Gear Court — Where Traci Schauf oohs and ahs about her new boots
Getting new gear for Christmas is about the perfect way to celebrate a holiday, in my opinion. This year it was snakeboots from my husband. My colleagues at my non-outdoor job were less than impressed when I shared that information with them.
“I got boots,” I said.
“Ooooh,” they squealed in unison. “Uggs? Stilettos? Furry ones?”
“No, not uggy, or furry or pointy,” I said, “Snakeboots.” They all wandered off in search of someone with uggy or furry boots.
My gal friends at Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.), however, understood how well my husband had chosen, and that the way to a girl’s heart is Gore-Tex and camo.
I would have to agree, he chose well. My only complaint was that the tag inside the tongue rubbed, so I promptly removed it with my handy-dandy seam ripper, ’cause every outdoor gal has one of those, too.
The boots, although knee high, are flexible enough to wear while clambering over boulders and the lugged sole gave great traction. The boots are comfortable, even after three hours of breaking-in walking in them on the first day. I have seen a few reviews that stated they leaked, but so far they hold up to the claim of being waterproof. Even though it’s January, I had to test that, of course. I doubt that I’ll deliberately test the snakeproof part.
Most important to me was the fit. I wear a size 5, which is sometimes almost impossible to find in women’s outdoor gear. These boots start at size 5, and they fit perfectly.
My final thoughts – if you want to show someone you love her – buy her a pair of Redhead snakeboots! $99.99.
Follow Traci Schauf’s magnificent adventures in her snakeboots or flip-flops at The Adventures of Mother Nature.
I do love a good pair of boots! Thanks so much for sharing this information. Comfort is important to me. And these do look comfortable. Guess I’ll see ya’ll at Bass Pro 🙂
Thanks for the great info- I’ve been on the hunt for a good pair of snake boots – Your recommendation is sending me hopping over to Bass Pro now! I run the snake dens in the bluffs during migration and the snakes there are primarily venomous, copperheads, cottonmouths and rattlers.. I was pleased to hear you report abou tthe flexibility and footing on boulders.. the bluffs can be tricky footwork, and the non flexible soles on so many just equaled falling all the time.. Thanks much for the good look at these boots.. oh and can your hubby tell my hubby? LOL
Traci, thanks for the info on the Snakeboots. I’ve looked at these several times, but just didn’t turn loose of the cash to buy them. Maybe I need to nonchalantly point my husband to your review! Hmmmm.
I am actually on my 2nd pair of these wonderful boots! I fell in love with them the first time I tried on a pair at the Springfield, MO Bass Pro store a long time ago! I’ve even purchased a pair for my daughter who turkey hunts with me. They fit great and they are light weight! I too struggled to find a good pair of light weight boots that fit and these sure fit the bill. I’ve worn them in the rocky river bluffs of Missouri and the rocky terrain of the Colorado mountains elk hunting.
These are diffinately my favorite boots. I also have a pair of the Red Head bone dry rubber/neoprene boots for deer hunting. Never thought I would find a comfortable pair of rubber boots, but again Red Head has been the brand that has the solution! Two thumbs up from me for making boots for women that really fit and address our needs for comfort!