Top 5 Best Rubber Hunting Boots
Choosing what rubber hunting boots to buy is a decision that will either make or break your hunt. In my opinion, there is nothing worse than have cold wet feet, sore feet or blistered feet. It’s pretty simple, if you don’t have good boots, you’re not going to be able to perform the way you want to when you are out hunting.
Sitting in a cold duck blind all day or walking through mud and muck hog hunting will make you appreciate the warm rubber hunting boots you have. But if you aren’t sure which ones to buy, it can be tricky with so many on the market. So, we’ve rounded up the top 5 best rubber hunting boots and reviewed them for you.
Best Rubber Hunting Boots
LaCrosse Men’s Alphaburly Pro Rubber Hunting Boots
LaCrosse is popularly known for selling high-quality products and these rubber hunting boots are no different.
These boots are the latest addition to the brand’s Alphaburly line and were created specifically for people planning on spending some time in the water.
This LaCrosse boot is made of natural rubber on the outside. Its outsole provides you with maximum foot support, superior traction and will not allow any mud accumulation.
They have both inner and outer shells, which means these boots will keep you warm for longer periods.
The boots also have a moisture-wicking layer that will remove the sweat from your skin and keep your feet dry.
- They do not leave a rubber smell
- No animals will smell your boots
- Are waterproof
- Keeping your feet dry
- Have some insulation
- Keeping your feet warm
- Built of high-quality materials
- Have added foot support.
- Lined with neoprene
- Makes it easy to slide your boots on and off
- Are not suitable for extremely cold weather.
- They could feel quite heavy for people who prefer light boots.
- Do not provide great air circulation.
Rocky Men’s Sport Pro Rubber Hunting Boots
These rubber hunting boots are a unique and excellent addition to the brand’s quality hunting boots.
The boot’s outsole is multidirectional, and the rubber foot is vulcanized with added protection in areas that tend to wear fast.
With a 5mm neoprene shaft, you are assured of comfort and insulation on the inside.
The boot also comes with a removal open-cell footbed that can be easily replaced or added another one for a more comfortable fit.
In addition, this boot narrows at the ankle to give you a more secure fit. With its ability to conceal scent, you don’t need to worry about any animals winding you.
To top it all, the boot comes in 1200 grams of insulation and a side zipper that you can open or close at your convenience.
- The boots provide a good fit
- They are very warm even in winter and are not too heavy to wear
- 1200 grams of insulation will keep your feet warm
- The side zippers are an added advantage
- This will allow you to take your boots on and off a lot easier
- Have an excellent traction
- Are scent-free
- Are more affordable than other brands
- I found the boots to be a little tight against my ankle bones
- This doesn’t mean they will be that way for everyone. Most customers reported them as very comfortable
Bogs Men’s Classic High Waterproof Insulated Rain Hunting Boot
Just like its name suggests, these boots are really winning when it comes to waterproofing!
In creating this product, Bogs went for comfort over style, and I’m loving it! Yes, the design might seem old, but these boots will give you comfort any day.
With a four-way stretch inner bootie, these hunting boots help you achieve a snugger fit and therefore increase your comfort while you are hiking.
Another fantastic feature of this boot is that its lining stretches according to your foot’s shape, which means these boots have less of a break in time.
The boot’s lining comes with an antibacterial agent, which does a perfect job killing the bacteria responsible for bad smells.
One unique feature of this boot is its unusual thread pattern. Contrary to other boots, Bogs men’s waterproof hunting boot has both lines and lugs thread pattern. As a result, the traction is tremendously improved.
- Are 100% waterproof
- Are very durable and could last years and years of hard hunting
- They will keep you warm all through, even during winter or in extremely cold temperatures
- Have a much thicker rubber
- Have a very comfortable insole that provides nice support
- Have a strong build and are made of quality materials
- Their sizes are built smaller than the standard sizing. It would be better to fit them personally in a local store or select a size bigger than your current size when purchasing online
Thorogood Men’s Infinity FD 17″ Waterproof 1600g Rubber Hunting Boot
The Infinity FD rubber boots are a perfect example of how you can achieve simplicity and complexity in one item.
The interior of this classic hunting boot has a cutting-edge technology that will significantly improve your performance and increase your comfort in the most challenging scenarios.
One feature I love about this rubber boot is its flex drive antifatigue energy return system which absorbs shock and keeps you moving forward through your entire hunting period.
Besides, this classic boot comes with a solacore aerogel lining which retains 50% more heat than other linings. This, in addition to its 1600g insulation, will ensure that your feet remain warm for more extended periods, even in extremely low temperatures.
The boots are also scent-free, a perfect boot to hunt without fear of the deer or other wild animals detecting your presence.
With its strong built, the Infinity FD rubber boot will give you mobility and protection from other elements in the wild that might try to interfere with your pursuits.
- They keep your feet warm for longer periods, even in cold temperatures
- They have a great fit with plenty of toe room to allow your feet to breathe and stay dry
- Are sturdy and could last for many years even with regular wear.
