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Geocaching footwear - Timberland Men's White Ledge Boot

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I just received my order of Timberland boots by UPS.  This is my third order in 5 years of the very same model.  They are very durable, comfortable, waterproof, and the best danged boot I've ever worn.  My second pair is 50% gone and I do not want to wait until they are in tatters before I try to get another pair.

 

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What do you wear (Other than high heels by a certain green-eyed cacher) and what hasn't worked for you?

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lmao.  see... I wasn't sure I needed to click on this thread... glad I did so I could comment!!

 

I also wear converse in a variety of colors, including silver sequins.  Not just for urban caching...I have been known to step in mud in them in fields.  Sandals of all varieties, but I don't usually wear flip flops.  Cachestacker and Kirbydox both were present last week while I cached in a dress and flat leather sandals in the woods full of rebar and concrete.  Now, if I plan it accordingly, I will wear rugged running shoes or hiking shoes (such as the CITO in Cullen Park or while camping at Martin Dies SP).  I need to get hiking boots for venturing into GBP during the summer.  For the ladies, J-14 shoes and sandals are super comfy with a rugged sole and good looks.  :coolsmiley:

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I've had a couple of pair of the Timberlands and were really disappointed with the second pair.  They changed the design of the "quick lace" hooks at the top from one with double-rivets to a single rivet design, like you have pictured.  The single rivet ones began pulling out of the leather after I had only had the boots a few months (note the picture on the right and the hole at the top).  I need another pair but am hesitant to buy any with the cheap hooks.

 

One other difference, the first pair had a mesh-type panel on the side that allowed cactus needles to pass through easily.  I found this out the hard way while hiking at Enchanted Rock.

 

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HC:  Timberland Men's White Ledge Boot   Shipment Total: $71.70

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HC:  Timberland Men's White Ledge Boot

But that one has the cheap hooks that pull out of the leather... at least that's the kind in your picture.

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I reject your reality and substitute my own.  I just ordered the one's I linked to from Amazon.  Buying new boots had been on my "to-do" list for a while, so thanks for getting me off my duff!

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Good deal.  They look like excellent boots.  Goretex is good stuff.

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Vasque Sundowners were just brought back into production!

(And they come in Size 16 !!! ) yeah baby! Waterproof breathable GoreTex.

A bit $$$ but they'll last you way longer than your Michelins (great vehicle tires)

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Vasque has been making great hiking boots since the 70's, one of my favorites in college.

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Does anyone know of hiking boots for men in narrow sizes?  And I don't mean a B width.  My brother in law used to claim that I had water skis for feet (11 1/2 AA).

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I just replaced my Keen boots with a pair of Oboz from REI, and I think they are fantastic. For someone who struggles with falling arches and planter fascitis, arch support and comfort for long periods of wear are very important. The easy lacing and waterproof nature of these boots are excellent. Just my .02....

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I have wide feet and the Keens seem to be the only shoes that truly fit my foot well. It sucks they're not cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/Gypsum-Hiking-Shitake-Bronze-Green/dp/B005CSE326/

 

They have a style that has a two piece sole. I've had 4 pairs with this sole and each set the soles eventually separated. I haven't had the problem with the ones linked above.

So if you are considering Keens don't buy the ones that have this sole design. The black tread portion is just a thin rubber piece thats glued to the bottom. It will start separating on the thinner parts that wrap up around the arch and heel.

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Sole separation is apparently a problem for many brands these days. For the best brands that are more durable here's the brands the German Alpine folks depend on. Some of these brands may not be easy to find in USA but rest assured they are as good as it gets outside custom handmade boots.

http://www.sport-schuster.de/Schuhe/Expeditions-Hochtourenschuhe/2/?ldtype=&_artperpage=64&pgNr=0&cl=alist&searchparam=&cnid=8a8080823140e8a4013141ff387a7ca0

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Sole separation is apparently a problem for many brands these days. For the best brands that are more durable here's the brands the German Alpine folks depend on. Some of these brands may not be easy to find in USA but rest assured they are as good as it gets outside custom handmade boots.

http://www.sport-schuster.de/Schuhe/Expeditions-Hochtourenschuhe/2/?ldtype=&_artperpage=64&pgNr=0&cl=alist&searchparam=&cnid=8a8080823140e8a4013141ff387a7ca0

  

Gosh, for 280€ ($370), I could buy 5 pairs of the Timberlines and just replace them as the soles separated.

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Those German boots look like mountian wear. What we need here is good support, ankle protection, and water-proofing more than anything, right?

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Sole separation is apparently a problem for many brands these days. For the best brands that are more durable here's the brands the German Alpine folks depend on. Some of these brands may not be easy to find in USA but rest assured they are as good as it gets outside custom handmade boots.

http://www.sport-schuster.de/Schuhe/Expeditions-Hochtourenschuhe/2/?ldtype=&_artperpage=64&pgNr=0&cl=alist&searchparam=&cnid=8a8080823140e8a4013141ff387a7ca0

 

I've sworn with Meindl alpine boots for quite some time now, I'm into my second pair now and that's only been the second in about 15 years!!!

Talking about durability ;)

They are pretty expensive , but then again they are also VERY comfortable, durable and waterproof. The only downside to me so far, is their weight... almost 1.2 kilo's a piece! On the up side, I can also go mountaineering with them :)

 

http://www.bever.nl/meindl-schoen-perfekt-3d42xx0004

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I am glad I clicked on this thread... I have a feet problems and have really debated on what type of hiking boots to get.  I have had surgery on both feet for plantar facitis so seeing TexasWriter has found something that works I am going to see if they make womens pairs.  So far I have been switching between Nike tennis shoes and Merrel hiking shoes but both are at the point of needing replacement.

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HC: It's just my luck that cheesy boots fail when I'm miles from my destination. Lucky had duct tape to hold me together. No more cheesy boots.

Bert: Arch support, ankle support, waterproof...what was the question again? ;) They do serious outdoors & hiking in Bavaria/Austria/Switzerland. While they do switch to Ice and Snow gear in the winter, they've got footwear covered for all terrain types including dead flat, hard-pan, gumbo, and swamp of SE Texas. :)

My main point was to share brands to look for, not so much the models.

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I am glad I clicked on this thread... I have a feet problems and have really debated on what type of hiking boots to get.  I have had surgery on both feet for plantar facitis so seeing TexasWriter has found something that works I am going to see if they make womens pairs.  So far I have been switching between Nike tennis shoes and Merrel hiking shoes but both are at the point of needing replacement.

 

my merrell hiking shoes are comfortable and it's not easy for me to say that about closed toe shoes.  what kind do you have?

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my merrell hiking shoes are comfortable and it's not easy for me to say that about closed toe shoes. what kind do you have?

But do they look good in a dress ? ;)

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my merrell hiking shoes are comfortable and it's not easy for me to say that about closed toe shoes. what kind do you have?

But do they look good in a dress ? ;)

 

 

i'm not sure how the shoes would wear a dress... but no, wearing the hiking shoes with a dress is not a great combo.  I did cache tonight in a dress and comfy wedge heel sandals for the 1st two T2P+ caches... as hot as it was out there, I was happy for it. 

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