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backpack boots, waterproof?


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shopping for Mid Boots for backpacking. choice between waterproof and non waterproof. my feet do run hot and sweaty. Thoughts?

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Aaron Zagrodnick

I think both are useful, but for normal 3 season hiking and backpacking I find that non-waterproof shoes are more comfortable and work better for me - in winter or if the snow has just melted out and the trails are a mess I like to go with something waterproof.

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I've given up on waterproof boots except for hikes in snow. They don't breathe very well and seemed to be more effective at keeping water inside than outside, eg., after crossing a calf-deep creek waterproof boots stay wet longer.

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