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Help - can't find the hiking boot I need

Post by djfrog » 30 Nov 2019, 12:23 pm

Hello Team
I'm struggling to find a proper hiking boot for summer trails.
No matter how many net searches I've performed I can't seem to find what I'm after.
I want a boot that has the following qualities -
*High sides for ankle support
*mesh / strong material to keep my feet cool
*soft inner / comfortable for long walks
*strong side zip
*not a heavy weighted boot
*durable
Welcome suggestions & links to web sites also
Live in SA so hopefully there's something Adelaide way I can go & try
Thanks in advance for your time
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Re: Help - can't find the hiking boot I need

Post by bladeracer » 30 Nov 2019, 12:34 pm

djfrog wrote:Hello Team
I'm struggling to find a proper hiking boot for summer trails.
No matter how many net searches I've performed I can't seem to find what I'm after.
I want a boot that has the following qualities -
*High sides for ankle support
*mesh / strong material to keep my feet cool
*soft inner / comfortable for long walks
*strong side zip
*not a heavy weighted boot
*durable
Welcome suggestions & links to web sites also
Live in SA so hopefully there's something Adelaide way I can go & try
Thanks in advance for your time


I wore TAS boots all last year and found them incredibly light and comfortable.
https://www.aussiedisposals.com.au/tas-spartan-camo-boot
But I'm wearing Russian wool-lined army boots currently and liking them a lot, over three months so far, mostly muddy.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Original-Russian-military-leather-winter-boots-OMON-907-made-BYTEKS-army-boots/132881810032

The TAS has a very flexible sole, which is amazingly comfortable, but I do prefer something a bit more protective. I never had anything come through it though. I don't like side-zips, but I have used the add-on zip that you lace to the boot.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/convert-boot-laces-to-zipper-9-holes-black-rothco-6195/383245127966
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Re: Help - can't find the hiking boot I need

Post by djfrog » 30 Nov 2019, 12:59 pm

Cheers bladeracer - I'll check 'em out! :)
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Re: Help - can't find the hiking boot I need

Post by deanp100 » 07 Dec 2019, 2:59 pm

Have a look at hitec boots on eBay. Ticks every box except the zipper. I gave up on zamberlans and went with these for northern Australia hunts.
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