Hunting Boots - Pick The Best Pair For The Best Price

People rarely think about which hunting boots they wear and this is making a big mistake. Bad hunting footwear can make your sport very uncomfortable, painful or even dangerous. One bad slip could break your ankle. Or far worse, you could loose your catch!

So although it may sound like a small thing to think about, your footwear really can change how well your hunt goes. Oh and when I say footwear, I mean boots. If you plan on hunting on anything but flat ground and your wearing trainers you might as well put on some sandals.

What To Look for In a Good Pair of Hunting Boots

First things first; they have to fit. Its easily said, but making sure you get the right foot size isn't always easy. Your foot should have just enough room to wiggle, but not enough to slip about. A good rule of thumb is that you want about an inch of wiggle room for your toes. Next you want to make sure that they are made from decent leather. It needs to have a little bit of flex but still be stiff. New boots always feel a little rigid but they will slowly form creases to suit how you move your feet.

A good pair of boots should have a bit of padding on the back lip and tongue to stop it rubbing. Make sure the stitching is tight and that the tongue is mostly stitched to the two flaps in front or it will leak.

How Much Should I Spend On Hunting Boots?

With such a wide range available you might think the more you spend the better the boot. And in may ways, this is the case. If you spend about £10 ($6ish) on a pair of course they will be bad, but on the other hand there is no need to spend over £50. You can get very high quality boots for as little as £30. If you want steel toed boots (see my page about Killing rabbits properly if your unsure why you would!) you might have to spend a little more.

How Much Should I Spend On Hunting Boots?

With such a wide range available you might think the more you spend the better the boot. And in may ways, this is the case. If you spend about £10 ($6ish) on a pair of course they will be bad, but on the other hand there is no need to spend over £50. You can get very high quality boots for as little as £30. If you want steel toed boots (see my page about Killing rabbits properly if your unsure why you would!) you might have to spend a little more.

Try to just use your common sense and don't get suckered into spending over £100 on a flash pair of Timberland's!

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