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Old 11-18-2009, 03:31 PM   #11
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To some degree that's true but I'm not big on fashion (and that's an understatement). I'd like these to be useable for everyday use in Denver/Ft. Collins but then also used for all non-slope times while at the ski resorts. Seems we always end up doing a lot of walking at the ski resort. Form almost always follows function with me.

Great suggestions so far. The Euro stuff looks really nice it's just so expensive. But if it's really worth it I'll do it.

I'm not big on fashion either and also kinda cheap, but spent the money on the blundies (my second pair....my first pair was a gift but the dog chewed em up).

I justified the cost because I wear them all the time because they go with everything. I wear them to work, out to the bar, to/from skiing...

As far as walking goes, I think Sorels are just too clunky and heavy for walking. The insulation is excellent but way too much for any sort of activity (at least for me)...I'd be taking them off every stop to wring out my socks!

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:34 PM   #12
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I have had 2 pairs of Wolverines.

They are both waterproof enough to stand in a 6 inch running stream no problem.

The steel toed pair is heavier, but nice to have.

I'll never buy anything else.

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Old 11-18-2009, 03:46 PM   #13
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How about Ugg's ?
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Old 11-18-2009, 04:15 PM   #14
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I have the Sorel Caribou . Bought them about 8 years ago and they are great never had cold/wet feet. The inner liner is great it dries quickly(sweat) and is washable big plus for us with stinky feet and they sell replacements.

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Old 11-18-2009, 04:38 PM   #15
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I have the Sorel Caribou . Bought them about 8 years ago and they are great never had cold/wet feet. The inner liner is great it dries quickly(sweat) and is washable big plus for us with stinky feet and they sell replacements.
The Ostrich leather ones? They're only $1K.

Great suggestions. They don't sell this stuff down here and (after some thought) I think it'd be a mistake to buy sight unseen so I'll do some shopping when in CO. Now I'll have a MUCH better idea what to look for. Thanks!
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Old 11-18-2009, 05:18 PM   #16
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If they will be for a lot of walking it is worth trying on actual pairs of boots and walking around in them for a while. They all had different support and feel.

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Old 11-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #17
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+1 on the bludestones. Great boots, I wore them when I was not knee deep in sh$t while I worked up in the AK (in the summer).

Edit: damn those are expensive.... I don't remember paying that much... so never mind, unless you're a high roller

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Why don't you talk to your family? Or at least take a look at what they wear? I'm assuming you would probably be engaging in a similar level of activities as they would be, so they would be the most likely to give you some good info as to where to look and what to avoid.

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Why don't you talk to your family? Or at least take a look at what they wear? I'm assuming you would probably be engaging in a similar level of activities as they would be, so they would be the most likely to give you some good info as to where to look and what to avoid.
I intend to do that but they're transplanted southerners and only one adult male (my BIL) and they have 4 kids so they might not want to spend quite as much as I'd be willing to. I know there are some folks on here that have lived in cold locations their whole lives so I thought I'd ask here as well.
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I've had 2 pair of Rocky boots, no problems at all; they actually live up to their claims. http://www.rockyboots.com/Product-De...oof_Pac_Boots/
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http://www.rockyboots.com/Product-De...roof_Pac_Boot/

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