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4/8/2020 3:53 AM
 

Hi

I hunt in thick brush and like to wear light low tops with gaiters.

The problem is not being able to always watch my step and shredding trail runners.

A trip through the stickers just made my 2 week old altra lone peak rsms leak like a sieve.

So, I’m looking for a durable low top waterproof shoe with good tread. I’ll probably need leather or a very tough synthetic.

Price range is $250 or less. Weight is important but I know I’ll probably never find a true ultralight that is tough. I’m tired of shoes and boots that don’t even last one season. It seems quality overall has dropped except for elite brands.

Thanks

 
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4/9/2020 9:57 AM
 
I think what has changed is folks want ultra light and ultra comfortable from the word go. Neither of those are indicative of longevity. A book that doesn't require break in is already partially worn out compared to a boot that requires some break in, and the boot that requires some break in will last longer after broken in. Balancing boot weight to durability is a never ending challenge. I think it boils down to buy inexpensively and replacing often, or going with a heavier boot that is more expensive that is going to last a long time. I don't think there are really any lightweight boots that last a long time. The Asolo Fugitive an Oboz are probably the best I have found for durable and light.

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