First and foremost that you need to do before choosing anything in this world is to set up the purpose why you buy a thing and the conditions where you plan to use this thing. You already know that you need hunting boots, so we are half a way through, but now it is time to understand what weather conditions you are planning to hunt at. It is important to set up some borders in this choice because each season of the year requires different types of shoes, and so insulation, material, and extra layers of warm-keeping materials. Below there are three main types of weather conditions that you are likely to hunt at, so read carefully each of them and decide about the type of shoes that will suit your needs best.
Early season includes late summer and early fall. In general during this time of year you need to mainly focus on two things: heat relief and walking comfort. The footwear you choose should be breathable and lightweight, especially if you prefer spot-and-stalk hunting. According to professional hunters, one of the best examples that illustrate all these qualities are New Balance shoes with breathable frontal design.
Early fall is usually connected to the rains season, so rubber boots can also become your best friends. Modern pieces come with the good waterproofing technology such as Dry-Plus or GORE-TEX and can usually be upgraded with the warm inner shoe for late season use. For the period of late summer most professionals advise to opt for uninsulated boots or for options with up to 200-gram insulation quality. Professionals say that their structure is very close to the regular hiking boots which can be used in all seasons of the year.
This is the type of shoes that people tend to choose if they are not sure about the weather conditions they will be hunting at. They are universal because their insulation level can generally cover most mid-fall and early spring hunting weather conditions. In general, hunting beginners choose midseason shoes in order to save some money as this choice can match the widest range of hunting conditions. Experts say that in this category the boots usually have insulation abilities that range from the 400-gram to 800-gram. They have enough insulation for the early cold mornings or even light rains and will not add any discomfort if the weather changes to be hot later in the day.
Late season involves cold weather conditions with lots of precipitation. This is the time of the year which involves heavy snow and very low temperatures when a hunter needs to get the feet extra protection from cold. According to the professionals Hunter shoes with extra layers of warming material can become a perfect option of boots for such weather. Moreover, if you know that there might be the threat of snakes in the area you plan to hunt you will be feel save in high boots that will protect your legs up to the knees from bites.