When you step into the wilderness, you mean business. That's why we've teamed up with the experts at Schnee to bring you the no-nonsense guide to hunting boots. From picking the best hunting boots to breaking them in and keeping them fit for many hunting seasons to come; it's everything you need, nothing you don’t.
Picking Your Boots: You need the right pair for the ground you’re covering and the game you’re after. Whether you're pushing through snow, scaling rocky inclines, or inching through thick brush, you need gear that holds up. You're not out there to play dress-up; so equip yourself for the realities of nature.
Breaking In: Mandatory. No debates. Your mountain boots should never go straight from the shelf to the field. There's an essential phase in between those steps where the leather is worked and your shoes mold to your feet. Ignore this advice and you risk far more than comfort; getting sidelined by blisters when you're miles deep in the backcountry poses a risk to your health and safety.
Boot Maintenance: You’re not polishing shoes for a dance; you’re preserving your best defense against the unpredictability of nature. It's preserving your lifeline in the wild. We'll show you how to do it right, and what keeps your boots solid and what becomes a costly mistake to avoid. Schnee builds boots to last - they're an investment, not something to dispose of. And if you care for boots correctly, you may just need to replace the rubber bottom rather than the entire boot after many miles.
Mountains, forests, deserts, fields, or wherever your next hunt takes you, make sure your boots are as ready as you are. They’re your foundation. Hit like, share, and subscribe for more backcountry tips, stories, and training.'