For the hard-to-buy-for bowhunter, you can't go wrong with this proven bowhunting gear.
For peak performance, a bowhunter must have good wheels, and LOWA's Balenos will keep any hunter rolling smoothly. I've used these boots, straight out of the box with no break-in, on high-mountain elk trails and rocky antelope flats, with total comfort. Made of split leather with Cordura panels, and lined with Gore-Tex, they're durable and waterproof, and the Vibram Anaconda sole gives good traction in all terrain. Price is $180. For backcountry hunts that involve heavy loads, consider putting your hunter into the LOWA Hunter GTX Extreme. Price is $320
(LOWA, 1-888-335-LOWA, www.lowaboots.com).