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Recommend me some boots please

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by trumpetier, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. trumpetier

    trumpetier Very Active

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    My shooting/walking boots have finally gave up and need a new pair sharpish. They no longer stay waterproof :(anyway I nearly bought a pair of Brasher Hillmaster ll GTX yesterday, but thought I would read some reviews first. They are now owned by burghaus, made in China and arnt the boot they once we're. Ssssooooo I'm after some boots upto the value of £140 max, I prefer leather but would consider fabric ones at a push, recommendations please chaps :)
     
  2. SteveO

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    My lad and I have Jack Pike Tundra's, lightweight, waterproof, warm & comfy and really easy to clean - just hose off.

    They have some kind of water repellent coating on them, water just beads and rolls off.
     
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    [h=1]Haix Scout Combat Boot High Liability 4 layers of gortex .[/h]
     
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    Anything leather by SCARPA.....I've had scarpa walking boots for ages and they've always been exceptional.

    Ouch!
     
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    I'm a fan of Altberg and Haix boots.
     
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    Anything made by Scarpa - superb!
     
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    +1 for Scarpa

    Got two pairs... a fabric pair and a leather pair. Part of the ZG (Zero Gravity) range. Very light and very grippy soles. Very comfortable.
     
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    Muck boots are good.
    I've got a pair of wychwood from go outdoors and they've been brilliant for the price
     
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    Thanks very much for your suggestions so far chaps :)
     
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    I don't agree with Steve on the Jack Pyke's. On the first outing mine soaked though in what was long wet grass. I'm on the lookout for some suggestions too. Must be a soft light boot.
     
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    ^^ This ^^

    Especially if you have wider feet.

    I have broad feet and really struggle to get off-the-shelf boots to fit. The old model Hillmaster ll GTX used to come in a broad fit but the new ones are rubbish and made to fit an elf :rolleyes:

    I recently bought two pairs of boxed brand new 11L Haix boots for just over half the price of the Hillmaster ll GTX and they offer a higher fit, far more support and show no signs of letting the weather in any time soon.

    Whenever I find something decent I always buy multiples. I have one pair of Haix in service and two pairs squared away in the event that I ever wear this pair out, and all for less money.

    Win, win.
     
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    gasman Up a bit,,,,,,,

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    I got a pair of prologic camo boots from go outdoors keep your feet nice and warm and dry walked through a deep puddle to test if waterproof and never let any water in think I paid about £50
     
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    Rocky available from Uttings.
     
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    Danner boots won't be beat , had mine over 20 years now and still waterproof, 20 years of field use, no tarmac until recently.
     
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    I treated myself earlier this year to a pair of Le Chameau Vierzonord neoprene lined wellies for really wet days like standing in the edge of the lake fishing which at £160 are not cheap but they are fantastic.
    I also bought a pair of Timberland gortex lined hiking boots for everything else including standing in puddles and they are both warm and very comfortable. They were £110 but I think you could get them cheaper.

    I'm very happy with both items and suit the different jobs I wanted them for.

    Phil
     
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    The Haix boots are excellent. I also have some North Face goretex for when swmbo wants me to look less military and they've lasted really well.
     
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    Some great suggestions there chaps, I will be trying some of your recommendations very soon, hopefully sometime this week :)
     
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    Different makers use different standard lasts and as a start you need to work out which maker suits your narrow/wide/bog standard Mark 1 foot.

    You're far more likely to be happy with your purchase if you restrict yourself to the pool of manufacturers which suits your foot type

    e.g. At one time Scarpa used Italian lasts which suited the narrower foot - I believe they bought some wider lasts a few years ago but you need to check before you try/buy

    e.g. Meindl & Raichle have a reputation for people with wider feet.

    Alt-berg, I know, have a decent fitting service in several shops nationwide for those of use with weird shaped & sized feet ;)
     

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