View Full Version : Boots - recrafting or not

01-04-2013, 08:19 PM
For those that do not use boots that can be recrafted, how long do the soles last on your glued/welded footwear? I'm really not keen on dropping $300 for boots that last for one season.

01-04-2013, 09:04 PM
i wore resole boots for about three years. three years of fire seasons and hunting. went with the mountaineering style boot and i will never look back. there is a ton of them. sportiva, lowa, kennetrek. i have a pair of sportivas that cost a lot less than my resolable boots and have been going on them for three solid years. and they see some nasty terrain. a lot of lava rock and chuckar country in my neighborhood. best of luck and happy new year

01-05-2013, 05:11 PM
Thanks. I'm going up to Cabela's in the morning to see what they've got.

Bitterroot Bulls
01-05-2013, 05:36 PM
Check with Lathrop and Sons on Hanwag boots. They are mountaineering/hiking style boots AND are resoleable.

Best new gear I had this year.

01-05-2013, 06:07 PM
I was looking at the Alaska model earlier. Almost choked at $344 price tag. They also sell Danners which I like and they're running a special on those with their Synergy insoles.

Plus I can try on Danner boots at Cabela's. I'm kinda reticent to spend that kind of cash on footwear I can't try on first. Is Lathrop & Sons good with returns?

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01-05-2013, 06:28 PM
Mendel (sp?) by Cabelas is quite impressive. I'm on my 3rd year and love them. If you're headed there, probably worth checking out.

01-05-2013, 07:12 PM
Will do. I had looked at a Meindl hiker - Perfekt(?) - for general hiking out here so I'll see what's on their wall for more hunting-related stuff.

01-06-2013, 01:04 PM
if your not liking them. check out backcountry.com. they are one of the best warrany and return place i have purchased from. i know they have a wear them for a year, if you don't like them 100% refund polocy. also, make sure it has a heel on it. (not a flat sole) for carrying weight is a must

01-06-2013, 04:42 PM
That's nice to hear. :)

Cabela's was almost a waste of time. Maybe due to the end of the season sale, or just it being in Phoenix, but the selection was pretty slim. The Cabela's/Meindl Alaska Hunter they had on display didn't even have another pair in back to try on. I only tried on two pair since the place was swamped with people.

Doe Nob
01-07-2013, 09:18 AM
Mendel (sp?) by Cabelas is quite impressive. I'm on my 3rd year and love them. If you're headed there, probably worth checking out.

Seconded. If you don't want to pay up for Kennetreks or Lowa's I found the perfect 10 to be a good value. The first hunt I did in them they hurt a little on the break in, but they are good to go now, on my 2nd year.