View Full Version : Rocky Boots suggestions?
02-01-2004, 01:28 PM
I am looking for some goretex lightweight, uninsulated boots to bowhunt down here in the south. Got any suggestions? http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbs-up-ani.gif
02-01-2004, 05:01 PM
in the south as in southern? I have a pr of Rockys that are a few years old 10-1/2 D if you want em I'll send em........
02-01-2004, 07:01 PM
south as in North Carolina, and i wear 10 1/2......tell me more about them
02-02-2004, 07:44 AM
nickf i just sent you a PM....
02-02-2004, 03:17 PM
PM? whats that, im new in here
02-02-2004, 03:40 PM
thats a personal message! look up at the top of the webpage near My Controls and you should see s spot where it says new messages...click on that.......
02-02-2004, 04:14 PM
im not trying to be troublesome but it says i have no new msgs or any unread msgs
02-06-2004, 10:43 AM
I have been wearing Rocky boots for over 10 years. I have had cornstalkers, cornstalkers IIs, and most recently a pair of Rocky Deerstalker Extreme(800 grams). I have enjoyed their comfort and they have never given me any structural problems. There has been a problem that I have experienced with squeaking while I still hunt. There is something in the heel of the Deerstalker Extremes that makes a squeaking sound as you walk. IT DRIVES ME NUTS when I'm stalking.
Last fall I bought a pair of Wolverine Whitetails 8" shank. These boots are uninsulated and I used them exclusively during bow season. They are awesome!!
I ended up using them during muzzleloading and rifle season even after the weather got colder (20s-40s) and my feet never got cold. NOT ONCE! My Rockys have been very lonely in the garage since the arrival of the Whitetails from Wolverine. This is the first pair of Wolverines I have ever owned and I am very pleased. They have held up well and I have not been easy on them. They are extremely light weight and yet very tough skinned. I give them two thumbs up!
02-06-2004, 04:27 PM
http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbs-up-ani.gif thanks dave, im gonna read some on them right now
02-08-2004, 09:31 AM
I can almost promise that you will be happy with these boots for bowhunting season. They are incredibley light weight. I compared them with a pair of Nike tennis shoes I own and they are even lighter than them. Try to find a place in your local area that may carry them and try them on. You'll see what I'm talking about.
PS. The only negative thing I could say is that the soles are very firm at first but will continue to break-in as you wear them. I like the fact that they are firm since I have some rocky terrain to cover and they give me good support when climbing through the rocks.
02-08-2004, 11:52 AM
I've had some very mixed results with Rocky boots. My first pair of Rockys were the Moc Toe Outbacks. Felt great and I really liked the performance but the stitching gave out after the first year. Called Rocky and their customer service was possibly the worst I've ever dealt with. Called Cabela's, where I purchased them, and they sent me a brand new pair, no questions asked. Same thing though, stitching gave out after 12-13 months with the second pair.
Bought a pair of, what I believe are, their most expensive boots - the Kangaroo skin upland boots. Didn't feel very good on the feet but I thought that would change with time. Unfortunately, it didn't. Also, the stitching came apart right about a year into owning them (see any kind of a pattern here).
I figured I'd try one more time - fourth pair of boots from them. I got the Moc Toe Outbacks again. Looks like they're using different materials now (cheaper, not better). We'll see how they hold out but I'm not optimistic at this point. Maybe I'm just a slow learned by buying their boots?
On the other hand, I spend some good $$ on a pair of High Country Hunters from Russell Moccassin and wouldn't trade them for anything. That's the way a boot should be made. Any problems? Send them back and they'll fix them. Even if it's just normal wear like going through the toe, needing new soles, etc.
So I spent almost $300 on the Russell's - which is very expensive for a pair of boots but when compared to the almost $750 I spent on 4 pairs of Rocky's they're cheap as they've easily outlasted all four of those pairs of Rocky boots.
One disclaimer - I do think that if you're buying a moccassin style boot the quality is much more apparent. If you're getting the "cornstalker" style of Rocky boots, they might last a bit better. They can make those out of Codura, thick rubber and a bunch of glue. Doesn't feel as good as leather on your feet but they can be made to last longer.
02-09-2004, 12:16 AM
Look a little further down for a post on Rocky Boots dated 9-22-03.
02-16-2004, 05:14 PM
I have had Danner, Rocky and La Crosse boots here in Iowa and really put them to the test. Corn stalks, bean stubble, rose bushes, switch grass and everything else that we have around here can really do a number on a pair boots in short order. Danners are heavy and when your hunting waterways and have to walk through wet corn fields the added weight of the extra 10 lbs of mud per foot will wear you out real fast. Rocky's.... I have had probably 3 different pairs of Rocky's to include the corn stalker and will tell you in my opinion they make the biggest piece of junk known to mankind that you could ever put on your feet. Kick me in the head and call me stupid for ever trying to own 3 different pair. You would think that I would of learned my lesson the 1st timearound but NO !..... Now I have 2 pair of La Crosse hunting boots.... 1 pair for deer hunting and 1 pair for all other hunting.... (the deer hunting boots I keep in a scent bag) and I will tell ya they are tough.... I mean real tough.... you can't hurt them, break em, tear em.... they can take some abuse and keep on steppin....very lightweight, easy on the feet and best of all.... inexpensive.... I paid $69.00 a pair.... can you believe that.... I am sold on La Crosse.... don't know what their customer service is like, Never had to use it !
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