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Very funny klunker  ?

Bit of light reading here might get you onto something worthwhile. 

I know I have also seen a few of these threads on Prospecting Australia forum and the Olivers boots got lots of recommendations (Australian boots).  

I had some Keen's that were very comfy and water proof but the soft sole on them fell apart pretty quick with the old 'boot scrape' action that detectorists tend to do.  

Currently I just wear Redback elastic sided boots.  Blundstones are similar.  I'm sure there would be an American version.  

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My Redheads are still holding up used them  again last weekend...but I'll admit I'm not nearly the gold hunter Klunker is  and he might wear them out fast. Some are saying they come apart at the seams with photos to prove on the Bass Pro link. I would venture to say that prospectors are the ultimate testers of boots as they put on hundreds of miles in rough terrain and have an unusual habit of using their boots as a ground scraping tool.  

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This is an area I've struggled badly, I want boots with no metal, comfortable and with good grip, I also need water shoes with similar properties, I'm yet to find either.

In water at the moment I use Crocs, they make for very cold feet in our creeks and they're slippery as hell but they at least stop rocks stabbing through the bottom of your feet.  I regularly take a decent fall in them though.  I bought some diving boots but in summer my feet overheat in them and I find them slippery too.  KiwiJW appears to have a better pair with better grip on them than mine.

For land detecting I've struggled to find comfortable hiking style shoes with no metal in them, my Nugget Finder EVO on my GPX will detect any metal in my shoes from a good distance and drive me mad so I prefer less comfortable shoes that have no metal in them to save my sanity.

I see a good opening here for metal detecting companies to make metal detecting footwear, I'd buy Minelab metal detecting shoes in a second if they fit my needs ?

 

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9 hours ago, Northeast said:

Currently I just wear Redback elastic sided boots.

WTG, Northeast! My favourite.

Even wear them for my day job - - - :)

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Have a quiz at the thread here Phrunt.  Apparently the 45-645's are pretty good.  

Stockists in NZ ?

https://www.oliver.com.au/ranges/at-45-series

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19333

4 hours ago, phrunt said:

For land detecting I've struggled to find comfortable hiking style shoes with no metal in them, my Nugget Finder EVO on my GPX will detect any metal in my shoes from a good distance and drive me mad so I prefer less comfortable shoes that have no metal in them to save my sanity.

 

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Oliver elastic sided. Been using them for years. The best for sure. No metal, comfortable, light weight, and they handle the old prospecting 'side scrape' without ever having the sole come loose. A pair lasts for years.

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Thanks guys, I'll look into it as I've wrecked three pair of shoes over the last year tearing the sole off by using them as a scraper and anything I've seen tougher always has metal rings for the laces and so on ?

The Olivers look good and seeing they're sold in NZ might be the way to go.

Are these the ones I want?

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Dang! If I had boots like that maybe the ladies would go dancin' with me. Anytime that I see that the cobbler has been replaced by a tube of glue I question the durability of a boot.

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