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What's everyone using for Waterproof Hunting/Hiking boots?

I bought a pair of Mid height Keens and as comfortable as they are, they certainly aren't waterproof.. Walking into a damp early morning field this spring.. my feet were soaked 10 steps in.. Not wanting to break the bank but.. curious as to what you guys are using.. the boot would double as an around the house work boot in summer months.. 

Thank in advance 

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I dont believe in waterproof. Goretex is great, and is as close as it gets, but once the boot is saturated water finds a way in. I prefer a full  leather upper that I treat with a bees wax base leather treatment. You have to keep it up, but I think it actually works better. And cotton socks in a boot suck. They soak up the sweat and wick moisture in. I wear merino wool socks year round (insulate against heat as well as cold) and keep my feet drier. If you want real waterproof for hunting...rubber boots of some sort.I put wool sole inserts in, and change my socks several times a day to keep ahead of the sweat.  If I am hiking, I always wear gators. They keep the boot /pant leg dry. 

and remember, no matter the boot, it can only be water resistant/etc.. as high as the tongue extends. Make sure it is a fully closed tongue, going all the way to the top of the boot with no fold cuts.

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I use Atsko on all of my cordura upper hunting boots, it works fine but does have to be redone each season. I have a pair of Muk style boots that are about as comfortable walking long distances as strapping a 2x4 to my foot.

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