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#16 mouse


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Posted 03 January 2009 - 09:33 pm

just got a pair of meindl.brilliant.how do you lads dig in wellies would drive me mad and feet are at danger of being bitten surely.

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Posted 05 January 2009 - 07:41 pm

Just being looking for the same;
I have a pair of Lowa Combat boots in Black - £132.95, superb, but now looking for a Brown pair of boots and i've raked about a bit on the Internet and the 3 pairs that i think are the business are;
Beretta Cadore for £165.95 - Here's the blurb from the Uttings.com website:
A full-height (20cm) walking boot with a 2.4mm full-grain leather upper, 100% waterproof Gore-Tex® Duratherm Ultimate lining, padded Cordura® to top for comfort, anti-torsion moldable insole for support, protective rubber 'rand' over the toe, Vibram® sole for ultimate grip over a variety of terrain and a removable footbed. With Beretta's innovative asymmetric lacing system these boots are superbly comfortable. If you can afford it there's a pair called Ferret at £219.95. OR
Le Chameau Mouflon Plus for £189.00.
Popular in the highlands when walking in deep heather, the Mouflon Plus provides added protection being an extra high boot. Superbly crafted from 2.2mm full grain leather on the outside and lined internally on the tongue and collar with soft leather. The Mouflon Plus also boasts a Duratherm lining for increased warmth. Manufactured with a fully waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane and the remarkable Vibram Hunting sole for excellent grip across all terrain. OR
Meindl Dovre for £164.95 via a THL sponsored link:
Also, check out some previous threads about the same things.
Nothing to choose between the 3 pairs, all have gore-tex lining, leather, high rand and vibram sole. Just the monies?

I can't speak for the Beretta boots, but have seen bad reports of Le Chameaus just lately, saying they have started using cheaper materials etc.

I can report on both the Meindl Dovre Extreme and the Lowa Mountain GTX though, got a pair of each, no preference between them although the Lowas are easier to clean when muddy.

Have had cheap boots in the past and you really do get what you pay for.

Mr Jigsaw .. these leather ankle boots you like .............. they wouldn't be patent leather with stilletoe heels would they?

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 12:06 am

no mr strong stuff,just cause your close friends wear nothing else doesnt mean the rest of the world does,mine are luxury patented soft calf hide for tender toes,lol.

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Posted 07 January 2009 - 12:22 am

i do like lowas but i wouldnt pay for a pair as i get all my boots free from the army. just got a lovely pair of gore-tex cold weather boots yesterday going take some breaking in but hey they're free!!! if i had to pay the id go for military surplus they are cheap and will last along time if you polish them regularly.

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 01:46 pm

Try altberg boots (richmond Yorks) best boots I,ve ever had around 80 - £ 120. I think they're better quality,lighter and the repair service (should you manage to tear them is cheap as chips, try them !!

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 05:12 pm

Ex army pro boots cheap,warm and waterproof ;)

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Posted 11 January 2009 - 08:30 pm

my old digging boots are f****d iv seen new type boots that are like wellingtions but softer material like sponge.their 130 euro i have heard they are the job.dose anyone use them and what they like for digging

i have a pair of aigle neoprene welies 130 euros very warm and comfy but if you do a lot of walkin which i think you do your feet sweat like mad in them so your feet will get wet anyway also when your diggin in hard ground where you have to put a lot of force into what your doing you can realy feel it on the soles of your feet,get yourself a good pair of stalkin boots 100% waterproof and breathable and great for diggin and walkin in,i myself have a pair of aigle stalkin boots that i wear with a pair of wax chaps,that keep me dry up to the top of my legs and you can realy give the spade a good hamering,hope this helps

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 08:17 pm

Don't get a pair of LeChameau mouflons, I got a pair Mouflon GTX, 12 month later there's a hole in the leather where it meets the banding around the bottom.
They've been looked after aswell.
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:27 pm

I ve got the mouflons but in kevlar i have only wore them on 2 ocassions and the rub ring has started to come away and the kevlar has burst wouldent recomend them but my mate has had a pair for 4 years and they look good as new.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:34 pm

i swear by the muckboot neoprene wellies, they are the dogs c*ck but not for digging. i use them for lamping and ferreting and i cant fault them, i wore them digging one day and the bottom of my feet were in bits, id go for a boot rather than a wellie for digging mate

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:57 pm

ex combat are a good idea

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:23 pm

thanks for the replys lads

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:28 pm

TT i have a pair of muck boots i bought in the midlands game fair.THE BEST BOOTS I HAVE HAD FOR A LONG WHILE.i was always a leather ankel boot man but i live in them other ones.just got back from diging today and dug 1.warm,comfy and vibram soles.cost 110 euros,best money i ever spent.

il think il give them a go.they look the buisness

i'v just ordered muck boots stalkers they look the business !!£70

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 05:28 am

Meindel Glockner. Best boots ive owned.

Edited by Sako.243, 23 January 2009 - 05:39 am.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 07:25 am

Meindl Borneos I'm just about to do my third year in them they haven't given up yet either but I will start next season in a new pair I have flatout totally abused these boots hardly ever cleaning them I've practically lived in them and will get another pair for sure how the f**k anybody can seriously dig in wellies is beyond me :notworthy:

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