Redback everest boots

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I bought these from an ebay store for $138.55; that's with a 10% discount using the code POPPER10. I've seen them other places online for $140 to over $200. I believe they compare easily to other walking boots of $200. These are great boots. All leather upper with gusseted tongues. Even the ankle collar is leather. The leather feels good. I like them a lot. The soles are very grippy - I've a pair of redbacks that are over 10 years old, and just got them re soled. I used those redbacks on an extended walk in the south west of Tassie and was the only one without foot problems. I'll use these as dress boots. I tend to wear clothes smart casual, but I can go on an unplanned bush walk easily, which happens a fair bit. They are lined with this stuff called cambrelle, which is supposed to help breathing. On my old boots the lining is still good. They come in half sizes. Note the half sizes aren't longer, but 4mm wider. One of my feet is permanently swollen due to injury; the half size fits well but I still had to take out the left inner sole as I have with with all my boots. Very good value. Also notice no stitching low down on the sides - this is where other boots not purpose made for bush walking fall apart when they are constantly scuffed climbing rock etc. A very easy recommendation.

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Red backs are great boots. The sole gives heaps of grip when things get hairy
 

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I bought these from an ebay store for $138.55; that's with a 10% discount using the code POPPER10. I've seen them other places online for $140 to over $200. I believe they compare easily to other walking boots of $200. These are great boots. All leather upper with gusseted tongues. Even the ankle collar is leather. The leather feels good. I like them a lot. The soles are very grippy - I've a pair of redbacks that are over 10 years old, and just got them re soled. I used those redbacks on an extended walk in the south west of Tassie and was the only one without foot problems. I'll use these as dress boots. I tend to wear clothes smart casual, but I can go on an unplanned bush walk easily, which happens a fair bit. They are lined with this stuff called cambrelle, which is supposed to help breathing. On my old boots the lining is still good. They come in half sizes. Note the half sizes aren't longer, but 4mm wider. One of my feet is permanently swollen due to injury; the half size fits well but I still had to take out the left inner sole as I have with with all my boots. Very good value. Also notice no stA very easy recommendation.
I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on these after my old Mammuts fell apart recently, look very durable and good value. Would you mind giving an update on how yours fared over the year? I guess I'm just a little hesitant going with a non mainstream "hiking boot" brand.
 

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I'm pretty close to pulling the trigger on these after my old Mammuts fell apart recently, look very durable and good value. Would you mind giving an update on how yours fared over the year? I guess I'm just a little hesitant going with a non mainstream "hiking boot" brand.
They are a more flexible boot than I'm guessing your mammut boots are. I would call them day walk boots because you're only carrying a day pack. Your current boots, and others like them, really come into their own when you have a big load on your back, 20 - 30kg. You need a hard sole for that sort of weight when you're walking on pointy rock or trying to climb a partial ledge etc. The other difference is that the redbacks would be a much better warm weather boot - I'm also guessing your mammuts are lined with goretex, which is hot. So, an awesome day walking boot in warmer climes, with awesome grip. The leather on these is really well oiled and doesn't tend to dry out and get hard. I give them a light coat of olive oil 2 or 3 times a year. The rest of the time I just brush them fairly regularly.
 

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They are a more flexible boot than I'm guessing your mammut boots are. I would call them day walk boots because you're only carrying a day pack. Your current boots, and others like them, really come into their own when you have a big load on your back, 20 - 30kg. You need a hard sole for that sort of weight when you're walking on pointy rock or trying to climb a partial ledge etc. The other difference is that the redbacks would be a much better warm weather boot - I'm also guessing your mammuts are lined with goretex, which is hot. So, an awesome day walking boot in warmer climes, with awesome grip. The leather on these is really well oiled and doesn't tend to dry out and get hard. I give them a light coat of olive oil 2 or 3 times a year. The rest of the time I just brush them fairly regularly.
Thanks for the detailed response.

Hell yeah the Mammuts were hot a lot of the time, more often than the goretex saved me from wet feet anyway.

It actually sounds like these could be what I'm after, with the little kids I'm lucky to get out for an overnighter, let alone multi day hikes with my big pack, and my old boots were a bit of overkill. Plus less spare money now so yeah value is good.

Now I just need to find somewhere with my size, looks like a lot of places have been pillaged lately. If I end up getting some I'll let you know what I think.
 

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Thanks for the detailed response.

Hell yeah the Mammuts were hot a lot of the time, more often than the goretex saved me from wet feet anyway.

It actually sounds like these could be what I'm after, with the little kids I'm lucky to get out for an overnighter, let alone multi day hikes with my big pack, and my old boots were a bit of overkill. Plus less spare money now so yeah value is good.

Now I just need to find somewhere with my size, looks like a lot of places have been pillaged lately. If I end up getting some I'll let you know what I think.
Remember, if you have wide feet the half sizes are wider, not longer. So 10 1/2 is the same length as 10, just a bit wider.
 
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