Forum Index > Trail Talk > Hiking boots
 Reply to topic
Previous :: Next Topic
Author Message
Mountainpines
Member
Member


Joined: 18 May 2021
Posts: 174 | TRs | Pics
Location: Illinois
Mountainpines
Member
PostSun Jan 08, 2023 2:13 pm 
Your picks for menís and womenís hiking boots? I love my Vasquez Breeze 2. But these are no more. No much tread left on these. I loved them for being light, ankle support, comfortÖ Now, Iím not sure what to get.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
zimmertr
TJ Zimmerman



Joined: 24 Jun 2018
Posts: 835 | TRs | Pics
Location: Newcastle
zimmertr
TJ Zimmerman
PostSun Jan 08, 2023 2:32 pm 
I'm on my second pair of Hoka Speedgoats and really enjoying them. I have a bazillion miles between half a dozen Altra Superior and Lone Peaks too.

Flickr | Strava

Mountainpines
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
RichP
Member
Member


Joined: 13 Jul 2006
Posts: 5468 | TRs | Pics
Location: here and there
RichP
Member
PostSun Jan 08, 2023 6:41 pm 
I like a full leather boot with lots of support. I'm on my third pair of Scarpa SL Active. Not light but good for kicking steps and gaining footing on steep, off trail terrain. https://us.scarpa.com/sl-active

Mountainpines  zimmertr
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Cyclopath
Faster than light



Joined: 20 Mar 2012
Posts: 6218 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
Cyclopath
Faster than light
PostSun Jan 08, 2023 7:13 pm 
New Balance 840v4 because I supinate.

Mountainpines
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Anne Elk
BrontosaurusTheorist



Joined: 07 Sep 2018
Posts: 2022 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
Anne Elk
BrontosaurusTheorist
PostSun Jan 08, 2023 10:27 pm 
RichP wrote:
I like a full leather boot with lots of support.
Speaking of which, when the shape of my foot changed enough that I wasn't comfortable in my well-worn Raichles, I didn't know what I was going to do, not wanting to spend a ton of loot. I wandered into the discounted returns area at REI and there was a pair of all leather Italian Zamberlans, which just happened to fit me. Priced $180. I was ecstatic. I took them upstairs to see what the regular retail price was and the sales guy told me those normally weren't stocked; they were a "special order". He looked them up on his phone - regular price then was $400. Heavy boots aren't everyone's cup of tea but given how many times my ankles have been sprained plus a tendency to pronate, it works for me. I like the nostalgic Norwegian welt stitching. The Z's fit me so well I didn't even have to break them in. https://www.zamberlanusa.com/product/9789385/1025-tofane-nw-gtx-r-rr-men-s-norwegian-welt-hiking-boots-waxed-brick

"There are yahoos out there. Itís why we canít have nice things." - Tom Mahood

Mountainpines, hearingjd
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
hearingjd
Member
Member


Joined: 06 Jun 2006
Posts: 21 | TRs | Pics
hearingjd
Member
PostSun Jan 08, 2023 10:55 pm 
Love my Zamberlans...

Mountainpines, Anne Elk
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Chief Joseph
Member
Member


Joined: 09 Nov 2007
Posts: 7050 | TRs | Pics
Location: Verlot-Priest Lake
Chief Joseph
Member
PostMon Jan 09, 2023 1:13 am 
I have worn a pair of Asolo's for several years now and like them very well and will likely be the last pair of boots I ever buy. https://www.google.com/search?q=asolo+gt&rlz=1CAUSZT_enUS1025US1025&oq=asolo+gt&aqs=chrome..69i57.6946j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#oshopproduct=vc:15280136287678342,vsc:15280136287678342,oid:16802850288132953509,iid:5837103789388641966,rds:UENfNTAwMjc0NDgzMjQ0MjA4MzM5fFBST0RfUENfNTAwMjc0NDgzMjQ0MjA4MzM5,pvt:a&oshop=apv Some as was mentioned above nearly always wear all leather, high top boots mainly for the ankle support and on steep terrain. I only wear them when on really steep terrain, or in wet and/or cold (snow) conditions, otherwise I wear trail runners, sometimes sandals and sometimes crocs, it all depends upon the conditions. I really think that doing a lot of walking in crocs has helped to make my ankles really strong, so I really don't need the support.

