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Tropical Boots?

Postby BSquared » Fri Mar 21, 2008 2:07 pm

This is a bit off-topic, but it seems I'll be leading groups of students on week-long tours in Belize each spring for the next few years. I just got back from my orientation trip, and I found my trusty JMT-veteran Asolos to be way too hot, at least with my standard liner-outer sock setup. Have any readers of this board found a good boot for hot-humid weather hiking? Waterproof (or at least resistant) would be a real plus; there's almost always dew on the vegetation that covers the trails, and off-trail is virtually always damp, but seldom really wet. We stay at research stations, so the boots are just for day hikes of a few miles most days. But the bugs are truly ferocious and there is the occasional snake, so it'd be good to have high boots.

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Re: Tropical Boots?

Postby frediver » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:46 pm

IMO, you will have hot wet feet with any type boot. I like Mil. Spec. tropical boots, at least they breathe, I use them here as well.
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Re: Tropical Boots?

Postby FortyCaliber » Tue May 06, 2008 1:55 pm

Bates 8" tropical B922.
They wear like sneakers but hold up like boots. My pair from the Marine Corps lasted me 6 years before the upper started tearing away from the sole


Also, the Bates Hot Weather: B25501 comes in a vibram sole but they are the desert configuration.

http://www.copshoes.com/c-bates-desert- ... 25501.html
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