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One year later....
I did extensive research on hunting footwear and finally settled on the Irish Setter Boots: Men's Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boots 860, Elk Tracker.
I bought my boots in Sept. 2013 for that years hunting season. Anyone who hunts in the Pacific Northwest can attest to the wet climate this region brings. For years, I trudged through the forest and meadows with subpar boots. Finally, I had enough of the wet feet that invariably came hours into the mid morning hunt on those wet day.
Upon receiving my boots, I proceeded to follow the manufacturers suggested treatment and care to make sure these boots do all they say they will do. (You really do need to treat your boots better than you expect them to treat you!) I applied a generous coating of mink paste to my boots and rubbed it into every crevice stick or surface. I rubbed it in using a cotton cloth (later my leather gloves were used so as to treat both in one shot.). Working the mink oil into the leather by rubbing it in took some time and I also stripped the laces to coat even the hidden areas.
Having already harvested my deer for the year, I occasionally wore my boots throughout the winter, but it was mild and the wet conditions were not realistic to my hunts.
Right out of the box these boots fit like a dream! Still, a year later, they are just as comfortable. I began to wear these daily just for this simple fact!
Now, that the 2014 deer season is still in full swing, I can attest to the quality of these boots, if treated in the manner I describe and retreated prior to subsequent wed day hunts.
I wore these boots through many days of wet deluge. I encountered shallow streams, Wet grass, low shrubs, rocks, wood and other items which tend to relegate other boots to a sloppy wet mess. The Elk Tracker 860 left me totally dry and comfortable. These boots are by far the best pair of boots I have ever invested in.!
If you get these boots, treat them right and they won't let you down. One year later, and my boots are performing as I had hoped they would and my feet remain dry and I most definitely recommend these boots to anyone who wishes for the same.
REMEMBER.TREAT THEM GOOD AND THEY WILL TREAT YOU GOOD.
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4 out of 5 people found this product review helpful.
At first I was a little skeptical on these boots because of the price but after I purchased them I was very happy I did not only do they feel great on my feet after a long day of hiking through the woods my feet stay completely dry I highly recommend these to all hunters and anyone looking for warm comfortable feet after a long day of hiking