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Boots-Every man should have a pair

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by nighthawk87, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2010 at 8:03 PM
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    nighthawk87

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    I am in need of a good, quality pair of boots. I will primarily use them for hiking, camping, and when doing hard labor work where I need the protection.

    I am looking to spend $75-$150 for a pair and want the best quality for the lowest price. Waterproof would be nice but not required.

    They must be comfortable and breath real good since I'm in SoCal and it gets hot.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2010 at 8:04 PM
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    Which are you going to use them for? Hiking/camping or hard labor? The ideal boot for each is very very very different.
     
  5. Dec 1, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    IMO two different pairs of boots should be used for working and hiking. Hiking should be somewhat breathable and more flexible/comfortable, and work boots should be a little heavier, maybe with a steel shank and toe. That's just me though.
     
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    Agreed, in a nutshell. I can get more specific depending upon how seriously he takes his outdoor playing.
     
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    x2. You DO NOT want to hike in steel toe or any kind of work boots. that is bad news for your feet.

    Work Boots- I just bought a pair from Walmart... leather steel toe... they have lasted me close to 7 years already.

    Hiking boots- Columbia and Asolo make nice boots. real comfy. I also have a pair of North Face boots for the winter time with a fleece liner in them. super light and super comfy.
     
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    Red Wing (Irish Setters) best boot money can buy 200-220 dollars though A little pricey well worth it.
     
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    This.

    I prefer Scarpa and Kayland, but to each his own...my advice would be quality and comfort - whatever feels best on his feet from a quality manufacturer.
     
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    OK, I guess I should be more clear. I don't need a steel toe or anything that hardcore, but I need something that will hold up a long time with general use. Camping is probably the best description as it will be used for hiking as well, but nothing more than like 10-15 mile hikes...

    Some of the suggestions are good so far so keep them coming. Please describe when you primarily wear them for when stating what kind you own...

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Pair of Vasque hiking boots will serve you well. I have had the same pair now for about 10 years and have been on multiple camping/hiking trips with them. Very comfortable, waterproof and sturdy.
     
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