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#2173933 - 11/19/10 03:47 PM NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS??
CAMARO12
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I'm looking at a pair of LaCrosse AlphaBurly 1500 gram boots in Mossy Oak Treestand camo. Anyone have any opinions on this boot or maybe some suggestions on another insulated rubber boot?? Thanks.
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#2175357 - 11/20/10 09:10 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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one of the best boots ever made.
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#2176403 - 11/21/10 07:23 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: rem270]
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you will love them my feet freeze also but with the 1500 and some good socks you will be warm
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#2177392 - 11/22/10 01:35 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: knightrider]
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Thanks, guys. You don't think that's too much insulation??
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#2177983 - 11/22/10 07:37 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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You'll be alright with the insulation (atleast I am). I love the LaCrosee, but on my feet, they fit really snug. Don't get me wrong, I love this, but they can sometime be more of a hassle to get off then I wish. That's just something you may want to consider.
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#2178462 - 11/23/10 06:51 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: BDS05]
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Muck Boots Woody Max are great for me. My feet don't seem to get cold like they used to and they are easy to get on and off. Wearing them here the last few warm days has been a mistake though cause my legs and feet got hot.
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#2178551 - 11/23/10 07:48 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: yellowlabmann]
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The LaCrosse boots are a very good brand, hard to go wrong with them. Late last yr. I bought a pair of the Muck Woody Elite's from a gentleman on this site, I got to wear them once last season and had not formed a true opinion after just one trip into the woods. I have worn them all this season so far and have to say they are probably the best all around boot I have, basing this on over 30 yrs of hunting in the Adirondack Mtns of NY, I have seen more than my far share of weather conditions, this past weekend the high for the day was a whoooooping 18 degs. I spent four hrs on my mornig watch and my feet never once felt cold. I wear a base layer sock (polypro and a light weigh sock by Black Mtn (Outlast; High Country) Note: if you don't own a pair of these socks you have no idea what you are missing, they are a little more money, but worth every cent.

http://www.gean-edwards.com

I would suggest going to a store location that offers several brands and try them on with different sock combo's and see which ones fit you the best, warmth is good, comfort and warmth is much better.

Good luck

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#2178705 - 11/23/10 09:14 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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i here alot of folks bragging about the muck boots.going to have to try a pair
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#2179220 - 11/23/10 02:32 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER]
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I love my Muck boots!! I have a pair of the shoe type Mucks, and they are not real great. But the boots are the best i've owned.
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#2179384 - 11/23/10 04:41 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: lcpd]
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I just bought the New 2000 gr LaCrosse Hunt Pac Extreme.
Looks like they will work GOOOOOD. (They run small, order 1 size larger than normal)
Just need some real cold weather now...
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#2179604 - 11/23/10 07:38 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: skynimrod]
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Muck... I have been using them for several yrs and I have never used hand warmer like in my other rubber boots including Lacrosse.... Hunted in the teens for more then 4 hrs at a time in MUCK cold weather hunting boots and didn't have a problem... I'm from FL so these must be good boots... \:\)
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#2185611 - 11/28/10 10:56 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: gator-n-buck]
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i got 2 pairs of mucks,,elites and field blazers,, best boots ive ever owned,, get a good sock with them or your feet will sweat and get cool,,but not freeze like my rubber boots
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#2185961 - 11/28/10 04:34 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: switchbacker]
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To the Muck owners....after talking to a fellow TnDeer member today I've decided to look into a pair of Mucks with the side zipper. Overall do they fit snug? Typically on a hunting boot I go 1/2 size larger just wondering how these fit.
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#2185984 - 11/28/10 04:50 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: Mag]
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I normally take a 9/9.5 in a normal boot pending on the width, I ordered mine in the 9/9.5 sizing and with my usual sock choice they felt a little snug.................but I had the option of removing the in-sole. After wearing them once or twice they actually stretched and fit excellent with my usual socks.

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#2187730 - 11/29/10 02:02 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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I too want to try the Muck Boots. My only concern would be if they would work well in the mountainous terrain here in East Tennessee. I have a pair of Muck shoes and my feet tend to "slide around" a bit on steep terrain. Can anyone tell me what their experiance has been with Muck Boots and mountains?

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#2188056 - 11/29/10 05:10 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: DocHunter]
FULLDRAWXX75
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 Originally Posted By: DocHunter

I too want to try the Muck Boots. My only concern would be if they would work well in the mountainous terrain here in East Tennessee. I have a pair of Muck shoes and my feet tend to "slide around" a bit on steep terrain. Can anyone tell me what their experiance has been with Muck Boots and mountains?


