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I'm looking to buy boots and see what everyone recommends. They would be for spring trip to Ontario and also to use in the fall. I think I'm better off with non insulated boots as where I can always put on heavier socks. But I do want boots with Gore-Tex.

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I've worn Wolverine Boots for the last 50 years or so.

Do you wear size 12 by chance?

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I just purchased a pair of Columbia Boots recently for ice fishing and deer hunting.  Wore them on Sunday morning when I was ice fishing when it was 6 degrees and the wind was blowing pretty hard.  My feet never got cold.  They were kind of pricey at $130.00, but I got them on sale for $85.00 so it was a good deal. 

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Danner Rough Out GTX

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These:

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For sure.

They provide utmost comfort for all your trekking needs and the shiny pleather outsole is unmatched in durability and water resistance. Their thigh-high height is sure to keep your entire legs warm in the freezing Canadian wilderness. I truly don't think you will find a better boot for your needs anywhere else.

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if youre looking for a hiking boot, check out the gore-tex Merrells. i have a low top version but it is super comfortable.

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I've had a pair of Danners for 10 yrs.  Still waterproof and still hunt hard.

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Wolverine Durashocks for me. I'm absolutely brutal with boots. Within days they're stained with diesel fuel, oil, antifreeze, you name it, yet they last and last for me. They're comfortable right out of the box and stay that way until I get rid of them.

Whatever brand you choose, don't skimp on boots. Your feet will thank you. Cheap boots = misery.

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I'm absolutely brutal with boots. Within days they're stained with diesel fuel, oil, antifreeze, you name it, yet they last and last for me. They're comfortable right out of the box and stay that way until I get rid of them.

Whatever brand you choose, don't skimp on boots. Your feet will thank you. Cheap boots = misery.

Timberlands or Red Wings. I've been wearing boots everyday at work for the last 20 years and these brands are comfortable and last the longest. Now if only they could make a shoelace last as long as the boot....

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Wolverines for me. The closest you'll get to a water proof boot. As a land surveyor, I have put some serious miles through some rough terrain. I wear slip-on boots. No laces=no leaks. I go through a pair about every 4 or five years. I don't wear sneakers or dress shoes. I wear these boots every day of my life. If you get married or die, I will polish them. 8-)

Here ya go...

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/G-HID-COLL/21976M/0/Collections/Mens/Jesse-Wolverine-MultiShox-Contour-Welt-Western-Waterproof-ST-EH-10-inch-Wellington

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I'm on my second pair of Wolverines in about 7 years.  They do hold up well, and are about as comfortable a shoe as any, for a steel toe boot.

Here's what I'm wearing right now: http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/G-W-S-N/21853M/0/Work/Style/New-Arrivals/Mens/Saturn-Wolverine-6-inch-ST-EH-Boot

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I'm currently wearing a pair of boots that look a lot like Alpster's.  Easy to put on and take off without having to deal with the laces.

I've also got two pair of these boots.  One pair has been sitting in the closet, in the original box, for the last five years.

http://www.wolverine.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/G-W-C-H/7513M/0/Work/Categories/Heavy-Industrial/Mens/Wolverine-Traditional-8-inch-Boot

It paid dividends to have a couple of Wolverine/Hush Puppy factories right here in town, and that my Dad was the plant manager for both of them while I was growing up.  It still pays when you do the tax returns for the current manager!   ;)

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Funny this topic came up.  My wife is at Cavenders as I type returning the boots I just bought about two hours ago.  I have been wearing Georgia boots for years now.  They don't make the ones I like anymore so II got a pair od Ariats, steel toe, pull one western style.  Worn them around the house for an hour and said forgetr this!  The right boot was super tight, hurt my foot bad.  I have heard nothing but good things about Wolverine boots so I am going to go with them I think, and lace ups, not pull ons.

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Thanks for all of the replies...I've got plenty to compare & see which one fits the best. That's what I love about Bass Resource...if you're looking for advice on a product...this is the place to come. Thanks guys.

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I'm looking to buy boots and see what everyone recommends. They would be for spring trip to Ontario and also to use in the fall. I think I'm better off with non insulated boots as where I can always put on heavier socks. But I do want boots with Gore-Tex.

I couldn't answer without knowing when you're going to use them and how. There are a lot of good brands. However, just to look at two extremes, you'd want totally different boots for a sedentary activity as opposed to an activity where you're constantly on the move. For example, in my view, you'd want very different boots for ice fishing than you'd want for hiking.

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Danner, Wolverine, and Redwing have all been very good to me.

Depending on your needs, I have had a pair of Asolo Hiking boots for 5 years now, waterproofed with Obenaufs, and they still are going strong. I don't wear them everyday, but I do wear them every time I go fishing, and they are extremely comfortable, supporting, and fit like a good pair of boots should. They are pricey, at about 200 bucks, but can be found online at great prices. I paid 132 for mine.

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Marty...our annual trip to Ontario is always the opening weekend in May (21st for 2011)...where we get a fair amount of rain & some snow...it's always changing. I've have used insulated boots the past few trips & my feet get too warm. For this next pair, I want to get uninsulated Gore-Tex boots to go with the wide variety of Under Armour boot socks that I have. So when the weather changes...I'll just use a different pair of socks. I will be in the boat for a week from 6/7am till about 5/6pm everyday. So the acrtivity is more or less just movement in the boat.

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