Now, I’m no Dr, Phil and I’m, in no way, here to give you marital guidance. However, I can lend you my hunting boot prowess and love for laces that will give you extra cushion, support and lasting comfort, on your up and coming hunts this fall.
Last month I manned up, branched out and bought a set of boots I’ve never seen or worn before. The all-new Cabela's Men's 8" Uninsulated Axis Hunting Boots with GORE-TEX®. Yes, it was a gamble, but it paid off, tenfold. These Axis boots are made of nubuck-leather and 600-denier-nylon uppers, that’s real tough stuff. And If you were born sometime in the last half century, you’ve heard of GORE-TEX and that also means you already know that the GORE-TEX membrane these boots feature is both waterproof and breathable. The Axis outsoles have dual-density lugs for traction over any ground and I’ve already discovered that they provide exceptional traction in muddy, sandy, steep, rocky and even icy terrains. You’ll appreciate their versatility.
Combined, they tip the scale right at 2.5 Ibs and come in two different camo patterns - Realtree XTRA® and True Timber® Kanati. I opted for the Realtree XTRA, but I do wish they would have offered these Axis boots in the Cabela’s 02 Octane pattern. I prefer this pattern for the style of hunting, locations and animals I pursue. That’s precisely why I chose the 02 Octane for my Cabela’s Men’s Space Rain Pants and Jacket with 4MOST DRY-PLUS, in addition to my Cabela’s Men’s MT050 Whitetail Extreme Parka and Bibs, but I digress.
Continuing, these 8" Uninsulated Axis Boots are available in men's sizes 8-14 with a medium width and half sizes ending at 12. Honestly, I did find the Axis’ rubber toe bumper to really add an extra layer of protection and to ease any soreness I might have had on a recent, grueling, 9-mile day hike I took when scouting for deer.
The Axis’ price is right at $129.99 and after investing in these hunting boots myself, and having field tested them rigorously, I am 100% confident in their ability to tackle anything I could stumble across, or underfoot. They are a solid buy in my book.
By the way, make sure you hit play and listen to our in-depth audio Buy or Bust review of the Cabela's Men's 8" Uninsulated Axis Hunting Boots with GORE-TEX®, below.
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Hugs, Handshakes and Happy Boot Hunting,