**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
BreakdownThe Tatra Top GTX copes with all types of conditions, including marshes and bogs – no matter how foul the weather gets. The Vibram® sole ensure good grip and traction, including on roots and rocky terrain. Thanks to its reduced-seams construction and GORE-TEX membrane, it will keep out deep puddles and mud. In addition, the high upper supports the ankle – ideal for demanding trekking tours with a heavier pack. Features a more narrow toe box.
Don’t see the size you want? Email boots@goHUNT.com for any special requests.
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° 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.
goHUNT Return PolicyIf 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.
The boots have been fantastic so far. While they’re a 4 flex, they needed zero break-in out of the box. 15-20 miles on them so far without an issues.
I purchased these, Lowa Tibet, and Hanwag Alaska to try for sizing and fit. These were the best fit so I went with them. They're as solid feeling as the others, though there is more stitching on the sides and top of the upper. The lacing system on Hanwag is simpler than the Lowa. I liked the Lowa system, but the Lowa lower locking eyelets seemed like they might lose function over time. These eyelets and hooks are simple, functional, sturdy, and lock in great. I waxed them and wore them around the office for a day before going on a 10 mile hike. No major issues and they're breaking in nicely. I was concerned with the additional height of the boot that it would wear and pull on my leg hair like other boots I've owned. They did for a short while, but quickly conformed to the shape of my leg and are now very comfortable. I had issues with traction on some creek crossings on the way in, but once the sole was flexing better on the way out, that issue was better. Some of the smoothness of the new sole may have been worn down by that time as well. I waded around in one stream for a couple of minutes up above the ankle and they were waterproof, as expected. They are too warm for summer hiking. It was between 65 and 80 that day. This should be no surprise from a tall goretex lined full leather boot. They should work acceptably during antelope season, and great into the later season rifle in Montana. I would not recommend for warmer-weather-only hunting, and probably won't wear them again until the weather cools down a bit. Time will tell on long term durability and cold weather performance but initial experience is positive.
Only had them for a month so far but the are well built and very comfortable.
The fit was as described. The boots are more comfortable then expected for a stiffer boot. I have wore them on several longer hikes, 6,9 and another 9 miler. No hot spots and they feel good. One thing to note is that they are a warm boot.
Great feel to this mountain boot. Ordered a half size larger than my normal buy, and have put in new insoles. Haven't had any mountain miles yet, but anticipate good things.
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