Yes, that is the boot I was asking about. Crispi.
To be honest.. I've never owned a single pair of crocs.. LOLAgreed. I would never wear these GoRucks where I would use my Kennetreks, Lowas, etc. like on my mountain lion hunt I posted here recently. I will be taking them on my buffalo tracking hunt this summer. They seem about ideal for that.
Hah...Clarks. I've had several pairs but those don't have any ankle support for me and are just for walking around town. Geez, some of the PH's like Buzz wear crocs on long freaking walks for elephant. I love crocs and will have a pair in camp but that's where they stay!
I miss hunting ducks!! We do have some here not far from Yuma.. Let me know if you ever have the urge for some great Quail, Dove, Coyote, Rabbit or Javelina hunting! My wife and I have a 4 bedroom/ 2 bathroom house with a full guest bedroom setup. I love sharing my passion and enthusiasm for hunting!Crocs are ok...good for getting out of your duck waders into...or moving around camp in. Super lightweight and breathable. I don't wear flip flops but crocs cover that for me.
Not yet, but since I wear out the soles basically in a year, I have 3 pairs always in rotation.Have you tried any other of their styles like the Jedburgh? I wondered how they compared to the MACV-1?
I'm always looking for lighter. Lately the Lowa Renegade has been good to me. I'll take a look. Thanks.We know how important your feet are to hunting. I’ve had good results from Kennetrek, Lowa, Courtenay, Russels, etc. I recently got something new to me and wanted to share a bit. While my Russells are still in good shape after 15 years of use (amazing) I was looking for something a little lighter for tracking hunts in Africa. I need some ankle support but wanted lightweight and QUIET.
I found Go Ruck boots and specifically the MACV-1 boots. One of the designers was the guy who helped invent the old Reebok pump athletic shoes. He joined up with some military veterans and they created a very different kind of boot for ruck style exercise and endurance events. It has ankle support but not from heavy material. I was kind of skeptical as the ankles are floppy until you put your foot into it. Then it locks right up when you tighten the laces. The laces are a whole other subject but they work differently too. The boot is comfortable right out of the box and we know how rare that is. The soles are quiet and supportive. Also they feel really light and weigh about 1 pound each. That’s 1/2 the weight of most boots. Best of all, they are just over $100. Sizing was true for me on a 10 1/2.
I just wanted to share an alternative for good boots for what we use them for. Check them out online. I have no connection to the company. Just a happy customer.
SFR, with you hiking 600 - 700 miles every 6 months, I’m not sure that any boots will do better! I’m certain the Go Rucks won’t go that distance.I walk between 25-30 miles weekly in the mountains around our town here in Colombia. I am walking gravel roads/trails and packed dirt roads/trails. I wear Merrills and they get tossed after about 6 months. For those that have the GoRuck boots, how do you think they would do here?
I will agree that the Crispi's will dig into the sand. There are a lot of really soft washes here and they're not the most fun to travel through.. But for rocky terrain and going up hills, I LOVE my Crispi's!On my last trip to South Africa Eastern Cape & the Kalahari, I took a pair of lightweight Under Armour boots, trying to travel light, I only took one pair. These boots sucked in the mountains of the Eastern Cape, my ankles are strong, and had no issues with the support, but traction was non-existent. I wished I had my Crispi boots with me during that hunt. The second part of my hunt was in the Kalahari, and those Under Armour boots were perfect for that terrain. They didn't dig in too deep, and seemed like I was walking on top of the sand, and I don't believe my Crispi boots would have been good for the sand. BTW I was not expecting to be playing mountain goat in the Eastern Cape mountains. Pair the boots to the terrain you are going to hunt. Huge lesson learned on my part.