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Buyer Guides for Boots

One of the staple items which must be a part of every hunter’s gear is a good pair of hunting boots.

Since a good hunting boot is such a necessity, there are many styles to choose from. Of all of the choices, there are a few things to keep in mind when making your choice in a hunting boot.

Questions to ask yourself before you purchase are —
What kind of hunting do I plan on doing the most?
What material should I choose for the hunting boots?
What terrain will I be hunting on?
What weather conditions will be most prevailing during the majority of my hunts?

Identifying the kind of hunting you will perform most of your time can help you choose the right boot to fit most of your needs. Though you may be utilizing them on various hunts, starting with the most common style of the hunt can help narrow down your choices to what best suits your needs. For example, if you use your boots primarily for waterfowl, this could determine what boot material you should choose and may dictate the camo pattern of choice. A good rubber boot with a reed or stalk camo pattern may suit your needs best.

The most versatile choice of material is likely to be rubber. A good rubber hunting boot can be necessary for something such as waterfowl. However, using a rubber boot for whitetail deer can also aid you in various ways. Rubber boots lend well to a shallow creek to access a good hunting spot. Rubber also aids in minimizing ground scent in your approach to your desired hunting location.

If you are traversing a rugged country. Good rubber hunting boots will be necessary to make sure your feet do not tire or develop blistering. Look for a boot with adequate support and comfort in extreme terrain. Also, be sure and size your boot appropriately. That will allow for layers in cold weather but not too much slipping, which could lead to sores and blisters.

Knowing what kind of weather will be encountered for most of your hunts will also help determine the right boot for you. If you are hunting in colder weather conditions, insulated hunting boots are a wise purchase to ensure your feet stay warm and dry during your hunt. Suppose the area you hunt offers a variety of conditions. Consider budgeting for an insulated hunting boot for colder temperatures and an uninsulated boot for warmer weather hunts. It may be the case if you primarily hunt whitetail deer but do so for both archery and rifle seasons that stretch from early fall into mid-winter. Attempting to use one or the other can cause adverse effects. Wearing an insulated boot during the early season can cause you to sweat and allow your feet to become damp, resulting in cold feet as temperatures drop towards evening. Attempting to utilize uninsulated hunting boots for early and late seasons can lead you to experience freezing feet during those brutally cold late-season hunts.

Be sure and check out TideWe’s wide selection of boots for both men and women so you can be prepared for your next hunt.


What kind of boots are best for deer hunting?

Comfortable ones! You want to stay warm and dry but also limit the scent you drag into the stand. Rubber boots are an excellent option for this!

What is the best hunting boot height?

Whichever you feel more comfortable in, you must also look at the terrain you will be walking in while hunting. Usually, we recommend long boots with a height of 15 inches for hunting and fishing to protect against brush, thorns even snake bites. Boots with a height of 10 inches can be used for farming or agriculture to protect against mud, water, chemicals, and other hazards in farm environments. But if you prefer long boots for cold weather or get more protection, you can choose the more comfortable ones.

Are insulated hunting boots necessary?

If you are hunting or working in any cold season, insulated boots are definitely necessary! They keep your feet dry in marshy or swampy environments and provide insulation in cold weather, keeping you out there longer in the long run!

Why do hunters wear rubber boots?

Most hunters wear rubber boots to keep their feet dry in wet and muddy conditions for their waterproof materials. Rubber boots can limit the scent brought into the woods on any fabric; they are easy to wipe clean to maintain hygiene and protect from potential dangers.