Chippewa® 17'' Non-Insulated Snake Hunting Boots for Men
Does what it claims
I have worn this boot for 8 years. I use it exclusively when I handle venomous snakes (mostly rattlers). The boot has sustained bites from 12" snakes all the way up to 5'+ snakes. The boot absolutely works. Another great advantage of this boot is it is 1" taller than other brands. That 1" could mean the difference b/t a "hit" and a "miss". However, the boot does have its drawbacks. The boot is uncomfortable and does not breath. It is hard on your feet and definitely has a long break-in period. Those with larger calves may need a more adjustable boot. Overall, I rate this product a 4/5 because the boot works as it is intended. It is a SNAKE-PROOF boot and to that I can testify that it is truly snake proof.
February 3, 2009
Best snake boot ever
Got the Chippewa boots a good while ago thinking it would take a while break them in. I read several reviews that said they took a long time to break in but I didn't have that problem. I LOVE these boots! They are very comfortabe. The toes fit so much better in the stirrups of my climbing stand and they have very good non slip soles. I have put quite a few miles on them and have no complaints other than being very hot but I knew that and didn't care. I only wear high quality steel toe work boot socks with them and that may be why they are so comfortable and so hot. They will out last any of the cheap snake boots 5 times over so the cost is well worth it. My hunting buddy has had a pair for years and never taken care of them and still going strong.
August 26, 2014
Worst Purchase Ever
I purchased these boots Sep 2010, and have used them for 4 months. The outer "Viper" material has been tearing at the seam on both boots. Maybe I received a bad pair, but based on my personal experience, these boots are of a poor quality. I capture rattlesnakes for a living, and I can't trust a pair of boots that open up so easily. It will be interesting to see how long this review will stay up on the website.
June 22, 2011
I had been looking for a pair of snake boots and when I tries these on there was no question. The price is well worth the quality and comfort. I read several reviews about how long they would take to break in and that was my only real concern. Well they arrived and fit perfectly and Ive only worn them a few times and they are breaking in just fine. Great boot!
April 12, 2011