Look for fishing boot suggestions for the bays and jetties

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  1. Jenx

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    For those of you have fished with me in years past, you might remember the hideous white fishing boots I was known for wearing. Unfortunately it's time to retire those eyesores. I'm now looking for any good recommendations for waterproof boots I can wear while shore fishing. I would like something that is both comfortable, and can take the beating of an occasional climb on the jetty.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    The ones that have the best grip I have found are the rubber servus boots they sell at big 5.. 18$ when they go on sale I think. Not as durable as some, still think you could get a couple years out of a pair, IMO..
     
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    I have a pair of those too. Well worth the money. Good grip, fairly comfortable. I wear em on shore and on the boats.
     
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    My Servus boots have good grip. The inside seams rub when not wearing long socks; not a big deal. Well worth the money.
     
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    May want to check out XTRATUF. Good variety of styles, heights, etc. More $$ than the boots previously mentioned though...
     
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    I used to use xtras.. they don't have the same soft grip. More durable, just less grippy
     
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    I was all set to get a pair of their ankle height deck boots at West Marine's July 5th sale. Nothing in my size...
     
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    Excellent deck boots from what I've heard
     
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    Xtratuff all the way for me. Super comfy. I hunt in mine as well when it’s wet out. Have done hikes in them for miles. One was over 14
    Miles. Still comfy. Not to mention all the years spent on boats in them. Usually get 2-3 years out of each pair
     
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    If you have access to a used pair of firefighter boots, those are pretty amazing
     
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    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E66JQKS/?tag=sd07e-20
    Pay attention
    The 6" ankle high xtratuf deck boot is the most comfortable shoe I own , love them. I wear them everywhere.....
    BUT
    Ive fell on my *** on numerous occasions as theyre not the most non-slip when it comes to climbing slick rocks, finding yourself is a bit of mud, etc.....
    Also theyre not as durable as the brown ones that everyone wore till these came out....
    Theyre a ton lighter than the brown ones also....
    Sizing is an issue as you want to make sure they fit correctly so you want to try them on to make sure theyre not tight. Seaforth, Fishermans, West Marine, etc.....

    Then hit-up Ross & get some Timberland Hiking boots for the jetty & wet stuff so youre not slipping, waterproof & light also....
    At Ross theyre like $50-$60
    I shore pound the lakes ALOT & hiking boots have the traction i need so im not constantly guarding & on edge about slipping.
     
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    Thanks all for the replies. That makes two people who have said xtratuf's don't grip well on the rocks, so those are a no go for me. That's good to know, because I was taking a hard look at those on Amazon.

    Honestly my ugly white boots grip the rocks well, and are super durable. They just aren't very comfortable. Now I'm wondering if just a Dr. Scholl's insert would solve my problems.

    I will give those Big 5 boots a look later this week. Thanks again!
     
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    I wear Xtras on boats and Hoka Hiking boots if I’m scratching around. They’re super light, supportive, and waterproof.

    They are $$$ though...
    Roadrunner and REI may carry them in stock.
     
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