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My last boot
I bought these back in August and wanted to get at least 30 days fishing in them before I wrote a review. To get the right fit I ordered size 12 & 13 so I could compare the fits in my wading pant vs my full waders. My normal street shoe size is 13 but I ended up keeping the size 12 boot. The 13's were just too roomy for warmer weather wadi... Read Moreng without bulky wool socks. I usually wear wader "pants" because I rarely need to go over my waist. Hiking in these is fantastic. They are solid and comfortable, just like the handmade boot it is - think Limmer! The quality & craftsmanship are top notch. Traction is great for scrambling around on ledges and over boulders. In-stream traction is just what I expect with rubber soles without bars (I didn't install the screws that came in the box. Nice touch by the way!) With leather boots the fit is always snug when you first put them on but as soon as you step in the water the leather relaxes and the fit eases no matter what waders or sock combo is used. After the first few days out the leather started looking pretty scuffed up. I called customer service and they recommended treating the leather so I picked up some clear, Danner Boot Dressing and it worked great. With one application they looked like new for the rest of the season. My only misgiving is that I would prefer lacing hooks that go all the way to the top rather than the threading the last few and may have a local cobbler do that. Bottom line- this is the lifetime boot I have always wanted.
Not a great product
These boots start of a touch large, after a year they shrunk to where I cant wear them. The toe caps also are collapsing. I would not recommend this boot especially for the price. I know a few other people where they have the same issues.
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I had been fishing in sandals all summer and thought slipping on rocks was just what you did when wading... then I bought these (no bars) and I don't know how I'll go back to the sandals and keep my sick tan lines. These are excellent, love that they can be recrafted, and I'm probably going to spring for the zippered waders now tha... Read Moret I've gotten a taste of the Patagonia product line. I do wish they came in half sizes but a thick pair of socks does the trick.
Best boots ever!
These wading boots are comfortable right out of the box! Good ankle support and the rubber soles provide solid traction. These boots run a tad bit larger then my previous Patagonia wading boots and at first I was concerned. But as previous reviewers have noted, they fit perfectly with the neoprene boot of Patagonia waders. And with my other waders ... Read MoreI just add another pair of socks. I'm tempted to buy a second pair but they are supposed to last forever!
Purchased these bots for a late Sept trip to Jackson Hole. Wore them with double socks and light waders - fit was very good. Three days of fishing - 2 float trips and a day of wading. Float trips also involved frequent wading stops. Boots were great, easy to enter and exit the boat, and very comfortable for all wading situations.
I have a pair of brand new Foot Tractor Sticky Rubber Boots, size 12, in the box waiting to be exchanged (pandemic) because they run small. I bought them to replace a pair of size 12 boots that I wear with my Patagonia Rio Gallegos waders (2015), and I will need to go to size 13 in the Foot Tractors for a correct fit. I assume the reviewers who thi... Read Morenk they run either large or true to size are not using them with conventional waders with neoprene booties. As always, exceptional quality and design.
Great Quality, Need a larger size
I'm looking for a quality pair of wading boots. As soon as I heard about these boots I put my search on hold as I knew these would be the boots I'd want. As soon as the closest flyshop got them in stock I drove the hour and a half to try them. They had the size 14 in stock. Put on a wading boot, put the boot on, and just a little too tigh... Read Moret. Tight enough to not want to buy them. PLEASE make these in a size 15 as soon as you can. I'm willing to wait on purchasing a new pair of boots until this happens. I don't want to continue throwing boots away when they're done, I want to get them repaired like I do all of my everyday shoes/boots. Everything about this boot in the hand was amazing, the quality was great and made by two great companies, now I just need them in a size that I can wear.
Best boots that I have ever worn while wading.
I love my Patagonia boots made by Danner. For years, I seemed to receive knee and back injuries when fishing . It occurred to me that I needed to invest in the best boots that money could buy. Just like a change in good athletic shoes, my new boots knocked out my knee and back irritation on the first trip out. I use the bolt cleats and these make c... Read Morelimbing over rocks pretty easy. I chose 1 size higher than my shoe. These have a large toe box and I am able to wear two pair of socks for the frigid water. I wear my ultralight waders and my feet haven’t been cold once.
Expensive, but worth it
Products built for a lifetime of use are rare these days, but this boot should do the trick. Well-constructed, comfortable, and sticky, I expect to get many years of use, and if there's an issue down the road, Danner will be there. I wear a size 12.5, ordered the 13, wear them with the Rio Gallegos foot stockings and a thick pair of socks, and... Read More the fit is perfect.
Like them, but they're BIG
Wore these boots a lot over the past few months guiding and overall really like them. I do however wish i would've bought them one size smaller. They're pretty big and even tied tight they are too roomy with waders and socks. Now the good, they're fairly light and I think the new rubber sole is MUCH better than the old ones. I haven&... Read More#x27;t felt the need to put the studs in yet. I bought these because they're made in the USA and i really like the idea of sending them in to be repaired rather than throwing away boots every year. My only suggestion would be to give them a little bit of ankle support on future boots.
Worth Every Penny...I Hope.
From visual construction quality to grip, all around fantastic boots. Ordered my street shoe size. With heavy wool socks and waders they fit great. Volume is a little much for my foot, however an additional flat insole under the footbed dialed them in. Have tried so many brands of boots over the years, none seeming to last much over a season. Purch... Read Moreased a pair of felts and rubber...suspect these will last for many seasons, time will tell.
Feeling good right out of the box
This is really best feeling boot I have ever bought right out of the box. The upper is constructed a little differently, and it conforms to the instep well, even on my skinny foot. They would adjust faster if they had more open lacing, but I understand why the design team made them the way they did. Once on, they grip and walk better than my old bo... Read Moreots, both in the water and on the bank, and they actually feel a bit lighter than I was expecting. Here’s hoping they last a long, long time.
