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#89907 - 02/14/08 12:37 PM Footin' it in the Tetons
tlyons Offline
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Registered: 02/14/08
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I'm curious if anyone can reccomend a solid boot for backpacking. i've done a few short and long trips in the past with just a normal pair of mid hikers. I've also spent two summers in the tetons as a field tech with these same boots hiking 5+ or so off trail everyday, light pack. Problem with these boots, within my first year the rubber sides started to peel away so i started shoe gooing them alot. Now the plastic heel cup has worn through the interior of the boot and cuts into my ankle bone a lot so i think it's time for a new pair (still super comfy though, but not suitable for "working" in).

This summer I am again a field tech, tracking bighorn sheep in the tetons. The work is going to be 7-10 day stints backpacking 10-15mi/day (lots of talus likely, snow early on too). I'm looking for a solid boot that first, wont be shot to s#%& by the end of the summer ( like the sole peeling away from the boot) and is relatively easy to maintain the waterproofing on (ideally gortex). I know any good waterproofing has to be done regulalry, but with my last pair i couldn't get the waterproofing to last more than a day or two in the field in damp/wet conditions.

Any reccomendations or advice is greatly appreciated!

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#89908 - 02/14/08 05:15 PM Re: Footin' it in the Tetons [Re: tlyons]
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Registered: 12/27/05
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I have a pair of Montrails in the For Sale section that just might be what you are looking for.
Check it out.
I'm sure others will chime in shortly with their recommendations.
By the way, you didn't mention what kind you currently have or what type feet you have (skinny, wide, short, long, etc).

Boots are a very personal thing and it's best to try on many different styles and brands.

Tango

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#89909 - 02/15/08 01:32 PM Re: Footin' it in the Tetons [Re: tlyons]
Earthling Offline
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What Tim said, plus, VAsque Sundowners are reknown for being decent boots as are Asolo Fugitives. Nice work if you can get it eh <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#89910 - 02/16/08 02:15 PM Re: Footin' it in the Tetons [Re: tlyons]
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One brand that you might consider is Danner. They make a wide range of sizes (both length and width) and are available from on-line sellers like Zappos. They also make boots for the USMC.

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