Suggest a hiking boot ....

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  1. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    Ah, BC right? I understand. I remember seeing some nice Santoni's. Probably not cheap either, though. (I don't mean the ones on the sleek George last, you might find in a Google search.)

    I like these, except for the nose (which would be a deal breaker for me):

    http://img545.imageshack.us/img545/4642/imgeh.jpg

    See here.


    Thanks for the suggestion but those Santonis look too much like a monkey boot rather than a hiking boot.

    Fracap Monkey Boot
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  2. clausc

    clausc Senior member

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    I would suggest to pass this fad...I was in the same situation as you a few months ago,really wanting a pair of Hogan Rebel boots with red laces.

    Then I bought in November and not worn yet these these Gucci boots
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    They are too warm and heavy and come with a warning not to wear them in snow or rain (!!!)


    Then I bought in December on sale a pair of more comfortable Santoni Club boots that I will probably sell. Similar to these but in calf not suede

    These are really light, come with 3 pairs of different color laces and you find them easily on sale now.


    I have real boots for hiking in the mountains in Switzerland and I really the look of old-school Paraboot Avoriaz, but you'll throw your money by trying to make a fashion statement wearing them once or twice in India.
     


  3. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    ...

    They are too warm and heavy and come with a warning not to wear them in snow or rain (!!!)

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  4. NOBD

    NOBD Senior member

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    Thanks for the suggestion but those Santonis look too much like a monkey boot rather than a hiking boot.

    New term for me. I can imagine you don't want something like that.
     


  5. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    ^^ Very hot in Japan, Trickers makes a lot of them for the Japanese market
     


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    NOBD Senior member

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    ^^ Very hot in Japan, Trickers makes a lot of them for the Japanese market

    Do you know the origin of the model, what they were used for?
     


  7. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    no idea but if I had to guess for hiking/ mountaineering
     


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    Kaplan Senior member

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    ^^ Paraboots are supposed to be the genuine thing and you can actually hike in them.

    Depending on how comfy they are I might use them on a small hike I've been wanting to take for some time.

    If nothing else I'm sure they'll work fine as a pair of winterboots for me.

    For your use as I understand it, I still feel the Dunhill's have the best combo of sleekness and classic styling.

    FWIW, I'm no fan of the flat soled variants - especially the ones with light contrasting soles.
     


  9. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    ^^ I want to do a portion of the West Highland Way so much ... maybe even climb the Ben Nevis Anyways, the Dunhills are nice but my chances of scoring one over the internet are next to zero. BTW, they also make one in alligator. So much for a utility shoe [​IMG]
     


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    Hmmmm, Limmer makes good ones.
     


  11. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    I remember comming across another decent looking pair from Merrell, their 'Vintage Alpine Hiking Boots':

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    - though they might be too clunky for you.

    ^^ I want to do a portion of the West Highland Way so much ... maybe even climb the Ben Nevis

    Climbing Ben Nevis at the end would be part of the plan.

    Just for fun, here's a pic from a month worth of 'tramping' in New Zealand:

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    Those are some great pics.
     


  13. aj_del

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    Like the shoes in this pic as well. Any guesses ... [​IMG]
     


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    aj_del Senior member

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    What so you guys think of this ? Reasonably sleek, sole is not too bulky, plus heel [​IMG]
     


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