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#5825468 - 07/09/15 10:10 PM Affordable quality boots
MetroCat07 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 09/11/10
Posts: 226
Loc: Garland, TX
Only a few months left till fall, I figured I'd start a thread on quality boots for those of us who aren't able to dump 4-5 hundred bucks on boots, say under 200, All opinions welcome.

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#5825646 - 07/10/15 06:16 AM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
T Bone Offline
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Registered: 09/20/09
Posts: 6955
Loc: Up in the cheap seats..
Danner Pronghorn from Breakroom
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#5832504 - 07/14/15 10:40 PM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
Txmedic033 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/14
Posts: 118
Danner Pronghorn is the nicest I have worn to date.

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#5832522 - 07/14/15 10:55 PM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
Cajun Raider Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/23/11
Posts: 486
Loc: Texas
Danner Pronghorn.
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#5832643 - 07/15/15 07:12 AM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
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Registered: 04/09/09
Posts: 4256
Loc: Central Texas
What size do you wear? If 10-1/2 D shoot me a PM. I may have a deal for you on a pair of Chippewas.
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#5833598 - 07/15/15 08:48 PM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
Ethan Savitsky Offline
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Registered: 03/22/13
Posts: 104
Loc: New Mexico
Been around a ton of foot gear- some good, most... not so good!
Most everything has shown up in Elk Camp here. A couple of questions.
Hiking? What type of terrain, moisture?
Still or stand hunting? What is the temp. range?
Do you consider yourself warmblooded or coldblooded? LOL!!

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#5833843 - 07/16/15 04:03 AM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: Ethan Savitsky]
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Registered: 01/11/09
Posts: 4783
Loc: Germany
Originally Posted By: Ethan Savitsky
Been around a ton of foot gear- some good, most... not so good!
Most everything has shown up in Elk Camp here. A couple of questions.
Hiking? What type of terrain, moisture?
Still or stand hunting? What is the temp. range?
Do you consider yourself warmblooded or coldblooded? LOL!!


This.

What are you using them for?
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#5836934 - 07/17/15 11:12 PM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
TX Hntr Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/14/12
Posts: 160
Loc: Lampasas
Danner has a boot for whatever your need is. Danner Breakroom always has deals. Can't go wrong.

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#5838268 - 07/19/15 10:25 AM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
Stompy Offline
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Registered: 06/13/10
Posts: 3877
Loc: Breckenridge Tx
Pronghorn is the best hunting boot I've ever owned. Another vote for Danner. I've worn them Elk hunting in NM, Muley hunting in Nebraska in sub 0 weather, and WT hunting here. Great all around boot.


Edited by Stompy (07/19/15 10:27 AM)
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#5841393 - 07/21/15 01:04 PM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
ZK-315 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/13
Posts: 1559
Loc: Temple...Hunt in Freestone Co.
I'm also looking into some boots so it might help out the OP, who knows? I'm planning going on the upcoming DIY elk hunting trip. Most of yall are pointing at the Pronghorns, but how do you decide on what gram boot to get? Obviously the higher the gram, the better for cold, but whats a good "gram number to temp" range?

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#5841488 - 07/21/15 02:10 PM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
sparrish8 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/13
Posts: 1200
I have some Danners that I love not sure which model they were around $170 with the 400 insulation which is good for New Mexico or Colorado where its not extremely cold during Elk season. I had barely worn them before going rifle elk last year which is not recommended because they werent broken in, we walked 10-15 miles the first day and my whole body hurt but my feet stayed pretty comfortable throughout the trip. It would have been a nightmare had I not had good boots.

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#5844854 - 07/23/15 04:08 PM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
Texasbdog Offline
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Registered: 11/07/08
Posts: 954
Loc: Central Texas
I just picked up a pair of the Danner Eight Ridge 8" from Gander Mountain, they are normally $239.00 on sale for $99.00. I have gone on 2 4 mile hikes and they feel great. I bought them for Elk hunting in the Weimanuche wilderness in October.
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#5856500 - 07/31/15 12:12 AM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
ckat Offline
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Registered: 12/02/09
Posts: 1072
Loc: Lubbock Area
A buddy of mine is about to start his 18th year of hard hunting in his original pair of Danner Elk Hunters. He does an occasional treatment of Neatsfoot Oil and claims that his feet have NEVER been wet or uncomfortable in them. They are still in great shape. It was enough for me to try - my pair came in last week. I love The Breakroom, but they never had the Elk Hunters in my size. I ordered my direct from Danner (actually, my buddy was at the plant in Oregon, paid for them, and had them shipped to me.) They shipped for free.

My past boots are Lacrosse Quad Comfort lace up work boots. I can't do insulated boots, my feet sweat like crazy, so wool socks and non-insulated boots for me. They have been great for the past 6 years or so, but the soles are starting to tear up.

My wife LOVES her Danner Pronghorns - she said that she will never wear another boot...

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#5856533 - 07/31/15 04:09 AM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: MetroCat07]
Big Fitz Offline
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Registered: 12/06/09
Posts: 2008
Loc: McKinney, TX
Although priced at $300 I really like Cabela's "Perfekt" boots by Meindl. I also have the recent Danner Pronghorns and much prefer the Perfekt.

Perfekt
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#5856808 - 07/31/15 09:43 AM Re: Affordable quality boots [Re: Big Fitz]
TWarren Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 10/22/05
Posts: 361
Loc: Lubbock
Originally Posted By: Big Fitz
Although priced at $300 I really like Cabela's "Perfekt" boots by Meindl. I also have the recent Danner Pronghorns and much prefer the Perfekt.

Perfekt


I second this assessment. I purchased a pair last fall and they are the best pair of boots I have ever worn. They were on my feet last year during my white-tail and mule deer hunts in the Panhandle as well as this coming fall for my mule deer hunt in New Mexico. They are so comfortable, in fact, that I wear them every day in my hiking around for work.

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