+1Hiking any distance in tall rubber boots stinks. Doing a mile or two may be ok. but if you're going 2 miles in you have another 2 miles coming back out, my feet hurt just thinking about doing that in tall rubber boots. The rubber boots sweat up easily too.
I've had better luck going with an uninsulated good quality hiking boot and merino socks of differing thicknesses to have insulating options.
What season are you talking and what kind of hiking? You need support while hiking and you also don’t want your feet to sweat on the way in.What kind of boot would your recommend for a hunt where you might hike in 1 or 2 miles and then sit in a stand for several hours in cold weather?
+1stuff these in your pack and wear hiking boots. put a hot pack in there and your feet will be on fire. lolhttps://www.cabelas.com/product/ABS...oWWaWpDUUpUqbm362OIaAuPPEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
In Colorado I wore I uninsulated 8” hiking boots with a good pair of gaiters. Firsts day was -3 temps and over a foot of snow but my feet felt great all day. I’ve learned not to drive to my hunting spot in my boots as my feet will sweat and I carried an extra pair of wool socks to change into after the hike in.For PA rifle season if seen it 55 F and I’ve seen it 15 F and snowy. I’m anticipating some long hikes in mountainous terrain followed by 3 to 5 hours sits. I know my feet don’t like climbing or long hikes in Muck boots, but will freeze sitting in hiking boots.
https://www.orvis.com/p/men-s-le-chameau-chasseur-leather-lined-boots/207z These are the Rolls Royce of rubber boots! Enjoy the finer things in life!For $489 bucks they better have remote controlled hovercraft soles that will glide me into my hunting spot without my feet ever touching the ground !
I have no experience with leather lined bots. I talked footwear with a NH CO with a K9 who does a fair share of mountain rescues. He swore by the Lowa leather lined hiking boots he had.For $489 bucks they better have remote controlled hovercraft soles that will glide me into my hunting spot without my feet ever touching the ground !