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Just one boot.... Which one.
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Seeing where we live. I was wondering about this the other day.

If you were to have only one pair of boots, what would you want?

Here is the senerio, so play the game as laid out.

You have to flee your home, you will be traveling on foot all the time with the gear you have on your back. Moving from point to point in search of food, water, supplies. No permanent base station. Just a wandering sole trying to survive.

Now, you aren't going to haul an extra pair of boots around with you, so what do you go with? A light weight point would be great for summer, but what about when winter comes? Insulation would be important, but to hot for summer. (I know what your going to say, you would head South.)

I know there is no "perfect boot" for this senerio, but if you had to only pick one kind what would it be and why.

Insulated... Uninsulated... High top... Low top... Leather... Modern materials...
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#2
Muck Boots, Chore Hi-Cut

These are by far my favorite all around boot. I wore a steel toe version when I laid pipe on the mountains for transferring water from water source to well site for two years. They keep your feet dry, hug tight but comfortably around your calves and you can flip the tops down inside out around the ankles when its hot. They are lightweight, rugged and damn comfortable.

Muck also makes multiple styles from winter "arctic" styles to low tops to camo and even hikers and shoes. The chore would be my recommendation, I've used mine hard and they can withstand long treks in the woods. Another good thing is you never have to carry spare laces. I have also used the arctic style for extreme winter conditions but they are no good for summer, too hot. I am sure whatever brand of muck you pick they will surpass any need or situation you throw at it. If you had to pick only one pair, pick mucks.
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#3
Might I suggest buying a pair of boots?
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streaker69;73427 Wrote:Might I suggest buying a pair of boots?

Lol. That's what I was thinking when I read the title.
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I really like my 1000 thinsulate/goretex Rockys 10" ...... I can live in them in the summer too ..... I have,for a 4 day hike in Tiadaghton State Forest ...... Dry,forms to foot,no slip soles,protection from rocks goretex is dense,leather in the right places for comfort,great ankle support padded upper helps protect and keep water out if a crossing a stream,they stay dry,the gortex breaths real well ......
under 200 bucks .....
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I have the blackhawk weatherproof boots. Very solid yet comfortable, good in hot or cold, and easy to care for. Even in the worst weather I prefer them to my $300 Danner extreme cold weather boots... and I wore those on Mount Fuji in February.
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mtbkski;73409 Wrote:...If you were to have only one pair of boots, what would you want? ...you will be traveling on foot all the time with the gear you have on your back. ...

Hmm....I recall this same scenario a few decades ago, this was the solution:

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Jungle Boots, Panama style tread

Haven't worn mine in a -long- time, I think I still have an old pair in the closet.

Not perfect, and every design has a tradeoff. They tend to slide a short distance sideways in slippery snow/slush, but the tread does hold. And *do* pack extra socks, they have small vent holes in the side (not visible, this photo), dry feet are essential.

IIRC there was a pad we could put in for added spike protection.

Pros:
  • Lightweight, similar to heavy duty high top sneakers
  • Easy to dry out
  • Heavy cleats get good traction
  • Inexpensive (at least they *were*)

Cons:
  • Better suited to warmer climates, drain holes in side could let icy slush inside (never happened to me, but the potential's there)
  • No steel toe
  • Conventional lace-up design (although some guys had a zipper device added)

My oldest bought me a pair of Timberland boots earlier this year, they're working out very well. Much heavier than 'Nam boots, but they have a better tread for around here.
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#8
I really love my Danners. They are a little pricey, but are completely recraftable. All leather, GORE-TEX so its breathable, comfortable all day.


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#9
I have red wings and while I don't really trek around in the muck they do quite well. For the best over all survival, I suggest a more breathable steal toe boot and supplementing it with wool socks and large plastic bags for when traveling through wet conditions or snow.
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ExcelToExcel;73573 Wrote:For the best over all survival, I suggest a more breathable steal toe boot and supplementing it with wool socks and large plastic bags for when traveling through wet conditions or snow.

^^^^ This for the most part. I would also find a fiberglass toe acceptable and would go with sock liners over the large plastic bags, though I would keep some bags in reserve.
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