Travel (packable) wading boot?

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  1. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    So just for the sake of mentioning it, I'll point out that as best I can find, chuck taylor converse are running $30-40. At that price, I think the Cabelas packable boots I linked to earlier are better at $60. Plus, I'm guessing they go on sale once in a while in the $40-50 range knowing cabelas.
     
  2. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Now, Wal Mart does have a $12 set of Chuck clones. But they are low tops.
     
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    My dad bought some felt for his old wading boots. I think it cost about $15, but that did include glue.
     
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    Any idea on the weight of those?
     
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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    According to my kitchen scale, mine weigh 2#.
     
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    Thanks. I'll have to weigh my cabela's boots when they dry. They are listed as 2lbs. Not as packable as flats boots though.
     
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    slim Fish or Ski...Fish or ski....fish!

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    Josh, I was in the same situation trying to find a lightweight boot for backpacking. I searched all over for the right boot and finally went with that Cabela's boot that I found in the clearance section for $22. It's been on 2 trips and while it doesn't provide the ankle support of a hard boot, when I load it up with a heavy sock, it works great.
     
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    May I be as lucky and find a sz 9 or 9.5 for $22 the next time I'm down there!
     
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