** goHUNT staff recommends ordering this boot true to size. When we say true to size we mean the size of Nike you'd buy off the shelf.
* Please review our goHUNT staff boot profiles below and our sizing video before ordering.
goHUNT Staff Boot Profile
goHUNT Stiffness Scale Rating - Flex 4 (see stiffness scale)
The Makra Combi is one of the favorites in the goHUNT office. With a generous toe box and slightly stiff setup, it's perfect for backcountry hunters on multi-day trips with heavy packs
Campos' favorite all-around boot. From chasing elk in the dark timber to every day in the office
Ghilly lacing system allows you to adjust your lacing tension all the way to your toes
Highly technical and aggressive sole featuring high friction rubber, climbing zone, and self-cleaning tread
Soft cuff with a honeycomb structure for additional comfort
WARRANTY - 2-year warranty period that starts from the purchase date
BreakdownThe Hanwag Makra Combi is an all-around great boot for the western hunter. Fully waterproof, dead center on the goHUNT stiffness scale and a generous toe box make the Makra an easy choice from sheep to desert mule deer hunters. The Ghilly lacing system lets you customize your lacing tension all the way to the toe. Allowing you to tighten your boot down for the descents with a heavy pack or loosen it up a bit when not needed. Don’t see the size you want? Email boots@goHUNT.com for any special requests.
The stiffest boot options, best for alpine hunting and mountaineering. Sheep hunting, mountain goat, and the toughest of elk and deer terrain.
HOW TO ACCURATELY MEASURE YOUR FEET TO FIND THE CORRECT BOOT SIZE
Start by collecting a few things from around your house, including a yardstick or ruler, a soft tailor’s tape or paper tape, a piece of cardboard or printer paper, and a pen.
Draw a 90-degree angle on the cardboard or paper using the yardstick or ruler. The lines should be long enough so that your longest toe touches the horizontal line and the widest point of your foot touches the vertical line.
Ensure that you’re wearing your hunting socks while taking these measurements. Stand on the paper or cardboard with your feet shoulder-width apart and place your full weight on both feet.
Have a second person mark where your heel and the widest part of your foot lands on the cardboard or paper. Ensure that you’re keeping the pen vertical when making your marks. Leaning the pen inward or outward against your foot will skew your measurements.
Place the edge of the tailor’s tape on the straight line and measure the widest and longest point of each foot down to 1/10th of a centimeter.
Add both length measurements together and divide them by two. This is your length measurement.
Add both width measurements together and divide them by two. This is your width measurement.
Record your measurements and refer to the goHUNT Sizing Guide and Staff Reviews to find the right boot size for your foot profile.
GENERAL TIPS TO ENSURE YOUR NEW BOOTS FIT PROPERLY
Measure your feet with the socks you intend to wear in the field.
Measure your feet later in the day. Your feet tend to swell slightly as the day progresses.
The arch and heel of your foot should feel snug but not tight. Your heel should feel secure in the heel pocket. If your heel lifts up when you step, make sure the lacing is not too loose.
Your toes should not touch the front of the boot. You want just enough room to wiggle your toes. When you kick the toe into the floor, you should know where the front of the boot is without your toes hitting.
If you're unable to cinch the boot tight enough to prevent heel slip or it allows your toes to touch the end of the boot, you will have a hard time with a heavy pack on steep downhill descents and you’ll want to size up.
3 lbs 0.6 oz - pair (size 10)
Step-In Crampon Compatible
goHUNT Return Policy If you should need to return a boot, they may be returned within 30 days of purchase for a full refund. Boots should be returned in brand new condition with no wear marks. All boots should be returned in the original packaging with the original tags. Boots must not be worn outside to be considered for a refund. We do not allow direct boot exchanges. If you return a product in brand new condition with all original packaging and tags, we will process your refund. You can order another product that best fits your needs or wait until your refund is processed. With all the backcountry hunters we have on staff at goHUNT, we understand the need and know how hard it is to find a boot that fits your foot. goHUNT has spent countless hours and measured many feet to make sure you get the right size boot the first time. If you watch our sizing video and review our staff foot profiles, we are extremely confident you'll find the right size boot for you the first time. In the rare case you don't, the goHUNT staff is on call to make sure you find the right boot for your next hunt.
*We're so confident in our extensive sizing research that if you fully review it, and correctly measure your foot, we know you'll find the boots that fit.
