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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Footwear for hunting. Gotta have it. Some last, some...well. I've paid top dollar for some with good results and not so good.

This latest pair? Two thumbs up!

Some off brand made by Outdoor Gear. Comfy, seems durable, water proof and insulated. 40$ at Big 5. Got 4 hunts on them, and, they aint come apart yet! Which is saying something where I hunt and for all the hiking/running I do-last pair lasted half a day and cut my hunt short when they failed- no more mail order boots for me. Mock toes last two hunts max and then they get cut to shreds and my socks get dirty.

They got some knicks and scrapes, couple cuts but no leaks, toes are coated in resin and man is this stuff pungent. A snake that latches on to one of these will probably catch a mean buzz. Very Happy

I'm a boot-a-holic, love boots, always in the market for boots so maybe some of yours will gimme some ideas and ....

What's on yer tootsies?!?!



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

I'm currently wearing some Meindl sambars (sold in the us as kanas).

For the sake of a photo
www.ebay.com.au/itm/Me...0599153549

I havent taken them hunting yet (average health is a bastard) but I hope to remedy this in the next few weeks.
Before these I wore my issue Terra combat boots, but they ensure wet feet in long wet grass (great in the tropics,not where its cold for queenslanders at any rate)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

I have a couple of pairs of boots for stompin'...my old Army issue boots made by Redback...in the first pic.

If water finds its way into my Redbacks, it isn't an issue...they have small drain holes near the instep and they dry out very quickly without becoming uncomfortable.

For my more relaxed days in the bush...when I don't have to do any stompin', I got me Japanese Ridin' Boots...in the second pic. Water or wet feet ain't a problem with these...they dry OK. Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

After years of wearing leather boots and suffering from scaulded feet after a big weekend in the bush Ive gone to racing bullers (calf lenght lace up rubber gumboots) and no way will I EVER go back. my feet stay dry in the wet the gaitors I wear over them keep the crap out of the top of them. even after a hard day on the hill my feet still feel just like Ive got my favourite pair of slippers on. last weekend I never slipped over once, my buddy with vibant soles on expensive boots was slipping all over the show.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Vince, those boots look alot like mine:)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:20 am    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

For years I like Le Chameau for hunting. Natural rubber on the outside, camelleather on the inside. A little expensive, a little heavy at the feeth, but I'll do at least 10 years with a pair (and even when the zipper fails, you can have it repaired). You should try them: cool in the summer, warm in the winter. I see in the States they call my boots "chasseur", the french word for "hunter".

www.lechameauusa.com/

Before I started with Le Chameau I used Aigle. Also french, less expensive, easier and lighter on the feeth but: 1 pair per season!

www.aigleboots.com/


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:24 am    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Been using Bata steel cap work boot for the past few years.
Comfy and functional for daily wear, with aggressive enough treat for bush walk.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:30 am    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Is that Bata from Zlin in the Czech Republic?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Man, interesting stuff, boots of the world! There's some brands Iv'e never heard of or seen. Cool stuff.

Japanese riding boots. Laughing

Get out three soon DCH- like them boots. Toe bumpers are a must out here.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Altberg Peacekeeper P1

Comfortable, light weight & hardwearing.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Yorkies make good footwear!

I'm all over this international stuff...good job chaps.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

English Mike wrote:
Altberg Peacekeeper P1

Comfortable, light weight & hardwearing.

A damn fine looking pair of boots Mike...but at 130 quid...they ain't cheap mate.

Another boot that gets a fair bit of use out here are Danners...but again, a bit rich for my wallet.

Danner Boots

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:55 am    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Aloysius wrote:
Is that Bata from Zlin in the Czech Republic?

Dont know where they are from but been using these in rain, hail or shine for years..

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:53 am    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
Another boot that gets a fair bit of use out here are Danners...but again, a bit rich for my wallet. Danner Boots

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Whats on yer tootsies? Reply with quote

I'm due a pair, I bought my last ones in "98 , I was kicking around the idea of going leather with good soles and paying big bucks for some real nice socks. Comparatively you can buy some pretty nice wooleys for alot less then high tech linings.

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