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    Skellerup Hikers

    Has anyone tried these? I know they don't make bullers, and the ashleys look to be cut to high for my liking. The hikers look to be a cost effective boot but has mixed reviews, just looking for first hand experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanqueray View Post
    Has anyone tried these? I know they don't make bullers, and the ashleys look to be cut to high for my liking. The hikers look to be a cost effective boot but has mixed reviews, just looking for first hand experience.
    Some cut Ashleys down to Bullers.
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    Have tried Hikers but prefer the tread and heal of the Bullers and Ashley's Saw a thread somewhere that Hunting and Fleecing where getting them manufactured. Haddad's in Otorohanga were trying to get Skellerup to do a special run of Bullers but they wouldn't.

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    Made for people with narrow feet. I have a pair that were too uncomfortable for my flippers. Have since used th d shackles off them to repair other boots. Make good camp slip on boots now

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    Not built the way they used to be - the soles wear out very quickly in shaley riverbeds & my last set had the rubber peeling away around the tongue after several trips. Wouldn't recommend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    Not built the way they used to be - the soles wear out very quickly in shaley riverbeds & my last set had the rubber peeling away around the tongue after several trips. Wouldn't recommend.
    Yeah they used to be better when the the lace bit and tongue were one piece. I wore them for years but then same thing, the last pair with the new design wore out much quicker.

    I got a pair of the ashley steel caps which are pretty good if you don't mind a bit of extra weight. They have better tread in my opinion, didn't care for the buller style tread and found them a bit slippery when sidling.
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    @Nickoli and @kickinwings

    Just to clarify, I guess you are talking of the Ashley's, not the Hikers.

    And @scotty, you are talking of the narrow Skellerup Hikers, not the Ashley's, yes?

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    I was talking about the hikers.......and then the Ashleys (steel cap).

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    I use the hikers for work instead of gumboots.
    Have not gone hiking in them, but have worn em all day no prob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordite View Post
    @Nickoli and @kickinwings

    Just to clarify, I guess you are talking of the Ashley's, not the Hikers.

    And @scotty, you are talking of the narrow Skellerup Hikers, not the Ashley's, yes?
    Nope - talking about the Hikers.

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    Thanks for the feedback. 40mm, how have they held up for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tanqueray View Post
    Thanks for the feedback. 40mm, how have they held up for you?
    Just got the Ashleys, have not punished them much so can't tell, never tried the Hikers.

    Great for crossing shallower streams which is why I got them. Balancing across rocks to avoid wet socks is too risky especially out on your own, but with shorter, non-waterproof boots you of course try... now I just concentrate on a firm foothold instead of a dry-looks-fairly-good-foothold.

    I'll not complain when they eventually wear out. Not that expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    Nope - talking about the Hikers.
    yea talking about the hikers......
    not good if you have a high instep either

    better than gay crocs for camp shoes tho as long as i dont have to lace them up
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    Used the Hikers once. Did a hunt into the Ruahines. Towards end of trip feet were sure from slipping around inside the boot. Were correct size too. Comfortable to wear with no laces as a around section/camp boot.


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    I found them good in the bush but sweaty.
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