BUYER’S GUIDE: If the Boot Fits

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A man who puts in a hard day’s work is usu­ally a man with a sat­is­fied smile … and a good pair of boots. Ask any­one who works on their feet a lot, and they’ll tell you that boots can make or break your day. What­ever cir­cum­stances you place your­self in, make sure you step into the right boots for safety and com­fort.

The fol­low­ing boots are advertised as 100% wa­ter­proof. Check them out and see which best fits your life­style. sup­port and com­fort. The out­side of the boot is just as im­pres­sive with a non-slip, non-mark­ing de­sign that al­lows for a self-clean­ing out­sole. Con­fi­dent in its product, Bogs Footwear of­fers a 100% sat­is­fac­tion guar­an­tee. MSRP: $120 bogs­footwear.com NO MAT­TER THE WEATHER Life doesn’t stop when the tem­per­a­ture falls to un­com­fort­able de­grees, so nei­ther should you. Made with rub­ber that won’t har­den in be­low-freez­ing con­di­tions or crack un­der ex­treme heat, the Burly Tr­a­clite 800G was made to keep you go­ing. These boots out­shine other footwear in snowy and muddy con­di­tions, with a com­fort zone of -40°F to 40°F. The high-per­for­mance in­su­la­tion and wool/ felt mid­sole will keep your feet warm, main­tain odor con­trol and pro­vide air cir­cu­la­tion with­out weigh­ing you down. MSRP: $135 lacrosse­footwear.com BOWHUNT­ING’S BEST FRIEND Revo­lu­tion­iz­ing bowhunt­ing footwear, the Rut­mas­ter 2.0 by Red Wing takes the stan­dard rub­ber boot to the next level. Thanks to this boot’s Ex­oflex tech­nol­ogy, which al­lows the boot to tem­po­rar­ily ex­pand to fit the back of your foot, strug­gling to get your boot on and off isn’t an is­sue. The Mud Claw RPM sole gives you ex­cep­tional trac­tion and sta­bil­ity for a no-slip walk, while Scent­ban kills bac­te­ria that causes odor, help­ing to re­duce your scent. The Rut­mas­ter 2.0 comes in var­i­ous Real­tree Xtra de­signs, al­low­ing you to choose the best cam­ou­flage for your hunt­ing needs. MSRP: $149.99 irish­set­ter­boots.com BRING IT ON Ready to take on any­thing your day might bring, Bogs’ Clas­sic high men’s work boots are built with durable rub­ber that keeps you dry and pro­tected from harsh cli­mates with a com­fort zone to -40°F. Bogs’ Clas­sic high boots are de­signed with 7mm four-way-stretch Neo-tech in­su­la­tion, and have a con­tour fit for ul­ti­mate THE PRICE IS RIGHT If you’re look­ing for some boots to get you through the day with­out break­ing the bank, then the CT, Black boots from Servus by Honey­well may be your per­fect fit. Great for work out on the farm or in an in­dus­trial set­ting, the in­soles in the CT, Black boots form to your feet, pro­vid­ing you com­fort with ev­ery step you take. Slip-re­sis­tant, the Unique Trac10 out­sole de­sign pro­vides sta­bil­ity when you need it most, and the con­tour heel cup mold­ing in the boots min­i­mizes heel slip­page.

MSRP: $18.99 servus­prod­ucts.com BEAT THE HEAT When your feet are hot and sweaty, there’s a good chance that you are, too. Keep your feet cool dur­ing warm hunt­ing days with the Pur­suit Stealth Cool hunt­ing boot. The Muck Boot Com­pany took the best qual­i­ties of sev­eral of its footwear op­tions to cre­ate this boot, which is one of the light­est and coolest rub­ber boots out there. With a com­fort range of 40-95°F, this ul­tra-light hunt­ing boot does best in warm con­di­tions be­cause it was built with Xpress­cool fab­ric lin­ing so your feet stay cool and dry all day. It comes in Real­tree APG print. MSRP: $219.99 muck­boot­com­pany.com LEAVE THE WEIGHT BE­HIND When you need to be light on your feet, the Airgo Ul­tra Light­weight boot is the way to go. Seventy per­cent lighter than other wa­ter­proof rub­ber and PVC knee boots, the Ul­tra Light­weight boot pro­vides ex­cel­lent com­fort to those who wear it, and in­cludes a re­mov­able polyurethane con­tour in­sole. The ma­te­rial used to make this boot of­fers a self­in­su­lat­ing fea­ture, which keeps your feet cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold. MSRP: $52.64 tin­gleyrub­ber.com

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