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    Gumboot recommendations

    I need some advice.

    I am looking for a pair of decent gumboots - must be lined and have proper insoles.
    They must be almost as comfortable as a pair of good hiking boots.
    Doesn't have to look like a mudder tyre underneath but just not a windsail flattie

    Prefer something with a drawstring to close the top but that's not critical.

    Any suggestions for me to look at please?
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    I use Skellerup Quattro for work. No lace up on top though. Can get a summer weight and winter one.


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    Aigle. My partner got some when we were in Europe and she really like them.
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    I dont know how far up the leg you want to go, but boonies might be worth susing out. I bought a pair from Farmlands for walking when grass is wet. I like them. Warm as well.

    https://www.boonies.co.nz/product/ka...00-waterproof/

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    Have you tried gucci

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    I went cheap and bought $30 gumboots, regretted it straight away. Too bloody noisy and uncomfortable, so got some of these. Only worn a few times so far, but

    https://www.completeangler.co.nz/mai...-gumboots-5482

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    Quote Originally Posted by MB View Post
    I went cheap and bought $30 gumboots, regretted it straight away. Too bloody noisy and uncomfortable, so got some of these. Only worn a few times so far, but

    https://www.completeangler.co.nz/mai...-gumboots-5482
    Those look nice - are they lined with proper insoles?
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    Got Skellerup Ashleys from CRT shop. Great except do need to add an insole or you feel the thread at the heel since the thread does not go all the way to the edge for some reason, also really irritating when you try to kick off the boot by stepping on the heel - which you can't really due to that design.

    Some cut them down a hole's worth to make them like the now discontinued Skellerup Bullers.

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    BATA make a superbly comfortable gumboot but again no string. Great insole, easy on these ol feet of mine and very durable. In my Opinion they leave Skellerup red bands for dead. I always buy a pair at the Field days. 1 yr for me and then the next year for my wife. I get just over two years out of a pair and I think thats good esp the way I treat em
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    Anyone use Bekinas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    Those look nice - are they lined with proper insoles?
    They have insoles, nothing too flash though.

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    Thanks Mr Browning for the Boonies link, A mate of mine has a pair and rates them highly for comfort & quality, I have been meaning to get a pair for ages now so I just ordered a pair of Rover Mids.
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    Can't go wrong with Boonies especially in winter. Comfy as just a bit hard to slip off.

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    One thing I've learnt over the years is don't be skimp on shoes/boots and the bed - we spend at least 2/3rds of our day using those two.
    Biggest issue I have is not being able to try them on with all the online sales and shops that aren't close by.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terryf View Post
    Anyone use Bekinas?
    Yep, I got a pair about two weeks ago. More comfortable than most others, and very light. They have a very basic insole, so you would probably want to buy decent ones.
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