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Sarah May
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Hey everyone,

Now that spring has sprung I'm in need of replacing last years rubber boots. While shoveling, my rubber boots just couldn't take all the movement and hard work and now the back of my rubber boots has slits in them.

Does anyone know of any good rain boots that can take a beating?

Thanks in advance.
 
Peter DeJay
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I really like my Bogs brand boots. They are insulated, fully waterproof like galoshes, but flexible and form fitting for better feel. They come in a high and low top version, with different print options. I actually wear the "womens" style because i like the hand cut outs on the sides, easier for pulling on. They are about 80 or 90 bucks versus the 20 for rubber galoshes, but after you use them for a day you will consider them well worth it.

Another brand I have heard about but haven't used is Muck brand. I think they are similar but even more form fitting/insulated/ comfy. Those are especially popular in Alaska.
 
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Have you done any heavy digging in these? Now that spring has finally come to Ontario I will be digging like mad and want to make sure they can hold up to the abuse. I'm eying the Bogs high tops.
 
Michael Cox
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My wife and I both love our Muck boots. They really are lovely.

Made of soft waterproof neoprene rather than stiff rubber so there is nothing to crack/split. Warm and so comfortable.
 
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I agree with Michael Cox, Muck boots though pricy hold up well and even when 'sweaty' will keep the feet of a person that is working outdoors warm !

A WORD OF CAUTION ; Those boot driers that Blow/circulate air through the boot end up leaching out the chemicals ( Mostly the Estrogen/Esters family )
that Keep rubber boots and to a leaser extent leather boots pliable.

I worked for a Mosquito Abatement Team, we started using those driers, and Boots that were lasting 3 Years worth of Mosquito Seasons started failing in ONE !
( Boots were allowed 14-16 hours drying time overnight, and were very dry and toasty Monday morning with over 50 Hrs of drying time!

We switched to timers to turn on the driers in the early a.m. with marked improvement and about the same ease of putting clean warm dry boots on, but most
people stopped using them and all got more than 1 season out of a boot ! Y.M.M.V> ! Big AL
 
Sarah May
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Thanks everyone so much. I'll look into getting a pair for a mother's day gift.

I'll probably get the muckmaster hi boots, they are marketed as mens and womens (not like i really care out on the farm anyways)
http://www.muckbootscanada.com/Product/24

Thanks again everyone.

 
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These are the best rubber boots I have ever used: https://www.xtratufboots.com/Pages/default.aspx
 
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