For ev­ery­thing ex­cept wad­ing

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - TACKLE -

While much of an an­gler’s time is spent in waders or wellies, a sturdy pair of walk­ing boots is a ver­sa­tile choice. Wear them on boat or bank, when walk­ing a beat, hik­ing to a loch, or af­ter fish­ing down the pub. Snow­bee’s GEO-LT Hik­ing Boots are very com­fort­able. The up­pers are made from wa­ter­proof leather, suede and wa­ter­re­sis­tant mesh. We liked the re­as­sur­ingly tough rub­ber heel and toe caps, and the pro­tec­tive high, cush­ioned col­lar. In­side they have a Vapour-tec breath­able and wa­ter­proof mem­brane pro­vid­ing wa­ter­proof­ing of 15,000mm and breatha­bil­ity of 1,000g/ m2/24hrs. The EVA mid­sole gave our 15-stone tester plenty of cush­ion­ing, while the rigid rub­ber-and-eva sole was an ex­cel­lent plat­form on rocky and un­even ground. The self­clear­ing tread is deeply cleated and grips well. The in­ter­nal gus­seted tongue should also keep your feet dry if you take a step in a deep pud­dle or push through wet grass. Ma­te­ri­als are well stitched. The up­pers ap­pear durable and able to with­stand rocks and scrapes. The lac­ing sys­tem uses ny­lon loops with two pairs of quick-lace hooks at the top for eas­ier open­ing and se­cure fas­ten­ing. Stur­dier than cross-train­ers but not as bulky as hard-core fell-walk­ing boots. Sizes: 6-13.

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