For everything except wading
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.