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Wading boots bottoms

2012/6/5 21:59
From Hanover
Posts: 315
Getting ready to buy a new pair of wading boots but before I do I'd like some advise on the bottoms. Looks like there is at least four choices. Felt, studded felt, rubber and studded rubber What are your preferences and why. I'm replacing a pair of felt boots with Velcro strap buckles (which always came undone)

Posted on: 2013/7/6 13:32

Re: Wading boots bottoms

2009/6/5 14:47
From SW PA/Tioga
Posts: 196
I currently have studded rubber. Before theseI have always had studded felt. The studs make up for the fact that I do not carry a wading staff. The felt vs rubber is about a wash for me. Felt may be better on wet rocks and rubber may better on dry rocks.

Posted on: 2013/7/6 13:41

Re: Wading boots bottoms

2011/6/12 20:15
From Newville, PA
Posts: 431
I've always been a felt guy, but I feel just as comfortable traction wise with studded rubber. When I purchased a pair of Korker Metalheads last year, I thought for sure I would be ordering a set of felt soles, but the studded rubber changed my mind about felt.

Posted on: 2013/7/6 21:14
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Re: Wading boots bottoms

2010/7/18 7:23
From Lansdale
Posts: 1063
This is my first year with studded rubber LL Bean West Branch boots. I feel more secure in every water I wade. Don't forget a wading staff.

Posted on: 2013/7/7 5:41
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