by Aarthorn » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:15 pm
by climbeverymarilyn » Sun Sep 02, 2012 10:35 pm
by neilwood » Tue Sep 04, 2012 4:53 pm
I bought Scarpa boots a few years back and despite a fair bit of use and numerous winters, they are still as waterproof as the day I got them.
I would stick with the better known walking boot manufacturers (Scarpa, Salomon, Berghaus, etc) as they are designed to take a bit of punishment while still maintaining their waterproofing.
by Aarthorn » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:00 pm
Many thanks for the replies
by gammy leg walker » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:05 pm
Aarthorn wrote:Brasher's were recommended to me by a friend so i grabbed a pair of them in a sale online, there comfy and good fitting but of course this weekends hike will be the real test.
Many thanks for the replies
Had my Brashers for over 3 years and climbed over 100 munros,its only now they are letting me down.
by BobMcBob » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:19 pm
by Spade » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:08 pm
by Aarthorn » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:43 pm
by Rudolph » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:27 am
Spade wrote:Try meindle or Scarpa's even North face 3 seasons and get some good inner supports also. You'll waste a wad of cash on cheap boots. Really buy the best you can afford. Ensure they are gore tex lined. Honest it's a no brainer, the difference with good boots is a great day out contrary to poor ones putting you right off because they soak your feet, get cold and cut them to ribbons..
As I understand it (and in my experience) Goretex lined boots will fail to be waterproof in a couple of years heavy use - no matter how expensive they are. Some fail earlier. That is an expensive way to buy boots. One of the most comfortable boots I've had were a pair of HiTec things I was given when a friend of my sons grew out of them! I did a lot of miles in them till they were proper worn out.
Of course dry feet are better than wet - but I've never had a day's walk ruined because of wet feet unless it's been winter. The squelching sound they make is the sound of water being pumped out!
My advice is to choose boots which are comfy and stiff enough for what you want at any price Then look for the bargains.
by BobMcBob » Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:24 am
Rudolph wrote:As I understand it (and in my experience) Goretex lined boots will fail to be waterproof in a couple of years heavy use - no matter how expensive they are. Some fail earlier.
You must have had a bad experience. My old Brashers were goretex lined and they were as waterproof after 10 years use as they were the day I bought them. I think I heard that it makes a difference if the outers are leather or fabric - leather tends to last a lot better (provided you look after it).
by Aarthorn » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:10 pm
by Gythral » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:23 am
Walk around the store for as long as it takes to be sure, up stairs, on a slope, try to push your toes into the toe box when facing down a slope, etc. If the salesperson is pushy, walk away, there's plenty of other vendors!
Once you've got them home wear them as 'slippers' indoors for a few days, as if they do turn out bad you can usually return them if they havent been worn outside.
As for low level, trail walks I find that HiTec V-LItes & Keen suit my very non-italian toes, much squarer than the toe shape of most current boots & with more toe box depth, and at the other extreme Scarpa's trail range I find they catch the seam of the fasle toe rand!
Boots are a very personal thing 1 type DOES NOT fit all & the sizes vary alot between models and manufacturers.
One manufacturer has a size range that varies from year to year from 2.5 sizes small to about right, another has a cat food marketing spread where no 2 models are the same size or shape!
by stevesey » Fri Oct 05, 2012 10:13 pm
Most expensive boots I've bought, but well worth it IMHO.
by karen1979 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 3:11 pm
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