Just wondering what kind of lifespan other people are getting out of their hiking/hunting boots.
I bought a pair of Scarpa Jorasses pro gtx in 2011 and have put roughly 150 miles of hiking on them each year since. They performed perfectly straight out of the box on a goat hunt with 0 break in. Now at 600ish miles I can't hike more than 2 miles or for a couple of hours without developing hot spots and blisters. I've tried every trick I can think of. Frequent sock changes, pre-hike-tape, all sorts of sock/liner/double sock combos to no avail. d
Could the midweight insulation have compacted too much and made more room in the boot? I have tried a few different models of superfeet liners in them (normally use the green ones). I've tried thicker socks but the added insulation makes my feet sweat even more quickly and compounds the problem.
Exterior looks good, tread in great shape still, my feet just not jiving with the interior... Maybe time to empty the piggy bank for a different pair?
Any suggestions welcomed!