Guide Gear Men's Leather Snake Boots, Waterproof, Side Zip
We call ’em Snake Boots, but you could just as easily call them mesquite boots, or jagged rock boots…because they offer hard-line protection from just about everything sharp and uninviting! Rugged buffalo leather, 900-denier nylon, and Snake Guard fabric team up to provide major defense against aggressive venomous snakes, and lots of other hazards, too. Bottom line: you’ll spend less time worrying about the snakes you can’t see or hear, and more time thinking about the hunt.
Color: Brown/Mossy Oak Break-up Country
100% waterproof. 100% comfortable.
Believe it. 100% waterproof construction and moisture-wicking mesh lining go to work inside and out, keeping your feet dry, comfortable, and ready to track that extra mile.
Both my husband and I have these boots. We live where there are lots of rattlesnacks. We are outside doing chores frequently, feeding deer, checking game cameras and sometimes just enjoying the wildlife.
My husband bought his pair a year before I bought mine. Both pairs are still in great condition. The soles have held up well for walking and hiking over lots of rocks.
They are stiff as this is something you want. The Snake Guard fabric protects against aggressive venomous snakes.
I would have given them 10 acorns if they were easier to get off. Even with the side zipper they are hard to get off.
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Anne, They look super hot to wear but I suppose that is to be expected with the level of protection they give. The one Amazon review mentioned that they hurt the ankles by rubbing. I have sensitive ankles as I never wear boots other than mud boots. What do you think?
Denise, I had not read the Amazon reviews. Here is my take:
My husband bought his pair first. I am not sure why, he removed the shoe laces and replace them with very heavy rubber bands through the hooks.
This leaves the ankle area with out being tied so it is looser.
Does this make sense?
When I got my boots, he immediately fixed them the same way. I also must explain that I wear a men's 7.5 size. I purchased these boots in a men's size 8 since they were mail order. They fit a little loose though this is ok with thick socks.
You might look into the snake boots that are like the muck boots. I loved to garden in that type boot. They came out after I bought my boots otherwise this might be what I bought.
We've had three snakebite deaths in OK already this spring, folks are saying it's a "snakey" year. I've seen two copperheads already this week. Broke down and bought these at Bass Pro Shops. ROCKY Timber Prowler Snake Boots for Men
I had to buy a half-size larger because they seem to run a bit smaller than the stated size. Wear them for hours with cotton socks in Oklahoma heat and my feet don't even start to sweat, very breathable but still waterproof. Frankly, I was very surprised. I was pumping out the excavation for our new root cellar and slipped in a little to far. I can attest to their waterproofness and our sticky superglue clay hosed right off. A little on the stiff side, I'm hoping the break in a little with wear but still comfortable. Highly recommended
Ah...rather well considering I've only had them for about 2 weeks. I'm wearing them a couple of times a week but I'll be taking two weeks of working staycation here at the ranch and I'll probably be wearing them every day. I'll pay attention and keep you posted.
You called them 'muck' boots which to me denotes a pull on, solid top boot. These have a zipper on the inside backed with the same material so they're waterproof.
denise ra wrote:Anne, They look super hot to wear but I suppose that is to be expected with the level of protection they give. The one Amazon review mentioned that they hurt the ankles by rubbing. I have sensitive ankles as I never wear boots other than mud boots. What do you think?
I haven't tried these boots, but I found a trick with another pair of laced boots that also have a zipper on the side. My boots kept being too tight in the wrong places due to the laces pulling while I walk. So, I unlaced the boots down above my ankle and tied a knot, and then re-laced the boots. This kept it just as loose as I needed it around my toes and ankle, and as tight as I needed it around my shins.
denise ra wrote:Eric Thomas,
How are the soles of your muck boots holding up? The soles of the Bogs muck boots I have wore out quickly.
Well, two weeks of almost daily wear in +90º F and humid weather, I rather like them. Soles seem to be wearing well but I'm really impressed with the fact that they breathe and unless I'm in the direct sun they're quite comfortable. No more foot sweat than a pair of athletic shoes. More expensive than the ones Anne opened the thread with (about $159, with tax) but they seem to be made of the same breathable material with a wicking liner. I have a fused 1st phalangeal joint in my right foot, that seems to be the only hindrance to full comfort but it's not the end of the world. I expect to get quite a few years out of them.
I just ran into a kid at the local store who was recovering from a copperhead bite. He said he took 8 doses of antivenom at $8,000 a pop, plus the LifeFlite, ER, transfusion, etc., said the total tab was a couple of hundred thousand. The most expensive boots are cheap insurance if you're mucking around rocks, ditches, and brush.
Hi Eric, if you would like your review of these boots to make it to the Gear Review Grid, you need to start your post (or any post in the thread) with "I give this gear X out of 10 acorns". Then the software will find it and add you to the list. So if you're up for that, add a reply to this with those magic words (putting a digit in the place of the X of course). Thanks!
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