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    • Ralphs
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      Anybody had experience with Muck Boots? I plan on accessing public land with restrictions on ATV’s (A VERY GOOD THING). I have problems with long walks in my Alpha Burly’s, they’re too heavy, and I have a low back injury. The Muck Boot is light weight and supposed to be warm. Just wondering if anyone could give me a firsthand report.

    • Bloodless
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      Ralph — is this a brand name, or are you referring to the common pull-on high rubber boots called variously milking boots, break-up boots, clamming boots, etc.? If the latter, I can attest that they aren’t warm (unlined) and not at all comfy for long hikes. If it’s a brand name, sorry I can’t help. Like others here, I long ago settled on L.L. Bean’s “Main Hunting Shoe” for all my hunting and hunting-related hiking. More power to you for walking away from the motors! bloodless (not really)

    • Brock63
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      Muck boots that I have seen are rubber bottomed with a neoprene upper. They are very comfortable and light…great for walking BUT they are warm. The neoprene is an insulating layer (same as a wet suit) and can be very warm.

      For walking…I would say LL Bean style pac boot with leather upper and rubber lower…..or the Lacrosse ankle fit uninsulated 18″ boots…..two of the best if you need comfort, protection and quality.

    • olddhaverstick
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      I have had a pair of Woody Max Muck Boots for years and they are quite nice! They are easy to get on and off and they are very warm.

    • Cottonwood
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      I used to have to wear these while making stone counter tops, and regardless of the outside temps, your feet swet badly. Not real good in weather that is hot, and your scent will still get out.

    • Charles Grose
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      I have a pair of Muck (brand) boots. Mine are the waterfowler model I think. Very comfortable. Easy to slip on and off. the uppers fold down to make cooler in warm weather. Insides are blaze orange, outers brown. Folding down top reveals blaze orange for safty. Not good for hot weather. Great for cool to freezing weather. Not good for real cold weather sitting in treestand. Ok for real cold weather while continually walking. Ok for hiking, but not real long distances. I’m comfortable up to a mile or so, beyond that regular hiking boots are better. Waterproof and nice for crossing ankle deep + water.

    • MontanaFord
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      ralphs,

      I can’t help you on the Muck Boots, but I know that the Danner hunting boots I have had were extremely comfortable for any kind of hiking no matter the distance or time spent on my feet, and I even didn’t mind sitting in cold weather for extended periods of time. I had some problems with the cheaper (Made in China) versions, but at the end of the day, when I took them off, my feet were asking “HEY!!! Where’d the comfies go??” I now have a pair of the Super Rain Forest by Danner, and have had them for a year, and love’em for overall daily wear. They are my work/hiking/hunting/wander around town boots. I just flat like’em. The first two pair I had were insulated with 200 gram Thinsulate, the pair I have now are uninsulated, and all of them have/had the GoreTex waterproof lining. Definitely will buy another pair of Danner boots next time, too.

      Michael.

    • William Warren
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      I have an early model of the muck boots with the neoprene upper. For walking long distances I did not like them as much as my Pro-lines or my Bean Boots. They seem bulkier than the Pro-lines and I had thought they would replace the Pro-lines when they wore out but I find myself applying Shoe Goo to the Pro-lines and continueing to wear them, only breaking out the muck boots when the snow is on the ground.
      Of course they have made some changes to the muck boot and what is offed now may be better than the pair I have. Would not hurt try them on.

    • Ralphs
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      Thanks guys…great information. Based on whats been said, I’ll probably go with a high qualilty low top boot and some good socks. I’ll spend most of the time on the ground and can move around if neccessary. This exchange of information is excellent!!!

    • Steve Branson
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      I have had several brands of knee high rubber boots and all of them worked fine for a few years, but they all had the same universal problem. They would crack right where they flex, between the top of the foot and lower leg, rendering them non-waterproof. I bought a pair of Muck boots two years ago and I am sold on their brand!! They are a neoprene/rubber upper that fits the leg very nice. I usually tuck my pants in my boots. They are great for both warm and cold weather since they breathe, and their advertisements hold true. Best pair of boots I have owned hands down. Just a hint, dont buy them from a hunting supercenter,(Bass Pro, Cabelas), go to your local Tractor Supply Co. It will save your wallet some.

    • Don Thomas
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      I have several pairs of Muck (brand) boots, and I love them. (They are now considered acceptable attire at formal occasions in Montana.) The trick is to buy the right model for the desired purpose. If you try to hike through rough terrain, especially in snow, in the summer model, you’ll spend all day sliding on your butt. Get the Arctic model–much better tread. I hunt lions in them in snow and temps down to 20-below. On the Alaska tundra, I wear stocking foot waders inside them and stay warmer and drier than everyone else in camp. They wear out in about two seasons, but they are cheap, so who cares? Don

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