Vi­sion Tossu Gummi wad­ing boots £169.99

Trout Fisherman (UK) - - Tackle -

VI­SION’S lat­est wad­ing boot of­fer­ing is very well built and of­fers a lot of pro­tec­tion. They’ve gone for a to­tally new moulded EVA mid sole and con­nected the up­per and lower sec­tions by glu­ing and stitch­ing the pieces to­gether. The toe box, which takes the most amount of knocks and pres­sure, is rock solid with hardly any flex. This im­pres­sive pro­tec­tion has been en­hanced with a sub­stan­tial rub­ber toe bumper. The re­sult is a ro­bust, durable and sta­ble plat­form on which to walk and wade. The sole is the ‘Gummi’ sticky rub­ber with a disc pat­tern tread which isn’t overly ag­gres­sive but which is great for a wide range of un­der­foot con­di­tions rang­ing from grass and silt to shin­gle and slip­pery rocks. If you re­quire even more grip you can add tung­sten studs (Vi­sion’s are £24.99 for 20) and there is a use­ful in­for­ma­tion sheet in the box telling you how and where best to place them. The up­per part of the boot is made from a hard­wear­ing syn­thetic fab­ric that is padded around the an­kle and an­kle cuff. There is a sewn-in padded tongue with a me­tal D-ring for the wader gravel guard hook, and the boot has four pairs of web­bing lace loops and two pairs of me­tal lace hooks. There’s a web­bing pull tab on the back and a thin EVA in­sole which can be re­moved for ease of clean­ing. The boots are avail­able in UK sizes 5 to 13, and are also avail­able with a felt sole for £129.99.

VER­DICT:

Qual­ity wad­ing boots, not only of­fer­ing com­fort but also sta­bil­ity, sup­port and pro­tec­tion. The moulded EVA mid sole works its magic when you are on the move as you just ‘roll’ along. Although of­fer­ing heavy pro­tec­tion the boots still feel rea­son­ably light­weight when cov­er­ing dis­tance and they have a nice wide fit so there’s plenty of wig­gle room for your toes.

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