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Jings, @RogerP! They're belters!

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^I wonder how many of us bought those EGs because somewhere @RogerP's DOAK photos were scratching/itching/clawing at the back of our poor minds?

I know I was victimized!
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^I wonder how many of us bought those EGs because somewhere @RogerP's DOAK photos were scratching/itching/clawing at the back of our poor minds?

I know I was victimized!

Add me to that list.

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Add me to that list.
I'm on the brink of becoming a victim, wonder how long I'll resist.

BTW... Do any of you gents own hiking boots? Not those modern Lowa goretex stuff, but good old fashioned GYW Hiking Boots. Do such things even exist? Would you, I.e., wear C&J Islays or Snowdons for a hike in the alps or Appalachian (for you in the US)?

Pictures of hiking boots in action would be nice!
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BTW... Do any of you gents own hiking boots? Not those modern Lowa goretex stuff, but good old fashioned GYW Hiking Boots!

http://hanwagboot.com

Real, leather hiking boots.
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I'm on the brink of becoming a victim, wonder how long I'll resist.

BTW... Do any of you gents own hiking boots? Not those modern Lowa goretex stuff, but good old fashioned GYW Hiking Boots. Do such things even exist? Would you, I.e., wear C&J Islays or Snowdons for a hike in the alps or Appalachian (for you in the US)?

Pictures of hiking boots in action would be nice!

I love my Alico's that I bought last year. They can be found at Sierra Trading Post periodically for a good deal.



Another great option would be Limmers. Or ideally, Limmer Custom.
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Jings, @RogerP! They're belters!

 

 

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^I wonder how many of us bought those EGs because somewhere @RogerP's DOAK photos were scratching/itching/clawing at the back of our poor minds?

I know I was victimized!

 

 

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Add me to that list.

 

 

Cheers gents. :D

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Although, they still aren't dressy enough for what I have in mind.

 

Those Kelsos from AS... wonder how they would perform on a 3-day camping hike.

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Although, they still aren't dressy enough for what I have in mind.

Those Kelsos from AS... wonder how they would perform on a 3-day camping hike.
Get a pair of scotchgrain on vibram lug soles with a storm welt. If you're going to be going over streams or thru boggy ground, maybe look for a bellows tongue. Something like Islays maybe?
I have great Vass ones which I use for dog walking but Vass don't do bellows tongues
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Thank's for the replies!

In the meanwhile, it is office time... Chukka Time (C&J Brecon).
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I'm on the brink of becoming a victim, wonder how long I'll resist.

BTW... Do any of you gents own hiking boots? Not those modern Lowa goretex stuff, but good old fashioned GYW Hiking Boots. Do such things even exist? Would you, I.e., wear C&J Islays or Snowdons for a hike in the alps or Appalachian (for you in the US)?

Pictures of hiking boots in action would be nice!

 

I don't know about the specific traits of hiking boots, but for me the key to a good all-weather all-activity boot (in my case camping and hunting - the latter of which involves a fair degree of walking over open varied ground, though walking is not the purpose) are a durable upper and a synthetic sole with some tread.  Leather soles in the field are just absurd.

 

My CXL AE Bayfields served this purpose for many years:

 

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I still think CXL is nearly unbeatable as a choice for the uppers - and the Carmina Jumpers that have replaced them are of that material:

 

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But if you happen to luck into a pair of genuine Heather Gorse (Zug!) Veldtshoens, that's probably the cat's pyjamas right there.

 

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RogerP I believe EG is stocking them for single mto zug leather.
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RogerP I believe EG is stocking them for single mto zug leather.


 Yes, Moosic said he was able to order a single pair.  I'm not sure how many more pairs they could supply, but it would be worth asking for someone looking for a real outdoor type of boot.

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Get a pair of scotchgrain on vibram lug soles with a storm welt. If you're going to be going over streams or thru boggy ground, maybe look for a bellows tongue. Something like Islays maybe?
I have great Vass ones which I use for dog walking but Vass don't do bellows tongues

 

Yep, I like a tongue gusset, though I think of it mostly to keep out debris rather than water.  Also, I'm not an expert in this area, but I would think all of the additional seams and brogueing in something like a wingtip would allow in more water.  My Alico boots have the Norwegian welt and single piece construction over most of the boot, so I can step in water a couple inches deep and nothing gets in.  Standing in water will result in wet feet, as will stepping in something deeper than the height of the boot, of course.

 

So it depends on the terrain and conditions we are talking about.  Well worn trails in the alps on a sunny day?  Yes, anything with a lug sole ought to work (and yes to the scotch grain to keep them from looking rough).  But for desert hiking, off-trail hiking, mountain summits with lots of loose rock, or for hiking in wet conditions; gimme something designed for the trail, not the catalog.

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