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Title: Rocky Boots
Post by: tech1720 on September 01, 2009, 10:30:35 PM
I hunted with Rocky Boots for 15 years. The last pair I bought is JUNK! This pair was over $150. Leaks like an onion sack. 12 months old, no H20 proof warranty!
Made in China! But aint they all. Made in USA, wont hear that again!
Title: Re: Rocky Boots
Post by: nOnAmE on September 02, 2009, 05:03:03 AM
Well, thanks for the heads up.
I could never stand spending that much on boots though anyways.
I always buy the cheapest pair of crappy boots that I can find and then immediately regret it. :-\
Title: Re: Rocky Boots
Post by: John Andrews on September 02, 2009, 10:06:58 AM
That's a shame, that company going to crap.  :tickedoff
I have one really confortable pair of black combat type duty boots made by WORX. Uncle Sam gives us a shoe allowance every year, so the boots are free.  :) I don't know if they build hunting boots. If so, I would for sure buy a pair.
Title: Re: Rocky Boots
Post by: bohicajuan on September 03, 2009, 07:40:44 PM
It seems most boot makers have gone down the toilet over the past few years.

One of the few exceptions I know of is Danner. They ain't cheap but they are beyond great.

 I wore them in the Sandbox and I wear them at work too. The support they give is off the chain.

Cheaper but also very good boots are made by Converse and 5.11 Tactical. I get mine here in town but www.sportsmansguide.com and www.rangerjoes.com and www.brigadequartermasters.com also sell them.
Title: Re: Rocky Boots
Post by: Big58cal on September 07, 2009, 12:07:33 AM
Rocky used to make some good boots, but like others have said, they've gone to crap recently.  Too bad.....

My brother has a pair of Irish Setter boots that he wears hunting.  He loves the things.  They ain't cheap though! :shock:

I'm a cheap bastage though when it comes to boots. :wink:  The one's I wear working on the farm and squirrel hunting are a set of hikers made by Catepillar.  Nothing special, but they're tough and they've got good tread.

My hunting boots are a set of the Guide Gear 1000 gram rubber boots available from the Sportsmans Guide.  I think I paid $40 for them 4-5 years ago.  They've held up pretty well and keep my feet dry and warm.  In COLD weather, I've got a set of Sorrel pack boots that I wear. O0  My feet get cold easy, so these things are worth their weight in gold to me.  They're heavy and bulky, but well worth it if they let you stay on stand all day when it's cold. O0
Title: Re: Rocky Boots
Post by: Meat Hunter #737 on September 07, 2009, 04:50:32 AM
Where I hunt I usually walk through some kind of water, whether its frozen (ice or snow), a puddle, swamp or just heavy dew so I wear knee high rubbers by Lacrosse 1000 gram thinsulate, will never go back to leather, because up here in Northern NY we always have snow half way through our deer season and wet cold feet suck
Title: Re: Rocky Boots
Post by: John Andrews on September 07, 2009, 10:10:01 AM
Where I hunt I usually walk through some kind of water, whether its frozen (ice or snow), a puddle, swamp or just heavy dew so I wear knee high rubbers by Lacrosse 1000 gram thinsulate, will never go back to leather, because up here in Northern NY we always have snow half way through our deer season and wet cold feet suck
Sure does suck! When that happens, you are forced to head back to some place warm and dry.  :sad: