Originally Posted by jmden
Women's backpack hunting boots--need very narrow and sz 11 with goretex and the equivalent of 400g Thinsulate insulation.
Anybody know of a quality boot that incorporates these items?
I've owned four sets of Meindl's over the years. They're a comfortable boot but I couldn't recommend them after those years of experience. The soles delaminate and fall off before the rest of the boot is worn out. Same thing happened with a buddy of mine. Two weekends ago my partner was wearing some Meindls. The Cabela's Canada Hunter boot. I hear him say oh oh. Turned around and the entire Vibram sole of the boot was pointing forward, slightly attached at the toe. Looked like Ronald McDonald big time.
I'm currently using Lowa Sheep Hunters. But a guy I work with told me two days ago that a friend of his had one of the soles delaminate and fall off his Lowas when they were only about 3 seasons old. I thought I would be avoiding this problem by moving on to the Lowa brand, but perhaps not. The soles falling off a guys boots is a quick and sick way to end a hunting trip in the mountains.
Anyhow, I'm not sure who might make the narrow size 11s your looking for. The guy from work needed extra wide boots and he found and ended up with a set of Meindls in size 11 1/2, something like double EE.