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Gokey® Lightweight Upland Boot

A great upland hunting boot, 33% lighter than the Classic. Upper is made of lightweight ballistic nylon, paired with tough pebble-grain bullhide leather. Fully leather lined for comfort, and the sole is a Goodyear lug sole for superior traction. Same lacing configuration as the Classic. Upland hunting boots are brown with green ballistic nylon upper. Upland boot is 10" high and pair weighs 2.79 lbs. in size 10. Custom order not available. Made in USA. Men's whole and half sizes: 7-13½. Widths D, E.
Average Customer Rating:
2.833 out of 5
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3 of 6(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Gokey® Lightweight Upland Boot
Review 1 for Gokey® Lightweight Upland Boot
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Highly overated,
26 December 2014
By: NStar
from Warroad, MN.
"Researched these boots for two years. Finally decided to purchase a pair last week, thinking these were the ultimate in bird hunting boots. I bird hunt a lot, at least 6 months out of the year, in all conditions from the Arctic to the Gulf. I wear a 91/2 medium and ordered that size. Trust me when I tell you these boots are not sized like anything you have ever experienced. I received these boots yesterday. I could barely get my feet in them. I returned them today."
1 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Gokey® Lightweight Upland Boot
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
15 October 2014
By: JMattS
from California, USA
"Not sure if I got a defective pair but they absorbed pounds of water the first time out. You could literally see the water funneling into the boot. And when I would pressure down on the boot, water would squirt out like a mini fountain. Clearly this should not happen. Similar to other reviews, they also do run a half size small and a bit narrow. Was less worried about that as I expected them to stretch with wear. I never expected them to actually defy me when I was in the field. Call is in to customer service."
Review 3 for Gokey® Lightweight Upland Boot
Overall Rating: 
4 / 5
4 / 5
nice, well-made boot,
08 October 2014
By: Robertp
from Colorado
"This boot is well made and has good support however it is somewhat heavy. I'm a lightweight guy so I like a lightweight boot. Also, the wide width that I tried wasn't wide enough for my forefoot."
Review 4 for Gokey® Lightweight Upland Boot
Overall Rating: 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Bad choice,
14 April 2013
By: RBuzard
from PA
"Bought these boots on the excellent reputation of Gokey. It took at least a month to break them in but once broken in were very comfortable. They have been worn to shoot skeet, sporting clays, and trap. I have also worn them to work, casual office work,
I noticed today whike taking them off the nylon is coming loose and is frayed in several places where they are sewn to the leather. For the light use they have had I feel this is totally unacceptable for a product of such supposedly high quality.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Gokey® Lightweight Upland Boot
Overall Rating: 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Sized Too Small,
25 September 2012
By: Wimbo
from Jacksonville, FL.
"Saw the Lightweight Upland Boots in your catalog and they were very handsome. Know from previous experience that Gokey is First Rate footwear. Unfortunately, these are sized too small and do not fit. Would love to own them. Suggest that anyone ordering Gokey footwear to order a full size larger than you usually wear."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Gokey® Lightweight Upland Boot
Overall Rating: 
5 / 5
5 / 5
great boot,
23 July 2012
By: Trout2Grouse
from New Hampshire
"These boots are of great quality, light weight, true to size and fit well with great support. A true bird hunters boot like I used to have! Very Pleased."