Kenetrek Desert Guide Hunting and Hiking Boot Review

Wade Hanks, Owner Hobble Creek Woods

Basic Description of Item:
Mid height hiking and hunting boot by Kenetrek. Perfect for extreme terrain, high mountains and low deserts.

Just the Facts:
7″ tall 2.8mm thick premium full grain leather uppers with one piece vamp construction with no seams down the tongue for abrasion resistance and waterproofness
Reinforced double and triple stitching in high wear areas

Extra padded soft collars along with special flex notch upper design for incredible support and comfort
7mm nylon midsoles for extra support with pack loads
Boot hardware that swivels instead of breaking
Reinforced rubber toe cap for extra abrasion resistance

No waterproof membrane for increased breathability in hot climates

Custom K-73™ outsoles provide excellent traction and durability
I recently spent time in the desert of New Mexico hunting an Oryx. The terrain was not steep and I figured that my Kenetrek Desert Guide Boots might be a little overkill because they are a rigid, extreme hunting boots in my opinion.

My Story:
On the first day of the hunt, It only took a few minutes to realize that I had made the perfect choice of boot for this hunt.

The entire desert floor was sharp lava-type rock that would have cut a shoe-like boot to shreds. Multiple times during the week we have to run through the rocks to catch up with spooked Oryx. The extra ankle support literally saved me over and over again.

The other huge bonus was the thick leather uppers!. My partner on the hunt had a thinner leather boot and kept complaining about the thorns from the Acacia and I never felt one! I was SO glad that I wore these boots rather than choosing a more shoe-like boot. Thank-you Kennetrek for building such incredible products.


Customer for Life
Wade Hanks.

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