Under Armour Wall Hanger hunting boot review

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Under Armour Wall Hanger hunting boot review


Editor: Mike



Basic Description of Item:

Light Weight hunting boot made and sold by Under Armour.
8inch tall hunting boot:


Just the facts, from Their Web site:
Exclusive UA Scent Control technology lasts longer & works better, keeping you undetected
UA ClutchFit™ technology wraps your ankle with a lightweight “second skin” for powerful support & incredible feel
GORE-TEX® lining is 100% waterproof but incredibly breathable
Full-grain leather combined with lightweight, abrasion-resistant cordura in the upper
4D Foam® sockliner conforms to your foot’s exact shape, eliminating slippage
Ultra-light, molded EVA midsole delivers cushioning & shock absorption
Lightweight TPU shank for mid-foot support & the right amount of rigidity
Aggressive traction outsole composed of high-abrasion rubber is engineered to grip, while dropping mud & debris
TPU toe cap
Height: 8”


The Story:
Under Armours Wall Hanger boot is comfortable for around the house, on nice easy trails, and perhaps on a hunt where no difficulty terrain will be encountered. That is my summary after wearing the boot for the last 4 months, as I hiked and back packed in Central Utah.

wall hanger

I had been pretty excited to try an Under Armour hunting boot this spring. I had several hikes around Utah planned, and the Under Armour Wall Hanger was the boot of choice.

I began my testing of the boot on a mild hike up a rocky trail. I noticed immediately 2 things:
– I felt every rock over the size of marble penetrate into the bottom of my foot.
The boot on flat land with no rocks present was very comfortable, but the gooshy sole, and mid sole provided very little to no protection from rocks, and other mid sized objects.

– The boot has very little ankle support.
This is an 8 inch boot that should provide decent ankle support, however I did not feel supported in the ankle at all. The opposite was in fact the case. On side hills the boot seams to slip out at the ankle joint, and not provide any stability. I did feel stability above the ankle joint, but not at the ankle joint.

My early tests did not make me give up however and I have continued to wear the boot this spring.
The hikes I have taken have been a mix of flat land easy trails, all they way up to steep shale shoots, and difficult side hills.

I continued to find the same results:
-This boot does not provide foot protection very well.
-The ankle support is next to zero, and side hilling is difficult in this boot.
-The traction of the sole is lacking, and I am constantly slipping in mud and slick terrain.

Summary:
I would pass on buying this boot. For $179 dollars there are a lot better options available.

What they could do better:
-The tongue of this boot dominates the boot. Make the tongue smaller, and with less padding.
-The boot has very little ankle support, try to fix this.
-The boot looks cool, but all of the seaming, is a risk for seperation.
-The mid sole is lacking, and not rigid enough.


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