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#6553627 - 11/21/16 07:41 PM I'm cheap, need some ideas
Ratrod101 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/23/13
Posts: 279
Loc: Saginaw
So have a house full of kids and a lease where snakes have been seen and Caruso kinda thick....I also have a pair of redhead snake boots that are still in great shape, above the soles.....soles themselves are coming apart exposing their innerds.

Anyone have any ideas or tricks on getting a little more life out of them? The outer harder part of the soles are 80% gone.
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#6553668 - 11/21/16 08:04 PM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
MoTex Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 09/11/12
Posts: 304
Loc: Allen Texas
Take them to Bass Pro, they'll replace them for free. There is a documented problem with the soles which has been corrected. They replaced mine in August, no receipt, no questions asked.

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#6553706 - 11/21/16 08:28 PM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
jhenderson Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 02/07/10
Posts: 5219
Loc: The colony
Wish I'd known that. I just threw mine away because of that reason.

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#6553798 - 11/21/16 09:28 PM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
Ratrod101 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/23/13
Posts: 279
Loc: Saginaw
According to both Grapevine and Rockwall locations, over a year-I'm SOL. Call CS, of course they didn't know of any issues and said it was up to the store
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#6553804 - 11/21/16 09:32 PM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
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Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26143
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
Tape
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#6553809 - 11/21/16 09:35 PM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
Navasot Offline
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 26143
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
You can get ray guards that cover the ankle and calf for $25 last time I bought some.. They go over any shoe or boot
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#6554084 - 11/22/16 07:43 AM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
JCB Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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New boots be cheaper than Hospital visit.
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#6554104 - 11/22/16 07:57 AM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
Dry Fire Offline


Registered: 06/15/09
Posts: 2797
Loc: Huntsville, AL
Get a tube of Shoe Goop at Walmart or Lowe's.
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#6554151 - 11/22/16 08:30 AM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: JCB]
Gone to Texas Offline
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Registered: 07/05/13
Posts: 2448
Loc: Hurst
Originally Posted By: JCB
New boots be cheaper than Hospital visit.


Yup, average hospital visit after a snake bite is $10,000. That's assuming you only need 1 dose of anti-venom and no helicopter ride...

The place I hunt is tall grass and there's plenty of snakes out there this year. I bought a pair of blemished Chippawea snake boots for $150, that very cheap insurance IMO.


Edited by Gone to Texas (11/22/16 08:30 AM)
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#6554160 - 11/22/16 08:33 AM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
Dalee7892 Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 05/04/15
Posts: 1134
Loc: Denton County
Lots of camo duct tape and glue. Get the snake covers, I think they are plastic, strap over the boots.

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#6554166 - 11/22/16 08:35 AM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
Ratrod101 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 08/23/13
Posts: 279
Loc: Saginaw
Uppers are great, just the soles are worn out.
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#6554187 - 11/22/16 08:45 AM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
cva34 Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 12/28/14
Posts: 63
Loc: Matagorda County
Watch Ebay I recently bought a pair of Chippewa SB the ones that retail for 279..Brand spanking new with tags in orig box for 101.00 and 14.00 ship...

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#6554403 - 11/22/16 10:42 AM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
DirtNapTET Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 11/08/13
Posts: 495
Loc: America
Get an old pair of jeans, and paint them from the knee down (just regular wall paint). A few coats and you've got snake proof pants!

With those, you can wear any kind of boots.
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#6554415 - 11/22/16 10:52 AM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
jimbob Offline
Tracker

Registered: 02/08/08
Posts: 820
Loc: Carrollton
cut the uppers off, put the uppers on your lower leg then add regular boots

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#6554726 - 11/22/16 02:16 PM Re: I'm cheap, need some ideas [Re: Ratrod101]
djs303 Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 11/05/12
Posts: 201
Loc: Jackson County
use hot glue gun to glue sole back on

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