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Recommend me a pair of hiking boots, budget $400

dshin

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Michigan Winters Suck. And since I'm going to do a fair amount of walking on campus for classes, I want a pair that are comfortable, warm, and water proof.
I almost pulled the tripper on these today (after seeing a pic of them on this forum):


Paraboot Avoriaz. Cheapest I've been after to find these was at Pediwear for $365.

Before I pull the trigger though, I would like to get your opinions on some alternatives in a similar price range.

Another pair that caught my eye in just googling was these:


Vizvim for Moncler...but I'm sure they are impossible to find and will cost way too much.

Any suggestions?
 

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Danner Mountain Lights go for $250.
 

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My children will laugh at this trend someday.
 

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Originally Posted by robin
Danner Mountain Lights go for $250.

I like these a lot!


Guess they are some kind of collab and only available via japan.



Like these as well...but cant seem to find them in any other color. Ideally would like them in reddish-brown.
 

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Originally Posted by KPO89
My children will laugh at this trend someday.

What trend? I doubt hiking and climbing are going to disappear in the forseeable future. A pair of good hiking boots would be an excellent choice for the OPs intended purpose.
 

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Originally Posted by Crane's
A pair of good hiking boots would be an excellent choice for the OPs intended purpose.
To walk around his university campus? Really?
 

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Originally Posted by robin
Danner Mountain Lights go for $250.

I've had mine for close to 20 years. They just look better as they get older, IMHO. I recently took a backpacking trip with my son into the Desolation Wilderness (by Tahoe) and they still do a great job getting me there and back.
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
To walk around his university campus? Really?

In Michigan yeah.
 

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Hello there fellow Wolverine. (Not a Spartan are you!?)

I was just visiting last weekend and brought my 1000 mile boots with me. Paired with a pair of J Crew Camp socks my feet were the warmest and comfiest part of my body. Plus it looks infinitely more stylish than the hiking boots. Look into them if you haven't yet.
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
To walk around his university campus? Really?

Granted I am not going be trekking through mountain passage. But i will be doing a fair amount of walking at times. And I want something comfortable and waterproof...and high quality hiking boots fit the bill.
 

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Cool - I would imagine these being more of a hassle than anything for everyday wear but it's your feet. Didn't realize uni campuses could get that rough
 

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Originally Posted by darkbat
Hello there fellow Wolverine. (Not a Spartan are you!?)

I was just visiting last weekend and brought my 1000 mile boots with me. Paired with a pair of J Crew Camp socks my feet were the warmest and comfiest part of my body. Plus it looks infinitely more stylish than the hiking boots. Look into them if you haven't yet.


Go Blue! If I was a Spartan, i would keep that info private!
What school are you at? I'm at Ross, doing my MBA.
Anyhow, I pondered the wolverines...was thinking about getting them as soon as they were released. But went with Red Wing GTs.
Maybe I should just turn to the GT's and save some money...hmmmmm
 

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Originally Posted by dshin
Not bad either.
http://turnings.files.wordpress.com/...pg?w=598&h=268
Are they available directly through the manufacturer? Their site doesnt seem to have much info, like pricing.


Contact them by email. They'll send you prices and what measurements they want from you. The non custom boots are worked over a bit for fit. You would be hard pressed to find a better boot for the money.
 

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