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Thread: Looking for Boot recommendation

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    Looking for Boot recommendation

    Guys its been years since I hunted in NZ and I will be heading back over there next year to blow the cobwebs out of the rifle .
    New boots are the first order of business and I have no idea of whats “Hot “ in the boot world these days .
    All Im after is suitible boots to walk river flats and Beech forest , Im not going tops hunting or anything extreme .
    Im sure someone will probably mention Bullers , but my days of wearing them pasted 20 years ago .
    Whats a good walking boot that you would reccomend ?
    What do you guys wear when your out for a stroll and not chasing monsters in the snow .

    Thanks

    Ken
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    Irish Setters.

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    Damm , I made a spelling mistake in the title and I cant seem to edit it
    FALL IN LOVE WITH THE NUMBERS , NOT THE IDEA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ground Control View Post
    Damm , I made a spelling mistake in the title and I cant seem to edit it
    We know what you mean

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    Talk to @Sarvo
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    He nui to ngaromanga, he iti to putanga.

    You depart with mighty boasts, but you come back having done little.
    Sounds like a typical hunting trip !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frogfeatures View Post
    Talk to @Sarvo
    Yeah the army boots he sells are very good.
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    I can get you New Tibets - dont think you will get cheaper in Aussie
    Not in Wide fit though

    Plenty of size options in the ones Brian mentions above - New too
    Also plenty of used Lowa-Meindl-La Sporiva-Scarpa-Hanwag

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    For bush hunting having a light pair of boots then I’d recommend Salomon 4D GTX Quest boots.

    They’ve served me well, no break in required, light, super comfortable.

    Another pair I’d look at are the Lowa Z6 or Z8 boots. A mate wears them and swears by them aswell.

    I’ve used Meindl Island Pros & Tibet’s but what your wanting to do you’ll find these boots too heavy
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    For river flat/lowland bush just about anything from trail running shoes up will do the trick. Just buy something that is comfortable. Don't overthink it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    For river flat/lowland bush just about anything from trail running shoes up will do the trick. Just buy something that is comfortable. Don't overthink it.
    I agree with Shearer, try them on and see what feels good

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    Sorry I havent been back to update this .
    Shearer and Sidebyside ,after some thought I have gone down this road and bought a cheaper pair of boots here locally .
    Where I live there isnt a great selection of Hiking/Hunting footwear avaliable to try on and definitely none of the higher quality known brands .
    I have purchased the most comfortable boots of the ones I tried on and will wear them at work over the next few months to see how I like them and how well they stand up to abuse .

    Ken
    FALL IN LOVE WITH THE NUMBERS , NOT THE IDEA

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    Just don't be stingy when it comes to the socks and you'll not go that wrong. A bread bag over each sock is a backup option but possibly unsuitable for serious gear junkies.
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