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Old 01-31-2013, 15:46   #51
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Just as an FYI Danner is having a pretty good sale in the Breakroom. I just picked up another pair of their Rain Forest boots for $190. A little heavy for a patrol type boot but they are normally $370. My other ones are 7 or 8 years old and they still look great.
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Just as an FYI Danner is having a pretty good sale in the Breakroom. I just picked up another pair of their Rain Forest boots for $190. A little heavy for a patrol type boot but they are normally $370. My other ones are 7 or 8 years old and they still look great.
Yeah I get those also worst part is its either always seemingly sold out of my size or a BROWN hiking boot lol. Ive been getting the break room emails for oh about a year now and I only missed 1 good shot at a decent boot they had the Acadias in a 10.5(probably a half sixe too big normally wear a 10 BUT I could wear heavier socks or put a insole in them) at $189 but i messed around looking for reviews on them(to see how they ran size wise) and when i went back the 10.5 was gone lol...
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Well I guess I can post a review in a bit but I went with the Lowa Super Camp in a size 10 got it for $217. I was going to go danner but today when I pulled them up in a size 10 best price I could find was in the $260 range and of course a few days ago they were in the $229 range...figures id miss them...but from the reviews id seen of the Super Camps they ran true to size and were a decent boot..plus at $217 quite a deal also as I could not find one anywhere else for under $300

I ALMOST went with a Kenetrek which was black and on their sale part of the site...if anyone wanted a good rebuildable boot they were going for $230 BUT the ONLY reason i didnt nab it was 200 gram thinsulate I had no need for thinsulate as I planed to rotate these all 4 seasons depending on job and whats needed at the time.
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Old 01-31-2013, 15:59   #54
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I didn't check the reviews but they had a few of the China GTXs for $80. I know what you mean about how limited they are but I was quite surprised how many sizes they had of the RFs. I'm sure they all go pretty fast. I always have ordered Danners in EE and not been disappointed.
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Its off subject but does anyone know how to make a boot that's a bit too wide a bit tighter. My bates are so wide on the top part from my skinney legs the laces are eyelet to eyelet

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Old 01-31-2013, 16:30   #56
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Its off subject but does anyone know how to make a boot that's a bit too wide a bit tighter. My bates are so wide on the top part from my skinney legs the laces are eyelet to eyelet



Maybe it's time to hit the gym.
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Old 02-01-2013, 06:45   #58
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I just picked up a pair of the Danner Stryker II for $45 after using my boot voucher.

I have a couple pairs of boots just sitting in boxes unopened because they are just not as good as the Danners. Even though I have to still put inserts into them. But thats the same with just about any boot since none of them are comfortable to me.
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I just picked up a pair of the Danner Stryker II for $45 after using my boot voucher.

I have a couple pairs of boots just sitting in boxes unopened because they are just not as good as the Danners. Even though I have to still put inserts into them. But thats the same with just about any boot since none of them are comfortable to me.
I think im gonna do the same thing next time(probably sometime mid summer) I love my strikers I dont know what they changed in the striker II's(but just from looking at them I do notice differences) I hope its better differences not cutbacks..I think I have a early version of the original strikers..when they replaced(for free) my hiker style GTX Danners they said here try this new boot that came out for free..and they sent me the Strikers...like wearing a slipper (with a composite safety toe) its just THAT comfortable..if they were resolable(their ONLY drawback IMO) I dont know if id ever need another boot.
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Old 02-01-2013, 15:32   #60
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I miss my original Strikers a bunch, most comfortable boot I've ever worn by far. Check out the reviews on the new ones, they don't look very good if I remember right.
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I miss my original Strikers a bunch, most comfortable boot I've ever worn by far. Check out the reviews on the new ones, they don't look very good if I remember right.
Yeah mostly positive but mixed..I may just try a pair though just to know if they are good or to avoid in future..gotta be better than the Converse,Hi Tec magnums, or others ive tried that sucked lol. Im assuming with the danner discount if the Acadia would have been $166 the Striker would have been even better deal.
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I've had a pair of striker IIs, and they fell apart pretty quickly. I through them away the last time I moved. The leather was wearing through, the eyelets popped loose, and I think even the sole was separating after just a few months of wear when I worked for the state.
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Old 02-04-2013, 16:32   #63
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Got the Lowa Super Camps today they are a fantastic boot. I cant find these anywhere less than $300 I paid $199 for them and they are well worth that. need broken in(wearing them now) but they fit great ran true to size and so far except being stiff and super comfortable. And they are even resolable which is a big + IMO. Cant beat the "glove leather" insides super comfy.
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Got the Lowa Super Camps today they are a fantastic boot. I cant find these anywhere less than $300 I paid $199 for them and they are well worth that. need broken in(wearing them now) but they fit great ran true to size and so far except being stiff and super comfortable. And they are even resolable which is a big + IMO. Cant beat the "glove leather" insides super comfy.
Do you have a link to them? I might have to check those out!
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Doesn't look like it'll clear the metal detector, though, with all those metal eyelets.
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Its off subject but does anyone know how to make a boot that's a bit too wide a bit tighter. My bates are so wide on the top part from my skinney legs the laces are eyelet to eyelet

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Buy a set of flat, non arch contoured insoles. Put them under the OEM insole. They will take up some excess space in the boot.

I sell Redwing boots, and this is an old shoedog fitting trick.
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Doesn't look like it'll clear the metal detector, though, with all those metal eyelets.
youre probably right but I will let you know..i figured most no one with the Acadias can clear either lol so if id gotten those id still be in the same boat. Only the Patrols would have(several with these say they clear) but the patrols were only SLIGHTLY less than these so I went with these.. but your probably right though my Cochrans seem to have the same style(nad number) of seemingly metal eyelets(they are not plastic they are metal of some type..and they clear so maybe I will get lucky who knows.
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youre probably right but I will let you know..i figured most no one with the Acadias can clear either lol so if id gotten those id still be in the same boat. Only the Patrols would have(several with these say they clear) but the patrols were only SLIGHTLY less than these so I went with these.. but your probably right though my Cochrans seem to have the same style(nad number) of seemingly metal eyelets(they are not plastic they are metal of some type..and they clear so maybe I will get lucky who knows.
Good luck, and let me know how it works out!
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Who is a good dealer for the Lowas? Anyone running Haix boots?
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Buy a set of flat, non arch contoured insoles. Put them under the OEM insole. They will take up some excess space in the boot.

I sell Redwing boots, and this is an old shoedog fitting trick.
Meant to say this in above post

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Old 03-28-2013, 10:45   #73
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Just picked up a pair of the Danner DFA hot uniforn boots for $60 in the Breakroom. Several sizes available right now, they look very close to the Strikers hopefully they fit as well.
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For those looking for something "athletic" and waterproof, look very hard at the Underarmour Tactical Mid GTX. I just picked up a pair ($170 retail / $135 from CHIEF Supply with 20% off promo, which I think has ended). Unbelievably comfortable, fit true to size, waterproof as advertised, etc. I've been kicking around starting a thread, but I don't care for boot threads.

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They don't look all grayish in the mesh areas in person...solid black.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:57   #75
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Well I can say the Lowas are some great boots, no they wont clear the metal detector the eyelets...just too much metal. But as far as comfort go probably the best ive had..they are pretty heavy duty and id say honestly took a good month to get broken in.
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