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I believe they have a good reputation but as with any boot, getting a good fit is key. 

I have two identical pairs of Vasque (lower height) that should last me a bunch more years and a pair of similar height to yours above made by Meindl.    All three pairs are outstanding for me…………………YMMV of course.

The Vasque were my shoe of choice today and as seen in the attached picture with a bear track from a couple weeks ago.  
 

Good luck!

 

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Top quality stuff.

Generally their hunting series are pretty stiff soles built  for mountain terrain. Not exactly soft quiet soles, thats something to consider.

If you follow Scheel’s outdoor store email specials you can sometimes catch a decent sale. Same with Linton Outdoors.

I bought some Meindl’s and very happy with them but got them in Montreal when they had a store there dealing them. Again, serious mountain boot with stiff sole and high rand. I tried some Kenetrek Safari mid heights and the fit wasn’t quite right as i have a difficult fit at times. Always wanted some Scarpa’s; but they just dont work with my narrow and long feet no matter how much I wanted them too.

As Larry said in his post, fit is everything especially when dropping some serious coin on boots you’re going to spend time in.

Lowa and Hanwag  are also players in that same genre of leather boots.

 

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Have a pair and from the time I got them they’ve had a squeak when walking. I figured it would go away when broke in but it made it worse. Sent them back and they returned them saying there is nothing wrong with the boot. I regret not sending them back without being worn because I’m sure they’re a quality boot but it’s given me a sour opinion of the company since.
 

I would not consider them an everyday hunting boot as they are very stiff, and tough to walk quietly in. 
 

Ive been known to cover some miles and  I’ve found I really like wearing a quality hiking boot and gaiters. I’ve been  wearing Oboz all year and really like them, I also have zamberlan, hanwag and Lowa but don’t like any of them as much as a regular soft soled hiking boot.

 

My only complaint about the hiking boots from my rubber boots is I had to buy a 2nd pair because although my feet never get wet in them they just don’t dry out over night like a rubber boot does so I bought a second exact pair and rotate. 

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On 12/30/2023 at 1:34 PM, Buckmaster7600 said:

Have a pair and from the time I got them they’ve had a squeak when walking. I figured it would go away when broke in but it made it worse. Sent them back and they returned them saying there is nothing wrong with the boot. I regret not sending them back without being worn because I’m sure they’re a quality boot but it’s given me a sour opinion of the company since.
 

I would not consider them an everyday hunting boot as they are very stiff, and tough to walk quietly in. 
 

Ive been known to cover some miles and  I’ve found I really like wearing a quality hiking boot and gaiters. I’ve been  wearing Oboz all year and really like them, I also have zamberlan, hanwag and Lowa but don’t like any of them as much as a regular soft soled hiking boot.

 

My only complaint about the hiking boots from my rubber boots is I had to buy a 2nd pair because although my feet never get wet in them they just don’t dry out over night like a rubber boot does so I bought a second exact pair and rotate. 

Would love to be able to use hiking boots but I need a tall boot with good ankle support.  Been using Danner  Pronghorns, but no matter what I put on them they get soaked by the end of the day. And after 2 seasons I pulled an eyelet out this yr and several more are ready to pull out.  Love lacrosse  rubber boots but they just make my feet sweat terrible and then they freeze. 

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1 hour ago, lucky118 said:

Would love to be able to use hiking boots but I need a tall boot with good ankle support.  Been using Danner  Pronghorns, but no matter what I put on them they get soaked by the end of the day. And after 2 seasons I pulled an eyelet out this yr and several more are ready to pull out.  Love lacrosse  rubber boots but they just make my feet sweat terrible and then they freeze. 

I’ve worn lacrosse since I was a kid and because of a broken foot I started wearing hiking boots and have realized there are better options. A quality hiking boot is my new favorite footwear for walking many miles day after day!

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8 hours ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

I’ve worn lacrosse since I was a kid and because of a broken foot I started wearing hiking boots and have realized there are better options. A quality hiking boot is my new favorite footwear for walking many miles day after day!

Have you checked out mammut boots , I have 2 pair of boots and a pair of approach shoes. I broke my foot pretty good in 07 and these have worked out really well and held up forever . Tje inside is memory foam and contours each foot different which you know is important after snapping a foot .

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I have them. I use them as my go to boot now. I love them and will probably get another one to use while bird hunting. Very comfy for me when im putting 10+ miles. Just keep up with the waxing. I didnt keep up with it as well as I should have the first couple years. 

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2 hours ago, Jeremy K said:

Have you checked out mammut boots , I have 2 pair of boots and a pair of approach shoes. I broke my foot pretty good in 07 and these have worked out really well and held up forever . Tje inside is memory foam and contours each foot different which you know is important after snapping a foot .

No, I’ll have to check them out. I usually don’t like “soft” boots because it makes it harder to feel what’s under my feet but I’m learning I have to adjust my old ways or be in agony all day.

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