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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.
Comfortable, convenient flats boot
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
World Wide Sportsman® Flats Boots for Men
Okay for flatwater but no rocks.
I tried to use these shoes in the river, but the rocks chew em up. They feel awkward new, and offer little ankle support.. The foot protection is thin, and i can feel all the slimy rocks thru the soles. Traction on rocks is nill. They work better in sand, muck and mud: they dont slip off. Think aqua socks for grown ups. Im going with real wading boots. Im a big man and cant afford to twist an ankle with these.
January 9, 2007
This is good for the sand and flats. Sand did not get in for the most part. The sole is a little too thin for rock hopping and protection as I can feel the ground and I don't want to test the traction on wet rocks. But on the other hand, the neoprene keeps my feet warm in the cold water. ~50°F
Two problems I noticed so far. First, if sand gets into the zipper, it will lock up. And the zipper is metal so I am not sure when or if it will rust. Second, my feet are a size 10.5. I go barefoot into my Hodgman Wadelites with booties and this boot (size 12) just barely fits. So for my case, I could have ordered a size 13 and I'll be able to use this as flippers!
Good value for the price though.
November 24, 2006
The best flats boot ever!!!!
I have tried many products I had surgery on my foot 5 years ago and I have problems with the nerve endings in my foot. I cannot walk on beaches or sand without great discomfort. I fish along the atlantic from NJ - VA. I have used everything from reef runner to sandals. When surffising my big complaint is sand in the shoe. Well to my delight this boot was and is sand free even when fishing in the most agitated surf. Buy it - this is the best $19.95 I have ever spent
June 9, 2006
Snook Happy Wader
Five years ago I started tournament fishing which allows wade fishing. I purchased the tan World Wide Sportsman Flats Boots and they have performed extremely well. They protect my feet from all kinds of shells and barnacles. They are extremely comfortable and well worth the purchase price.
April 1, 2006
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.
9 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................
9 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....................
9 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.
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