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If you are out in all weathers, then you'll need to consider finding the best hunting boots that you can. If your boots don't withstand the elements, then you probably won't either!
Hunting boots need to be waterproof, breathable and tough. The majority of hunting boots will, of course, offer these features but how can you ensure that you get a pair of good boots that will be really comfortable to wear too? Obviously, comfort depends on the current condition of the wearer's feet (eg bunions and so on) along with the boot's own major features. Even the lacing technique that's used can be a factor too!
So, to help realise top notch comfort, most of our hunting boots boast the necessary features that will help to prevent foot aches, pains and fatigue, whilst giving you the support and stability that your feet will no doubt benefit from when you're busy outdoors.
Spending a bit of time to carry out research prior to making a purchase and, where possible, carefully trying on boots before making a final buying decision will hopefully keep your feet healthier and happier, for so much longer.
With all of this in mind, we have carefully selected a range of hunting boots for you to consider and we have highlighted the key features of each boot, to help ensure you have a comfortable wear when you're out and about.
Our top 5 best hunting boots for men
- Grisport Gamekeeper Hunter Boots
- Hoggs of FIfe Aonach Boots
- Jack Pyke Hunter Boots
- Gateway1 Staika Boot
- Gateway1 Estate Beater Boot
1. The Grisport Gamekeeper Hunter Boot
The Gamekeeper high leg boots by Grisport is one of our favourite boots. Its a sturdy boot made from soft Italian leather. The high leg design offers plenty of ankle support - an essential feature for any huntsman or shooter - and many of our customers describe this boot as 'comfortable straight out of the bo with many positive features!'.
The unique five layer sole unit designed by Grisport has been built in to offer stability, a soft spring walk and a cushioned midsole. In addition, the stabilizer prevents twisting when walking over rough terrain, whilst the cushioned midsole guarantees a comfortable walk at all times. Further, the removable arch support insole has been anatomically designed to give your arches additional support, in turn reducing foot fatigue and aches.
If you are somebody who tends to suffer from tendonitis, this boot features an anti-tendonitis relief system. This feature, located on the back of the boot, relieves pressure on the tendon in turn reducing the likelihood of friction and swelling.
There is an added heel locking system too, which locks your foot and ankle in place, preventing the foot from moving and lifting inside the boot. This will help to prevent foot friction, resulting in a blister free walk!
Upper material: Premium Italian Leather
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2. The Hoggs Aonach II Waterproof Boot
The Aonach hunting boot by Hoggs of Fife is a sturdy boot featuring a Vibram sole unit. It has some flex though, making it a great all-rounder boot for walking, hiking, hunting and shooting. These boots are lighter than some other hunting boots, making them great for long treks too. It's definitely worthy of note that the 10" height of the boot helps keep out debris and water.
For those extra icy conditions, the sole unit design features the IceTrek Vibram sole unit, making this boot great for walking over icy or snow covered surfaces. The soft rubber mixture of this unit, together with the lug design, certainly makes it easier to negotiate slippy frosty surfaces.
These boots have been made from premium anfibio leather. This leather offers total water protection and, due to the H-Tex membrane, your feet will stay dry and comfortable all day long!
The added padding on the heel of the boots help to remove strain on the tendons whilst the removable memory foam insole ensures a comfortable walk.
All in all, the Aonach boot has been designed with comfort in mind and we are sure you will not be disappointed.
Upper material: Anfibio leather
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Related Article: Lacing Techniques to Alleviate Foot Problems When Walking
3. The Jack Pyke Hunter Boots
The Hunter boot is classed by many as Jack Pyke's best boot! Made from a full grain leather material with an added high rubber rand for terrain protection, this boot is extremely tough and hardwearing.
The extra padded tongue and heel offers great protection and comfort and the Hydroguard waterproof and breathable membrane helps to keep your feet really dry and comfortable.
If, for example, you find yourself hunting Deer on the Highlands of Scotland, then the Jack Pyke Hunter boot is a mid-season boot that certainly is worthy of some thought. It's designed to give you the support you need, whilst keeping your feet warm in the colder weather conditions.
Ideal for long treks across rocky and rough terrain, the Hunter boot will withstand brutal conditions for sure. If you find yourself in such tough conditions, needing plenty of ankle support and grip, then a pair of Hunter boots may be just what you are looking for!
Upper material: Leather with Rubber Rand
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4. Gateway1 Staika Boot
The Gateway1 Staika boot is a high-performance footwear option specifically designed for shooters, hunters, or farmers who frequently work in rugged and challenging terrains. This boot is constructed using Armortex Kevlar, a reinforced fabric that offers exceptional durability and resistance to wear and tear. Unlike traditional leather boots, the Staika boot can withstand the harshest conditions without compromising its integrity.
