quote:Originally posted by Shedrock: I wear my favorite boots until I have the animal spotted, I get around 100 yards or less, then take my boots off, put on a pair of old wool socks, then make my stalk. Can't get much quieter than that.
This works great for open-country, where you can actually spot your game from more than 100yds. In more brushy terrain, mocs are almost required.
Posts: 993 | From: Tampa, FL | Registered: Aug 2011
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They are their wing shooter, only problem is they are made in China, so I would not buy them today, but rather look for something similar made in the USA.
The LL Bean boot is one of the best boots ever made, it's what made LL Bean what it is today, I understand that the boot with the wool lining is supposed to be pretty warm, just don't plan on sitting still too long.
Bottom line is, since we all have different shaped feet, there is no perfect foot wear that will work well with everyone.
Leon Stewart 3pc. 64" R/D 51# @ 27"
Gordy Morey 2pc. 68" R/D 55# @ 28"
Hoyt Pro Medalist, 70" 42# @ 28" (1963)
Bear Tamerlane 66" 30# @ 28" (1966)- for my better half
I've been wearing these Under Armour Speed Freak boots for about a year.They are light and comfortable with good traction.They have a waterproof,"breathable" lining.They are probably the lightest boot I've owned at 2 lbs 13 oz for the pair,size 10.That's actual weight.Forget manufacturer's weights,they all underestimate.
I don't pound the miles like I used to so they haven't been abused but so far they have been good.
That Vivobarefoot looks excellent but with that narrow toe box,I know they would never work for me.If they would fix that,I bet that would be a close to ideal light hunting boot.
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I forgot to mention another reason I quit wearing my tennis shoes up here. I spend a lot of time in the thick Locus groves when hunting. The little round brown spots, on the well worn soles of my old boots are broken off Locus Thorns. Have had two go all the way through to my foot already this yr.