Boots

I want to buy boots for going innawoods hiking and larping and for general outdoor use, both normal ones and winter ones but normal are priority.

I'm looking at danner rats, I found them between 60 and 90euros
Are they good and are there any better options?
For winter ones I've seen belleville goretex ones but I'm ignorant about winter boots

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you're serious about it, find an outdoors or boot specific store and go there and try a bunch on, and read the reviews for the ones you like. I wear trail runners personally so I don't have any specific recommendations. Also invest in some good fucking socks, they will make a big difference no matter what boot or shoe you get.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have merino wool socks from Danish endurance, I've even went running in boots with them and they were comfortable and weren't even wet, and I ram in wet grass after rain too and the boots were wet, plus they never stink

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don't waste your money. Get the cheapest running shoes you can find in a size large enough to go over thick wool socks. Wear them with yaktrax for traction. The result is superior in every way, lighter, and cheaper than any tactical boots. For waterproofing wear bread bags over your socks (you'll get sweaty eventually but goretex isn't any better and is the scam of the century). If you're worried about snakes you can wrap literally anything around your ankles, the old timers literally warded off snakes with wool puttees.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But why do soldiers use tac boots then?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because they need to tuck their pants into them because they haven't discovered using sections of pantyhose to gather the pant cuffs.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Because they need to tuck their pants into them
          Never served no clue retard
          In a tactical situation pants go over boots to prevent shit like acid from dripping into your boots

          https://i.imgur.com/ZpaPQNC.jpg

          I want to buy boots for going innawoods hiking and larping and for general outdoor use, both normal ones and winter ones but normal are priority.

          I'm looking at danner rats, I found them between 60 and 90euros
          Are they good and are there any better options?
          For winter ones I've seen belleville goretex ones but I'm ignorant about winter boots

          LOWA Zephyr GTX probably among the best boots in the market rn, they wear like sneakers.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >LOWA Zephyr GTX
            They're hiking boot tier ugly tho, I hate how those chunky padded modern boots look like but yeah, they're comfy.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They get issued boots and have standards to follow that require them.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I recommend Ugg boots, they're very comfy.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    get adidas terrex boots. apply some bees wax and you got perfect snow and hiking boots.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The sneedwax just flakes off after like a day

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you need to use a hot air gun to melt it into the fabric, and wipe off the access.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I like my Altras
      it doesn't snow more than a few inches here but they're great for streams and mud which are everywhere

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have pic related. They’re excellent boots, very solid. I’ve hiked in them in everything from 90 degree weather to below freezing with deep snow. Would recommend

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So the consensus on tac boots is negative? Why?
      What's their use case then?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tactical boots are great if you're dealing with uneven terrain and shit getting into the boot due to the high cut. Most tactical boots nowadays are made with a Goretex liner so your feet can breathe a bit with them on. Any boot made from leather can easily be made waterproof/water-resistant through polish or sno-seal in the case of roughouts. Additionally, tactical boots usually have an extremely tough shank so you'll never have to worry about your feet getting stabbed by a sharp stump or some moron's pit trap. In my opinion, high cut boots are situational for PrepHole purposes, and it doesn't really matter what you wear as long as you're not stupid. What matters is that you change your fucking socks, so moisture doesn't build up to give you blisters.

        But why do soldiers use tac boots then?

        I do know that shoe care used to be a big cultural thing in the army and marines, so they are probably still using high cut boots as a sort of legacy type thing since they don't have the financial backing now to research any alternative solutions. Though any PrepHolefag is welcome to correct me on that if Natick (or some other military research lab) considered anything else when the US switched from black leather to roughout. This guy

        Because they need to tuck their pants into them because they haven't discovered using sections of pantyhose to gather the pant cuffs.

        is a fucking retard because even now a good portion of the army and marines still blouses their trousers.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes Marines still blouse trousers with the exception of Raiders but they really don't have to follow any rules so they wear better boots anyways.
          Also with the thing about gortex and water-proofing your footwear: bad fucking idea. You want water to drain well from the boot on movement, not get trapped in with your foot. Drying your feet and changing socks, as well as trying not to get your feet wet at all is the move. Gortex is really good for insulating your feet when it's cold though. So if you're hiking through snow then invest in boots with some kind of thermal liner. But also if your feet get unbearably cold it may be an issue with your blood circulation which is a whole different topic.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Never get insulated boots, just buy uninsulated boots large enough to fit over as many socks you need so you can rotate them out and wash them.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >ctrl + f
            >"jungle boots"
            >nada
            I gotta come in this thread and educate some anons.
            >McRae makes faithful reproductions
            >can be ordered with steel shank so you don't impale your foot on Charlie's punji sticks

            >You want water to drain well from the boot on movement
            Exactly.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I used the McRae repros for about 3 years before the sole became slick as a house slipper, brush and oil them once every few months and they will handle just about anything, after breaking in they will always fit your foot too.

