You Can See What You’re After Now:
So How Do We Get There?
by Joseph N. Peterson
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As a follow-up to last weeks binocular suggestion, let's look at the second most important piece of equipment any hunter has- his boots!
Some of our guides are blessed with very forgiving feet and need nothing special, but others have very specific footwear needs. I can wear anything and my feet are comfortable but I do like the easy break-in qualities of Danner boots. I also like Danner soles for not being as slippery in the wet rocks.
We have a couple of guides who will only wear Kenetrek boots. They provide excellent ankle support and great foot comfort. Do not expect to be comfortable in them if you do not break them in very well before using them for extensive hiking though. And this is the most important aspect of foot wear…...break your boots in before hunting in them!
Like I said earlier, I have forgiving feet and have gone over 20 miles the first time I put a pair of boots on, but that is not the norm. I have seen people with lightly broken in boots that they thought were ok get debilitating blisters and ruin a hunt. Get good boots, break them in well and you will be more effective in the field.