One of our group has the Kennetrek
's he bought them at Schnee's in Bozeman on a hunt I think.
I'm not comfortable ordering any footwear via the Internet, I want to try them on and walk around and see how they feel. I can't do that with Kennetrteks. I have odd, hard to fit feet. It took me 3 different pairs of Meindl's to get a comfortable pair.
I like my Meindl's, the worked great last winter in NM on a Mulie hunt. I was doing a lot of sidehilling in that NM hard rock thats on the side of the mesa's. My feet were in odd positions and they provided the ankle and foot support and I never felt unsure of my footing and my 'dogs' never got too hot, I actually didn't mind wearing them around camp either.
I may replace the footbeds with Kennetrek footbeds this fall. The Meindl footbeds are fine, I'm thinking maybe the Kennetrek's are better. My only gripe is they turned pismuckle brown (from green) after I boot waxed them....Oh well.
You can have the fanciest rifle and the best optics and all the electronic stuff and even a great pack, but if your boots don't fit right and your feet get blisters, you might as we pack it in and go to the Holiday Inn and vegitate in the bar.
Last year, hunting our property up north (in Michigan), I had on the standard Michigan deer hunting attire, Carhartt bibs and jacket, orange sock hat but I was wearing the Meindl's. Later on, at the local watering hole, somebody asked me where my rubber pac boots were (also standard Michigan hunting attire). I told the person they should get real hunting boots. Gives you a wholde different outlook on hunting.