Overall: 4.5 / 5 based on 214 reviews
191 of 214 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Strong performance -
By: Cabindweller 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.
Best I've ever used. -
By: Shipley 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.
very nice boots -
By: bgut68 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
Ultralight Wading boot -
By: John45 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.
No Regrets at all -
By: KCofSRTU 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.
Ultralight ...and ultra comfortable -
By: Retiredtofish 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.
No slip and comfy -
By: RadarDrew 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.
Great Purchase -
By: Captngus 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.
Great traction -
By: Chris9 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!
Great purchase -
By: Johnmc88 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!
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
* 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.
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;
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.’’