Premium Christmas Island Wading Boots

Stalk elusive bonefish in protected comfort with these flats booties.


These flat booties are heavy-duty, comfortable, and breathable. Wading shoes are constructed with Airprene uppers. Nonslip, nonmarking hard-rubber soles provide lateral stability and protection. These flat shoes provide hours of wet wading comfort while fly fishing on your favourite flats. The cuff is snug enough to keep out sand and debris. Delrin® side zips. Great with fins in a float tube. In tan.
US men's whole US sizes: 5-13. Women should order two sizes down. For example, a woman with a US size 7 shoe should order the men's US size 5 wading boots. 47 ounces in US size 10.


Overall: 4.3/5 starsShow Rating Distribution 4.3 / 5 based on 46 reviews

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42 of 46 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 1/5 stars 1/5

    Ripped boots - 2/2/2014

    The seem tore after I used them once. Terrible product!!

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    So far so good, women buyers beware though - 1/29/2014
    By: from Salt Lake City, UT

    We haven't left for our trip to Ambergris Caye yet but my size 12s fit perfectly from what I can tell. I love the feel and the construction, I think they'll be a great addition. The web site says that women should order 2 sizes down. My wife is a perfect size 7. She can order shoes from anywhere and the size 7 fits in any type of shoe. So, we ordered the mens size 5 as instructed. They were exactly half a size too small. If you put them sole to sole with any of her size 7 shoes, they were half a size too short. We're awaiting the size 6.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Speedy but nice product - 1/15/2014
    By: from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Top 1000 Contributor

    My old cold water dive booties were so thin in the soles that I could feel every pebble, so I shelled out for these before a Christmas trip to the flats. I followed the advice of other reviewers and ordered a size smaller than my shoe size, which turned out just right, so I can confirm that they run large. First, they are way cooler than black cold water neoprene dive booties, so that was nice. Second, the have a more extensive protective rand that come up quite high around the foot to protect the boot and ultimately the foot. Sole thickness seems like a good balance of weight/flexibility and protection. Zippers worked well and didn't jam with sand. I only fished three half-days, so hard to tell how durable they will be, but so far so good. The price is high relative to the quality and features of the product though, so I'm giving them four stars on that basis.

  • 4/5 stars 4/5

    Good boot - 1/13/2014
    By: from Northeast Oh.

    Bought this boot for a recent trip to Andros for Bonefish. The boot itself worked great. Decent support, great feel but still sturdy for coral. My only drawback was I discovered that the boots yellowed to a dark yellow color and that I am allergic to the rubber used. Feet swelled up, so boots were donated to a local guide.

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Christmas Island Wading Boots - 1/8/2014
    By: from Shaw, Ms.

    Excellent Product as are all of the Orvis line!!!!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Fantastic value - 1/3/2014
    By: from Westborough, MA

    I bought these boots 12 years ago for a trip to the Bahamas. I have worn them every year since in both salt and fresh water. After 12 years, they are finally showing a little wear and tear, but are still going strong. These boots are as advertised and are a fantastic value. I have slightly wider feet than average and have no issues with the width. I bought the same size as my running/athletic shoes and they fit very comfortably. On my trips to the Bahamas, I wear them for 8-10 hours at a stretch for 3-4 days in a row and have no issues with callouses or abrasions. From shuffling through sandy flats to walking over rough limestone and coral, to navigating slippery river and lake bottoms, these boots protect my feet and provide great traction. I'll buy another pair in a couple of years when these inevitably wear out. I can't imagine a better deal for my money.

  • 3/5 stars 3/5

    Sloppy Manufacturing - 12/11/2013

    Glue leaking at seams, zipper stops 1/2" from top. Problems seem cosmetic, but the boots haven't seen water yet, so.....

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    The thing I wanted to have ever! - 10/22/2013
    By: from Belgrade,Serbia

    I'm fisherman amateur with a little time for my favourite hobby!I dreamed to have this kind of boots.A month ago I was in US for the first time and bought the excellent staff in Orvis.This is my first purchase online!I'm happy like my cats when eating their favourite snacks!!!

  • 5/5 stars 5/5

    Very Comfy - 10/11/2013
    By: from Bigfork, MT

    Used sneakers last year, not good. Bought the wading boots on a friends recommendation and they worked beautifully. Very comfortable. Walked on oyster beds near Charleston, SC and never had a problem. A must have item if your wading or walking in dangerous territory. Thanks Orvis.

  • 2/5 stars 2/5

    misinformed - 10/1/2013
    By: from Charleston, SC

    many reviews had you downsizing from 9.5 to a nine. MISINFORMED. I thought my toes were going to come out the tips. I up sized to a 10 and my big toe still touches, but manageable. The toes are pointed or narrow at the toe.Still not sure how you would size these? If you are a wide foot don't buy, sorry!!! They also were stained a little when they came, but one trip into the pluff mud and you could not tell.

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