              Avoid the Danner RATS. They are an awful boot. When I saw awful I mean FUCKING TERRIBLE. The only thing they're good for is standing still, anything other than that and you're in for a shit time. Throw in steel-toe and your feet are going to be fucked after about half a mile of normal walking, even if you somehow manage to break them in. I am not exaggerating. I was issued these thinking they looked nice and shit and hated life as long as I wore them.
              Danner Reckonings are cool though.

              What part sucked for you? I have a pair without the steel toe, I had a friend who was issued them and said they did their job fine, but they run slim so I got a wide in my normal size and they fit pretty well. I've probably done about 15 miles on trails, 5 or so hunting innawoods, and a good few 5 miles walks along the road and I havent had felt any outstanding issues. Definitely a couple miles in the rain to get them shaped well but afterwards I had no complaints, though I have had some shit boots and walked them to death so I'm not too picky

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The army hasn't used high cut boots in well over a decade. They use hybrid's almost a trail runner. They look disgusting.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're speaking out your ass, Army still requires at least an 8 inch boot.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            kid if you're gonna tell lies on the internet, at least put some effort into it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Because they haven't discovered using nylon strips to blouse the trousers under the knee where it actually helps with mobility.

          The military is so far behind me they're not even using suspenders. I carry 18 pounds of gear, weapons and ammo as a basic daytrip outfit and can bushwhack all day through the most technical terrain in North America like that without the slightest bit of discomfort.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Care to demonstrate what that looks like?

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For the love of God do not wear these shitty boots, or any approved USMC boots for that matter. They're slowly giving me and my boys horrible back pain and sadness. With the Danner Reckonings being the exception. Those are alright.
    If you want to wear tactical, long lasting, any terrain, any weather boots the brands I suggest are Merrell, Salomon, Goruck or Altra. There's more but I've only got experience with those.
    If you want lifelong health benefits that exceed beyond comfort and physical wellness, take the barefoot pill. That's a whole different world of footwear. Pic rel

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm looking at danner rats
    ha

    haha

    HAHA

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Avoid the Danner RATS. They are an awful boot. When I saw awful I mean FUCKING TERRIBLE. The only thing they're good for is standing still, anything other than that and you're in for a shit time. Throw in steel-toe and your feet are going to be fucked after about half a mile of normal walking, even if you somehow manage to break them in. I am not exaggerating. I was issued these thinking they looked nice and shit and hated life as long as I wore them.
    Danner Reckonings are cool though.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bought some Danner Tachyons and holy hell I hated them. Lasted one shift then returned them and bought Lookouts instead.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Damn moron tf. I took mine out on a 28 mile backpacking trip in the rocky mountains after breaking them in on a 4 mile day hike two weeks before. Thought the Tachyons were great, I was the only one in my group who didn't get blisters.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone have reccs for boots aesthetically similar to Waxis? I like that classic look they have

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You still haven't bought anything since the thread a couple months ago? Just get some waxis off ebay or something, dude. There hasn't been anything that you wanted the last time you asked, so why are you going to bother unless kommandostore restocks them.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What kinds of things do you have to do to maintain boots? Just bought my first pair of Danner Lookouts and want to keep them running as long as possible.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Wash your laces once a month. Apply Pecard or similar wax when they start drying out or looking too scuffed up. Dry them out fully if they get wet.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        What about general dirt and scuff marks? Need to be wiped down or don’t make a difference other than appearance?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Number one would be buying boots that can be resoled. Keep them clean, air them out after wearing them and ideally switch between two pairs. This is particularly important when using leather lined boots so the leather can fully dry out. DO NOT store them next to some kind heater or radiator.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    BigC

    timbs are p good and they're cheap, put some nice insoles in them and enjoy

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I really like Sorel boots and I'm thinking about buying some Diemme boots but those are 300-600 euros

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So whit all that said the takeaway is that rats are bad bc uncomfortable

    What do you suggest I look into then?
    I have timberland boots that I use normally for civ stuff are they ok for k and out stuff?

