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Zamberlan 960 Guide Boot Review
By Brock Akers, Rokslide Moderator

Type in the search box on Rokslide "best backcountry boot" and be prepared for a few seconds of load time.  The discussions are almost endless. After you spend hours of research and reading, you feel as if feet are similar to the human fingerprint—no pair of feet are the same. This is true to some degree. This is also why companies like Lathrop and Sons are so valuable when purchasing a boot.

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Crispi Idaho GTX Boot Review

By Guest Writer Dustin Wittwer of Team Backcountry

Certain pieces of backcountry gear are crucial to a successful hunt. During this review, I wondered which piece of gear that I use is the absolute most important. During my years of hunting the backcountry, I've experienced gear failures from almost every imaginable piece of equipment, including tents, backpacks, bows, optics, clothing, knives, headlamps, and the list goes on! After reminiscing each of these gear failures, I realized that in each case the hunt was able to go on without too much difficulty.

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Crispi Nevada GTX Hunting Boot
By Ross Russell, Rokslide Prostaff

One thing you learn early on as a mountain hunter is that if your feet aren't happy, you aren't having fun! If you choose the wrong boot for your feet and the conditions, you'll suffer and likely cut your trip short. We've all seen either our own or our friends' badly mangled feet from blisters and the like. Just the thought of it makes you cringe and not want to be a recipient of this pain. I don't get to spend the amount of time in the mountains that I would like, so I refuse to lose a day to the result of poor boot selection.

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Lathrop & Sons Custom Boot System Review

By Jared Bloomgren, Rokslide Prostaff

For years I have been told that Lathrop & Sons do a great job helping you get the best fit out of any boot, whether it be one of theirs or your existing boots. But it wasn't until recently that I was able to test out their Custom Boot System and see what others were talking about. I tested this systemwhich is a process to make sure your boot is properly fitted to each individual footinside the Lathrop & Sons Tech-Light Hunter and along with their High Country Synergy Footbeds.

 

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