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    Summer boots

    So could this be the answer to a comfortable, hikable wet wading boot? It looks like it could be the answer to my prayers.

    https://youtu.be/Vd_Xqo9bS_k

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    Re: Summer boots

    couldn't you put on some old hiking socks in the boots you have now?

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    Re: Summer boots

    The answer to that is absolutely no. I have to wear neoprene socks, a heavy pair of wool socks, add a set of Dr. Scholls gels and after hiking with wet feet my boots still feel as loose as an old whores you know what.

    I really need to get a closer to actual shoe size boot for wet wading and since I do a ton of hiking in them, I would like a pair that actually feel more like a pair of broke in hiking boots. Not as stiff as my regular wading shoes, but with enough support to take a knocking around in the stream.
    The Simms look pretty good on the screen, but will have to see up close and in person.


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    Re: Summer boots

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    The answer to that is absolutely no. I have to wear neoprene socks, a heavy pair of wool socks, add a set of Dr. Scholls gels and after hiking with wet feet my boots still feel as loose as an old whores you know what.

    I really need to get a closer to actual shoe size boot for wet wading and since I do a ton of hiking in them, I would like a pair that actually feel more like a pair of broke in hiking boots. Not as stiff as my regular wading shoes, but with enough support to take a knocking around in the stream.
    The Simms look pretty good on the screen, but will have to see up close and in person.
    If you have an old pair of broken in hiking boots, you can take the insoles out and drill a bunch of sheet rock screws through the bottom of the soles. Make sure to counter-sink the heads into the rubber, then cut the screw points off to 1/4" with a pair of dikes to form little studs on the bottom of the boots. Put the insoles back in and you're good to go.

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    Re: Summer boots

    Quote Originally Posted by moosekid View Post
    If you have an old pair of broken in hiking boots, you can take the insoles out and drill a bunch of sheet rock screws through the bottom of the soles. Make sure to counter-sink the heads into the rubber, then cut the screw points off to 1/4" with a pair of dikes to form little studs on the bottom of the boots. Put the insoles back in and you're good to go.

    Yes, but how do you screw in the screws on the toe section of the boots? Lol

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    Re: Summer boots

    Quote Originally Posted by Trout Guy View Post
    Yes, but how do you screw in the screws on the toe section of the boots? Lol
    Pull the tongue back and dust off your angle-driver

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    Re: Summer boots

    I want the felt man. I almost killed myself last summer on Mud Run with an old pair of hiking boots with studs. The problem with old hiking boots is the rubber sole gets hard and loses all its sticky. And steel points on hard round rocks don't cut it.


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    Re: Summer boots

    Korkers redsides, with simms neoprene socks....cinch 'em up tight. They'll only last a season with heavy hiking, but they are super comfortable

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    Re: Summer boots

    LU recommends Korkers so based on that i would go with the Simms

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    Re: Summer boots

    dluver...you are just jealous that I wear new gear instead of your use of MACFLY's thrift shop gear...

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    Re: Summer boots

    What am I missing? My regular hiking boots, whatever they are at the time, work just great in the stream. Felt never did much for me. Good boots are good boots wet or dry.


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    Re: Summer boots

    Quote Originally Posted by FIN-ITE 34 View Post
    So could this be the answer to a comfortable, hikable wet wading boot? It looks like it could be the answer to my prayers.

    https://youtu.be/Vd_Xqo9bS_k
    Give us a review after you purchase then

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