Encounter Wading Boots

Full featured, lightweight wading boots at an entry-level price.


All entry-level wading boots are made the same way, right? Wrong. Meet our Encounter boot. Built using welted construction, with a scratch rubber toe cap, fully lined interior, and durable felt sole, the only thing entry level about this lightweight wading boot is the price. In tan/olive. Imported.
Men's sizes: 5-14.


Overall: 4.6/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.6 / 5 based on 24 reviews

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22 of 24 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Best wading boots - 8/14/2014
    By: from Parkersburg wv

    I bought these boots this spring. I have put app. 50miles on them wading in wv. I have tried other boots, but these are the best by far.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Nice boots for the money - 8/13/2014
    By: from Fever River, WI

    I wanted a pair of lightweight wading boots and these fit the bill. True to size and a nice fit with my Orvis chest waders.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Good Value - 8/12/2014
    By: from Pittsburgh, PA

    These boots are light weight, well made and fit just fine (they are wide enough for my feet.) They should serve me well for many fishing trips.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Intro level? - 8/11/2014
    By: from missoula, mt

    I am not sure why orvis advertises these boots as entry level. Anyone who wade fishes long distances like I do knows that clunky, heavy boots with leather uppers are worthless and light, solid boots like these are not only great for long days of fishing but also great to strap to your pack is you want to hike and fish. Great boots and there is nothing "entry level" about them.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Very good product, as advertised - 8/4/2014
    By: from Shelby Twp, MI

    Used these new boots fishing the Manistee in northern Michigan while teaching my son to fish. They are very light but still provide good support. My feet normally hurt in practically any shoe after an hour or two of standing/walking. Wore these several hours at a time, a couple times per day for 4 days in a row with no problems at all. Very comfortable. Product is just as advertised... entry level price, but high quality. Orvis shop in Royal Oak, MI fitted me to make sure I had the right size. For me, same as my normal shoe size was best.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Lightweight and fantastic! - 7/20/2014
    By: from Lubbock, Tx.

    I received my Encounter wading boots just in time to try them out with my new Orvis Silver Sonic chest waders while fly fishing on the Conejos River in Colorado. I had these boots on for six full days of walking in the river, up and down mountains and in deep mud (which I call quick mud). I could not have made it all day for six days without these light weight boots. They are fabulous! I wear a women's size 7 1/2 shoe, but I ordered them in a men's size 8. With a pair of thick socks, they fit perfect. After cleaning them up, they look brand new. I highly recommend them.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    I love these boots - 7/3/2014

    I should have bought these sooner. They are really great. Rugged yet comfortable. I strongly suggest that if you're looking for a comfortable and affordable pair of wading boots to check these out first.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Light Weight Waging Boots - 6/11/2014
    By: from Kailua, Hawaii

    I was looking for a light weight, inexpensive wading boot as I travel to the continental US to fly fish maybe 3x a year. These were perfect for my needs. I would recommend maybe getting one size larger. Thanks Orvis.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Finally wading boots that work - 6/4/2014
    By: from Oakland, CA

    I bought these boots to replace the ones with rubber tread that I have had for a few years and was never happy with. These boots are super lightweight, completely comfortable, I stood in the American River for six hours last Saturday and no more slipping on algae covered rocks, i would buy another pair of these because of the quality is so good and the price very reasonable. Thank you Mr Orvis!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Get these boots! - 5/30/2014
    By: from Greenville, SC

    These boots are great for the person just getting into fly fishing...high quality at a reasonable price. I used them the day after I got them and they worked very well!

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