Finally boots that can be repaired!
I’ve been a Danner man for 5 years and I wear two styles of boots almost everyday. Guess what, I wore both boot treads off and getting my original boots back with a resole is AMAZING. No weird break in period just my custom leather boots with new tread. Ugh it’s so nice to have my boots back and not new ones. When this colab came around I was very ... Read Moreskeptical ( sorry but most companies don’t work well together) but I trust both these brands so I dove in with out trying them on. First got them and was very impressed with the construction/ Minimalistic design. No bells and whistles just leather boots built for guides. They took a bit to break in and thats when I knew these boots are going to kick ass. I wore them for 141 days straight guiding in Alaska, hiking 4-8 miles a day and standing all day on uneven surfaces. Which also means I wore them cutting trees down, building construction, splitting wood and basic grunt work of running a lodge in a very remote section of Alaska. My skeptic was silenced and I was impressed how tough they are, hardly any signs of wear and the treads are still holding strong. Some things to know, they fit better with Patagonia waders, their booties seem to be thicker than Other brands. Still comfortable with other brands but a much more comfortable fit with Patagonia waders. I think I needed a size up from a 10 but that is my fault because I didn’t try them on in a store before purchase. They are a bit heavy, but feel great in the water. But hey these boots will last forever. Side note my feet aren’t your average humans foot, most of my toes have been broken and my arches are different from one foot to the other. Finding any boots that fit well is a blessing and these are better than any other boot out there for me. I did pair them with custom insoles.
Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots
Just back from a Montana fishing trip. We hiked/ waded 3 to 10 miles a day for a week in the the boots, so I ran the boots thru a lot of varied terrain. They held up well through all the scrambling and wading, and were comfortable. I think they run a touch large but they are a wading boot not a hardcore hiking boot. My one complaint: I have studded... Read More boots in the past and almost everyone of the screw in studs pulled out and I ended up with one stud left in each boot by the end of the week.
Having several pairs of Danner boots in my closet and that these were made by them immediately got my attention. And they didn't disappoint. I was amazed at how well they performed walking around a river bed made of small to 6-7" mossy stones. At no point did I feel like I'd slip. I went with the sticky rubber option. Being a rock cl... Read Moreimber I'm familiar with sticky rubber shoes and wondered how it would perform wet, as I said they performed great. No Danner boot is cheap but you will wear them for years and years and years, and when they do wear out most can be sent back to Danner and have life breathed back into them. Patagonia did a great job teaming with Danner. Being a bonehead I ordered a size to large and patagonia went the extra mile to get me the right one overnight. I kept the over sized, they'll be my winter fishing boots.
These boots are made for wading and that’s just what they’ll do!
So comfortable and they dry quickly. Perfect for spending the day exploring the river and walking to different spots. The sticky rubber with metal studs grip mossy rock well and are light enough to not be an issue fishing a full day. These boots are comfortable right out of the box. Very stoked and highly recommend.
Finally found a boot !
I have used more boots in the past two years than I care to admit. Nothing has held up for me longer than 4 months of use. This boot from day one I know I can count on. The build quality speaks for itself just from the initial use I feel these are going to last. The best part is I know I can have them recrafted for when the times comes. I felt they... Read More fit very true to size like all other danner boots. The extra pair of laces is a huge plus too!
Best wading boot I've had
I had a pair of Danner Matterhorns in the Army (Infantry) and never regretted spending my meager enlisted pay on them. I came to love them for their durability, the fact they could be resoled, and all around comfort. I owned other Danner footwear over the years, and was really excited when Patagonia partnered with Danner for the new wading boots. M... Read Morey first time out, they were easy to get on, lace comfortably, and had perfect traction (the sole + kold kutters - not a fan of the included cleats) for the GL tribs I fish. They accommodate bulkier socks (I wear a size 10 shoe, and purchased these in size 11) and they fit just like my Matterhorns did. I put a good amount of miles on these already, and am a big fan. Well done, Danner and Patagonia (I did condition them with Danner boot conditioner) Tweak the included cleats to something better would be my only recommendation for improvement.
What Lasts Forever???
I really like my New Patagonia Wading Boots. Really comfortable and traction like I’ve never experienced before. I’ve hiked in them, and spent a few long days in them so far. Things I don’t like: A) I have some heel lift that I need to address- almost too much room in the heel pocket. B) the lacing system is hard to keep tight. I re-laced them ... Read Moreto cross each other and that helps. C) the top 2 or 3 eyelets on the boot could have been “quick lace” or open hooks. Untying them each and everyday is a pain. I think they are a good boot- probably the best I’ve ever tried on. Not sure about the last forever part of the deal. I’m curious about New Designs they come up with, or modifications down the road that I’ll need to upgrade to. Overall a great boot though.
Been waiting decades for this boot...
Have been fly fishing most of my life, since I was 3 years old in fact and been in the sport professionally since I was in my early 20's and have worn nearly every boot made for US companies in that time. This is the most comfortable boot I have ever worn and for someone who has been accustomed to felt in local rivers, a rubber only sole was a... Read Moren apprehensive adjustment. That said, on some of the slickest rivers in the PNW and around the world, I have rarely felt more secure and sure footed than in these boots. Over a year in them now and they have molded to my considerably messed up feet so well I can spend 12 days in them easily and could sleep in them if necessary. Foot slips in easily, more than ample support around the ankle with much less fabric and other contents than other boots usually have. Pricey they are but I simply can't imagine someone feeling any degree of disappointment with this boot. Made in America is nice as well!
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