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anyone here use Lowas?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      wore through a pair of Zephyrs in about two years of non-stop medium usage. Decent light breathable boot, but the sole is slippery as fuck. Then broke a pair of Z-8's in another two years of same. Currently wearing Renegades, really happy so far, and the sole is way more gripping.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not PrepHole related, boot chud
    >Welcome to PrepHole, PrepHole's weapons board. Our board centers around weapons, armor, and other myriad military technology. While guns are the primary topic, threads involving any other sort of weapons, from swords and knives to tanks and jet fighters, come up frequently as well.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Danners are awful, but then again literally every boot at this price range is.
    Caterpillars are good, Timbs deadass B are probably the better option with a pair of doctor Scholes

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like how classic boots look but when I have to really walk somewhere I wear Salomon hiking boots since I don't want to risk being in pain with those oldschool boots.
    All hiking gear is ugly as fuck tho, idk who designs that shit.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Just wear PF flyers and skivvies and do legs every day. Ultimate style

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    ive only heard major bitching and complaining about the usmc rats. i dont know if thats because theyre terrible or if it's 100% zoomers with baby boy infant feet crying about ouchies. personally, i wouldn't take a chance. rats being as cheap and abundant as they are leads me to suspect they might really be awful. don't be afraid to buy uncomfortable boots though - anything will become comfortable if you wear it for long enough.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Merrell MOABs or Garmont T8 Bifdas, anything cheaper is going to fall apart on you and anything more expensive is a scam.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Garmont T8 Bifdas
      Are those on aliexpress actually copies of Garmont? They look very similar?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Genuinely those look more like resoled Oakley's to me. Also, I am shitposting a bit, but don't cheap out on boots. Everything else can be fixed and still be comfortable, but boots really can't

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I had good luck with cheap chink boots so I'll probably try these, $80 is actually upper end for chink boots.
          I got some tactical looking one which are actually more like work boots and they're very good, only issue is not really tight fit since I guess you're supposed to wear thick socks with them.

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Timberlands.
    Anyone who says otherwise is a brokie copetard KJAY0X

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Or white.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everyone has different feet so all you can really do is try them on until you find a pair that feels right.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is what I've used for a while and they serve me well in PNW, but they're quite expensive for non-custom boots.
    https://www.crispius.com/hunter-htg-gtx-insulated-hunting-boot

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    rats are sturdy as fuck but too heavy for sustained use. in my experience, boots are often a tradeoff between durability and weight.

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    look at civillian hiking/tramping boots. typically a bit more expensive but far superior. reason being the civillian market globally is far far larger than military procurement and isn't bound by the requirements of regimentality. so they iterate and innovate at a march higher rate due to the size of this market.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    OP

    Ok guys I remembered that I own some timberlands, idk the model is the classic ones with the darker leather and high ankle with the padded thing on top, are they ok to use in dirt/mud/wet grass/snow/rocky terrain/cold and hot weather?

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    LA Police Gear Sector Duty Boots are bretty gud.

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hai guys i just heard about waxis today, how do i go about getting some, can't find any on ebay

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Flat soles make them ugly and reddit tier.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wear size 14M and find Danner to be the most consistent with their sizing (fuck you Timberland).
    I'll post what I have and tell you what I think.
    These are the Strikerbolts. I wear them pretty often outside of work. I've ran in them. Worked out at the gym in them. Never had any blisters or other issues. Very comfy. I wish they had used hooks for the upper lacing so they'd be easier to get on, but there's also a side zip version. Just not my thing.

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wear these Fullbores to work in a DC and out hiking the hills. They're very light and super comfy, but really toe the line between boot and shoe. Been wearing them a year and they're holding up pretty good.

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I ordered these a few weeks ago. Been wanting them for about a year now and caught them 50% off, but on backorder. They'll ship next week. They're supposed to be good for hiking hilly, wet areas. I'll hike in them and they'll likely become my truck boots. I don't wear shoes anymore and when I do it's mostly fat skate shoes that I don't tie. I like to keep a pair of boots and a couple pair of wool socks with me at all times.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Might as well throw in my hunting boots, too. The Sharptails are hands down the most comfortable boots I've ever put on.
    I also picked up a pair of the Steelyards for like 90 bucks on sale. They're more of a work boot and pretty heavy.
    Also I highly suggest using waxed Kevlar laces. I've got them in the Strikerbolts and Sharptails and will probably replace the others.

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