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Old 04-04-2019, 07:27 AM
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Over the last several seasons, threw out Rocky snake boots (fell apart badly), Redhead snake boots (poorly made although comfortable), and now my Lacrosse Coil snake boots (sprung major leaks and soles torn). Down to my Lacrosse Grange rubber boots, the cheapest of them all and going on at least 7seasons but mostly used for duck hunting (launching/retrieving boat, take them off on board and wear sneakers)- good boots but not good for longer walks and they get hot mid-morning turkey hunting.
From what I have read across a number of sites and forums, not even high priced Chippewas or Russells stay dry. Ideally I need a lightweight, uninsulated, waterproof, good traction, boot. I am talking a Florida boot- hardly any cold weather and a good pair or pairs of wool socks will work.
Any suggestions? I will use the Grange for the next two weeks of spring turkey, so this purchase will be in advance of next season.
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Old 04-04-2019, 05:07 PM
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Re: hunting boots

I gave up on snake boots and went to muck boots

https://www.muckbootcompany.com/coll...12625590681694
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Old 04-05-2019, 04:58 AM
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Re: hunting boots

Saw those in my searches- details says they breathe, are neoprene lined...wonder if they don't get too hot...have you walked long distances with them? Might be suitable for duck season for sure. Do they run true to size? I need a 13 Xtra wide.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:38 AM
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Re: hunting boots

My feet never get hot, with my pants tucked into the boot my calves
Will sweat a little. I would wear them all the time even out to dinner if the wife would let me. I havenít walked crazy distances in them.

Academy Sports usually have some if you want to try them on.

I see on the muck boot web site they have models for warm climates
They seem to run true to size for me.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:43 AM
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https://www.muckbootcompany.com/coll...e=climate_warm
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:24 AM
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Re: hunting boots

Will do- I usually need a wide size, my Lacrosse Grange have just enough room with socks, thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 04-05-2019, 10:58 AM
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You could try the Cabelas brand at Bass/Pro
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Re: hunting boots

Raul,

You should try and find size 14 Wides.................it s real B I T - H
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:38 PM
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Re: hunting boots

LaCross Alphburys - had the back of the heel split after ~17-months and they replaced for free based on occasional use, not everyday wearing.

Miles of Quail, Snipe, Turkey and duck hunting.

Only complaint it my pants twist in the boot, a quick pull and problem fixed.
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Old 04-08-2019, 07:47 AM
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Re: hunting boots

Lacrosse rubber boots are a good buy. My wife suggested good hiking ankle boots and strap on some snake chaps- I explained that even in dry springs you will get your feet wet; that won't happen with rubber boots unless you ford a really deep creek- I shy away from those.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:00 AM
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Re: hunting boots

Bass pro had some muck boots on the shelf
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:39 AM
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From viewing countless reviews, it would seem hunting boots are another example of "planned obsolescence"..
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Re: hunting boots

Raul-

I have used both Muck Boots and Lacrosse Alpha Burly. Both are quite comfortable for long days trekking the woods chasing turkeys or snipe or quail or pheasant or grouse. The Lacrosse boots hold up better than my much boots did. Mainly because the Muck Boots I had were the neoprene uppers and it didn't take long for them to get torn up by briars. The Lacrosse boots have a rubber coating.

I tend to be cold natured so I never had issues thinking that the boots were hot unless I got water in them and my feet just sat in water all day.

If I were going to choose one over the other based on walking comfort, probably the Lacrosse boots edge out Muck boots.

Good luck...I don't think that boots are something that is made to last for more than a few seasons anymore.

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Old 04-16-2019, 08:41 AM
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10-4, goof! Neoprene is not to my liking, excepting for scuba diving- have not used waders in many a season and I had cabelas breathables then. I will probably opt for the Lacrosse Burlys, think those are a bit better than the Grange. I agree about the limited life span of snake boots even with moderate use. Season is over! My friend scored a gobbler on sunday!
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