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#6960148 - 11/14/17 02:07 PM Merrell boots?
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I've owned several pairs of Merrell shoes and boots over the years. Mostly for street use and light outdoor use. They've all been very good but now I'm looking at a pair of Merrell hikers for hunting. The model is called "Phaserbound".

Any of you guys ever wear Merrells to hunt?


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#6960260 - 11/14/17 03:09 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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I'm not a fan of the of the grips on the soles of most of the hunting boots.
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#6960297 - 11/14/17 03:24 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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Iím a Danner sharptail guy, with that said the Salmon 4d is a very comfortable and highly rated boot, and itís same price point

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#6960424 - 11/14/17 04:58 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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Merril makes great boots for home use. I'd try Lowa perfect hunters or Danner Sharptails for hard hunting use.

I grew out of my Perfect hunters so I went to Sharptails
I have big legs and the lace ups almost don't work cause they jab into my foot where they crease in my back step. Good socks solved the problem and these boots are really tough. We walked stubble for days and they held up well. They are comfy and really tough boots.

My brother has good things to say about the new orvis kangaroo leather boots. They fixed the sizing problem.

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#6960493 - 11/14/17 05:47 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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I have these. I don't walk much anymore.

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#6960529 - 11/14/17 06:23 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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I like a backpacking boot over a bird hunting boot

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#6960534 - 11/14/17 06:27 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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For my feet Danner GTX.

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#6960960 - 11/15/17 07:08 AM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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I agree about the lug soles on most boots, I'm not a big fan either.
I currently have a pair of Danner Pronghorn and a pair of Irish Setter Wingshooters.

The Danners have better support than the Wingshooters but the Wingshooters are all leather, therefore much better around cactus.
I've developed a slight foot issue on my left foot so I'm thinking the Merrells would give me the support and they are all leather.
I also know they are lightweight. - the soles are not too aggressive:

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#6961017 - 11/15/17 07:57 AM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I have these. I don't walk much anymore.




I have these too. (Browning Kangaroo) but I need to have them re soled(sp).

Won a pair of Irish Setters (cant remember what model) on a Facebook contest and they are good but not what the Brownings are / were. I wish they still made them.
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#6975844 - 11/28/17 09:16 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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I have Dinner 6" Pronghorn gtx. I Quail hunt about 2 times a week. I have had the boots for about 4 years and they get more comfortable every year

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#6977015 - 11/29/17 07:36 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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I have some Russell prickly pears. They are a little pricey, but they are awesome boots!

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#6977032 - 11/29/17 07:45 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: 3 alarm bbq]
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Can you compare the Russel boots to a more common platform? Say a Danner Sharptail? Or maybe a LOWA Uplander which is good for me?


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#6977074 - 11/29/17 08:20 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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No, I really don't know much about the other brands. They seem popular, and have good reviews, but I have no experience with them. I can't imagine a pair of off the shelf boots could compare with a pair of custom fit, custom made boots.

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#6978747 - 12/01/17 09:43 AM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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Being quite new to the hunting game, I can only say so much. But for hiking, backpacking, you need the best fitting boot for your foot to keep your ankle sturdy(gotta love the boy scouts). I went to REI and tried quite a few boots, and for my foot (skinny and long.....) the Merrell boot was the absolute best, literally fit like a glove. My father has the same exact boots, they fit our foot style the best. All depends on your foot!!

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#6985410 - 12/06/17 12:55 PM Re: Merrell boots? [Re: reeltexan]
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I have a pair of all leather Vasque hikers that I bought in about 1978.
You wouldn't believe how they've held up.
Remarkable product.
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