Rated 4 out of 5 by 5
Rated 4 out of 5 by Northernhunter88 So far so good
This is my fifth pair of Alphaburly Lacrosse boots. The styling is noticeably different on this new pair. They are very lightweight and comfortable. However, compared to the older style, they are a bit large fitting so be careful when ordering online about size. Overall, they are a great product so far.
November 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by NewHuntingTiger A Little Early for Proof
I bought these boots about a week ago and wore them around the house a few times just to make sure they were going to be as comfortable as they felt in the store. Well they are. I have a wide foot with a high arch and they fit great. They hold my foot in great and I have the width I need. I would recommend getting a size larger than you normally wear because you may want to wear a liner and a pair of thick socks with them. The liner will help with perspiration and break-in. The thick socks will help with breathability (remember these are rubber boots)… just a suggestion. The synchable gusset at the top makes dawning and doffing the boot much easier. The boot is sturdy, water proof (at the moment anyway) and seems to be well constructed. I have heard problems with its predecessor losing the bond between the sole and boot. LaCrosse takes pride in its products, and honored the warranty (from what I read). They redesigned this boot with major improvements. The heel and toe area seems to be bonded much better and the sole is completely different. The tread is aggressive enough for mud, but not enough that it can’t be cleaned easily in the grass or with a little water. I know, I know… most people simply throw them in the bed of the truck. Someone mentioned a scent with these boots. I sprayed them with a scent killer spray, inside and out, and any of the scent that I noticed from the “new boots” was gone. Granted, deer have a much more sensitive nose than I do. I used the “Gold” scent killer (if you know what I am saying) and it seemed to eliminate any odor from the rubber or the neoprene. I would spray my hunting boots with the scent killer, whether they be canvas, leather or rubber prior to entering the woods just as good practice.
The boot is uninsulated, but warmer than most canvas or leather early deer season hunting boots (thus the suggestion for the liner and socks). For me, they will be warm enough even for late season in the upstate of SC. I spent the weekend hanging tree stands and had no leaks and no blisters. I would say, “Well done, LaCrosse.”
October 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigWillieP Great purchase
Bought these boots for early season bow hunting they fit great and wear even better!
October 14, 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Doefordinner NOT SCENT FREE! Not even close!
I bought these a few weeks ago and was disappointed to find they weren't scent free. I was told the odor was from the oil they put on in manufacturing and would wash off. I've tried many things to remove the smell of rubber and still no improvement. They do have a slight less odor than other rubber boots though. Many say deer aren't bothered by rubber boot smell, but the deer that snorted at me from a hundred yards opening morning proves otherwise. I'm going to try putting them out in the sun for a few days. An article I read stated; the sun breaks down the rubber and the odor goes away. If it worked for the author, I'll give it a shot and update my review.
I also want to mention, the orange lining will turn your white socks yellow if you wear them on a hot day.
As for being waterproof, I don't know yet, but I will update my review in about a week. (If I remember that soon)
The boots are comfortable when you find a pair that fits right. They are a little stiff, but after one day of wear, I noticed them loosening around the ankles. I tried on several pair and swapped one from one box to the other to make a pair that fit the same. Each boot is made separately and falls into a bin, so you won't find exact mates in a box. And you will probably want to get a size bigger for one or two reasons. Either your normal size will be a bit too small (and they won't stretch out) or you will want to wear thicker socks when it's cold out or both. Unfortunately, they don't come in wides, so you'll end up with a slightly longer boot. It doesn't seem to be an issue for me. I get wiggle room for my toes, so I can keep the blood circulating while sitting all day.
I purchased my pair uninsulated, because I hunt the early season, but even with the top strap undone, my feet got pretty warm even when the temp was still in the low 70's. So if you are considering the insulated version, keep in mind they're warmer than non insulated leather boots.
September 17, 2013