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 schelbygt The Best
These boots work the best with stockingfoot waders and turbo thruster fins. they are the only boots that fit these fins with a size 12 boot . Very comfortable.
November 23, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by bmurray best shoe for wading Missouri streams
My fishing buddies and I have used these for wading in the gravel bottom streams of MO. They have been our best investment in tackle that we have purchased. They keep out ALL of the rocks and sand. I have black, but would recommend the tan due to the black gets hot unless your in the water.
July 17, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by ladyfish flats boots
I love them. I tried several other boots but coudn't keep them on my feet at one particularly muddy spot. the first time I put these on I was able to make the distance without falling down. waded 9 hrs without any real foot discomfort. they stayed on the whole way back thru the low tide muck. the strap on the top really does the job keeping them on. they offer enough sensetivity to be able to tell what kind of ground is under your feet. soft sand or a little crunch of grass to the solid oyster beds. when i wear them out i will go get another pair. certainly worth the price. also came in a redhead box.
April 15, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ghost Great Use For Fin Users
I use a pontoon/kick boat for fishing.
Instead of using my fins w/o any ankle protection & getting torn up from the fins, I use the WWS Flats Boots.
These run really big, I normally wear size 10.5 in mens shoes, but I had to drop down to a size 9 for a better fit.
I can put on the flats boots by my SUV & walk in them carrying all my equipment, the soles protect your feet better than sandals would. And since your feet are totally covered, you don't have to worry about your feet getting torn up walking through bushes to get to the waters edge.
The back end of the flats boots has a rubber tab so the fins you use will stay up & not slip down. I don't worry about losing my fins since the flats boots give a good fit. Also I feel my feet are protected when I do have to put my feet down in the water, I don't feel that I will get hurt on sharp rocks, shells or hooks or broken bottles in the water. This is one less thing I have to worry while fishing.
The bottom of the flats boots gives you some traction if you have to walk on wet or muddy grounds.
The velcro strap is helpful that I can cinch the flats boots firmly on my ankle area. I've used them for a season & they are holding tough. If & when I do need to replace the boots I will be buying another pair cuz they are that good & cheap price.
You don't need expensive name brand flats boots for float tube or pontoon/kick boat fishing, this will fill the bill.
March 18, 2008
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.