Hunting-bow wants to make this category as the one and only guide for archers and enthusiasts to everything related to hunting footwear from such respected brands as: Lacrosse, Rocky, Muck Boots and many more.
The criteria we used to make our selection include: brand prominence, catalog depth, comfort, material, waterproofing system and add-ons.
Lacrosse is a brand deserving attention mainly for its ability to innovate boots to give them such features as natural hand-laid rubber over insulating neoprene, waterproof Alpha construction, four layers of underfoot cushioning, and contoured ankle fit.
Lacrosse is also renown in giving its hunting footwear the adjustable back gusset and straps for adjustable fit that archers look for. Archers also can appreciate Lacrosse for its innovation in a shin guard for added protection and 4x Burly outsole for superior traction.
If you want a temperature rating of about -50 degrees in your footwear, then the 7 mm LaCrosse 4X Alpha Boot Mossy Oak Bottomland is the one you might need.
Archers of expert level can appreciate the LaCrosse AeroHead Sport Boot Optifade if they're up for some hand laid rubber made with patented AeroForm technology to deliver comfort and durability. Other features to get from Lacrosse include: guaratneed waterproof, lightweight, and flexible; and reinforced shin and Brush Tuff bi-directional material that provides increased abrasion resistance.
Rocky's the one brand to trust for hunting boots that are guaranteed comfortable, waterproof and high-performing. Go for the Rocky Core Neoprene Boot Realtree Xtra if your priority as an intermediate archer is to go into the wild with waterproof construction boots for keeping feet warm and dry without compromising airflow. Rocky makes sure its boots are made with rubber and neoprene material, with high abrasion resistance and 1000 g of Thinsulate for comfort in colder weather conditions.
Other standard Rocky features to expect include: Super sticky Vibram XS Trek multi-lug high grip outsoles; full grain leather in some boots; patented Vapor Pass waterproof technology; and mesh collar and tongue lining with 900 denier nylon and 3M Thinsulate.
What makes Muck Boots a stellar brand is its capacity to handle hunters' needs for ice boots that can perform in the coldest conditions. Some of the brand's most renown creations include the Muck Arctic Ice Boots, which is 100% Waterproof and consists of a Virbram's Arctic Grip sole that's designed to provide traction on wet ice, giving you more stability in winter conditions.