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Postby ghstinshll » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:14 pm

Yes, I am working @ Scheel's over the holiday, so I AM biased... But I don't think anyone saw this on the old DSM forums because of the new site...

I picked these shoes up a couple weeks ago, & they're awesome! Seamless, mostly waterproof, and have Kevlar, quick-fit laces w/ no tying. They'd go well w/ those $50 pairs of Seal Skins some of you guys shell out for...

http://www.amazon.com/Salomon-Fusion-X-Mountain-Shoes-Autobahn/dp/B000FJ3CHO/sr=8-1/qid=1164733950/ref=pd_bbs_1/105-7221793-7415654?ie=UTF8&s=apparel
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Postby ghstinshll » Tue Nov 28, 2006 12:21 pm

need to rephrase... They're not waterproof, but are the same "wicking" material found in some of their outerwear. The seamless construction seems to keep the water out though. Anyway,they're a good tough shoe.
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Postby Abe Froman » Tue Nov 28, 2006 1:22 pm

GARMONT is the way to go if you want the best. expensive but bulletproof. and whats better than "mostly waterproof" you ask? why FULLY WATERPROOF is the only way to go. gore tex baby.
http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/3266347/c/61151.html
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Postby daltonoutdoors » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:21 pm

I love my Gore Tex Vasque low cut boots. They are not totally waterproof but they keep the water out for a really long time. They were reasonably priced from Scheels and are light weight enough that you can walk all day in them. Totally waterproof appears to be over kill, but, I like to change socks mid-day anyway.
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:26 pm

Getting a pair of these very soon...
http://www.merrellboot.com/Shop/Detail.aspx?NavID=FT-O-CHM&PID=11492
I tried on a pair of these a couple of weeks ago at Scheels...and these things fit so sweet.
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Postby Single L » Tue Nov 28, 2006 8:47 pm

SpikeHyzer wrote:Getting a pair of these very soon...
http://www.merrellboot.com/Shop/Detail.aspx?NavID=FT-O-CHM&PID=11492
I tried on a pair of these a couple of weeks ago at Scheels...and these things fit so sweet.


You cannot go wrong; I own 3 pairs of these:
One Gore Tex
One Non-Gore Tex
On Sandal version

The best shoes I have ever owned.

I also have a pair of the Reflex Mids. I have owned them for 3 years. The Gore Tex lasted 2 ½ years, sprayed with some water proofer and they are like new. I use these in the Snow and nasty conditions. Will retire when the tread is gone, still there after 3 years of tee pads!!!!!
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Postby Cydisc » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:13 pm

I've always gotten the cheapo Hi-Tech hikers at the Shoe Carnival for $25-30 and just resigned myself to buying a new pair every spring. Last year, I had a few extra holiday $ burning a hole in my pocket so I splurged on a pair of Merrells. They're the more inexpensive model, but I can tell the difference in wear from just this year. I'll still be wearing them through next year, I imagine. I like their tread pattern. They're agressive enough to grip in wet grass, but not so much that I'm feeling strain in my knee from gripping too much on the concrete tees.
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Tue Nov 28, 2006 10:55 pm

I currently have the Nike Tengu Mid III, which is a very light weight gore-tex hiking shoe. I think I paid $35 for them out at Jordan Creek on a clearnace rack sale. They have lasted me two disc golf seasons and one basketball ref'ing season. They will definitely be getting retired after this year. They aren't so waterproof anymore(Soles are starting to crack and fall apart). But...for $35...these have been the best buy for a disc golf shoe I have had.
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Postby Cydisc » Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:23 pm

I switch off between the Merrell boots and some Nike XCR jobs that I got at the Carnival. Lots of wear on the ball of the plant foot on the Nikes. I'll need new ones for next year after a year of service.
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Postby SpikeHyzer » Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:48 am

Yeah...my plant shoe has very little tread left on it.
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Postby ghstinshll » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:09 pm

wow, people! Great dialogue about shoes!!! ha!
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Postby irban » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:34 pm

I have liked my Garmonts too. My favorite overall are the Keens I have now, though they have started to get a little ragged out sooner than I expected.
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Postby RonRazz » Wed Nov 29, 2006 5:45 pm

I just bought a pair of garmonts off the clearance rack they aren't Gore tex though, but I sprayed them enough times with camp dry they should be. I think they feel pretty light, and support well.
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