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    Default The Official New Boots Thread

    I just picked up a new pair of boots from my arbo-supplier in Calgary. So far so good, but they haven't been up a tree or been beat up for a solid 6 months yet.

    http://www.haix-bootstore.com/forest...rotector-light

    Really comfy, super light, but probably won't be the best for being on hooks all day as the sole is fairly flexible. I'll keep ya posted.

    On a side note, I figured a thread dedicated to new boots and reviews from the feet that fill em ain't such a bad idea.

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    Cool, and congrats! And that reminds me! Cary! Shoot me that address, again!

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    Yeah... The amount of time an arborist spends on spurs is gonna factor in huge in determining the boots he gets.

    I've got $210 Georgia Boots with Gortex and very light Thinsulate. Man, you can camp-out on a pair of spurs if you have to, and they last AT LEAST as long as White's, Westcos, and any other $450.00 boots a guy cld come up with.

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    Goretex and thinsulate lasting as long as a full leather boot? I'm highly doubtful. I'll put a pair of full leather Vibergs up against any boot for standing in spurs.

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    Vibergs as well! Badass boots.

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    Hell yah! How'd you get your hands on some down there?

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    I called direct it almost took 2 1/2 months but they are so nice standing in spurs. 6 bengies and worth every penny. I got the 16" lineman boots and LOVE them.

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    I think I'm going to spring for some Vibergs for the hook work at some point. These will be for the dainty climbing and groundwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadiantreeman View Post
    I think I'm going to spring for some Vibergs for the hook work at some point. These will be for the dainty climbing and groundwork.
    Good call on Vibergs for the spurs, but your other choice should work well for you. I have a buddy that works in a pair of LaSportive hiking boots that have a kevlar toe and arch shank and are very similar to what you have chosen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squisher View Post
    Goretex and thinsulate lasting as long as a full leather boot? I'm highly doubtful. I'll put a pair of full leather Vibergs up against any boot for standing in spurs.
    They are solid leather will those other materials on the inside. Ive been climbing in Georgias for about 6 years. The pair Im in now are 2.5 years old and I wear boots from the minute I get up, to when i go to bed, daily. My current pair are due for a new sole but the leather and boot construction are great still.

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