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    paraflex code 5, no longer made but they still make great boots here in christchurch. bloody good value for money too. the wife uses one of the new leather/fabric ones and loves them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    I have a pair of these. Good light weight flexible boot that drains very quickly. Cold in winter though.
    Merrell Moab Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots (For Men) - Save 36%
    Those look perfect!! Seems like most nz stores dont stock them anymore.. a shame. But yea something like that, which will dry quickly will be ideal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJanitar View Post
    Those look perfect!! Seems like most nz stores dont stock them anymore.. a shame. But yea something like that, which will dry quickly will be ideal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    paraflex code 5, no longer made but they still make great boots here in christchurch. bloody good value for money too. the wife uses one of the new leather/fabric ones and loves them

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    I had these for about four years and loved them.

    Then got into my Stoney Creek Greywackes which I have had for over two years. I don't think I could ever go back to a boot that doesn't have hooks on the upper for laces.


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    Has anyone hunted with shoes? I understand the need for boots for alpine hunting and snow etc.. I've done some big tramps in shoes and have never had a problem but it wasn't with a big backpack.. Something like Salomon hiking shoes? Seems like they'll dry out fast anyway which is attractive. I'm worried about support but yea, have always hiked in trail runners.. So feel like I should be okay.
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    Grisport Aoraki's - Highcut is good for the KM's tracks and mucky shite, Good bouldery stuff for ankles or mucky shite - but Useless tread on farms, tussock and grass going downhill good in scree and staying clear of Spaniard.

    My Goto's are my Salomon (mid cut - GTX that has lasted 8 years but on last legs also)good all rounders and those with heel spur or sore archilles @Maca49) they did come out in a softer rubber variant - If the one in the shops tread looks shiny rather than dull - its a no go give it a scrape first on the floor to see its not a coating of some silicone spray or such crap - yep they do actually do that...

    Final pair are my inov8 that are my quiet shoes and anything dodgy shoes e.g sheer slopes, creek bouldering, climbing shoes, round camp shoes Lite and small enuf that usually thrown into the top flap of my pack if not feeling comfortable traversing in the GRI's has rock climbing style sticky rubber bases or did have. they are completely awesome on everything long tread like soccer boots for muck, rocks, grass, whatever you can throw at them really.

    Nearest I saw to these models have changed and prob got better are these...
    https://inov-8.co.nz/collections/men...ts/x-talon-225



    Mine are dead but took 6 years to smash'em to pieces now last walk out had to rip off the flapping rubber sole bugger it. I'll take a shot for you - these things took abuse and said fark you! I even cut the lawns in them every weekend and we are on a ridge line where yes I push the mower.

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    Only real issue with shoes is stuff getting into the top of them. Short gaiters will fix that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJanitar View Post
    oh wow okay thats good then! i saw a video on youtube with a guy comparing them to others and he said theyre "nice and narrow so they hug your feet'. that kinda scared me off, but i mean if theyre wide enough then im all for it. Will have to find a place in auckland that stocks them though so i can try em on.. did you make a couple of holes in yours to let water out?
    I don't put holes in mine... Holes let water in when you're going through puddles... Heaps of guys do though..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Only real issue with shoes is stuff getting into the top of them. Short gaiters will fix that though.
    yea some gaiters or some form of tape/bandage. Am i right in saying u can bandage up your ankles for support as well? basically making normal shoes superior IMO. somehting that can act as a gaiter/support for ankles would be pretty awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggun708 View Post
    I don't put holes in mine... Holes let water in when you're going through puddles... Heaps of guys do though..
    Yea thats true haha, so just chuck the water out after every creek crossing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJanitar View Post
    Yea thats true haha, so just chuck the water out after every creek crossing?
    Get VC to make you some pontoon boots so you can walk on water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJanitar View Post
    Yea thats true haha, so just chuck the water out after every creek crossing?
    Nah it just pumps out as you walk... Shoes are a pain in the are when you in and out of rivers.. They fill up with gravel..
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    I can't even manage walking the dogs up the peak in anything but boots. Thinking about carrying weight and wearing sneakers (can't even remember last wearing sneakers, it's boots or jandals or nothing) gives me the heebie geebies.


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    Use to creep about in touch rugby shoes with gaiters, plenty of grip. Ankles are abit buggered now so boots for me

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    Alright boots it is! Thanks guys
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