White River Fly Shop® Wading Boots for Men
Good boots until they fell apart!
I purchased these boots almost a year ago to wear while hunting for fossil shark teeth along the Chesapeake Bay. I go out once or twice each week, so the boots saw some pretty heavy usage. They always had a problem with the laces breaking, but now the boots have completely fallen apart. The soles have come apart, but even worse, the leather on the heel, at the point where it meets the rubber, has worn/rotted completely away, leaving gaping holes which allow all kinds of shell, gravel, sand, etc. to enter the boot. I was happy with these boots for the first 6 months that I owned them, but I expected them to be more durable.
October 13, 2008
HORRIBLE CHEAP BOOT
Yesterday I returned these boots for the 3rd time and bought a different brand. Within the first 2 weeks, the lace straps broke off while tying the laces. Returned them for another pair. The soles on both boots started coming apart in less than 6 months, returned those for another pair. The soles on the new boots started to come apart again, I used some wader boot repair glue and that held for awhile. Last week while fishing, the sole of my left boot came completly off and the right boot was hanging on by a thread. I took them back to the main store and got Simms!
Dont buy these boots
September 6, 2008
I have had the same pair for almost 7 years. Used them from spring to late fall on the Bow River to high mountain streams in western Canada and many rivers in British Columbia and no signs of wearing out. They have taken a hard beating and look like a year old. Recommend these boots to everyone and for the price, you can not beat it.
May 27, 2008
2 seasons, then fell apart
The first hint of trouble with these boots came on the second wearing: the loop strap on the heel pulled loose. I decided not to send them back, probably a mistake. They lasted two seasons, then one boot gave way on the seam and they had to be tossed. Every other boot I've owned in 20+ years of fishing has lasted 3-4 years.
May 5, 2008