LaCrosse® Alpha Mudlite 18'' Waterproof Snake Boots for Men
Love them so far
I've been using my new boots hard for about three weeks now and so far I think they are great. I had been using Lacrosse un-insulated 18 inch Alpha Burley Sport boots for about the past 10 years for my warm weather to moderate weather hunting (which there is a lot of in Georgia), and after my last pair of those wore out (after several years of hard use) I decided I would upgrade to snake boots for my next pair for the extra peace of mind they offer. I was a little concerned about the extra weight and stiffness inherent in snake boots, but my fears were quickly alleviated the first time I wore them. They dont seem to weigh much more than the Alpha Burley's (which are really light boots). They are definitely stiffer than the Alpha Burleys, but not to the point that it hinders movement. I wear 10.5 in shoes, so I ordered 11s to allow for thick socks. They fit perfectly and don’t slip at the heels much at all. Traction is great and overall they perform beautifully. With the uptick of timber rattler activity we’ve seen this year in GA, the extra protection is very welcome. I also like the extra 2-3 inches of height they offer over most manufactures snake boots. I think these will be my go-to deer hunting boots for most of the season. I haven’t had a chance to test it yet but I think they will be pretty warm down into the 30s or so for stand hunting. Overall I love them so far. I also believe they will be very durable and will live up to the quality of other Lacrosse boots I have owned over the years. If I had to offer one minor criticism it would be that the woven nylon material along the sides of the boots can be a little noisy if you brush them against each other. But that’s a minor thing that can be compensated for.
October 14, 2013
These boots are great! I bought them to turkey hunt with in south alabama. I bought them because I was tired of my feet getting wet when I was just walking threw dew in the grass on the way to my blind in the mornings. Also, we have plenty of snakes to worry about. These boots keep my feet dry and provide snake protection to just below my knee. Also, they are very comfortable! I walked about 4 miles and even ran in them to get ahead of a tom the first morning I used them and my feet didn't hurt at all. The only thing I would warn about is that they are tall. I'm 6'1" and they come right below my knee. These are not for people with short legs.
April 19, 2012
i gave them a 5 because 4.5 isn't an option. i put a few miles on these boots this past weekend and they are extremely comfortable. temps were in the low to mid 80's and i found that my feet didn't sweat as much as when i wear regular non-insulated rubber boots. the air flow system in these boots is great. i only have two nit picky complaints. 1- i have to use a boot puller to get them off because they don't have a protrusion on the heel like most boots. 2 - i am all of 5'9" and due to the shape of the top of the boots they hit me in the back of the knee while walking, kneeling, and sitting. if i can't get use to it, i will cut the back of them down about a 1/2". other 18" rubber boots i own are flared out much more at the top and don't bother me at all.
October 21, 2012
Happy so far
Advantages: I like the extra two inches of snake protection from the normal snake boots. Surprisingly they broke in really well compared to other rubber boots. Great fit as well. Pricey but at what point is the dollar more valuable than dry feet and not dying from a snake bite?
Disadvantages: They flop against the back of the leg when walking and its pretty loud, even with pants tucked in the boots. Maybe that is because I have these tiny legs.
December 4, 2012