Thank you for the great boots. I received them last week and wore them two days in a row and they wore like they had been broken in for two months. I will be back for some shoes in the future.
I have been wearing the RUSSELL TRACKER MOCCASINS that were sent to me for testing every time I go to the range or in the woods for the last month. The time spent wearing these moccasins has varied from 11 hours the first day to about 4 hours on other excursions. The average is 8 hours each time I go out. Rarely do you find a boot that can be worn for such long times on the first outing that doesnt give you sore or blistered feet. The Trackers are the exception; they fit like they have been worn for months, instantly forming to the shape of your foot while providing ample support to the ankles and arches.
These are the featherweights of hunting boots; the light weight is a true blessing when traversing steep hills and climbing over fallen logs. The pair I received have the optional crepe soles that will help provide a barrier when walking on damp and wet ground, as well as adding a silence to your footstep that is perfect for stalking wary deer or other big game. Sensitivity is still incredible with the crepe soles, every small branch or stone can be felt as you step, yet foot discomfort is non-existent, allowing you to replace your step and avoid those cracking twigs and branches. The soft crepe soles also muffle the sound of those cracking branches that are missed or ignored unlike a hard soled boot.
I have been wearing leather boots all of my life and have not had problems with waterproofing. Regular oiling and cleaning will provide a lifetime of dry and comfortable hunting. I am not suggesting that this will make the Tracker into a rubber boot, but it will protect against normal wetness experienced in hunting situations.
The Russell Moccasin Company is not an ordinary shoe store. Each boot is fit to your foot measurements with great care. I discovered the care that they take when I was asked to remeasure and trace my feet after placing my order. It seemed that I have 1 foot larger than the other and the cobbler was concerned that this could be a mistake, so a second set of measurements of my feet and lower legs was taken to ensure that the fit was perfect. The results were perfect, these fit better than any other boot that I have ever worn, which is many as I wear boots all day at my regular Job.
Without question or reservation the Russell Trackers are the best hunting boots that have ever covered my feet. Hunting season starts in Alberta next week and this year I will be living in my new boots for the duration of the season.
- Peter Ward, Outdoor World