DANNER HIGH GROUND BOOTS
$170–$210 • danner.com
I will admit to being a boot snob; I cannot stand subpar performance from my footwear while I’m on a hunt. But Danner’s High Ground boots, which I wore in the mountains of Colorado on a sneak-and-crawl for my first Merriam’s wild turkey, made the grade. These camo boots are made of oiled nubuck and polyester uppers and come with waterproof Gore-Tex liners. You can get uninsulated versions, but the boots can also be had with 400 grams or 1,000 grams of Thinsulate. Another big plus: There is a model specifically designed to fit a woman’s foot.