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09-22-2003, 09:02 AM
I bought a pair of Rocky "Ranger" boots over the weekend and I got to tell you that these are the most comfortable boots I have worn yet.
Waterproof gortex, 600 gr thinsulate, and lots of ankle support. All for $99.99 at Galyans
09-22-2003, 12:23 PM
Sounds like you got a good deal, CO.
I have a pair of Rocky Cornstalkers, and my only complaint is that they're much warmer than I need for most CA hunting. They've held up to some serious abuse and rugged country, both wet and dry (and all points between).
Rocky makes a good boot.
09-23-2003, 11:47 PM
I had a pair of Rocky's. They were warm, dry and comfortable. The only problem I had with them was that the soles disentregrated. Just started coming apart in chunks, kinda like cork. Can't afford to try another pair. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/two-cents.gif
09-24-2003, 10:40 AM
Did you wear them much around places where the ground might have been oily (garages, gas stations, etc.)? Just wondering, because the same thing happened to a pair of Timberland hikers I owned a few years ago. Petroleum will flat destroy most rubber-soled boots, and as I learned the hard way, that damage is not usually covered under warranty.
My Rockys have only seen about five years so far, but there's no sign of breakdown anywhere.
There's lots of good boots out there, though. If Rockys didn't work for you, I bet you'll find something that does.
I'm currently trying out some LL Bean Maine Hunting Boots again. Hadn't worn these things in ages, but the price was right (about $89 direct from LL Bean), and so far they're working out great. They're completely uninsulated, rubber lowers and leather uppers (most of you have probably seen them, or copies of them). But they're made really big, for heavy socks. Order at least a size smaller than you usually would wear.
09-24-2003, 11:33 AM
I'm on my second pair of rockies (third if you count the calf high rubber ones...) No complaints yet. I wear 'em out in two to three years, but it's all good, solid wear. The first pair I only got rid of cause they developed a squeak in the heals I couldn't lose. Lot of miles on those though, was time anyway. They are comfortable for me. Looking to pick up a pair of cornstalkers, tired of wearing the cammy ones to mow the lawn, LOL.
09-25-2003, 09:37 PM
I've got some Wolverines that are unbelievable so far. I've only had them a year, so I will reserve final judgement for later. They are waterproof incredibly comfortable and get great traction. Instead of laces, they have velcro straps. Sportsman's Guide sells them for $69.95. I went ahead and bought another pair.
11-05-2003, 12:40 PM
I had the same thing happen to me Rimrock--and one of my friend's Rockys are doing it also. I know that both of us hadn't worn the boots anywhere but in the woods. I bought a pair of the Iron Ridge boots from Cabela's. I just got back from BP deer season, where I wore them all day, every day for 9 days straight and I have to say that the Iron Ridge is the best boot I've ever worn.
11-05-2003, 01:29 PM
I've got a pair of Rocky Snake Boots that I've had for almost five years. Uncommonly comfortable and have put many miles on these boots around these hills with no complaints.
11-06-2003, 11:44 PM
There was no abuse to the pair I had. They were only worn in the woods and in the boat when it was cold.
11-12-2003, 05:20 AM
Seems to be fairly common with Rocky's. I've seen this same feedback on other message boards. My brother's Rocky's are also loosing their soles. He bought his Rocky's at the same time I bought my Cabela's Outfitters. His boots are in no where near the same kind of condition that mine are in. Its not even a race, his boots are soooo far behind. I WON'T buy a pair of Rocky's just because of that. I've just recently purchased some Danner's. VERY nice boot, VERY comfortable and if they last and perform like I've heard, they'll be the company that replaces my Cabela's Outfitters.
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