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Posted: 3/14/2006 12:16:59 PM EDT
Let me know what brands are good would like them to last a few years...
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:25:31 PM EDT
Go to walmart and get a pair of Herman Surviors

can't beat them or the wally world price
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:28:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GREG17:
Let me know what brands are good would like them to last a few years...



My boss swears by Vasque at REI.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:57:58 PM EDT
Vasque, hands down most comfortable boots I have ever worn. A little pricey but worth it.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 12:59:44 PM EDT
Vasque sundowners, the official hiking boot of the appalachian trail.
Link Posted: 3/14/2006 1:00:51 PM EDT
For a hot chick? I'd suggest heels!



Anyone can say what they want about China-Mart,

...The waterproof insulated boots I got last winter from there were
bottom line, the BEST I've ever worn.

Life's a bitch when somone makes a better mousetrap, I guess.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:29:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2006 6:30:48 AM EDT by Wdsman]

Originally Posted By 9mm4me:
Vasque sundowners, the official hiking boot of the appalachian trail.



Vasque is a great boot, but they don't fit me at all. I got about 700 miles out of my first pair of Merrill's with no break-in. That's all I've bought since.

Edited because original post made me sound like I hike 1,000's of miles a year and I don't.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:34:42 AM EDT
I have a Cabela's brand pair of hiking boots that I love. I wore them to work today, in fact! I don't think they offer this particular pair anymore, but their brands have a lot of the same features as the "premium boots"

Cabela's = $120

Fancy pants brand $175 and up.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:35:45 AM EDT

I swear by my Lowa Renegades. I walked for ten days on the Appalachian Trail with them, and now they are my daily wear shoe.

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:45:44 AM EDT
vasque or better yet, garmont
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 6:46:47 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/16/2006 7:13:17 AM EDT by mm34b]
I have a pair of Vasque boots but I prefer my waterproof leather New Balance MW976BG for trails. Street price is around $100.

Men's Width & Size Chart:

D: 7-12,13,14,15
2E: 7-12,13,14,15
4E: 7-12,13,14,15

The women's version is WW976BG.

Women's Width & Size Chart:

2A: 5-11,12,13
B: 5-11,12,13
D: 5-11,12,13
2E: 5-11,12,13



Link Posted: 3/16/2006 7:00:36 AM EDT
Above all, fit is the most important.

Vasque
Asolo
Danner

Do NOT buy Timberlands. I wore out a pair of their $180 hiking boots in just TWO short 10-day jaunts into the backcountry. Granted, my trips are no walk in the park (in the backcountry in mountainous regions, with about 30 lbs of gear) but I expect more from a $180 pair of boots.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 7:52:10 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 8:06:58 AM EDT
I would recommend ANYTHING from the Limmer line. I went the overkill route in getting the Limmer Boot Standards but I like the solid foundation they provide quite a bit even though I primarily use them when hunting or backpacking, and don't do any mountaineering. You can't go wrong with traditional craftsmanship and custom feel. Make sure to get them a little oversized, because you'll probably want to wear heavy socks with them.

If you don't wanna spend that much, I kinda like the Asolos. I wore a pair of them for about 10 years, and would still be wearing them now if the stitching hadn't given out and the liner worn through. I'd recommend the model, but they dont make it anymore.

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 8:11:10 AM EDT
I wouldn't trade my Kayland Contact 2500Ks for anything. Pricey ($235 I think) but more than worth it.

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 8:25:24 AM EDT
www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?categoryId=474&catalogId=1&storeId=1&langId=-1&feat=ln

The Cresta or Vasque hikers. They might be a little more pricey but you can return them in the future with no problems if your not 100% satisfied and get a full refund.

Link Posted: 3/16/2006 8:33:38 AM EDT
Vasque Sundowners.
Link Posted: 3/16/2006 8:42:33 AM EDT
Go to REI and let them fit you and your GF. Just cuz boot have a good reputation doesn't mean they will work for you.

For me the Montrail Torre GTX boots are great. They fit perfect and they have been comfortable from the very begining, almost no break-in time.

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