Hey DocHtr,

I hunt nearly all high peak terrain in the mountains, usually a minimum of a 2 miles hike from my truck before hunting begins. I spend 9 hrs in my Muck boots last Sunday, up and down steep inclines and I am not much of a sitter, I tend to stand on my watch. No problems at all and definately no sore feet.

The boots tend to fit snug, but don't choke your feet.

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#2189381 - 11/30/10 08:51 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: skynimrod]
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Muck boots all the way. I wear a good par of liner socks and then Red head lifetime socks and feet haven't been cold yet.
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#2189567 - 11/30/10 10:37 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: Adamjcksn]
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Thanks FDXX75. That has been my only concern. Think I will try a pair out. Who has the best price on the woody max or the elite, anybody know?
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#2189737 - 11/30/10 12:00 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: DocHunter]
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 Originally Posted By: DocHunter
Thanks FDXX75. That has been my only concern. Think I will try a pair out. Who has the best price on the woody max or the elite, anybody know?


Gator-n-Buck... will have them shipped right out to you too.

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#2189810 - 11/30/10 12:49 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: JA1234]
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 Originally Posted By: Joey A
 Originally Posted By: DocHunter
Thanks FDXX75. That has been my only concern. Think I will try a pair out. Who has the best price on the woody max or the elite, anybody know?


Gator-n-Buck... will have them shipped right out to you too.


Ditto

That's who I purchased mine from, the transaction was excellent and the so is the product.

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#2190488 - 11/30/10 08:26 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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I would consider the Muck boots but I like to tuck my pants legs down in my boots. Aren't the top of the Muck boots too small to do this??
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#2190498 - 11/30/10 08:40 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
I would consider the Muck boots but I like to tuck my pants legs down in my boots. Aren't the top of the Muck boots too small to do this??


Nope... they neoprene on top and the roll up and down over your pants... Neoprene also stretches.... One of the easiest boots to tuck your pants into...


Edited by gator-n-buck (11/30/10 08:59 PM)

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#2190500 - 11/30/10 08:41 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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roll the tops down then poke your pants in and roll the tops back up...
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#2190894 - 12/01/10 07:55 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: JA1234]
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I have never rolled mine down and have never had a problem sliding my leg (with multiple layers) down inside the boots.

The top edge of the boots are finished off nicely and actually hug your leg to seal out bugs and debris.

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#2209424 - 12/12/10 07:07 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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I agree with everyone here about the Mucks. I bought a pair this year after wearing Danner's for several years. I still like my Danner's butthe Mucks are so much warmer and comfortable. A co-worker transferred here from Alaska and he said most of the state troopers there wore them.
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#2215560 - 12/15/10 03:19 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
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 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
 Originally Posted By: Joey A
 Originally Posted By: DocHunter
Thanks FDXX75. That has been my only concern. Think I will try a pair out. Who has the best price on the woody max or the elite, anybody know?


Gator-n-Buck... will have them shipped right out to you too.


Ditto

That's who I purchased mine from, the transaction was excellent and the so is the product.

FDXX75


X3... bought Elites and would again. Bought Woody Max for step-son and he loves em. GatornBuck has best price hands down.
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#2218159 - 12/17/10 08:39 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: Adamjcksn]
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 Originally Posted By: Adamjcksn
Muck boots all the way. I wear a good par of liner socks and then Red head lifetime socks and feet haven't been cold yet.


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#2219316 - 12/17/10 10:39 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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Can't go wrong with Muck Boot Co boots. On my second pair. My father-in-law is in like his 8th year in his. Just hard to beat em. With that said, I tried on a pair of LaCrosse at Gander Mountain just for giggles. They were the Alpha Lite 5mm 18" rubber boots. And actually, their design of the "sport fit" which essentially conforms the fit of the boots to your ankles made them a better feel to me than my Mucks. They don't slip a bit. Go figure, huh. I am actually hoping I get enough gift cards for x-mas to pick me up a pair of them. I just can't justify spending the $120 out of my own pocket to get em after just picking up my new Mucks a month ago.
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#2219317 - 12/17/10 10:46 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: Mag]
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 Originally Posted By: Mag
To the Muck owners....after talking to a fellow TnDeer member today I've decided to look into a pair of Mucks with the side zipper. Overall do they fit snug? Typically on a hunting boot I go 1/2 size larger just wondering how these fit.


I typically wear a size 12 in almost all footwear. The only exception being my Justin work boots which are 13. Anyway, the first pair of Muck boots I bought were a 13 but I had to take them back, they were a bit big. The 12 was perfect, as it should have been.

