Re: Whats your favorite Boot to wear ?
After wearing out two pairs of Danner Acadias on the USMC 50,000 mile warranty, resoling them each two or three times, I absolutely swear by Danners.
I have since switched to different models, one insulated and one not, both waterproof (in theory, but I've never known ANY boots to be waterproof when I wear them).
I demand very aggressive soles and extreme comfort for the many, many miles I put on my feet every week, both at work and play.
I've tried Rocky, Bates, and many other names in boots, ranging in price from $75-300, and have never had a boot come close to the quality of Danners, with one exception - Carolinas.
I wear Carolina Steel toe Loggers for work, as the steel toe is required, and I haven't found a steel toe Danner. Yet.
But, that being said, I like the heel durability on the Carolinas - spike climbing a tree is murderous on boot heels (knocked one off halfway up the tree once...very unpleasant day), and these take the beating.
Also of note, when I'm fully geared up for either hunting or work, I weigh in just over 300# (my 275# self plus 30-50# of gear), and am beyond harsh on footwear.
No, not fat, just a big boy...and very hard on gear!
If you're not breaking things from time to time, you're not working/playing hard enough!