So it's that time of year I venture into getting a new pair of boots. I always go the Timberland route, because that's just what I like and am used to.
I tried a pair of these the other day, and I'm actually considering trying a pair of these over the normal 6" standard boot I go with.
Timberland - Men's Chocorua Trail Mid Waterproof Hiking Boot
I guess they make a few different "models" of this style, but the Gore-Tex version is supposed to be the most complete one.
I don't really know much about hiking boots, but I'm looking for something pretty heavy duty, yet comfortable and waterproof. Any other brand recommendations are welcome as well.
I wear these for just about everything:
[VIDEO]http://www.amazon.com/Merrell-Mens-Moab-Ventilator-Walnut/dp/B000LOYWQI]Amazon.com: Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator Multisport Shoe: Shoes[/VIDEO]
And the waterproof version for MTB/winter:
[VIDEO]http://www.amazon.com/Merrell-Moab-Waterproof-Hiking-Brown/dp/B004D3CFQW]Amazon.com: Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof Hiking Shoe: Shoes[/VIDEO]
They are the goods. The only thing about the waterproof ones (like any waterproof boot) is that your feet will sweat a bit if you're doing anything moderately aerobic (like shoveling a driveway). Since you live in The Old People State, I don't think you have to worry about that.