Clearwater Wading Shoe

Our Best Value Fishing Boots


A superb value in a shoe that provides all-day lightweight comfort, terrific support, and ankle protection. Foam-padded insole, tough Cordura® nylon upper. In olive.
Men's whole sizes: 4-14. 39 ounces in size 10.

Order your normal shoe size. These wading shoes are designed to accommodate the neoprene booties of stockingfoot waders plus a pair of heavy wading socks. If you wear a half size shoe, go to the next larger wading shoe size (wading shoes are not made in half sizes).

Please be sure to check your current state regulations regarding the use of felt sole wading boots.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.0 / 5 based on 51 reviews


43 of 51 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 3/5


    Nice Light boot. Easey to tighten laces. Designed to allow for stocking foot waders but very tight when put on and tend to pinch my toes. Would recommened you go for a size larger than your normal shoe size.

  • 5/5

    Clearwater Wading Shoes - 6/11/2012
    By: from Wales

    Excellent all round quality, typically Orvis. Felt sole pads with not too obtrusive studs and easy tie up lacings, very comfortable all round. Excellent value for first time or seasoned waders.

  • 5/5

    Great Boot - 4/17/2012

    This boot meets all my expectations. Solid, durable, comfortable. I would absolutely recommend to anyone.

  • 5/5


  • 5/5

    Good solid product - 3/26/2012
    By: from Aberdeen, Scotland
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Have worn these boots on 4 trips now and found them comfortable and easy to get on & off. First trip out with them was a 7 mile round journey on rough & uneven ground. Not a blister, no chafing, no soreness at all - that's impressive. I'd have expected some breaking-in pains! Comfortable and provided sufficient support. 2 & 3rd trips out were 5-6 sessions, again with lots of walking/wading, and again no discomfort. I like the lacing system - they tighten up and loosen off very easily, and so far the laces have not come undone. They do a good solid job, great value for the price. Happy to recommend. One caveat - the web page description suggested buying your normal shoe size. I did, and they were way too tight. Quick replacment arranged via Orvis easy exchange, I went for one size up, and they fit well.

  • 5/5

    wading boots - 1/19/2012

    These boots were good value for money,very comfortable but the best thing is they come in small sizes(from size 4) which most companys dont do.

  • 4/5

    What a service - 9/22/2011
    By: from N.E. England (Gods country)

    Placed the order on line on monday, deliverd on wednesday, fishing on thursday. Only one slight problem,Didn't catch a fish! Service from Orvis was best from any other company. Would reccomend them to any body wanting quality gear.

  • 3/5

    Good Boot, bad lacing - 8/19/2011
    By: from Blacksburg, VA

    The boots have good felt, and seem rugged, but I wish the lacing system were better. Seems like it could have been designed to offer more support.

  • 4/5

    excellent value - 7/12/2011
    By: from Northern England

    No matter how much I pay for felt soled wading boots its the felt that wears out first, probably because I do a lot of walking ! ( I am a river fisherman ). Therefore I consider these boots to be excellent value with the above criteria in mind and the Orvis Label gives me confidence in my purchase. One feature that I like is the fact that the soles are stitched to the sole as well as glued.

  • 2/5

    Good Product Except Soles - 6/15/2011

    I used these boots approximately 25 times before the felt soles started to separate. The boots provided good ankle support, had really strong laces, and were a great value. I contacted Orvis and used their recommended method of waterproof epoxy but this only lasted a couple of times. I have also used a variety of other adhesives but none of them have lasted more than a couple of hours in the water. I don't know how long these should realistically last but I suggest that others pay a little extra to avoid such joys as crossing a large tailwater with one boot numerous times in search of a lasting fix!

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