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Need Some Boots

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by k20, Jan 13, 2003.

  1. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Ok, well i got back from the mountains sunday and i noticed i need a new pair of boots while im there. Ones definately with gore-tex and probably 200g of thinsulate, nothing more or my feet will burn up. Maybe uninsulated since it was probably since my feet got wet. Heres the sucky part i dont have $350 to spend on a pair of em, and i wear a size 15 boot and most boots go to 14 /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif The few i have found that are cheap are either 800g thinsulate or are just FUGLY. Someone help me look a bit, i think i have seen every boot site on the net and then some.......I dont care if they are leather/camo or all leather, but not all camo.
    Thanks if anyone finds one, you get, um, a um, something, gimme awhile to think about it....
     
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    Did some looking for you:
    how about these?

    If you don't like them...at least try looking through the vast selection at www.cabelas.com
    (Dang, you're right, it's really hard to find a size 15) /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Sometimes you can find nice boots for good prices at Sierra Trading Post... /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  4. Corey 78K5

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    Sounds to like to Me your problem is you need boots that breath more than anything. Dont be fooled by boots that say Thinsulate on them. Just cause they say that does not make them a good boot. Yes Thinsulate is good but if your feet don't breath or have the ability to cool off or dry out thin to me it's no good.
     
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    how about using a makita and a drill bit for vents? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Just make sure if you do that you are not wearing them.

    "Well ya see doc, I wanted to vent my boots and I took the drill and...." /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  7. POWERMAD

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    The boots I have are Georgia Boots.
    Had em 3 years and they are by far the best boot I have ever had.
    Not sure on the weight of the thinsulate but I have stood in freezing water for hrs on end and my feet were warm and dry(regular cotten socks too), and in the summer they are not to hot.
    Not sure on the sizes 15 is a big freakin foot.
    $200 for em and worth every penny.
    Awesome boots for the woods the soles are like the Boggers of the boot world.
    And like the tag says no break in needed.
    You can buy em, lace em up and do a 20 mile hike right out of the box. No sh!t.
    Oh and they are a killer looking boot as well.
    I bought these 3 years ago and have no Idea what they are called.
    I wear them every day too.
    Time for new ones though the toes finaly blew out, so they are not real water proof anymore.
     
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    I am real partial to Danner's, though they are a bit $$$$. I have a pair that I bought in 1995 that are still in good shape, and Gore Tex lined as well. My feet have never been wet or cold in these boots.

    John
     
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    15 years ago they were a good boot.
    Now $200 for a pair of boots that fall apart in 3 months.
    Not me. I don't know how many guys I have seen that were all proud of them and totaly pissed 3 or 4 months later when the frigging things fell apart.
    They might be good for normal wearing but as work boots oil and grease just tear em up.
    Sides blow out, soles come off I am not impressed.
     
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    I have Wolverines and I am looking for a pair of Red Wings now because the boss noticed that I was wearing brown boots instead of black. The guys at Red Wing could prolly help you find a boot if they don't have em!!
     
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    That sucks!!! I was lookin' at buying another pair soon, too. Oh well.........

    John
     
  12. Skigirl

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    How 'bout these? In the catalog box on the left, put in this number: AX3M1-70812X. Then when the new page comes up, click on the catalog number, it'll show you a pic and specs. The online catalog doesn't show it available in 15, but my print catalog does, so if you call them you can probably get the size you want. Catalog number 62716.

    Boots
     
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    Hey, whatta ya say we go get a Mike's hard lemonade?
     
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    i really like those, if they got em in 15 thats what ill get, they have thinsulate thats removable /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif and they are waterproof.
     
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    well no 15s..................agh.....the search continues......
     
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    Did you call them??? In my catalog, they spefically say that they have this boot in 15.
     
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    yeh i called em, they said they list a 15 wide (what i need) but its been discontinued and they dont have any.
     
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    Bummer.
     

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