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Old 02-04-2019, 08:28 AM
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Me too I am 65... But if you have arch problems or planters you would understand the Special Boots. The support in xtratuff is really good. I just can't ewar any boot any longer. For you young guys . Avoid the foot problems wear a boot or shoe with good support and avoid foot pain as you get older.
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Old 02-04-2019, 09:23 AM
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port solerno slippers for the win
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:18 PM
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Anybody tried the Grundens boots? Saw some on closeout here and there and wondered if they were better than the Muck brand boots I'm wearing, which by the way are tough and super comfortable.
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Old 02-04-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim311 View Post
Anybody tried the Grundens boots? Saw some on closeout here and there and wondered if they were better than the Muck brand boots I'm wearing, which by the way are tough and super comfortable.
I've thought about it. I have a pair of Muck-style boots called Kamik (made in Canada) that have been awesome. Actually two pairs, one is poly toe. Muck is owned by Honeywell who also owns Xtratuf. I don't think I'll be buying Muck boots. Grundens, however, have been awesome to me. I needed some clips on my bibs recently. Shot them an email to ask where to purchase them and without question they offered to send me a new set free of charge. I would definitely try their boots because of their great customer service.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:32 PM
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Looks like the Xtratuff are going to get purchased.
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Old 02-04-2019, 01:40 PM
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Anyone find their Xtratuffs to be slippery? Not extremely but certainly don't have the grip I am used to with my rugged sharks.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:24 PM
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Would not think they would be slippery. If they were there would be a shortage of commercial fisherman in Alaska.
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Old 02-04-2019, 02:27 PM
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My xtra tuff ankle cut ate the back of my legs up. I have been wearing the grundens for a season now and like them much better.
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Old 02-08-2019, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Knot Tight View Post
Anyone find their Xtratuffs to be slippery? Not extremely but certainly don't have the grip I am used to with my rugged sharks.
I used to have rugged sharks. they were certainly grippy but I dont think they were any more grippy then my xtratufs.
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by SaltyRhino View Post
Looks like the Xtratuff are going to get purchased.
Pull out the junky insoles they come with and get a pair of aftermarket insoles at a sport goods store. They make great boots even better/ more support/ more comfortable.
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Old 02-08-2019, 05:41 PM
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Try the Grundens. Just got a pair and I love them. Much more support and comfort than xtratuf.
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:39 PM
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Original brown xtratuf are hare to beat. Live in florida but go fishing and hunting in alaska every summer. Got my First pair up there 12 or 13 years back and was sold. When i first started wearing them in florida nobody had every heard of them, now they are catching on and a lot of my buddy’s wear them. Highly recommend getting the original except for mid summer use.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:24 AM
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I have a pair of Xtratuff’s and a pair of HUK boots and they both seem the same to me. Both great boots. Price and design preference would be the only difference if choosing one or the other in my opinion.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:25 AM
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Is this a northern thing? I have been fishing salt water all my life and only wear tennis shoes or sandals. I used to use Sperry for awhile to be like the cool guys but those damn things start to smell pretty bad quickly so I gave up on them. I never see anybody around the docks or the ramp, when I was trailering, wearing boots. Maybe the commercial guys but that's it.
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ReelDreams1 View Post
Is this a northern thing? I have been fishing salt water all my life and only wear tennis shoes or sandals. I used to use Sperry for awhile to be like the cool guys but those damn things start to smell pretty bad quickly so I gave up on them. I never see anybody around the docks or the ramp, when I was trailering, wearing boots. Maybe the commercial guys but that's it.
Maybe just because it is colder up here. I wear boots and overalls in the early spring, late fall, and winter. It's too cold to be wet.
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