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Looking for some good rubber boots for hunting. Was wondering what people thought of the ones with the neoprene uppers. Didn't know how well they held up in the thick stuff with briars and such.

Also looked at some columbia's today that had the zipper on the side. I can see the advantage of this for tucking in pants, removal etc.

My current ones are just plain old and the rubber is starting to crack. Looking for something that is going to fit well and last a few seasons.

Thanks for your thoughts!
 

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Cabela's 800 or 1200 grain thinsulate kneehighs . They are made with a heavy ankle support.

99.00
Best boot I've ever bought. Mine are the 1200. Comfortable from 50 degress all the way down to 10.

Above 50 degrees, I just wear a pair of leather Survivor boots from Wal-mart.
Hitt'em with some Sno-Seal and your good to go.
 

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LaCrosse Alpha lites w/ 3.5mm neo uppers are outstanding boots. I've had great results with LaCrosse and their comfort and durability. The best part about them is the way they fit. They fit snug around your foot and ankle, and are very light, virtually eliminating the slop thats common with rubber footwear.

80 bucks.
 

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Thunderhead and Firefighter, thanks for the replies and information. Both sound like great options.

Firefighter, I did look at the Lacross Alpha lites this weekend at Dunham's. I think they were on sale for $80 or $90. Is that where you were thinking or is there another store that carries them that you would recommend?
 

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LaCrosse Alpha lites w/ 3.5mm neo uppers are outstanding boots. I've had great results with LaCrosse and their comfort and durability. The best part about them is the way they fit. They fit snug around your foot and ankle, and are very light, virtually eliminating the slop thats common with rubber footwear.

80 bucks.

I 2nd the Lacrosse boots, I have 2 pairs with the oldest being about 8 years old. I really like the alpha lites for turkey hunting and early bow season. The fit great and have very good traction and comfort. I have notice some tears in the neo uppers. Small tears from briars and barb wire fences.

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I would give a serious look at Muck boots. I just bought my second pair of woody sports and they have been great. First pair are 4 yrs old and still being used but show signs of ware in the tred and neoprene. I wore Hodgemans and Lacrosses for years and liked both for durability and warmth. The differance, and it is a big differance is the weight. The Mucks feal like you have on a pair of 4 wheel drive slippers. I use them year round, but mostly for deer hunting(around cricks and marshes) and with all the gear we seem to cary to the stand these days, they are light as it gets. The woody Maxs are the insulated versions but they are both 5mm neoprene. I like the sports with differant weight socks for the temps. Waterproof, scentproof, good support, can roll them down to air out and dry from sweat, they also slip on with ease even over heavy clothing because they stretch.
 

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Eco,

I have some of the Muck rubber shoes as in barn or yard shoes. They have held up very well. Thanks for the input!
 

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I second the Muck Boots recommendation. Bought a pair of Woody Sports last year before my bear hunt. Thought I would end up using anything but these for pheasant and all around use. But no, these boots are all I where for everything.

Comfortable, light weight, and dont leak. Around $100.
 

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Muck Boots or Bogs..

I found a set of Knee high Bogs in green for about $40 at sierratradingpost.com. 600 Gr Thinsulate. They fit great and worked great in some of the muck I worked early season duck... great under a bib. good alternative to Muck without the cost.

Then again, a good set of hip boots works too... found a set for $25 at Meijer...
I just wear my Wader pants and good socks with Squal-tech rain gear to cover....
 

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I got a pair of Muck boots late last winter, used them for turkey hunting and alot of walk hunting this fall. Best pull on boots I have every owned. Google Muck Boot and you can find some good deals on line.
 
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