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Thread: Boots, what do you think?

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    Boots, what do you think?

    hey Team
    I am keen on getting some boots for summer hunting.
    They will only be used between 6 and 12 times per year and i'd like to spend around $200. I see there are a few available in Hunters Element Evolve and a Grisport hiker.
    Hunters Element Tramping Boots - Outdoor Clothing - Hunting and Outdoor Supplies
    Grisport HIKER Boot - Other Accessories - Hunting Accessories - Hunting

    is it better to get the higher boot like the HE Sika or Razor back over the lower style, does that help with ankle stability over rough ground? I do see myself going deer stalking, i just go on occasional day trips with the lad in search of goats and pigs and head across the paddocks after rabbits and hares. Up until now i have been wearing my gumboots but far to hot to carry on that idea.

    thanks in advance for your advice.
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    so went and checked them out and bought the Grisport. The feedback i got from the people at the store is that they get very few if any of them returned but regularly get the evolve back.
    If i could have a full time job shooting pests i'm up for over time.

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    Got a few mates with Vasques who rate them. I've never tried a pair but they look comfy.
    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

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    Flip Flops for summer my man
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Got a few mates with Vasques who rate them. I've never tried a pair but they look comfy.
    They are comfy but after 3 days wet in and out of creeks I thought I had sat in dogshit.Never had that prob with Bullers,then one of the eyelets pulled out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    Got a few mates with Vasques who rate them. I've never tried a pair but they look comfy.
    I have had Vasque boots for 5 or 6 years and they are the Bomb!.. I have done a lot of miles in them and have no complaints at all!

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    Ive blown out stitching in my Irish Setter Elk Trackers after 3 years so i find myself in the same situation, What next?

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    GRI are good boots for the money keep them protected dry them when wet and you will get the mileage.
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