Korkers® WhiteHorse Wading Boots for Men - Felt/Kling-On®
A Boot For All Occasions...
I was on the fence with another pair of Korkers since their first generation of boot didn't work as well. Previous versions of this boot had issues with the soles always coming loose between the toe and heel. The orange support would always be visible and the debris would always get caught in there. The soles never fell off, but it would cause reason for concern.
With the latest version, I truly feel the worth of the Korkers concept. Now, I'm able to switch soles without any concern of how it's held in and/or the ability to change out the sole without a tool. The boot drains/dries well and going from rubber to rubber/studs is amazingly convenient. With the Boa lacing, it makes it much more convenient and with an easy snug fit. It's my opinion that you could never replace a single boot/sole to a multipurpose one when it comes to quality build, but this is pretty close. The rubber soles work well, but I fish a lot of freestone rivers, which require a bite to the rocks. I personally like to get dressed prior to my trip to my fishing spot. I'll drive with my rubber soles, then switch to my studs when I get there. Or, in the middle of my hike, I'll switch to rubber to help traverse the terrain and the boulders, then switch back to studs when I get back into the water. This would be quite an inconvenience to do this without Korkers, as you'd need to travel with two pairs of boots. Hiking short distances have been comfortable, but I have yet to take this on a real hike up/down a canyon. The studded soles work wonderfully and I'm finding myself using them the majority of the time. Still, they're comfortable to walk in as long as you're not traversing a lot of hard services, such as boulders or steep rocky terrain.
I would recommend these boots for it's modern features and most importantly it's changeable soles, as I figure it's cheaper to buy a pair of these, than two different pairs.
September 15, 2014
Innovative and comfortable
Trout fishing in the Snowy Mountains, NSW Australia- magnificent excellent comfort and good traction with ease of removing and wearing. Can recommend.
August 9, 2014
Very nice, but with one annoying flaw
I've been putting these boots to work pretty hard lately, and they are generally working out great (good support yet still flexible, easy on/off, and I love the interchangeable soles), but Korkers removed the little metal ring that you can clip your gravel guards too. Why?? What am I missing? So now the feet of my waders are filled with sand and gravel at the end of the day, not to mention that my fly line keeps getting caught on the metal clip on my gravel guards because there's no place to connect it.
I own the Chrome boots, and I used to have the Metalheads, both of which had a gravel guard connection. It makes no sense to me.
May 10, 2014
white horse boots
The new white horse boots are awesome, I can get the boots tight and my feet don't slop in the boots. Making for an easier wading and I feel more secure while wading. They also have a better hold on soles. Great boots get yourself a pair!
February 24, 2014