WHICH HUNTING BOOTS
SHOULD I CHOOSE?
SHOULD I CHOOSE?
There are many different forms of hunting with various demands for the equipment. We make hunting boots for different types so continue reading to find the right for you!
All ALFA hunting boots have a similar "foundation", with the exception of the M/77. The shoes have wide fit which provides better blood circulation and heat regulation. ALFA has been working together with the sole supplier Vibram for more than 50 years. Together we have created a unique rubber compound with a rough pattern for extra grip on wet or soft terrain. The GORE-TEX membrane makes the boots waterproof and breathable. For extra durability, we have full and partial galoshing on the boots.
We use two different outer materials for the hunting boots: AlfaAir™ and full-grain leather. If you choose the AlfaAir™ material, you get a lightweight boot with excellent breathability, that requires almost no care besides some water and occasional brushing to keep the boots clean. If you decide on full-grain leather, you get good protection due to the thickness of the leather, better insulation and stability. Well-maintained leather boots feel more robust in wet terrain. Read more about the different outer materials here.
ALFA hunting boots are intended for walking. If you are going to be posting, it is good - and often absolutely necessary to have extra protection against the cold. The ALFA Overboot is lightweight, protective and designed for very cold conditions. Fleece lining, taped seams and insulating outsole ensure warm comfort and good grip on snow. They can easily be taken on and off, rolled up and stored away in the backpack. We recommend going up 2-3 sizes.
Make use of the lacing system to ensure good blood circulation and aeration. If you sit at the post or have a lunch break, loosen your shoes, so your feet stay warm for longer. Consider buying the boots in a larger size so you can fit a good pair of socks (or two). If you are going to have only one hunting boot, we recommend that you buy a leather boot, as it gives you the best insulation and support.
Proper care and maintenance is important for your hunting boots to stay dry and nice over time. If you are going to wear the boots for several days, drying and airing is important. Ideally, wet boots should be allowed to dry for least 24 hours before being used again, especially to avoid any odors coming from the synthetic AlfaAir™ material. If you are on the hunt for several days, consider having an extra set of boots. Below you will find maintenance guides for full-grain leather and AlfaAir™.
Hunting boots can be worn all year round and are not limited to hunting. On some mountain and summit hikes, extra support may be needed, or perhaps you have an injury that makes you need increased stability in a shoe. With various activities there are different demands to the boots, so keep this in mind when selecting your boots. The most important thing is to find hunting boots that fit you well.