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    Just picked up this thread, great conversations. Some heated points, at the end of the day it's what budget you have and that dictates your range of spending.
    I could buy some expensive boots, but I need to try them on and have comfort, also I need them long enough to go over my arthritic ankle to ease the sometime hard pain I get. So if the boots that suit cost £20 or£200 that's what I will go for.
    Me I like a walk I also like to sit round a fire, also enjoy making stuff. And if I can make rather than spend I do that, just can't make boots yet, Mmmmm that's a thought maybe it could be my next project ha ha!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Realearner View Post
    Just picked up this thread, great conversations. Some heated points, at the end of the day it's what budget you have and that dictates your range of spending.
    I could buy some expensive boots, but I need to try them on and have comfort, also I need them long enough to go over my arthritic ankle to ease the sometime hard pain I get. So if the boots that suit cost £20 or£200 that's what I will go for.
    Me I like a walk I also like to sit round a fire, also enjoy making stuff. And if I can make rather than spend I do that, just can't make boots yet, Mmmmm that's a thought maybe it could be my next project ha ha!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Realearner View Post
    Just picked up this thread, great conversations. Some heated points, at the end of the day it's what budget you have and that dictates your range of spending.
    I could buy some expensive boots, but I need to try them on and have comfort, also I need them long enough to go over my arthritic ankle to ease the sometime hard pain I get. So if the boots that suit cost £20 or£200 that's what I will go for.
    Me I like a walk I also like to sit round a fire, also enjoy making stuff. And if I can make rather than spend I do that, just can't make boots yet, Mmmmm that's a thought maybe it could be my next project ha ha!!!!
    May be worth googling mukluks.

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    I wear Scarpa Hill Master GTX amazingly comfy boot with Sorbothane inserts as an addition! Or for daily dog walking fayre I wear Karrimor Boots cos they're cheap at Field & Trek & I can batter them to death!
    If it can't be carried it aint needed

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    For me it's German Para Boots (the earlier type), getting a little difficult to find in some places but well worth the hunt. excellent quality leather and very hard wearing soles.

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    I just stick with the good old issue DMS boots they cost about 60/70 quid brand new and last forever if looked after and are pretty watertight the pair i have now have been worn nearly everyday for about 4 years

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    Very informative thread.

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    Changed mine now. Have been a Merrell fan for some time but the waterproofing just seems to let go prematurely. Now trying Salomon and seem good so far but the real test starts soon with Explorer navigation training on Dartmoor.


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