5mm neoprene upper and threaded rubber calender outsole
Inner side zipper for easy on/off
Hook 'n' loop strap at the top of the boot for snug fit
Reinforced toe and heel
The World Wide Sportsman® Flats Boots for Men give shoreline fishermen a classic flats design for lightweight support and protection in a comfortable slip on boot. Boots feature a 5mm neoprene upper and threaded rubber calender outsole for superior support and traction on various water beds. This convenient fishing boot features a heavy duty, inner side zipper for easy on and off and a hook 'n' loop side strap on the other side of the boot for a better fit. PVC midsole for proper sole support and improved comfort. Rubber reinforced toe and heel section. Approximately 8'' high. Avg. weight: 2.35 lbs. Imported.
Rated 5 out of 5 by TakePix Perfect
This is what I wanted. I had a Hodgeman pair I was happy with and was looking for a replica when these showed up on my web search. These are almost identical. I use these over my breathable waders to walk for a mile or so and when I get to my destination I slip on my fins over them and get into my float tube and out onto the lake.
April 29, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by jsimonson Just Too Narrow
I purchased the boots to reduce blood circulation in my feet when using my float tube. The problem began when I sat down to try them on with a pair of waders for fit. Take my size 10.5 EE wide foot with a neoprene bootie trying to squeeze my foot into these boots at my local Bass Pro Shop. The person helping me stated most people have to wear at least one size up to compensate for the "regular" width. I found a size 13 allowed my heel to move about, but across the ball of my foot began to fall asleep due to lack of blood. I returned to purchased these boots after investigating to find NO ONE including Simms and Orvis makes a wide bootie. In fact after an exhaustive search of all shoe companies no one makes a wide water shoe. An entire segment of the population is not being met, so one would think at least a single entrepreneur ready to take my money would produce a product that fits. Other than fit the boot appears to be a great value meeting my needs when fishing.
April 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by gtarndt used em once
Used em with my waders bass fishing. Worked very well. Ordered size 12 to go over wader boots. I wear 11. 12 1/2 would have been a better fit over the waders feet. Like em a lot.
April 9, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mchch Appears to be a reasonable inexpensive boot
Haven't used them, yet, but if they hold up for a week in the Bahamas bonefishing they will have served their purpose. Lightweight and good fit.
February 25, 2013
As long as your not going to wear this boot over a stockingfoot wader then you might be able to get by with a size 13 boot but if your going to put this over a wader then you need to look at another boot because these boots are not made for people with wide feet.
Cheap shoes I need 13 wide. I bought stocking-foot waders in shoe size 13 and ended up buying size 15 wader boots (flats boots not available larger than 13. Size 13 stocking foot has lots of extra room that translates into added material bunching in the boots. Probably better to get waders with size 14+ boots attached.
I wear a size 11 shoe and use these in a size 13, which is the largest. That gives me plenty of room for thick socks and stockingfoot waders. So not sure they'll work for you. I will say that they are much roomier in width than the similar Caddis shoe, that I could not wear. Yet they still fit in my covered toe fins. I think a size 13 might work for you, but it might not be enough if you wear thick socks and wader stockings.
Absolutely perfect for extended wear........... The boots are water proof as long as you keep water depth in check.
1 year, 5 months ago
- Venice Beach FL
These will not stop water from reaching your feet. They work well on top of a stocking foot wader and will fit in a covered toe float tube fin. I would not use them to fish a rocky river or for extended hiking. Great for sandy beach fishing or float tubing though.
The boots are primarily neoprene in construction. They do not have a great deal of support for walking over dry land. I would not use mine for a primary show. As long as you do not wade over the top of the show......it should stay dry.
the flats boot is all i wear while tube'n. they are super comfortable. go one size larger to fit over stocking foot waders. would also be great for wade'n in streams with no break'n time. great price also.
These work great with stockingfoot waders and covered toe fins, such as those made by the Creek Company (what I own). A similar fin is sold by Bass Pro Shops. I wear an 11 shoe and use these in a size 13. Plenty of room for wool socks and wader stockingfoot without pinching. And still fits in my fins comfortably (have to wiggle the fin a bit to get them off though).
I think that they would be great for that. The soles would provide great traction on the boat deck, and being neoprene in construction they would be waterproof too. Plus, they are very easy on and off.
I don't think a Stingrays Barb could penetrate these boots but not 100% sure of it.............. I think you would find that a ray would hit you with a barb if stepped on above the boot line................
1 year, 5 months ago
- Venice Beach FL
I'm no expert, but I would think a sting ray barb could penetrate the soft sides of these.
Yes. They are not armor plated, just neopreme and a semi hard rubber sole. There are other boots designed for stingray protection. Just walk fairly slow and shuffle your feet along the bottom, the rays will usually scoot away before you can step on them.
Absolutely 100%........... I have 4 pair of these. Two for salt water and Two for fresh water....................
1 year, 5 months ago
- Venice Beach FL
These are great for fishing sandy beaches and for float tubing. I would not use these on a rocky river or for extended hiking around boulders. Get a sturdier river wading boot for that. Something that will protect your feet and ankles and give you a good grip on slippery rocks and boulders. I still use felt bottoms for that although I will replace those with something less susceptible to spreading invasive species when they wear out.
This is how I use mine. They are a little slippery but it is easier to keep your balance since they are lightweight and you can feel the bottom. I will say mid size rocks can be felt in the arches and can hurt a little.
Some of the manufactures have a size conversion chart included in the BPS catalog. Otherwise you will have to try trial and error at the store[most women can relate to this procedure] or check with your fishing friends with a physical shoe size close to yours.
I can't answer your question directly, but I know that mine are not overly wide, so I would think you could find your corresponding mens size and be satisfied. Remember you socks and waders will add bulk.
I have a pair of Breathable Stocking-Foot Waders. I would like to buy a pair of these to wear over my waders as I'm kayaking for stripers, etc. My waders are size 11. Will a size 11 Flats Boot fit or will I have to get a larger size? The wading shes I have were designed to fit so it was a no brainer but I don't wan't to order the wrong size and then have to return them.
These boots fit true to size. In order to fit over the neoprene bootie of your waders, you will need to order at least one size up from your normal shoe size. If the bootie has a lot of "slack" around your foot, you may need two sizes up.
Buying the same size that you wear in a wader boot is a good place to start.
If either one of the Bass Pro Shops stores in Virginia is near your home, trying the different sizes of this boot on to find the perfect fit would be your best bet, especially if you will ever use them by themselves out in the surf.