HOW DO I CARE FOR MY BOOTS?
Proper boot care can significantly extend the lifespan of your boots. Leather boots, in particular, need to be cared for after heavy use. If your boots are wet and covered in dirt, we recommend cleaning them. If you’re not going to clean your boots, you should still allow your boots to air dry after each use.
Remove your insoles and laces after each use. This will open up your boots and allow them to air out. Even if your boots don’t get wet, they will naturally absorb moisture from your feet, especially on multi-day trips. Insoles and laces can be hand-washed in cold water and set out to air dry.
Using a boot brush and warm water, remove the dirt from your boots. The warm water will open up the pores of the boot and allow you to thoroughly clean them.
For leather boots, you’ll want to recondition the leather after cleaning them with warm water in order for them to remain water-repellant. Applying a waterproofing agent to the damp leather will reclose the pores that were opened up during cleaning. Once you’ve reconditioned your boots, water should bead up when gently poured over the leather.
Allow your boots to air dry. Do not use a heat source to dry your boots. The heat could cause the leather to shrink or become brittle, increasing the chances of irreparable rips or creases.
Store your boots in a cool and dry place to prevent mildew. We recommend packing a newspaper in the toe box of wet boots to help absorb the moisture and maintain the boots’ shape during the drying process.
Take your boots to a knowledgeable cobbler for repairs.
WHAT SHOULD I USE TO TREAT MY NEW BOOTS?
For a general-purpose waterproofing product, the goHUNT staff has found that Granger or Nikwax Waterproofing performs the best.
Re-apply this product as necessary or after every use in severe conditions.
Please refrain from using beeswax, animal fats, or petroleum-based products on your boots, as these products will void some manufacturer warranties.
*Please note that these products may darken the color of any leather.
WHAT IF MY BOOTS ARE GORE-TEX®?
We recommend treating the leather on your Gore-Tex® boots the same as you would on any other leather boot.
The Gore-Tex® lining creates a waterproof/breathable membrane on the inside of the boot, but leather uppers still need to be cared for.
The durable waterproofness of the Gore-Tex® membrane is not affected by leather conditioners, silicone, oil or shoe polish.
Great boots with minimal break-in period. As with any boots, aftermarket soles are worth it. Boots fit great and lace down to the toes if needed. Fit true to Nike size as well. And GoHunt guys take good care of their customers. Had to exchange them and they were at my door in two days with free returns. They won my business 👍👍
The boots fit perfect using the goHUNT sizing chart. No hot spots on toes or heels. During a long day of sitting or glassing I had to skip a lacing loop over the top of my foot to prevent pressure pain/poor circulation. The padding on the ball of the feet felt a little hard at first but with unstable and rocky terrain it was very comfortable. The aftermath of a long day of scouting left my feet with very little or no fatigue. The boot's construction is what I was looking for. I experienced bad luck with my latest boot shrinking and causing pressure on the toes after at year of use (leather boots probably bought them a size to small). These boots have a rubber layer protecting the base of the material above the outsole. Depending on where you hunt that is a must for reinforcement and protection from terrain and elements. These boots I purchased with intentions for using during archery deer and elk during hot/cool weather (50-100+degrees) with steep and unstable terrain. I would suggest measuring your foot during the hottest and longest day of work/exercise to anticipate for swelling from heat and excess activity. This will allow for more room and circulation when hiking for long periods of time and increase temperatures. If you are unsure about width reach out to the goHUNT for additional information. They provided me with option with and the makra boots were the first suggestion due to wider toe box. Jared is who reached office t to me.
-A second review will be submitted after the hunting season.
My foot measurements:
-29.5 cm in length
-11.6cm in width
- medium to high arch
- kenetrek sock liners
-smart wool, darn tough, and point 6 light and medium merino wool socks
Tight, light and no heel slip. Plus a cool name. I likey
I’ve been searching for a replacement to my Asolo Drifters for a while. Tried several different brands and really liked the description on this site. The specs chart for the team helped a lot. I usually wear a 12D but some lasts are narrower. With the wide toe box on the Makra’s they fit perfectly. Took them on a rather easy 7 mile trail hike today and they were fantastic. No rubs, no hotspots and no pressure on my bent pinky toe. Will be taking these on a more strenuous hike with more slope shortly. I don’t think my opinion will change tho. Very satisfied!
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