posted on Jun, 11 2012 @ 06:51 PM
reply to post by ohyouknow
I don't believe in shoes in a SHTF or bail out situation. The ankle support and protection provided by boots are well worth the the slight extra
weight of boots. With the right boot they can be just as light, breathable, and comfort as the best tennis shoes yet be much more durable and
Ranker makes some great boots for any given need and situations. The Fowler, Pronghorn, and Acadia are great boots for the money. I wear Melee's and
Desert GFX and love them. They cost around $170 and are extremely light and comfortable.
They last for ever too, my Melee's are 2 years old and I'm rough on boots, hiking a lot in the prairie, wading in slough's and walking through
stubble fields when bird hunting. Ill probable have them resoled before the uppers wear out.
For bail out situations you want 1) comfort, 2) durability, 3) breathability. If you must have steel toe go with Kevlar Safety toe. As someone who
works in the elements in ND and have worn Steel toe boots in ice and snow, the steel holds the cold and they are cold. The safety toe eleminates this
and makes the boots much lighter.