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Old 10-06-2017, 12:08 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not a new topic, but fairly specific - LIGHTWEIGHT boots, AT LEAST 6" high

Oh don't worry, I've used the search button and found all the footwear threads. I'm looking for very specific recommendations: lightweight boots with great ankle support. I'm ideally talking something like 8" high trail running shoes. That's not a thing, but is there anything in that ballpark?
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Danner..... if you have money that is Danner boots are great
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Lightweight and high, look at HiTech. The cops don't all wear them for nothing.

In so far as boots (that I can't wear any more :cry) my favorites are Doc Marten. Now, to be fair, you have to get the REAL "oldstyle" ones, not the newer "look good" ones. The soles and feel of them are by far the best boot I ever used for general purpose.

I always liked Justin and Wolverine as a good work boot for the money. Of course, if you HAVE the money go find a Red Wing store. You likely will never need another set of boots your whole life.
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I use the Nike SFB. I'd describe them almost exactly by your original search criteria: 8" high trail running shoes." Lightweight, durable(ish) with pretty good ankle support. If you want more ankle support, I bet you'll sacrifice lightness. I find that they run small, though, by at least a half size. I wear a 12 1/2 in a normal shoe, which in this day and age means I wear 13s that are a wee bit too big. Nike's 13 are almost too small for me... I've had bad experience with the durability of HI-Techs, but to be fair, they really are glorified tennis shoes. I wore Danners in the Army, and they really were nice, but I don't know if they'd be the light weight boots you're looking for.
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I've had bad experience with the durability of HI-Techs, but to be fair, they really are glorified tennis shoes.

QFT, but also consider that you can typically buy two pair of HiTech before you can buy one pair of anything comparable.
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I've been playing in a set of Merill Moab Ventilators for about a year, under $100 super lightweight, good traction and flexes like a running shoe>

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I've been playing in a set of Merill Moab Ventilators for about a year, under $100 super lightweight, good traction and flexes like a running shoe>

Merrell Men's Moab 2 Ventilator Mid Hiking Boots | Merrell
The Merrell Moab has been the go-to lightweight boot for AT bikers for several years.
Personally, I buy Vasque Breeze GTX boots, as they fit my feet better, though they are a bit heavier than Moabs.

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Danner..... if you have money that is Danner boots are great
Danner is always my go to for Hiking/Hunting. They fit my feet perfectly. For work, always Red Wings.

Honestly you'll probably have to go try them on if you have anywhere nearby, at least to get a feel for the brand. Good boots have very particular shapes and fits. When you find the right one they're amazing, if not, they can be pretty awful.
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Guy asked for light weight.

Like only Nike made those tennis shoe like high boots. Other boots are pretty heavy except compared to lumberjack / wilderness fire fighter boots.
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Danner radical 453s are my go to hiking boots. I love the comfort of them and can wear them all day without feeling like I have boots on. I have worn the radical 452 as well, but the 453 felt more stable to me with better support.
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