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This is part of what is so confusing, those are what I would call hiking boots. Trail running shoes are quite different. I own some Sealskinz but I can't see a good reason to wear them alongside some Goretex shoes, they're incredible at keeping the water out but are really sweaty after a long time on. I could imagine breathable shoes with Sealskinz or Goretex shoes with some 'good quality' hiking socks but combining sounds like it would start out very comfy but quickly become too sweaty.

Anyway since my previous message I picked up some Adidas Terrex AX3 Goretex shoes (I'd call them hiking shoes) since they had a discount on the website. I have a two pairs one size apart so I can wear thicker or thinner socks depending on the weather.

I do find them very grippy and can't imagine my heel allowing rotation on a drive so I'm a little worried about my right knee ligaments. Form issue, wearing-in issue or conditioning issue?
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:36 AM
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This is part of what is so confusing, those are what I would call hiking boots. Trail running shoes are quite different. I own some Sealskinz but I can't see a good reason to wear them alongside some Goretex shoes, they're incredible at keeping the water out but are really sweaty after a long time on. I could imagine breathable shoes with Sealskinz or Goretex shoes with some 'good quality' hiking socks but combining sounds like it would start out very comfy but quickly become too sweaty.

Anyway since my previous message I picked up some Adidas Terrex AX3 Goretex shoes (I'd call them hiking shoes) since they had a discount on the website. I have a two pairs one size apart so I can wear thicker or thinner socks depending on the weather.

I do find them very grippy and can't imagine my heel allowing rotation on a drive so I'm a little worried about my right knee ligaments. Form issue, wearing-in issue or conditioning issue?


Having Addidas Gortex shoes means you no longer need waterproof socks.

For those wanting just waterproof socks, I prefer Rocky Brand Gortex socks. These are fitted socks for your specific foot size and they come in low rise or high rise versions. They can last a few seasons. You can put a pair of wool socks over these in the winter when wearing snow boots for extra warmth.

I do not like the neoprene versions of socks like seal skins, etc for disc golf. They make my feet way too sweaty.
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Old 09-22-2020, 03:32 PM
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I re-stitched my old leather boots, coated with heavy mink oil, and today feet stayed dry in thick dewy grass.

Yes, I am that cheap.
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I'm just going to pipe in because I have something to offer when it comes to treating leather boots. I am kind of footwear afficianado. If you want to know what people with expensive shoes treat their leather with, try Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP. This stuff is a beeswax base with other oils and conditioners that nourish the leather. If you care about how your boots look, this stuff WILL darken the leather significantly, but it works well.

For a lighter conditioner that still does a great job, try Venetian Shoe Cream, or Bick's. Both are excellent choices for keeping leather supple while providing moderate amounts of waterproofing.

I would advise against using regular Mink oil. It is cheap, but it has all the downsides of Obenauf's with few of the upsides. It is a natural product that actually breaks down and decays over time. Some people have reported that Mink oil actually makes the stitching in their shoes begin to corrode.

Disc golfers may never have shoes for long enough for these things to matter. In the world of pricey shoes, there are still pairs being worn every single day that are more than 40 years old, so these products DO work if you really want your leather in the best possible shape.

In practical real world disc golfing, I just use Goretex as it works great and doesn't need any additional care.
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Gore-Tex shoes with wool socks.

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I re-stitched my old leather boots, coated with heavy mink oil, and today feet stayed dry in thick dewy grass.

Yes, I am that cheap.
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I never wear waterproof socks anymore because they do make my feet super sweaty and stinky.


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I found a cheap pair of waterproof Columbia shoes on clearance. I think I paid around $35 for them. They have held up great and my feet stay dry. If I am playing multiple rounds, a few extra pairs of socks goes a long way.

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I just roll with soggy feet. Doesn't bother me after a few minutes.

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I used to play barefoot at 7:30 am in the dewy grass at Ann Morrison. No wet shoes, felt awesome, and got a foot bath to.....boot.

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