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    On option to consider if you are not planning too many serious hikes like ANT are sneaker style. I have merrell gortex type they were $185 on special from anaconda 12 months ago. For me much more versatile. As others have said try lots buy what feels best for you

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    Ihave been wearing and hiking around in Redback boots for as long as I can remember, they are probably not a dedicated hiking boot but I find them very comfortable. I have done up to 24km in day and my feet pulled up fine, the rest of my body no so much after that distance though

    Last I checked these boots were still Australian made, which was a big selling point for me.



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    I might take a look around at some of the stores that are a little more specialised in this area. Until I find something I'm happy with I'll stick to my trail running shoes!

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    I was in the USA in 1993 and whilst shopping we went to Sears & Roebuck and I stopped when I saw a table full of leather hiking boots they had on special as part of their season closure. I found my size and another pair for my brother in law back home, went to the cashier and I paid US$11.84 each.

    I still have mine and I use them every time we go camping, a bit of wax and polish and they are as good as new. They are the most comfortable boots I ever owned, they are waterproof and they cover over the ankle.

    It was a once in a life time grab and I am so glad I got them.
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    Sounds like the steal of the century Frank!

    The best things you purchase are usually found like that, total bargain and purchased on a whim, never to be had again...

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    I've got a pair of keens ,gr8 boots but a bit expensive,Done a lot of km's in these and they show minimal wear,light weight and very comfortable

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    I should probably update this thread... I managed to score myself a pair of leather Scarpa boots in the perfect size for roughly $30 second hand (might have been worn lightly once or twice - they were practically brand new!). I LOVE these boots! They fit my orthotics which is a bonus and are super comfortable and supportive. I practically lived in them on our Simpson trip and was so grateful to have them! They got a bit bashed around and scuffed up from the sand and exploring, but with a bit of leather conditioner they once again look basically brand new.

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    Scarpa boots (scarpa means shoe in Italian) have a good reputation and should last you for a long while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank View Post
    Scarpa boots (scarpa means shoe in Italian) have a good reputation and should last you for a long while.
    I'm sure expecting them to! Very impressed thus far.

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