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Most hunters will agree that comfortable and reliable boots are a must when you are spending all day in the woods. I am a huge believer in this. Cold feet on the stand can result in a miserable and short sit and when the action is hot in the woods this can be a huge deal breaker. People that have read my previous articles and reviews know that I am a bigger guy, and finding clothes and boots that fit me can be a huge pain.
So as usual I check online for the biggest boots on the market and go from there. I read many reviews and many stories about different boots, and after days of searching I narrowed my choice down to what I thought was the “best boot for the money”: the Bogs Men’s Classic High Mossy Oak Boot. I placed my order and within three days I had my boots and was ready for the stand. Now most people know when you put on a new pair of boots they are stiff and somewhat uncomfortable, but is to be expected. The size was accurate to what I ordered and the material was exactly what the description stated.
The description said that these boots breathed really well and kept your feet dry at the same time, this was not the case at all. After walking for roughly two hours it felt like water was in my boots, turns out it was sweat from just walking casually through the woods. I was not running or walking quickly. The outside temperature was only 55 degrees and I wasn’t sweating from anywhere but my feet. The next trip that I took with these boots was a fly fishing trip to Bennet Springs Park. I waded out to about shin depth and fished for roughly thirty minutes and my feet never got cold or wet. So they held up to the water test and they did keep my feet warm considering I was just standing in the cold water and not moving. The final test I was going to put them through was to see how long they were going to last. I bought these boots in November of last year, I also have only worn them a total of twenty times, and the neoprene has already worn out and ripped which immediately took away the waterproof factor.
All in all I am not pleased with these boots; yes, they are a little bit cheaper than the top end boots. But you also lose a lot of integrity when you purchase them. The boots only lasted a good two months with very light wear on them. The tread on the bottom has started to crack and come off and the neoprene has split and they now leak water. I do not want to sound like I am bashing this product, because I am not, but I am like anyone else in the hunting industry, I expect my gear to hold up in any condition that I may have to put them through and these boots could not hold up to the test. In conclusion I say this, don’t be afraid to splurge when it comes to purchasing hunting boots!A Walk in Bogs Boots,
The quality of these boots are not what an outdoorsman would expect, at first they held up very well, they kept my feet dry from water, but did not breathe at all, the neoprene cracked out after two months of use and the tread on the bottom of the boots was not designed for walking up hills or through creeks. They allowed for no traction and I was constantly slipping and sliding on wet leaves and wet logs.
As I stated above, the boots cracked out on me after two months of use, I can no longer wear these boots when I have to walk through water or even tall grass that has dew on it. In simpler terms these boots are kind of junk to me now, I do not like to put it that way but nobody wants to hunt or fish and their feet get wet.
I bought these boots for a hundred dollars, not the highest I have ever paid for boots but almost the cheapest I have ever paid. If the boots had lasted me more than two months they would have been an awesome buy, but because the boots failed me it was not. I’m just glad I did not spend a lot of money on these boots just for this to happen to me.
If a person was to come to me and ask me what my thoughts are on these boots was I would tell them this exactly: "Don’t waste your money!" I’ve always said, spend the extra dime and make sure you will be happy with your purchase. I would not want to be responsible for someone else’s dissatisfaction on a product.