I have a pair of the non-insulated Kenetrek's. It takes your feet a little while to get used to them because the bottoms don't have much flex when they're new. Actually, no flex! They made my feet tired when I first started wearing them. But now I wear them alot, from spring shed hunting to late archery and love them.
They're especially good in rocky terrain and where ankle support is needed. If you're going to be hunting flat country or pine forest then you could probably get by with something in a light hiking boot.
-------------------- "stickbows, putting the arch back in archery" Posts: 1072 | From: Sandy, Oregon | Registered: Oct 2003
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I've used a number of hiking-style boots for elk hunting over the years (Lowa, Meindl, etc) but was never happy with them. The past 2 seasons I've worn the Bozemans from Schnees. I've been VERY impressed with the boot- it fits my narrow foot very well and they are lightweight, fairly stable, and waterproof.
I put off buying them as they are Chinese made and I try not to buy anything made in China (hard to do anymore), but after looking at all available options they seemed like the only boot with the features I wanted, and I am VERY happy I tried them.
I just hopped on the Schnees website and can't find them. They have a 6" Bozeman- mine are taller (probably 8-9"). If interested I would call them to see if they still offer the taller boot.
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