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#46 sussex

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Posted 10 August 2017 - 12:28 pm

[quote name="sussex" post="4507892" timestamp="1501699387"][quote name="Tyla" post="4507824" timestamp="1501691947"]Haix army surplus boots. Just make sure you order the goretex ones not the desert boots. I've worn mine pretty much all day every day since November. Barely worn wellies at all last season as they were so comfy. I wear them as work boots too so the get some abuse but still waterproof even in wet grass. I think they were about £40 off eBay.[/quote

My harkila ones just started leaking after three years , can't really complain they have done a fair bit of work but see a pair of haix on eBay for £25 , gortex lined so giving them a try . If I get twelve months out of them I'll be chuffed , at 65 it would break my heart to part with 200 sovs and the bloody boots out lived me ..new pair every year will do me ..[/quote]

They arrived ...almost new condition and as comfortable as any boot I've ever bought ..best £25 quid I've spent in a long time .
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Posted 10 August 2017 - 10:25 pm

I done a lot of digging with £40 Altberg Defenders a couple of years back and they took all the abuse I gave them. My usual outdoor boots are now £40 Haix High Liabilitys. They're a great fit on me - comfy as slippers, with good grip and support. The high rubber band stops the leather shredding if you're climbing or getting about on concrete.


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#48 Jamie m

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Posted 20 August 2017 - 07:53 am

If the haix cold wet weather mountain boots had rubber across the toe to stop the leather scratching in brambles , that's the only fault with them . Plus having to look after them 😃😃😃😃 pAin in the rear ,

#49 Pirate 9000

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Posted 28 August 2017 - 05:58 pm

Any boots will leak like a sieve if not regularly cleaned and re waterproofed, I've got two pairs of meindels so I can get a pair dry well wearing the other, money well spent looking after your feet,your fcuked with out them.
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#50 Daniel cain

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:22 pm

Hiax grade ones from eBay, on their 3rd season, think I've waxed them 3/4 times
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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:42 pm

Love my lowa boots was in a army shop last month seen a shelf full of army surplus never tried them before
was a pair there never worn much the same style as lowa 45 quid has bund written on the side of them done 3days last week so far so good

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 12:44 pm

Also bought lots of expensive boots in the past
where do u buy laces that last?

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Posted 30 August 2017 - 05:52 pm

Got some haix from a RM fella I know, bnib £40 never worn them yet, had 'em 3 years but my Lowas wont last this season, split and soles well worn, still just about wearable :D

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 10:24 pm

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These on their 3rd season, comfy on the shovel and £35 flea bay grade ones. Atb

#55 Greyman

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:11 am

Also bought lots of expensive boots in the past
where do u buy laces that last?

100 meters of para cord in camo £7 from eBay cut to length and melt the end with a lighter, you,ll have laces that outlast your boots and enough left over to string a tarp up and make an overnight shelter, never leave home without it
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Posted 22 September 2017 - 04:20 pm

Also bought lots of expensive boots in the past
where do u buy laces that last?

100 meters of para cord in camo £7 from eBay cut to length and melt the end with a lighter, you,ll have laces that outlast your boots and enough left over to string a tarp up and make an overnight shelter, never leave home without it
gold idea bud

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 06:07 pm

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These on their 3rd season, comfy on the shovel and £35 flea bay grade ones. Atb


Your doing well to still have the placcy bit on the end of tge laces for 3rd season boots thats normally first thing to go.

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 11:13 am

They are the second pair of laces , I wear gaiters over them for a bit more protection Mr. Green. They have a little split just starting on the rubber protective band from the sole up to where it meets the leather, I try not to dry them out to quick, and use liquid paraffin for waterproofing, keeps them supple, I've not had wet socks yet unless going over the top of the boot with no gaiters on lol, granted these days I don't walk to many miles and go bashing through brambles etc, I wear my grubber wellies for that. Atb dcAttached File  DSC_0079.JPG   79.54KB   0 downloads

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:38 pm

Gaiters are a good idea ive got them same boots and dont look after them at all but there still going strong and i do some serious walking in them. For the money even if you get a season out of them its not bad really is it.
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#60 jiggy

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 03:58 pm

I think if it cost 500 to buy but they lasted a lifetime then people would pay it. There doesnt seem to be any outstanding pair of gortex boots out there that are worth the price unless 2nd hand or grade 1 ex army boot. 300 quid for 1 hard season just isn't good enough when a pair of wellies is 20 quid.
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