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Old 01-16-2014, 11:42 PM
 
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I wonder which boots you prefer hiking boots or rain boots in snowing days?
I am moving from south to upstate of NY.
I already have two pair of hiking boots, and a pair of rain boots, and would like to see if I can throw some away for moving convenience.

I have a pair of hiking boots similar to


I have a pair of rain boots similar to

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Old 01-17-2014, 12:17 AM
 
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Get a pair of boots made for the snow. Hiking boots are generally not waterproof and your rain boots don't look like they gave any traction. North Face, L.L.Bean, Sorel all have cute options.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:42 AM
 
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During the workweek I wear White's semi dress boots regardless of the weather, they are leather but I treat them with boot oil so I'm not worried about water damage. If I'm headed up to our cabin and plan on being out in the snow I'll wear my Danner GTX's which are sort of a cross between a hiking boot and work boot. These have been treated with Obenouf's LP and so far have worked great even when I was snowblowing the driveway after we got 18" of snow the other day.
Check out the new KEEN boots, they look like hikers and I think they are waterproof.
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Old 01-17-2014, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Western NY
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Yankeemama said what I was thinking. You'll want snow boots that are waterproof and have good traction.

The brands mentioned above are good. Also check out Kamik, Khombu, Columbia, Sporto and Totes.

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Old 01-17-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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Yankeemama said what I was thinking. You'll want snow boots that are waterproof and have good traction.

The brands metnioned above are good. Also check out Kamik, Khombu, Columbia, Sporto and Totes.
Oh, boy, I live in Portland and I forgot Columbia! That is a mortal sin out here!
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I wonder which boots you prefer hiking boots or rain boots in snowing days?
I am moving from south to upstate of NY.
I already have two pair of hiking boots, and a pair of rain boots, and would like to see if I can throw some away for moving convenience.
For the snow, you need snow boots, waterproof and with great traction.
Hiking boots MAY be okay... those silly rain boots won't cut it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Princeton
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5.11 tactical, snow boot, waterproof, lightweight, yet warm, not cheap and not for the meek, these babies are dependable, proven, loyal and they don't talk back, they just do their job. Best bang for the buck, and they look good too.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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5.11 tactical, snow boot, waterproof, lightweight, yet warm, not cheap and not for the meek, these babies are dependable, proven, loyal and they don't talk back, they just do their job. Best bang for the buck, and they look good too.
Heard a lot of good things on these boots. Would like to try a pair sometime. Once one learns what quality boots are they will never spend money on some of the brands mentioned. Personally like to stick with American made , also hand made if possible.
Wolverine
Red Wing
Viberg
White's
Wesco
Danner

All examples of proven quality footwear.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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Are you male or female? If male, you can probably do away with the rain boots. You'll want the hiking boots. You'll also want something warm and waterproof, if your hiking boots are not. If female, I can't really understand throwing out shoes to make room.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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Thanks to you all!
I am male.

More info about my boots:
The hiking boots in the first picture is "Merrell Pulse Ii Vibram Sz 13 Leather Athletic Performance Trail Hiking Shoes":
The rain boots in the second picture is "tretorn olive black strala vinter rain boot".

I am not making money now, so would consider to buy new snow boots only when necessary.
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