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#2219318 - 12/17/10 10:47 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: west_tn_hunter]
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 Originally Posted By: west_tn_hunter
 Originally Posted By: Mag
To the Muck owners....after talking to a fellow TnDeer member today I've decided to look into a pair of Mucks with the side zipper. Overall do they fit snug? Typically on a hunting boot I go 1/2 size larger just wondering how these fit.


I typically wear a size 12 in almost all footwear. The only exception being my Justin work boots which are 13. Anyway, the first pair of Muck boots I bought were a 13 but I had to take them back, they were a bit big. The 12 was perfect, as it should have been.


Don't know too much about the side zippers though lol.

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#2248177 - 01/05/11 07:25 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: gator-n-buck]
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 Originally Posted By: gator-n-buck
 Originally Posted By: CAMARO12
I would consider the Muck boots but I like to tuck my pants legs down in my boots. Aren't the top of the Muck boots too small to do this??


Nope... they neoprene on top and the roll up and down over your pants... Neoprene also stretches.... One of the easiest boots to tuck your pants into...
yep
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#2262400 - 01/13/11 08:20 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: Football Hunter]
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#2282777 - 01/27/11 10:13 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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It would be during mild weather, which will make your feet quiet uncomortable but if you are afraid of cold feet during December/january then you should get them.
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#2515583 - 09/10/11 10:58 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: skynimrod]
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#2517317 - 09/11/11 10:51 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: skynimrod]
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You don't need that much insulation,if your feet are getting cold get better socks and make sure you have some wiggle room for your toes and have a small piece of carpet or newspaper to put on the metal slats of your treestand, makes a huge difference.
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#2517319 - 09/11/11 10:53 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: skynimrod]
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You don't need that much insulation,if your feet are getting cold get better socks and make sure you have some wiggle room for your toes and have a small piece of carpet or newspaper to put on the metal slats of your treestand, makes a huge difference.
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#2541053 - 09/27/11 09:22 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: skynimrod]
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Have worn several different brands over the years. Seemed to always get cold feet. Tried a pair of my brother's muck boots in the snow last year and my feet never tried to get cold! Will own a pair of these Mucks in a few days!
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#2710627 - 01/06/12 01:25 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: skynimrod]
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#2716278 - 01/10/12 05:06 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: LSUtigers]
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After 6 years with my muck wetlands boots I'm ready for a new pair (of mucks). I've worn through the fabric on the heel. I put a thermal type insole on top of the regular one to snug them up a bit. I wear my browning kangaroo boots in september, then wear my mucks til mid january.
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#2716567 - 01/10/12 08:12 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: infoman jr.]
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I hunted in Lacrosse rubber boots for years and they always made my feet sweat, 2 hrs after sunrise my feet would be cold. I changed to a rocky type boot, cordura,thinsulate, with gore-tex and my problems went away. I actually only use a 600 gram boot with a good wool mix sock in the winter. I can't see where anyone would need that much insulation in a boot. Most important is to have some extra room in your boot. This is what works for me.
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#2730007 - 01/21/12 09:14 AM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: 280longshot]
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My Son really likes his Muck Woody Max. Having said that...before I get some I'd like to try on a pair of Bogs. I've heard they are great too.
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#2730453 - 01/21/12 06:00 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: eightpointer]
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I was in Gander Mountain today and looked at the Muck Woody Max, nice looking boots but what makes them so special say compared to the Lacrosse Burly?? I also use a non insulated rubber boot during turkey season and my Lacrosse non insulated ones are tearing up. In the market for some and checking prices.
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#2730519 - 01/21/12 07:22 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: 280longshot]
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 Originally Posted By: 280longshot
I was in Gander Mountain today and looked at the Muck Woody Max, nice looking boots but what makes them so special say compared to the Lacrosse Burly?? I also use a non insulated rubber boot during turkey season and my Lacrosse non insulated ones are tearing up. In the market for some and checking prices.

The Muck Woody Max is lighter, warmer, and a better walker than the Lacrosse Burly. Regarding boots for turkey hunting, I generally prefer a good leather hiker over any of the full rubber boots.

The title of this thread was "NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS??".
It seems most took that to ask what's a good boot for cold-weather stand deer hunting. But IMO, there is no one boot that's ideal for a variety of things throughout the year.

People in West TN may generally have more need for a taller waterproof boot and tend to prefer the full rubber boots. People in East TN generally don't need such a tall amount of waterproof. But then, it just depends on what you're doing.

