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Posted: 11/27/2003 2:14:59 PM EDT
Does anybody have any feedback on the US mil issue gortex boots. I need a good all-purpose camping/beat-around/hiker/work boot. Has anyone an opinion? All info appreciated.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 2:25:53 PM EDT
if you want a tough pair of boots that will last forever, be comfortable, and look decent....look at the wolverine durashock steel toe.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 2:26:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2003 2:52:41 PM EDT by garandman]
I got a pair of Danners that are very nice. Lightweight, 8", blacktical, waterproof. [img]http://www.danner.com/images/productimg/42904.jpg[/img] Strikers.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 2:29:35 PM EDT
Carolina offers a great boot. Very comfortable out of the box, much more so than Red Wings and they're durable.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 2:36:33 PM EDT
Danner Acadias or the Matterhorn USMC boot are very close to the current issue gore-tex boot for the USMC... I know, I was in. The Danner Acadias are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 2:37:49 PM EDT
I just had to send a pair of Danner Foothills back for a size change. They are brown with cordura tops, goretex, hook lacing on top and the vibram sierra sole. I can't wait to get the wider pair back. I think I am going to love them. If you order Danners I think you should get a wider pair as I think they run narrow.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 3:01:10 PM EDT
Corcoran jump boots. A tad pricey, but well worth it.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 3:07:53 PM EDT
Thanks for all the input. I can now look at some different brands for comparison. I would still like to hear from anyone who has tried the Sportsman guide factory second mil spec gortex boot. Not sure who manufactures these
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 3:15:02 PM EDT
another vote for danners, i stand in mine at least 15 hours a day, and they feel like gym shoes, would not buy anything else
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 3:44:50 PM EDT
I think I am leaning toward the Danner Acadia. I like both the black with gortex and the desert issue. Someone tell me how these run as far as sizing. Big, small or what as I will order without trying on. I appreciate all the great responses. My feet will thank you later.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 4:37:51 PM EDT
The Matterhorn, while a knockoff of the Danner boot, is a good boot for the money. I've had three pairs since 1988 and they're relatively durable. You'd do better with the Danners (the stitching is better), but they're about $100 more, IIRC. The Corcoran "Jump Boots" aren't Gore-Tex and won't keep you warm, but they shine up very well for a "dress" boot.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 4:42:44 PM EDT
just bought a pair of ft lewis, best price i have found on danner's is here [url]http://www.bow-gun-hunting-sports.com/danner.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 6:50:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By glazer1972: I just had to send a pair of Danner Foothills back for a size change. They are brown with cordura tops, goretex, hook lacing on top and the vibram sierra sole. I can't wait to get the wider pair back. I think I am going to love them. If you order Danners I think you should get a wider pair as I think they run narrow.
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Update. The wider pair fits perfect. I have only worn them about two days now and am very impressed so far.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 6:51:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2003 6:52:36 AM EDT by glazer1972]
Originally Posted By Goat007: I think I am leaning toward the Danner Acadia. I like both the black with gortex and the desert issue. Someone tell me how these run as far as sizing. Big, small or what as I will order without trying on. I appreciate all the great responses. My feet will thank you later.
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I would say the black one is probably going to run narrow. I have heard that the desert boot does not run as narrow as the black/brown ones.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 6:56:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2003 7:00:59 AM EDT by raven]
I have some Danner Radicals. [url]http://www.danner.com/products.asp?catid=11&prodid=1887[/url] Steel toe for work, comfortable, light, uninsulated yet kept my feet warm in subzero arctic winter conditions for a six hour stretch.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 7:10:27 AM EDT
Danner Acadia #21210 There's nothing else I'd rather put on my feet.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 10:25:45 AM EDT
I'll stick with Danner Acadias.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 10:55:53 AM EDT
I got Danner Ft lewis here. Have lasted over a year wearing them everyday with no problems. Going to have to get new laces soon.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 11:01:44 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2003 11:03:03 AM EDT by knightsar]
Danner boots are the best. IMO
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 11:05:44 AM EDT
Another Danner fan here. After getting my first pair earlier this year I tossed out most of my other boots. The Danners are SO comfortable.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 11:12:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2003 11:13:54 AM EDT by LotBoy]
Danner Acadia's. I have a pair of desert acadia's.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 11:15:53 AM EDT
i can buy 1 pair of danners a year for 30% off wholesale cost. that ends up being over 100$ off
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 11:29:04 AM EDT
Red Wing. Irish Setters. Great boot.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 2:19:08 PM EDT
Well, I ended up with Matterhorn desert boots model #3000 with gortex. These look like the Danner desert boots but have gortex. They are very comfy and look great. Thanks to all for the input.
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