White River Fly Shop Felt Wading Boots for Ladies
First off, I'm a guy and in the summer I fish streams for trout and smallmouth.
I don't wear waders. I wear swim trunks and was looking for a pair of grippy comfortable wading boots.
I wear a shoe size 9 or 9 1/2 D. It's hard to find men's wading boots small enough to wear without waders.
They are too wide even with heavy socks on.
At a Bass Pro store I tried on these Ladies wading boots in size 9 and WOW!
Perfect fit! Light weight and very comfortable.
I liked them so much I bought my wife a pair.
The streams I fish have slime covered rocks.
Earlier this year I slipped and fell on a rock cracking a rib.
A few weeks later my wife slipped and banged up her knee.
We both fish the same stream but now we wear these boots and have not slipped or come close to slipping.
They are super grippy.
I have been wearing mine for 2 months and have fished over 30 times.
The laces didn't break. The felt is still like new.
These boots have held up great!
If something did happen to them I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pair.
July 24, 2009
I recently bought these wading boots and I'm very happy with them so far. I read reviews before deciding on buying them. I was previously wearing a mens size 6 wading boot which i found to be so uncomfortable. My regular shoe size is 7 with a medium width. I ordered the womens size 7. They fit well with the stocking foot waders and also with the neoprene booties. They accommodate both well. I do stream fishing with my husband which requires traversing some difficult terrain. I've climbed rocky banks and gone through thick brush and the boots are holding up well. I also have been able to handle slippery rocks in the stream . I am happy I bought these boots. They are made to fit a women"s foot. I should have bought these first instead of being talked into a men's boot at a sporting good store.
July 8, 2012
I purchased these boots for the Little Red River, Heber Springs, AR, and they held up perfectly. Wading across the river was no easy task, but I never lost balance or slipped. I could not have fished for three days without these boots.
October 28, 2014
I have to say that I love these boots-- they fit well, they're flexible and they actually feel like they were designed with a woman's foot in mind.
Several states are moving toward banning felt sole boots, including Missouri, which is where I do the majority of my fishing. I would caution you, before you purchase these boots, to check with your state. I ended up returning mine, sadly.
January 17, 2011