Go placidly amid the noise and waste, and remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.

Mountainpines, SpookyKite89
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Sky Hiker
Member
Member


Joined: 03 Feb 2007
Posts: 1422 | TRs | Pics
Location: outside
Sky Hiker
Member
PostMon Jan 09, 2023 6:30 am 
Look under gear

Mountainpines, ChinookPass
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
thunderhead
Member
Member


Joined: 14 Oct 2015
Posts: 1355 | TRs | Pics
thunderhead
Member
PostMon Jan 09, 2023 6:22 pm 
La Sportiva Nucleo High II GTX Hiking Boots

Mountainpines
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Now I Fly
Member
Member


Joined: 07 Jun 2018
Posts: 175 | TRs | Pics
Now I Fly
Member
PostMon Jan 09, 2023 6:37 pm 
Zamberlan 996 VIOZ GTX ! On my sixth or seventh pair. The best trail boot for my feet! They don't last forever, and I don't believe they can be re-soled. Still, the best medium/light boots in my opinion. So comfy! B.

Mountainpines
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Mountainpines
Member
Member


Joined: 18 May 2021
Posts: 174 | TRs | Pics
Location: Illinois
Mountainpines
Member
PostMon Jan 09, 2023 6:44 pm 
I wouldnít want to spend more than $200 for a pair since I have three members in our family who need to replace the old ones.

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Anne Elk
BrontosaurusTheorist



Joined: 07 Sep 2018
Posts: 2022 | TRs | Pics
Location: Seattle
Anne Elk
BrontosaurusTheorist
PostMon Jan 09, 2023 7:28 pm 
Now I Fly wrote:
Zamberlan 996 VIOZ GTX ! On my sixth or seventh pair. The best trail boot for my feet! They don't last forever, and I don't believe they can be re-soled.
Dave Page & Co in Fremont, would know if they can be. One of the "gems" of Seattle.

"There are yahoos out there. Itís why we canít have nice things." - Tom Mahood

Mountainpines, Now I Fly
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
awilsondc
Member
Member


Joined: 03 Apr 2016
Posts: 1285 | TRs | Pics
awilsondc
Member
PostTue Jan 10, 2023 7:07 am 
Check out the Salomon X Ultra (3 or 4) Mid. Looks pretty close to what you had, lightweight and within your price range.

Mountainpines
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Mountainpines
Member
Member


Joined: 18 May 2021
Posts: 174 | TRs | Pics
Location: Illinois
Mountainpines
Member
PostTue Jan 10, 2023 11:59 am 
Do these last: Salomon X Ultra 3 or 4? These seem light. These arenít waterproof. Are these similar to Vasquez Breeze in keeping water out in rain? There are Pioneer ones too. Iím not sure how these differ?

Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
Chief Joseph
Member
Member


Joined: 09 Nov 2007
Posts: 7050 | TRs | Pics
Location: Verlot-Priest Lake
Chief Joseph
Member
PostTue Jan 10, 2023 12:01 pm 
Mountainpines wrote:
I wouldnít want to spend more than $200 for a pair since I have three members in our family who need to replace the old ones.
When I bought my Asolo's I paid $220 online, no shipping and no ta at that time. There were $290 plus at REI.

Go placidly amid the noise and waste, and remember what comfort there may be in owning a piece thereof.

Mountainpines
Back to top Reply to topic Reply with quote Send private message
   All times are GMT - 8 Hours
 Reply to topic
Forum Index > Trail Talk > Hiking boots
  Happy Birthday LittleHikerMom, Overlander, dawgpack!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum