BreakdownChasing desert sheep, Coues deer, desert muleys, pronghorn, or even bull elk that roam the southwest requires a comfortable, breathable, and durable boot. The sharp, rock-filled, thorny terrain can destroy boots in a hurry, but the Desert Guide boot will give you season after season of use. Thick 2.8mm premium full-grain leather uppers with one piece vamp construction with minimal seams are extremely durable. The reinforced rubber toe-cap offers added coverage and durability. They also have swivel lacing hardware that gives you the ability to lace them snugly without fear of breaking. The extra padded soft collar is both comfortable and breathable. In addition, this boot is not waterproof and has no waterproof membrane so that it breathes better in hot climates. Crafted for extreme abuse, the Desert Guide boot offers you breathability and all-day comfort no matter how much ground you cover. Don’t see the size you want? Email boots@goHUNT.com for any special requests.
Lifelong hiker and hunter, 2 yrs ago started having some capsulitis in my second toe on my right foot which is cuased by hyperextension of the affected digit.....my research led me to either surgery or stiffer footwear, after a few false starts with various brands that had a series of flaws either not rigid enough, had weird toe rub or a gortex liner or all of the above, im currently operating in the mojave desert so breathability is very important, i narrowed my 2 primary choices to either hanwag yukons or kenetrek desert guides ie stiff rebuildable leather lined boots, tried the kenetreks on in a local box store reviewed their website where they claim that regardless of model all their boots fit the same, so i ordered a set in 10.5M, they arrived in a timely manner, following kenetreks instructions i i heavily waxed them with kenetrek boot wax, and wore them for 2 weekends and a couple of 2 or 3 mile hikes......to be honest at 1st they were so stiff and miserable that i regretted my purchase but each day that i wore them they were a little better, i also put a set of sole performance thick insoles in and on the 3rd weekend in spite of the fact that i had not achieved the 50 "easy miles" of break in period i put them to the 1st of many tests, my route was across a mile of approach to a series of steep ridges, with 35 lbs and a rifle in the kifaru i found a ravine that led to the top and after a pretty good scramble through the rotten granite and sandstone i crested the ridge......and my feet felt great, i then proceed to lose and gain a 1000+ plus feet of very vertical 2 trekking pole if you fall you die terrain for the next 6 hours before descending down another rock chute to the desert floor and returning to my truck......my feet felt amazing better than when i started, the all to familiar sensation of my 2nd toe being bent backwards and alternating between numbness and FML pain was notably absent, i did manage to get one small blister under my left big toe due to a sock wrinkle that i didnt stop to fix.....i do not blame that on the boots but myself, i knew better but kept pressing on anyway.......it just felt so good to want to keep going !!!!....also i will state that in my conditions dry gritty rock i experienced amazing traction...a pair of soles is supposedly good for about a 1000 miles all i have to say is i hope my christmas present is to need to resole...and to have a new pair of kenetreks to wear while my desert guides are gettin new tires put on........these may not be perfect for everyone but for me they have been a gamechanger, after 18 yrs on active duty and the abuse of constant rucking at a 15 min mile plus my own recreational activities which usually involve a heavy pack and some rough country these have brought the joy back to hiking and hunting......my next purchase will be a pair of these in their 670-1 compliant model so that i can keep my feet happy all the time.
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