Testimonial for Grisport Kaikoura Boots
I have had the pleasure of owning and rigorously testing a pair of the Italian made Grisport “Kaikoura” boots for the past 10 months. I would have to say, these boots are the “business ” for those of us that require a lighter weight boot for medium to steep terrain,wet , muddy and slippery conditions or bush hunting. They are very comfortable to walk in straight out of the box, offer tremendous ankle support, are lightweight, keep your feet dry (even in wet conditions) and provide superior traction to all other boots in steep muddy terrain. In the Bush they are as near to perfect as you can get for a hunting boot. The soles are slightly more supple than an alpine boot and provide great comfort and feel ( to prevent snapping twigs)yet they don’t seem too soft when it comes to sideling or dealing with steeper, more aggressive terrain.
In my line of duty as an avid hunter and full time hunting guide, I come across a variety of terrain and conditions on a daily basis. I have used the Grisport Kaikouras extensively throughout the whole country during this past hunting season and have been very pleased with their performance . I use them in conjunction with an Alpine boot, which I use for Thar hunting in the winter, but I would be more than happy to hunt Tahr in the Grisport ‘s if I needed to.
I think their true niche is the bush ,wet ground ,or medium to steep hill country and also for those who don’t like to wear heavier, stiffer soled full shank boots.There is no other boot on the market that comes close to rivaling their performance for this combination of applications.
When I finally manage to wear this pair out I will certainly get another.
Thank you to the team at FOOTWEAR & APPAREL for providing another great product for the hunters, farmers and outdoor enthusiasts of New Zealand.