I'm normally wearing a full rubber or neoprene boot while actually deer hunting. But I do much of my scouting wearing more rugged, more comfortable, and more breathable leather hikers. Then sometimes I need chest waders while either scouting or hunting.

Many people (including myself at times) perfer a lightly insulated or non-insulated boot for even cold weather deer hunting, since they carry a pair of Artic Shield boot covers in their pocket. IMO, a pair of these boot covers is like adding about another 800 gram of thinsulate to whatever you put them on. The advantage is being able to wear a lighter, better walking boot, then when you arrive, you put on the Artic Shields.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/ArcticShi...ch-All+Products

For most of my outdoor activities, I'm wearing either a full rubber or neoprene boot; a leather snake boot; or a good leather hiking boot. Even in cold weather, my non-insulated hikers are fine so long as I'm moving. And over the course of a year, I spend more of my time afield wearing good leather hikers. Am currently on my 2nd pair of the most comfortable ones have ever had (made by Meindl). IMO, these are better than Danners:
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-3...ch-All+Products

No matter what is the right boot for the circumstance, don't overlook how important the right socks matter. Not just an issue of not wearing cotton, but you may need a certain thickness for that perfect fit, not too tight, not too loose. You can also fine tune your boots' fit with liner socks, and you may need a liner on one foot and not the other, since most of us have feet that are not sized exactly the same from left to right.

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#2730598 - 01/21/12 08:38 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: 280longshot
I was in Gander Mountain today and looked at the Muck Woody Max, nice looking boots but what makes them so special say compared to the Lacrosse Burly?? I also use a non insulated rubber boot during turkey season and my Lacrosse non insulated ones are tearing up. In the market for some and checking prices.

The Muck Woody Max is lighter, warmer, and a better walker than the Lacrosse Burly. Regarding boots for turkey hunting, I generally prefer a good leather hiker over any of the full rubber boots.

The title of this thread was "NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS??".
It seems most took that to ask what's a good boot for cold-weather stand deer hunting. But IMO, there is no one boot that's ideal for a variety of things throughout the year.

People in West TN may generally have more need for a taller waterproof boot and tend to prefer the full rubber boots. People in East TN generally don't need such a tall amount of waterproof. But then, it just depends on what you're doing.

I'm normally wearing a full rubber or neoprene boot while actually deer hunting. But I do much of my scouting wearing more rugged, more comfortable, and more breathable leather hikers. Then sometimes I need chest waders while either scouting or hunting.

Many people (including myself at times) perfer a lightly insulated or non-insulated boot for even cold weather deer hunting, since they carry a pair of Artic Shield boot covers in their pocket. IMO, a pair of these boot covers is like adding about another 800 gram of thinsulate to whatever you put them on. The advantage is being able to wear a lighter, better walking boot, then when you arrive, you put on the Artic Shields.
http://www.cabelas.com/product/ArcticShi...ch-All+Products

For most of my outdoor activities, I'm wearing either a full rubber or neoprene boot; a leather snake boot; or a good leather hiking boot. Even in cold weather, my non-insulated hikers are fine so long as I'm moving. And over the course of a year, I spend more of my time afield wearing good leather hikers. Am currently on my 2nd pair of the most comfortable ones have ever had (made by Meindl). IMO, these are better than Danners:
http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-3...ch-All+Products

No matter what is the right boot for the circumstance, don't overlook how important the right socks matter. Not just an issue of not wearing cotton, but you may need a certain thickness for that perfect fit, not too tight, not too loose. You can also fine tune your boots' fit with liner socks, and you may need a liner on one foot and not the other, since most of us have feet that are not sized exactly the same from left to right.

Good post, I agree.
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#2733905 - 01/24/12 05:07 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: skynimrod]
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mucks are easier to get on and off
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#2739283 - 01/29/12 06:30 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: gsd123]
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Tried the mucks on today and they really felt great but I wear a size 10 and it was a bit to big for normal socks, the size 9 was to small. I had to go back to the Lacrosse Burly, they just feel better and fit better around the ankles.I plan on using these during turkey season so the non insulated boots are what I needed. After talking to the sales woman I got a 10% discount for being a veteran. I didn't know Bass Pro has a discount for veterans. Guess it was my lucky day.!!!!!!!
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#2752342 - 02/10/12 06:31 PM Re: NEW BOOT SUGGESTIONS?? [Re: CAMARO12]
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Havent tried them but they look great. If you buy them let me know how you like em......I really like the muck woody Max, but i have looked at the alpha's and would consider them to see if they wear better. Still they would have to WOW you to impress me.
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