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Old 01-04-21, 04:11 PM  
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This is a timely subject for me as I live on a farm and have dirt roads so after a storm, when I go walking, it is truly sloshing in mud. I can't say enough good things about these boots:
https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/1223...3&csp=a&pos=26
I wear them for walking all the time and they keep my feet dry and are comfortable enough to walk a few miles easily.
Oh my gosh..... I am suddenly obsessed with these boots. I don't quite live on a farm, though I do have 60+chickens. I live in California and it seems ridiculous for me to contemplate another pair of boots. I do not need these, but I want them......
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Old 01-04-21, 04:18 PM  
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Anna, the idea to try men's shoes is interesting. My toes often get smushed in women's shoes (including my Lands End snow boots, which I hardly wear b/c they hurt my toes after a short period). The size might be tricky though - my husband wears a size 8, and his shoes are just a little too big for me (I'm a size 8.5 women's).

Since I don't wear my snow boots, I'm hoping that the new rain boots will work for both rain & snow.
I wear men's running shoes sometimes because the toe box is roomier and more comfortable for me. I always buy two sizes smaller in men's. I wear a 9.5 women and order 7.5 men.

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Old 01-04-21, 04:27 PM  
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Oh my gosh..... I am suddenly obsessed with these boots. I don't quite live on a farm, though I do have 60+chickens. I live in California and it seems ridiculous for me to contemplate another pair of boots. I do not need these, but I want them......
They look both very cute and very functional ...
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Old 01-08-21, 02:01 PM  
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This has been such a great conversation!

Just checking in after trying a pair of rain boots (Sperry) that didn't fit well and didn't have any real support, I decided to get a pair of these Gore-Tex Hoka One One's. The price tag took my breath away, but after having tried several other pairs of boots I decided it was time to veer back towards a sneaker style.

They seem to be comfortably supportive, and one hopes they are actually as wet-weather friendly as the description seems to indicate.

I'm seriously tempted to get some LL Bean boots, though, since it sounds as though those would accommodate a warm insole insert quite easily. (The other boots I'd tried were just too small.)

Is anyone else just smitten with those red boots, though? Wish I could be sure they'd fit my wide feet, I'm tired of returning things.
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Old 01-08-21, 02:25 PM  
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I bet you'll be very happy with those Hoka's. I bought a pair for doing the Avon 39 and they were so comfy -- I wore them for a long time after (mine were not gore tex).

As for the coveted red boots..... I was all set to order and then realized they were back ordered. They're supposed to be back in stock on January 18. I'm thinking about them but with they had a 6" instead of 8".
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Old 01-08-21, 02:38 PM  
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Anna, looking forward to your thoughts on the Hokas. I used to wear Hokas for running but the toe box on Altra is so much better so I switched but I love the cushion of Hokas. I hadn't looked at them since I switched and didn't know they had a GoreTex shoe!
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Old 01-08-21, 05:58 PM  
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Not practical, not inexpensive; but oh so cute!

https://www.nordstrom.com/s/ugg-clas...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 01-09-21, 09:19 AM  
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Not practical, not inexpensive; but oh so cute!

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Those are cute!

I like the Hokas just fine so far, but really wish more manufacturers made wide shoes available in their more popular styles, especially the ones that look sort of sleek.
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Old 03-01-21, 10:54 PM  
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Skechers Bobs has some cute, very highly rated rain boots on QVC.
Gams- Thank you for the Skechers Bobs suggestions. I went to a Skechers store today and picked up a pair. They are cute and comfy! I haven't tested them out yet, but they are already so much better than the other rain boots I bought and returned!
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Old 03-02-21, 03:35 AM  
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I wear Merrills that look like sneakers when it rains and my feet stay dry, though it's not as if it's a downpour.
I wear waterproof Merrels too, for walking in wet conditions. Same support and comfort as my other walking/running shoes only my feet don't get were.
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