades for years. I prefer a leather boot for thorn and cactus (Texas) protection. The leather lining makes them exceptionally comfortable and without gortex, they don't make my feet so hot. If they get wet, they dry very fast.

#13840514 - 05/22/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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Lowa Locarno. Not as sturdy as the Renegade, but maybe a little stouter than a hi-top basketball shoe. Super quiet and comfortable (even as camp shoes). Wore them for two weeks last year on safari in Zambia, and then for another week in Utah on an early season mule deer hunt.

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#13843969 - 05/24/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: LJB]  
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Originally Posted by LJB
Lowa Locarno. Not as sturdy as the Renegade, but maybe a little stouter than a hi-top basketball shoe. Super quiet and comfortable (even as camp shoes). Wore them for two weeks last year on safari in Zambia, and then for another week in Utah on an early season mule deer hunt.


who did you go with in Zambia?...….bob

#13845108 - 05/24/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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The Lowa Zepher always looked like a good arid country boot. If I can just wear out the half dozen or so other boots I have I will give these a try. They have enough leather on them to turn most thorn and with Turtle Skin gaiters they would be impervious. Should work well for dove hunting in the heat too. One pair of Lowa's I had went through three pairs of Vibram soles before I retired them, I hope the quality is still there.

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#13848063 - 05/25/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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Far be it for me, but the Courteney Selous boots are stellar in heat and sand (I’m wearing them in snow right now fwiw).


I resisted for a few years, however I should have gotten them from the beginning.

#13859080 - 05/29/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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I’ve used Russell High Country hunters on several safaris. Both the 8” Air Sole and 10” Vibram sole versions are quiet and supportive for full days of tracking, including the occasional climb up a kopje to galss. They fit well without the need for prolonged break in, they are uninsulated so cool enough in the heat and work well in the soft soils in Southern Africa. They are made of water resistant leather and have held up for many miles.

Important to top off whatever you choose with gaiters to keep seeds and sand out of your socks. The old but effective Texas Hunt Co. African gaiters are now sold, in an improved version, by Spec Ops, Jeff Wemmer’s enterprise. Worth every penny.

BTW I bought a pair of Courtneys made in Zim and couldn’t get used to the fit, so left them to my PH.


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#13859642 - 05/30/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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I used the Cabela's copy of the Browning Kangaroo leather Bird Hunting boots. Featherweight is a good description! Crepe sole with a little grip, but soft. I wore them everywhere in the States too, except for snow.

I made the mistake of going prairie dog shooting near Gillette one summer, wearing canvas running shoes! Wow! Try as I might, there was no way to avoid getting into cactus. I seriously don't know how Pea Eye made it back barefoot to Capn Call! ha

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#13859983 - 05/30/19 Re: quiet soles [Re: BobMt]  
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Just make sure that they don't have any mesh in them. I made that mistake on my second trip to Zim. The grass seeds were an inch long and razor sharp. Every time one went through the mesh I had to stop and take off my boots. Ended up cocooning them in duct tape to keep the seeds out. Courtney's are great, but really overpriced in the US. Clarks Desert Boots are a great, fairly inexpensive option.

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