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    Boots: Lightweight Or Rigid Rubber Rand?

    I am curious, how many of you are using lightweight boots or using the boots with heavy rubber rand?

    Or, are you using something in between?
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    Lowa Tibets...rubber rand.

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    I have been using both, depending on what the terrain or plan of attack looks like for a given day or trip. Most day trips I go light. Backpacking or rough terrain my kennetrek get the nod

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    I use them both depending on what where and when I am going.

    For Arizona in the spring hunting javelina the light weight boots get the nod no matter what the terrine is like.

    Late season elk in Colorado heavy Cabela's Mendi get the nod for the waterproof and being sturdier and insulated.

    Colorado, Utah early and late fall I'll go with light weight boots again until it gets wet and cold.
    If you don't care where you are, you are not lost....

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    i also run both have heavy duty kennetrek for the nasty backpack hunts and light weight for more day hunts or if it is warm weather. also run heavy warm boots in the snow/cold. also it depends if i am archery or rifle. i tend to like the light weight for archery because they are much easier to stay quiet in because your feet can bend more and feel the ground. i have more boots than i care to admit...

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    I use the heavy boots. Even summer months where I'm hunting. In the rocky High desert. I always stick with a supportive boot that is meant to carry weight. I wear a mountaineering boot daily for work all year (firefighter) and use a similar boot off duty for all my adventures. My latest favorite are the scarpa sl active. But for those in the market. You have to try on as many as you can and let your feet decide

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    After decades of soft hikers I've gone to the Hanwag Alaska. And for the first time in decades I've passed the 2 week or 20 mile threshold of a boot staying waterproof.
    The stiffer sole worked fine in archery season as well as the wet rocky Antelope and elk country I hunted this year.

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    both, depends on the situation and the hunt. mainly terrain and weather.

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    past few years ,I , have been wearing danner pronghorns for most everything
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