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Old 01-25-2015, 07:44 AM
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I need to buy a pair of boots for use in my bay boat. Need something that is warm, comfortable, non marring and not slippery on a wet deck. Don't really want a tall boot so I am looking at something that will be about ankle high. Most of the boots that I have tried on are pretty uncomfortable because of the extremely still soles. Need something that will keep my feet warm in temps down to low 20's.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Xtratuf boots

They come in different heights, including one that is basically a "sneaker" a short boot and calf height boot.

They come insulated and uninsulated also.

The grip is awesome you'll be like spiderman on a wet metal roof (really).

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Boggs in winter they have different heights including ankle...
Royal shrimp boots in summer
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Not cheap camo ones from Walmart. That's what I have and they feel like a hybrid of a ski boot and hockey skate both a size and a half too small.
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X2 for the Extratuf boots. I'v had mine since 02 and they are still like new. So you have one vote from Alaska and one from New England. We use boots to keep feet warm a lot here.
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Have you looked at the Muck boot options? I am extremely happy with my Wetlands and they make shorter styles also.
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Old 01-25-2015, 02:30 PM
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After looking at the Extratuf 12" boots I am beginning to wonder if I might not be better off with a taller boot than what I originally thought.

Can someone offer an opinion on insulated vs non insulated? With our temps rarely getting below the low 20's I'm wondering if the non insulated boots would be warm enough for me. Likewise I wonder if the insulated's might be too warm when the temps are in the 30's.

Any advice would be appreciated.

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I would get the insulated ones for those conditions (I have like 5 pairs of each btw).

Also get some insoles (wool or gel etc) from day one and switch them out regularly. They will last a long time like that.
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Originally Posted by rbhankins001 View Post
I would get the insulated ones for those conditions (I have like 5 pairs of each btw).

Also get some insoles (wool or gel etc) from day one and switch them out regularly. They will last a long time like that.
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Can you recommend some insoles?

Thanks

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happy feet

(pricey, you won't go without them once you try them)
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I have to work in waterproof boots so I have had a lot of different boots and the lacrosse are the best so far. They are light and so very comfortable. I have rugged sharks for the boat and hate them. I live in Florida and I will say a boot with thinsulate will actalually keep my feet dry from sweat in the summer months.
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Originally Posted by Hunky Dory View Post
X2 for the Extratuf boots. I'v had mine since 02 and they are still like new. So you have one vote from Alaska and one from New England. We use boots to keep feet warm a lot here.
Gosh darn it... I was all set to look into these based upon these recommendations and I googled to find where to find them... and saw this...

http://www.adn.com/article/alaskans-...ing-move-china

Where you guys aware? Seems like it might be a very recent development.
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That was years ago (like 2012).

All the stores sent them back.

Quality control was reigned in by October the same year.

Old news.

They are good to go now.
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Thanks! Great news.

I see a link to them being carried by Cabela's?
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Idk bro I buy them at retail stores in Alaska. (Alaska Industrial Hardware and Western Auto - Juneau).
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Ok... I'll just come up there then...
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Get ah a 5 gallon bucket fill with liquid plasti dip insert feet into bucket let dry and bam waterproof feet.
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I just wanted to take a minute to thank all of you who offered advice. It has been very helpful.

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