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post #18 of (permalink) Old 09-02-2014, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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I agree that the Meindl's seem particularly well-made. Perhaps other brands of leather boots are leaky; I wouldn't know, because I haven't used any other brand since 1991 or so, mostly because no other brand fits my foot (wide forefoot, normal heel). So I've used Meindl only because they fit me, but as a bonus, I've also had boots that lasted 12 years and the ability to wade shallow streams without getting wet. But now they've added Goretex to all their boots, when it wasn't necessary - their boots were already totally waterproof before.

Sorry, but I can't accept "you can't expect boots to last 12 years" and "you can't keep your feet dry when you're ankle-deep in water" when I've done both just fine for years, without the aid of Goretex.
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