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.