One of the standout features of the Gateway1 Staika boot is its fully waterproof design, thanks to the incorporation of a Sympatex membrane. This membrane ensures that your feet remain dry and comfortable even in wet and damp environments. Whether you are traversing through muddy fields or crossing streams, the Staika boot will keep your feet protected from water penetration.
To further enhance its performance in slippery conditions, the Gateway1 Staika boot is equipped with a Lynx Ice Grip sole unit. This advanced sole technology provides superior traction and grip, reducing the risk of slips and falls on wet or icy surfaces. Whether you are climbing steep inclines or navigating treacherous terrain, you can trust the Staika boot to provide stability and security every step of the way.
In addition to its durability and waterproof capabilities, the Gateway1 Staika boot also prioritizes comfort. The inclusion of a heel notch ensures flexibility in the foot joint, allowing for natural movement and preventing discomfort or strain during long hours of wear. Furthermore, the lace lock feature secures the heel fit, ensuring a snug and secure fit that minimizes friction and blisters.
Overall, the Gateway1 Staika boot is a reliable and high-performing footwear option for individuals who require durable and waterproof boots for their outdoor activities. With its Armortex Kevlar construction, Sympatex membrane, Lynx Ice Grip sole unit, heel notch, and lace lock feature, this boot provides the necessary protection, traction, flexibility, and comfort needed for tough terrains and demanding work environments.
Upper material: 2.4mm full-grain nubuck leather with Armortex Kevlar
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5. Gateway1 Estate Beater Boot
The Gateway1 Estate Beater boot is a high-quality and durable 9" leather boot that is designed for individuals who require comfort and functionality in their footwear. Crafted from 2.00mm full-grain nubuck leather, these boots are built to withstand the demands of outdoor activities. The use of full-grain leather ensures that the boots are not only long-lasting but also provide a stylish and sophisticated look.
One of the standout features of the Gateway1 Estate Beater boot is its Sympatex waterproof membrane. This innovative technology ensures that your feet stay dry and comfortable, even in wet and challenging weather conditions. Whether you are a farmer working in muddy fields or a shooter navigating through damp terrains, these boots provide the necessary protection to keep your feet dry and warm.
In addition to its waterproof capabilities, the Gateway1 Estate Beater boot also offers excellent traction and stability. The reinforced stitched rubber rand in key wear areas enhances the durability of the boot, ensuring that it can withstand the rigors of daily use. The Lynx Ice Grip outsole unit provides reliable traction on various surfaces, reducing the risk of slips and falls.
Comfort is a top priority for individuals who spend long hours on their feet, and the Gateway1 Estate Beater boot delivers in this aspect as well. The design of these boots takes into consideration the needs of farmers and shooters who require all-day comfort. The cushioned insole and supportive midsole provide excellent shock absorption, reducing fatigue and allowing you to stay on your feet for longer periods without discomfort.
Overall, the Gateway1 Estate Beater boot is a reliable and versatile choice for farmers and shooters alike. Its combination of high-quality materials, waterproof technology, durability, and comfort make it an essential piece of footwear for those who require reliable performance in demanding environments. Whether you are working on the farm or engaging in outdoor activities, these boots will keep you comfortable and protected throughout the day.
Upper material: 2.0mm full-grain nubuck leather
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Why not check out our full range of Hunting Boots!
What are the best hunting boots?
The Gamekeeper Boots are our best-selling hunting boots. These boots are recommended for their design, exceptional, and full waterproof and breathable features. Additionally, the boots incorporate a heel locking system that effectively reduces the risk of ankle twisting, providing added safety during outdoor activities. With their durable construction and versatile design, the Grisport Gamekeeper Boots are ideal for various country pursuits, including hiking, shooting, hunting, and dog training. Whether you're navigating forests or engaging in other outdoor adventures, these boots a comfortable and reliable option.
Are hunting boots good for hiking?
Hunting boots can be used for hiking, but they may not be the most ideal choice. Hunting boots are typically heavier and designed for off-trail conditions, providing durability and protection in rugged terrains. On the other hand, hiking boots are specifically designed for walking long distances on trails, offering lighter weight, ankle support, and better grip on uneven terrain. While hunting boots may have higher ankles for stability and protection against potential injuries, hiking boots prioritize comfort and are better suited for long-distance hikes. Ultimately, the choice depends on the specific needs and preferences of the hiker.
Last Modified: 1st August 2023