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    Yeah, that was 20 years ago for me, I think we had 3 choices (speed lace, jungle, jump, & maybe whatever preceded speed lace). Also got the first issue of Rockies, but can't remember if we could wear them at our discretion.

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    I'm a Meindel man myself... Unfortunately, just like most things, you need both. It like having -15 sleeping bag and a 40 degree sleeping bag, 2 completely different uses. I completely agree with some sturdy ankle support but if you are just doing day hunts, it's just too much boot for early season hunts. If something goes down, I come out, get a pack frame, boots and away I go to retrieve.

    For me... On a daily basis of 1 day hunts from the truck, it's as light as possible.

    Dito... Where did you buy them? I can only find them in Europe. Or at least in Euro currency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montana View Post
    I'm a Meindel man myself... Unfortunately, just like most things, you need both. It like having -15 sleeping bag and a 40 degree sleeping bag, 2 completely different uses. I completely agree with some sturdy ankle support but if you are just doing day hunts, it's just too much boot for early season hunts. If something goes down, I come out, get a pack frame, boots and away I go to retrieve.

    For me... On a daily basis of 1 day hunts from the truck, it's as light as possible.

    Dito... Where did you buy them? I can only find them in Europe. Or at least in Euro currency.
    Got them here: http://www.giftsfromfinland.com/ I think there is another company that makes minimalist hiking boots as well but I couldn't find the info so I just went with the feelmax.

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    Nice... thank you!!

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    Decided to come back early from the elk hunt since we weren't seeing anything and antelope hunt tomorrow instead. Nice to have hunting areas close by! The boots feel good during normal hiking. But I did trip a little and during recovering myself slammed my foot down hard on a rock. Hurt my heel a little. Also the soles aren't the best for traction. Stepping on wet sticks made me feel like I was going to go ice skating. But I'll keep trying them out and will have to use them since I've used them.

    I also found these other options that I had talked about: http://www.russellminimalistfootwear.com/ http://www.zappos.com/vivobarefoot-o...-brown?zlfid=2

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    Loving the reviews

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    I have been looking for the same thing for two year. I am not sure about weatherproofing, but Belleville has a new tactical boot that looks like it might have some potential...

    http://birthdayshoes.com/minimalist-...mini-mil-tr101

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    I've fought wildfire for years and I've found the Nicks boots to fit really well with the minimalist style. Yes they have a thick sole and a heal but they are not cushioned. Wore regular hiking boots on a hunt in NZ this past winter for the first time in 5 years and my knees and back hurt so bad. Never again. I also wear Surf booties. But be warned, surf booties stink really bad from all the sweat. Just some food for thought.

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    There is also Russel Moccasins.

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    Take a look at the Roklite 400's. Lightest leather goretex boot out there.

    Rudy

 

 

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