**goHUNT staff recommends ordering this boot 1/2 size larger than you would buy a Nike 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 5 (see stiffness tab)
Salewa's Vultur EVO is perfect for backcountry hunters that prefer a stiff boot
Porter loved this boot during his 2019 Wyoming deer hunt in the deep snow and steep terrain
Lorenzo's sheep hunting boot of choice
Salewa's 3D Climbing lacing allows you to fine-tune your lacing to adjust the pressure on your toes, midfoot, and ankle
Multi-Fit Footbed (MFF+) uses interchangeable layers that allow you to customize the fit of your boot
3F Lacing System ties the instep into the outsoles and heel ensuring flexibility and support even in the most hostile terrain
BreakdownSalewa's Vultur Evo GTX is a stiff alpine boot that is also at home in the elk woods or in the steep alpine chasing velvet mule deer. The durable suede leather upper, Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) toe cap on top of a full protective rand, makes this boot is an absolute beast on the mountain. Add to that a waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex lining and you'll have a super durable alpine boot that'll provide your feet the ultimate in protection through a wide range of weather conditions. This boot is also hybrid crampon compatible, for those needing a little extra grip! The Vibram sole has an aggressive tread and a climbing zone for those adventurous enough to need it.
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 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.
Just got these boots a few days ago. I have put about 6 miles on the (winter's coming) and am extremely pleased with the performance. I already own a pair of mountain extremes and they are good but these boots are great. I have a weak right ankle plus just coming off of a broken right foot and these boots really lock me in - comfortably! Recommended sizing (1/2 size bigger) is accurate for me.
I ordered the Salewa Vulture's for a Late Season Mule Deer hunt this year in a pretty steep rugged area. These boots are keepers for me just based off trying them on and past experiences hunting in areas wishing a had a boot similar to these. I would gladly give a 5 star if I had them on a hunt, but haven't yet so I'll tune back in later this year. The boot sizing reccomendation by Gohunt is spot on. I normally wear a 12 in most of my other boots (Crispi, Lowa, Solomon), Gohunt reccomends sizing up 1/2 size and its great with a little extra room. I do have a little wider foot, but not enough to go to a true wide size and the toe box is great on these. (I'm an 11.3 cm wide, 28.6 cm long foot for reference). I love the fit on all the Salewa's I've tried. The ankle support on this boot is just unreal. They are a true level 5 boot stiffness. I feel like I could use these ice climbing as well as hunting in rugged steep terrain. This boot would certainly be too stiff, and too much ankle support if you're not however so I will not be using them on most hunts just specific hunts. The lacing system is great. The tread lugs are pretty aggressive which I like. I'm going to tinker with some insole & sock options to further dial in the fit. So far a heavier winter sock & sheepfeet insoles without heel stabilizer or oboz o fit feel the best for me. Looking forward to spending more time with these this year. Thanks Gohunt!
Great right out of the box boot! I think they come with good inner soles and have great traction when side hilling or hiking. I've been in some waste deep snow and they keep my feet dry and warm. There hasn't been a day with out snow and my feet are always good. They definetly stand out being colored so brightly but I would not hesitate to buy them again. One more thing I love that there is zero heel slipping while hiking!
I ordered this boot for my wife. She loved the color! The fit guide was perfect. However, as they say, they are a stiff boot. Stiffer than my wife liked. Ultimately we returned them and ordered a different pair of boots for her. The order process and the return process were great, very smooth. Definitely recommend the boot and shopping with the company!
First impression these are so different than anything else l have worn. If you replace foot beds in your boots as l do you may want to go 1 size larger. The heel fit completely locks your heel down. The foot bed system is superior. No need to buy after market. I honestly feel like there is no breaking period for me with these boots the fit and lacing system is superior. And stiff with super ankle support. I am glad l bought them.
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