White River Fly Shop® Wading Boots for Men
These are by far the best value in wading boots I've come across. They are much more comfortable than other (much more expensive) boots that I've owned. I like the fact that I can walk along a river and feel like I'm wearing hiking boots, not rocks on my feet. The only thing I don't like is the shoelace thingies-I don't know what they are called, but they are pretty abrasive, and tear up the laces pretty quickly. I'd suggest that the designers come up with a lower-friction lacing system, such as rings, in order to cut down on having to replace laces.
I live in Colorado and fish both high mountain streams and lakes, as well as warm-water ponds and lakes. These boots are versatile enough to handle both with ease, and work great with float tube fins.
If you catch them on sale, that's even better, but the combination of price and comfort is what sold me on these boots. I'd definitely recommend them, and if I ever wear this pair out, I'll buy another.
September 22, 2007
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
What a great boot for the price. Looks good and feels great. I now have the white river flyrod,vest and boots and could not be happier. I have never worn a pair of Simms boots, but I don't see how they can be any better. Super product line for the person who does not need Simms on everything he or she wears.
January 27, 2008