Boots; for the bump in the night

Boots; for the bump in the night

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    Boots; for the bump in the night

    I was perusing this thread:

    Home Defense Strategy Points


    And was pondering my choice of footwear, for in case of a bump in the night.

    Some people may have no problem running about without shoes, boots, etc. But, I have a problem. I need shoes, else I'm worthless.

    Having had a life in construction, I'm used to boots. I prefer boots. I like boots that have a mid-size rise, say a 6" top.

    The problem is, there's no time to lace up a boot to meet the bump in the night. I have other, slip-on type shoes, but they don't offer the support needed for a stressed out situation.

    So, I've considered some pull-on boots, wellingtons or the like. Perhaps there's other options. That's where you guys come in

    Besides bumps in the house, there's the occasional dog or 'yote threatening my chickens, so a tromp through thorns, sagebrush, cowpies & chicken ...stuff; without proper foot protection, doesn't sound productive.

    What are your choices of defensive footwear? I'm looking for a quick-access system, that won't interfere with precious response time.

    These choices may be different, too, for people who employ martial arts, &etc.
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    This looks like something you may be interested in...I was a little disappointed to find that Danner doesnt make something similar any more.

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    I'm OK Injun style (barefoot), but if I must have boots, I'd install some zippers instead of laces, that speeds things up greatly.
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    I'm with SIXTO on this.......my Bates's Lites have the zippers. They are great for getting in and out of quickly.
    http://www.batesfootwear.com/US/en-u...?galleryId=G-F

    As for the middle of the night bumps, my sneakers fit that bill.
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    I don't need shoes to get around my house or yard...boots would just slow me down...to each his own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'm OK Injun style (barefoot), but if I must have boots, I'd install some zippers instead of laces, that speeds things up greatly.
    I agree with SIXTO, while in Vietnam I had zippers on my combat boots, could get out of bed and have them on half way to the bunker!
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    Something between boots and bedroom slippers might be: Merrell Shiver Moc, leather slip-on, Vibram sole. They grip in rain, snow and mud very well. They slip on very quickly, but won't disappear with a bit of aggressive movement (ie, running, kicking). And, they're extremely comfortable.
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    SIDE ZIPS. I'll never buy another pair of boots UNLESS they have the Side Zip feature.

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    Crocs. Easy on, easy off. Your frinds may tease you though.
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    I wear cowboy boots when I need something on fast. Have a slightly loose pair at bedside.

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    Im with120mm. I keep the same thing bedside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    SIDE ZIPS. I'll never buy another pair of boots UNLESS they have the Side Zip feature.
    I agree! Side zips are fast and secure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Man View Post
    Crocs. Easy on, easy off. Your frinds may tease you though.
    Crocs are under the same statute of Man-Law as mopeds and fat chicks. DON"T LET YOUR FRIENDS CATCH YOU!
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    Check out some Muck Boots.

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