I'm getting ready to buy a new set of boots. What I'm looking is something more for everyday wear. Not really for hiking or anything. I live in Alaska and it's almost winter so that means snow, lots of snow. So I want something waterproof and mid top. I want something a little lighter than duty boots. I'm thinking Solomon trail running style or Lowa Zephyrs. I've owned two pairs of Solomons and I like them. what do you guys like?
Posted 02 November 2014 - 04:45 PM
I'm liking that a lot of good boots are being released in a dark brown now, due to the British military switch to MTP (modded multicam).
Posted 02 November 2014 - 05:15 PM
Yeah, I need it to catch on with Belleville... I am a 12.5 and most boots just don't fit quite right... Belleville makes a ton of half sizes and works really well.
Posted 02 November 2014 - 05:19 PM
I have a pair of Merrell Perimeter leather hiking boots that have been my every-day footwear for 2-3 years and they've held up great. We don't get quite as much snow here in Connecticut as you do in Alaska but I think these would do just fine if they weren't discontinued. The build quality on Merrell's is great so I wouldn't hesitate to purchase another pair, though from what I have heard/read about Lowa I would definitely give them a try (Renegade or Hudson LL/GTX, looking at their website, as I'm a sucker for dark brown all-leather build and look).
Posted 02 November 2014 - 05:45 PM
I own a pair of Lowa renagades right now. They are my hiking boot. I'm looking for something a little more flexible and lighter weight. That's why I was looking at a few different types of Solomons. I'm liking the, X Ultra Mid GTX in black.
Posted 02 November 2014 - 07:47 PM
well... Just ordered a pair of Solomons. XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 GTX. Got them for $113.00.. That seems like a good price. I'll let you guys know how they are when I get them in.
Posted 15 December 2014 - 11:30 AM
They are the same basic design as the Bates ones but built WAY better. You can hit up most any surplus store and try on the bates ones to get a feel for the fit but don't buy them. They had a lot of QC issues with them.
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