- Are very comfortable, and you could wear them all day without feeling any pain on your feet
- Despite their big liners, they are not too heavy, and you can walk with them for long without any burden
- They are heavier than other boots on the list
Muck Boot Woody Max Rubber Insulated Men’s Hunting Boot
Their first feature is their 100% waterproof design, which is the number 1 job for hunting boots. Additionally, they are designed to leave no scent, meaning they won’t attract any presence of wild in the woods.
The boots’ comfort range is relatively broad. They will keep your feet warm in temperatures ranging from -40℃ to 40℃, which is the average temperature range during the hunting season.
My favorite feature of this boot is its soft and durable fleece lining which will keep you exceptionally warm in very low temperatures, giving you your desired comfort.
The boots also come with a stretch fit comfort topline, which seals in warmth and prevents debris like leaves, twigs, grasses, and bugs, etc., from falling into them.
- Are comfortable.
- Are versatile and can be used for any weather.
- 100% waterproof.
- Have solid outsoles which will help you navigate loose dirt and mud.
- Give you a great fit.
- Assume your natural foot’s shape so you can wear them for longer.
- Have a great traction on ice and snow
- Are sometimes considered heavy.
Choosing The Best Rubber Hunting Boots For Your Hunt
When hunting, every single day comes with a different challenge; some days may be rainy while others are snowy. That means your first concern when you go hunting should be your comfort and unless your feet are in good shape, I promise you won’t be comfortable.
That’s why selecting the best rubber hunting boots should be your first step.
In this section, we’ll go through some of the things you need to think about when choosing the best rubber hunting boots.
Rubber or Laced Up Boots?
This will totally depend on the type of hunting you are doing and what the conditions are that you are hunting in. Lace-up leather hunting boots are fine for most hunting situations, but rubber hunting boots have a specific use. You will want to use rubber hunting boots in you are planning on hunting, standing or walking through standing water.
Leather hunting boots will keep your feet dry for a little bit if you are in standing water but not for long. Rubber hunting boots are recommended for any type of hunting that will keep you near or around water for an extended period of time.
Think about why you are buying rubber hunting boots. Are you hunting snakes? Are you hunting ducks? Are you hunting hogs? Whatever type of hunting you are doing, make sure your boots align with that type of hunting. If you are snake hunting, make sure you have high thick boots to prevent snake bites. If you are hunting hogs, make sure they are tall enough for you to walk around in mud and muck.
After selecting the best rubber hunting boots, consider the following factors;
- Ensure that they fit you properly.
- Take great care of the boots to keep them last longer.
- Pick the right socks to wear while hunting.
Rubber Hunting Boots Buying Guide
What is your budget?
Even though I think that boots are the most important part of any hunting attire, that doesn’t mean you should break the bank buying them. All the boots I reviewed above have different price ranges and you should be able to find one that fits your budget.
How often will you use your boots?
This is totally up to how much you hunt. If you are a weekend warrior type, you will probably wear them a couple times a month. If you only go out hunting during the fall when most hunting seasons are, you might only wear them a few times a year. Either way, this doesn’t mean you should skimp out on quality.
What terrain will you be hunting in?
If you are going to be hiking around in the mud if your rubber hunting boots, consider some with traction. If you are mostly hunting from a blind or a duck hunting boat, you won’t need a ton of traction on your boots.
The boot’s weight.
I always recommend choosing boots that feel light weight. The lighter the boots feel to you, the better off you will be.
Rubber Hunting Boots FAQ’s
Q: Should you buy cheap boots?
A: No. Period. If you’re feet aren’t in good shape, your hunt isn’t going to last long. The old saying, “you get what you pay for” is especially true for boots. If you buy cheap boots, one of two things will happen. Either you will be replacing boots every 6 months, or they are going to tear your feet up so bad you won’t want to wear them again.
Q: How will I know if the boots are waterproof?
A: The best way to know this is to check the specifications and whether it is verified (ISO Standard).
Q: Which material should my hunting boots be made of for them to last longer?
A: Not all rubber hunting boots are created equal. Make sure to buy vulcanized rubber. Vulcanized rubber has gone through a process to make the rubber harder which means your boots will last longer and stay waterproof.
Rubber Hunting Boots Wrap-up
Finding the best rubber hunting boots should be on the top of your priority list if you are planning on hunting anywhere near standing water. If you don’t have a good pair, you are going to regret it.
Out of the 5 rubber hunting boots we reviewed, we think the Thorogood Men’s Infinity FD are the best rubber hunting boots. They are waterproof, comfortable, and durable. They come with different options for how much insulation you will need. They are also more affordable than some of the other boots on the list and come with an adjustable calf gusset just in case you have been doing a ton of toe raises in the gym to get your calves jacked. But in all seriousness, no matter what rubber hunting boots you go with, if you follow our advice or choose one of the five above, you won’t go wrong.