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Go with the Vibram Raptor. They work well here in CO.  
If you're willing to spend that much cash for some hiking boots, give Limmer & Sons a look. Otherwise check out Danner's US made boots. I have a pair of Mountain Light II boots. Love them. 
Per Feit's FAQ:  "WHERE ARE YOUR PRODUCTS MADE? FEIT products are made all over the world - ranging from America, Australia, Italy and China. The origin selected depends on the product being produced, the desired construction and where the craftsmen exist that can best execute it to the highest qualityAll our shoes are hand made in China. Let us explain why.There are only a small number of people in the world that are capable of doing the work we require. This includes...
I used Crane's method on the leather portions of the boot. I didn't do anything to the canvas. I may try Filson's wax, Otter Wax, or Fjallraven Greenland Wax sometime in the future... 
I bought a pair of Rowan's from STP last month for that price. Great boots! I also liked the fact that they weren't factory seconds. 
Per Dave Page (a cobbler in Seattle).  Side note: If any of you need hiking boots resoled, Dave is your man. He does great work. Definitely worth shipping your boots to him.  "You just can't work on the boots after it's on the leather," Page says of Sno-Seal. "Most hiking boots today are made of dry-tanned leather that uses chromium salts and chromium sulfates. Modern uppers sit down on top of sole units and are glued on, not stitched. To get soles to stick to the glue...
Yelp. Village Cobbler Shoes @ 801-582-7784 seems to have good reviews. 
Find a new cobbler where you're currently living (it should cost under $30), or put them on yourself. My half-soles have been on for two years without any issues. 
Give Wolverine a call.  I'm also a fan of these laces:  http://www.benjos.com/dress-boot-laces/ http://www.benjos.com/work-boot-laces/
Man, those look horrible. 
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