Just weeks ago, I bought Irish Setter Elk Tracker 885's. A little too early to tell, but so far I REALLY like them. They could very well be the greatest boots ever.
I take it they are similar to mountain boots which normally have added support around the ankles? Are they stiff?
What is the best pair of boots for sale for pheasant hunting in South Dakota ? Lightweight and waterproof with a little insulation.
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I don't know about additional ankle support, but they're pretty light & and surprisingly NOT stiff!!! (at least as far as toe flexing goes) To me, they're amazingly comfortable. A little aggressive on the sole, but......no dang seams on the toe to wear out in 2 seasons!!! And beauty being in the eye of the beholder....they're kind of cool looking.
Also, the tongue opens up really far. Just undo the hooks plus 1 eyelet worth of laces & your foot practically glides in or out. They're super easy on & off. Don't even need to use the puller-onner loop on the back.
Danner High Ground 400. Super light and just as good as the first day I wore them 3 years ago. Use a boot dryer after every hunt. The boot dryer will increase the life of your boots 10 fold. I have a pair of Danner Pronghorns that I still wear from 2002.