Ultralight Wading Boot - Rubber

You'll appreciate the comfort and the sure step of our men's fishing boots.


Cutting-edge EcoTraX™ soles and special nonporous, durable, and lightweight microfibre uppers help stem the spread of aquatic invasives whilst giving you the solid footing you need. EcoTraX soles have a proprietary Orvis-exclusive lug pattern with sharp leading edges to get better traction. Lighter in weight than competitive boots and more flexible to give the sole more contact for better footing. Rubber at the toe, sidewalls, and heel resists abrasion from rocks and debris for added durability. A hiking style boot designed with a wider fit which adds to the overall comfort; a perfect choice for four season wading or an angler who just needs more room in their boots. Removable insole. Includes PosiGrip™ Screw-in Studs installed to maximise the traction in slippery wading conditions.
Men's US sizes 6-14. If you are a half size please order the next size smaller.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.5 / 5 based on 214 reviews


191 of 214 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    Strong performance - 6/24/2015
    By: from Rapid City SD

    Tried these right after they arrived. Not much lighter than my current boots, but fit was great and comfortable. Walking was easier and footing seemed secure.

  • 5/5

    Best I've ever used. - 6/16/2015
    By: from Rolla, Mo

    I have purchased too many pair of wading boots over the years, from the waaay too expensive to the bargain types. The reason for so many...there was always something I didn't like. Fit, durability, or grip. No more! These boots meet all of those requirements and more and I fish a lot. I especially like how easy they are to put on, getting me into the water sooner and into car quicker at the end of the day. They are absolutely the perfect match for my Orvis Silver Sonic waders. Finally a pair of boots that won't end up in the pile of stuff in back of my garage.

  • 5/5

    very nice boots - 6/10/2015
    By: from Tamaqua PA

    My first pair of wading boots very easy to get on and off even at 64 years old,cleats seam to hold nicely but will have to wait for salmon season to find that out. BGUT68

  • 5/5

    Ultralight Wading boot - 6/10/2015
    By: from Fairfax,VT

    See my previous review of this product. I bought a pair of these for myself, then ordered two more pair, one for my daughter another for my grandson.

  • 5/5

    No Regrets at all - 6/8/2015
    By: from Columbia, SC

    First time buyer of a wading boot without the felt soles. These boots are studded and performed wonderfully in the treacherous Nantahala River in NC. and the rivers surrounding Columbia SC. No regrets on this one, I am kicking myself for waiting so long to purchase. A big shout to Chris in Orvis of Greenville, they paired well with my Orvis Convertable Sonic waders.

  • 5/5

    Ultralight ...and ultra comfortable - 6/7/2015
    By: from Mishawaka, IN

    The shoes are definitely lightweight and are also very comfortable. They provide very good stream traction and clean up very easily after fishing.

  • 5/5

    No slip and comfy - 6/3/2015
    By: from Rapid City, SD

    Headed to Alaska this summer so purchased these boots along with some Orvis waders. They are awesome. I've been wearing them on streams and creeks in the Black Hills of South Dakota and they're great on rocks. Would highly recommend.

  • 4/5

    Great Purchase - 6/3/2015
    By: from Cape Cod Canal & fresh water ponds

    Best wading shoe I've found to date, doesn't crush my feet like other brands I've used.

  • 5/5

    Great traction - 6/3/2015
    By: from Birmingham, AL

    I purchased a pair of these and took them to the river last weekend. Our river bottom and banks are made of large, slimy, round rocks. The metal cleats give great traction. A word on sizing: I couldn't find any information that tells if the size listed requires adjustment. I bought the same size as my street shoes and the boots fit fine. I wore a pair of heavy wool socks with neoprene sock waders. Great value too, as I caught these on sale!

  • 5/5

    Great purchase - 6/3/2015
    By: from Monroe, NY

    Was able to get out on the west branch was mildly concerned that I would not have the traction. Old shoes were felt with studs. Was all over the river no problems. Tongue design also make the shoes very easy to get on and off. Great product very pleased!

Learn More

Being fortunate to fish as many different rivers as I do, I recognize how important it is to help prevent the spread of aquatic invasives. That's why I'm so excited about our new River Guard wading boot series with EcoTraX. They go a long way toward that end." Dave Perkins, Orvis Vice Chairman.

Help Stem the Spread of Aquatic Invasives — Inspect, Clean, & Dry Your Gear.

As the threat of Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) such as New Zealand mud snails and Didymo grows, anglers wonder what’s the best way to care for gear to help stem their spread.

“The best way to care for your gear to prevent the spread of aquatic invasives is to
Inspect, Clean, and Dry your gear."
– Dave Kumlein, Whirling Disease Foundation

  • Inspect gear and remove mud and vegetation before leaving a fishing location.
  • Clean gear with hot water (= or > 104° F / 40° C).*
  • Dry gear thoroughly before entering new water.

* Chemicals used to clean gear are harsh on gear and environmentally harmful. Orvis and most leading conservation organizations do not recommend them.

Felt-soled wading boots - one source of the spread of ANS

While birds, wildlife, and outdoor pursuits other than angling can carry ANS from watershed to watershed, we anglers play a part. Felt soles on wader boots are the primary concern of anglers, as they make the most contact with the river bottom where ANS live. Combine that with felt being absorbent and slow to dry, and they become the #1 carrier of ANS due to angling.

The Innovative Design of River Guard Wading Boots with EcoTraX™ Soles

Our new River Guard Wading Boots with EcoTraX™ Soles help stem the spread of ANS because ANS can’t cling to them as well as to felt. EcoTraX soles also dry exponentially faster than felt, which can take days to dry thoroughly enough for absorbed ANS to die.

PosiGrip screw-in studs.New EcoTraX sole treads, exclusive to Orvis, have special sharp edges on the lugged cross pattern to grab better than other rubber soles. We include PosiGrip™ screw-in studs, so you get the best traction in varied conditions for added safety.

While there’s no panacea to stop the spread of ANS, new River Guard boots go a long way to help.

“Our higher purpose as a company is to introduce our customers to the natural world;
show them the infinite reward of the experience and the lifestyle that surrounds it;
and perhaps most importantly, work with them to ensure its survival.”

– Perk Perkins, Orvis CEO

Wash invasives away with rubber sole wading boots.

Wash invasives away! Rubber soles make washing off invasive species far easier. The smooth non-absorbent surface, unlike felt that absorbs water and spores that can remain in it for weeks on end, gives spores and the like no place to take root or “hide.’’


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  • River Guard™ Ultralight Men's Wading Boot £169.00 
    Sale: £118.30
  • Replacement laces (Not Available) £3.50 Sale: £2.45
  • PosiGrip Screw-in Studs £27.00
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