When it comes to hunting equipment for the open season, many hunters will think about their boots with lots of questions. Are they still good or already worn out? Can I use them in a whole day chasing the prey without worrying anything?
Luckily, there are many manufacturers in the world willing to help hunters get their answers with some famous brands such as Lacrosse or rocky hunting boots… Their boots are very durable, lightweight and comfortable. But a problem is that there are wide varieties of hunting boots out there. How can you choose the right pair of boots for your feet?
Some tips below can help you with that:
Buy your gears first then select hunting boots later
This is the secret tip I often use when purchasing shoes as well as hunting boots although it seems to be a little bit weird. It’s because after a long day wandering to buy different gears, your feet will get tired. That’s the perfect time to test your hunting boots.
Try them on to check at this time of the day whether those boots still give you the comfort and confidence to walk or run several miles stalking your prey. I think no hunters in this world during their hunting would want to return to their base just to change a new set of boots or have some wasting time to rest because their feet are sore, wet or cold.
Consider doing this test seriously to make sure you have a good pair of hunting shoes. This not only reduces the chance you might have trouble with your feet but also give you the strength and comfort to run and chase your prey for a whole day.
Get some extra boots lace
If you’re going to hunt in the jungle or woods, it means there are lots of unexpected terrains or obstacles on your way and your boots are the first confronting line to face any trouble as well as the boots lace. In many situations, hunters have to walk or run with their boots untied. And untied boots you know will reduce your speed a lot and distract you for most of your hunting time. That’s not mentioning the pain they might cause to your feet.
There are guides and instructions for your boots’ storage and usage. Please read it carefully. Each material has its own way to last long if you use and store them properly. For example, leather boots should be kept away from wet condition to ensure they don’t get worn out or rotten quickly. You should store rubber boots in somewhere dry and cool to prevent rubber melting.
Find the boots that help your feet dry in a long journey
Hunters often pay a return to the jungle whenever they see a good sign that delivers them the belief to find the prey. A sign here can be a clear vision, cool temperatures or just the smell of some animals. At this time of the hunting journey, the matter whether your feet are dry or not will play an important part in your decision. The comfort and flexibility are keys when going back to the woods and stalking your prey.
There are three common materials to make hunting boots including fabric, rubber, and leather. Each of them has their own pros and cons. Fabric boots are good as your support in a long hike and brighter vision along with cool temperatures. In swampy and moisture environment, you will need a pair of rubber boots to keep you dry and safe from unexpected things in the swamp.
However, rubber boots are not a suitable choice for your long hike because rubber won’t allow your feet to breath. Your feet will be hot and sweat so much that you can’t even focus on your prey anymore. In this case, selecting leather boots is a smart decision. Made from natural “skin-like” material, leather boots will give you the comfort and dry feet to make a trip returning to the jungle for your prey.
The weather condition of your hunting trip determines what types of boots and insulation you will choose. If it is warm and cool weather condition, you only need low or even no insulation. But in cold and freezing weather conditions, a pair of thick insulation hunting shoes will be your best bet.
Hunting always requires a calm mind and endurance because not only you have to walk or run stalking the prey but sometimes you need to stand still for a long time waiting for the perfect moment. Sooner or later, you will find your feet sweat and wet more than you can imagine. That’s why a compatible insulation of your boots will decide your hunting session enjoyable or not.
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