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Anyone have suggestion for good hiking boots

Posted by BarbaraJ on 3/24/00 at 00:00 (017761)

I would like to find a good pair of sturdy, lightweight hiking boots/shoes for some day hiking by a fellow pf sufferer. I am going to go ahead and do it even though I have had a setback in pain level lately. I have a wide front foot, narrow heel and high arch so need a roomy toe box and either arch support built in or enough room for orthotic. Some of the terrain will be rocky but not too steep. Thanks for any recommendations.

Re: Anyone have suggestion for good hiking boots

Kim B. on 3/24/00 at 00:00 (017772)

Hi Barbara,

I can recommend a good pair of boots, but they are not very light weight. They are made by 'Justin Boot' and are available at Western Wear Stores. I think they call them 'Chucca Boots', but they don't look like the Chucca boots we worn in the 70's. Anyway, they don't have a lot of arch support but are plenty roomy for replacement insoles. They have a big rubber soles, and I see a lot blue collar construction type guys wearing them. My husband got me a pair so that I would have something to wear when it is very cold.

I have a wide foot too and after tying on both the mens and womens, I ended up buying the mens and got the extra instep and width I needed without going up a size. They were just a little more comfortable for my big ole duck feet.

Also check into the Timberland boots, I don't have a pair, but I picked them up once and could appreciate how lightweight they are. That is all I know about them at this time.

Do a search on the word boots and see what comes up. You will probably find a post where I discussed these boots before.


Good luck and happy hiking!

Kim B.


Re: Anyone have suggestion for good hiking boots

BarbaraJ on 3/26/00 at 00:00 (017843)

Thanks Kim. I actually went into the Timberland discount store in Napa yesterday. The pickings in the women's section were pretty slim compared to the men's section so I decided to try on men's. But the smallest men's size they had was a 7 and I wear a 7 women's shoe which does not compare! Anyway, still on the hunt. I will look for the 'chucca boots' and also search the web as you suggested. Why do I never think of doing this first? Duh...

Re: Anyone have suggestion for good hiking boots

Kim B. on 3/24/00 at 00:00 (017772)

Hi Barbara,

I can recommend a good pair of boots, but they are not very light weight. They are made by 'Justin Boot' and are available at Western Wear Stores. I think they call them 'Chucca Boots', but they don't look like the Chucca boots we worn in the 70's. Anyway, they don't have a lot of arch support but are plenty roomy for replacement insoles. They have a big rubber soles, and I see a lot blue collar construction type guys wearing them. My husband got me a pair so that I would have something to wear when it is very cold.

I have a wide foot too and after tying on both the mens and womens, I ended up buying the mens and got the extra instep and width I needed without going up a size. They were just a little more comfortable for my big ole duck feet.

Also check into the Timberland boots, I don't have a pair, but I picked them up once and could appreciate how lightweight they are. That is all I know about them at this time.

Do a search on the word boots and see what comes up. You will probably find a post where I discussed these boots before.


Good luck and happy hiking!

Kim B.


Re: Anyone have suggestion for good hiking boots

BarbaraJ on 3/26/00 at 00:00 (017843)

Thanks Kim. I actually went into the Timberland discount store in Napa yesterday. The pickings in the women's section were pretty slim compared to the men's section so I decided to try on men's. But the smallest men's size they had was a 7 and I wear a 7 women's shoe which does not compare! Anyway, still on the hunt. I will look for the 'chucca boots' and also search the web as you suggested. Why do I never think of doing this first? Duh...