Flats boot - haven't used yet, but seem a good balance of
protection/weight (plan to use them with a drysuit) - only 4 starts until
I have time to try them. Note that these are about a size different
than the Rayguard model of the same brand!!
Comfortable boots. They work well when I'm walking over the oyster
beds here in North Carolina.
I wear size 14 shoe and ordered size 15 in the wader boot - they fit
perfectly, not too tight, comfortable fit. These boots felt heavy
when I was removing them from the box and that caught me by
surprise since other reviews mentioned them being light weight. I
guess its relative to what you are used to wearing. On my feet they
feel fine, not too heavy. They are well made and I ordered the Ray
Guards as well - both great products.
My husband bought these boots for a fishing trip to Cuba in July. He
said they will work fine when he tried them on and they will be proven
when he wears them at that time. Looks like a great product for the
price. We are given 5 stars for the fabulous customer service from this
company. We received these boots so quickly we were amazed!
I'm not sure how to address this issue I had with these boots. At first
I was happy with the value and I thought that they fit well over my
SIMMS wading socks. After my first day of wading thew flats I
developed a problem with my feet that I can only attribute to the fit of
these boots. I don't believe there is enough space for toe movement. I
ended up with bleeding under my toe nail beds which caused enough
future discomfort to spoil a Bonefish trip. I hope this is an Isolated
issue, I wear a size 12 and ordered size 13. If I didn't have this issue I
would have rated them very high.
I bought these to wear over
my stocking foot waders while
float tubing. I haven't actually
worn them in the float tube yet
but I have tried them on with
my waders and they fit fine
and seem comfortable when
wading around in them.
They are smaller in profile than
my wading boots so they fit
into my adjustable Force Fins
I am confident they will be just
fine when hit the water in a few
weeks once it warms up a bit.
If you buy a pair to wear over
waders for float tubing like I
did I suggest you purchase a
pair that is at least one size
larger than you wading shoe.
To me at least, they seem to
run a little bit on the small
side. I ordered size 14 and
wear a size 13 wading shoe.
I liked these so much I bought another pair as a gift for my
Mexican guide. He said "see, very nice bone boots." These
boots are tough but relatively light. Very easy on/off. Nothing
can help you in soft coral sands except maybe snowshoes. I
suppose a square sole might be better for that, but the
rounded soles slip around mangroves roots and hard coral
bottoms better. They do fill a little (not a lot) with sand, but
they are flexible enough that sand and small shells don't chafe
your feet. Plus they are so easy to take off and clean out that
you don't even need to sit down to do it.
Very stealth, soft shoes, with great protection.
Overall, I'd say very good to excellent. And the price is right.
Now, if these guys would make something that would help me
with my casting . . .
Soles are heavy duty for a
flats-style boot. Not as heavy
duty as the ForEverlast Reef
Boots, but they are not the
same design. I like the
nimbleness of the flats boots
personally...the reef boots are
nice and offer superior
protection, but are a little too
cumbersome for me. I've
waded in heavy shell areas
and these flats boots
performed great. I have two
pairs, one for warmer months,
and one for colder months that
I wear over stocking-foot
waders. I bought two sizes
larger than my normal size to
fit over the waders and it's a
perfect fit, even with heavy
socks. Very soild quality
Excellent boot! I've wade fished the
Galveston Bay complex for many years,
always wearing lighter-weight neoprene
boots. These Flats Boots are much
beefier, have great oyster-shell-tough
soles, and better arch support. Slip on
easily and dry quicker than my old boots.
Highly recommended. Oh, and they are much
lighter than the ForEverLast Reef Boots.