« Stick ’em Up Spaceman! | Main | Sharing Databases »

February 17, 2008

This page has been moved to http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots

If your browser doesn’t redirect you to the new location, please visit The Gun Shots at its new location: www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gun-shots.

Boot Up!

All right, I know what you’re already thinking: Why are we talking about boots in a gun blog? The answer is that every once in a while I come across a piece of equipment that really works and I want to share that info. Besides, if like going out to bag coyotes in mid-winter, keeping your feet warm will go a long way toward improving your shooting performance. Think about it, how can you shoot accurately if your frozen dogs are making you shiver? Clothing and boots impact performance. Blogboot

OK, here’s the deal. I recently tried a pair of LaCrosse Alpha Iceman boots. They’re incredible! They employ a new lightweight shell technology that allows them to be super insulated yet very lightweight. They’ve got nice leather uppers and a heavy-duty rubber bottom that’s 100-precent waterproof. Soft neoprene liners and removable felt wool liners allow you to dry them out thoroughly each night.

They’re extremely comfortable and rated to a whopping -120 F. I can’t attest to temps that cold, but I did wear these boots outside extensively on our recent Optics Test in Montana where temperatures were -35 degrees. Even after sitting outside for over an hour while I turned the resolution targets for the test team in the evening, my feet stayed toasty warm. Suggested retail is $139. Check ‘em out at www.lacrossefootwear.com.

-Todd Smith


steve thompson

no foot no horse, The very first thing i learned about shooting was proper foot placement, so indeed boots are worthy of being included.I had to put my first pair of LACROSSE BOOTS on lay away years ago , they have kept my feet warm . Now looking to buy another set of these boots . thanks for the info MR.SMITH

Scott in Ohio


Thanks and keep these tips coming.