Hunting isn’t just a hobby for most people who practice it regularly. It’s an art form. It’s a passion. It’s an escape into a different world. It’s a thrilling adventure. And so for these people who see hunting as all of this and more, they wouldn’t settle for anything but the best results. They come into the woods prepared physically, mentally, and emotionally. If you want to start taking hunting seriously, you’re going to need to sharpen up your skills, your instincts, and your hunting knives. Get all of your gear set, because even the toughest hunters need tools to ensure a successful hunt.
Concentrating on your hunt can be difficult when you can’t stop thinking about how hot, wet, cold, or sore your feet are. Unlike with your hunting jacket, it’s not practical to take off a pair of boots in the field if your feet are sweltering. Blisters, hot spots, and foot cramps can sideline even the most driven hunter. And, of course, brutally cold feet can run you out of your tree stand in no time. That’s why we’re firm believers that boots are the most important piece of hunting gear you take with you into the woods, aside from your gun or bow. There are so many different options available, and everything from the manufacturing material to the type of sole and tread pattern can be customized to your liking. To help you out, we’ve arranged our Top 10 Best Hunting Boots of 2016.
- 1 10. ROCKY MEN’S 8 INCH BROADHEAD 800G HUNTING BOOT
- 2 9. UNDER ARMOUR MEN’S UA BROW TINE HUNTING BOOTS – 1200G
- 3 8. GUIDE GEAR MEN’S INSULATED HUNTING BOOTS WATERPROOF THINSULATE 400 GRAM
- 4 7. NORTHSIDE MEN’S RENEGADE 400 WATERPROOF INSULATED HUNTING BOOT
- 5 6. IRISH SETTER MEN’S 4837 DEER TRACKER 10″ HUNTING BOOT
- 6 5. KAMIK MEN’S NATION CAMO HUNTING BOOT
- 7 4. TIMBERLAND PRO MEN’S 6 INCH STOCKDALE GRIP MAX ALLOY LEATHER WORK AND HUNT BOOT
- 8 3. IRISH SETTER MEN’S 882 ELK TRACKER WATERPROOF 600 GRAM 12″ BIG GAME HUNTING BOOT
- 9 2. LACROSSE MEN’S ALPHABURLY PRO 18″ HUNTING BOOT
- 10 1. IRISH SETTER MEN’S 2870 VAPRTREK WATERPROOF 8″ HUNTING BOOT
10. ROCKY MEN’S 8 INCH BROADHEAD 800G HUNTING BOOT
Rocky offers a wide selection of hunting boots, high quality work shoes, and rugged casual shoes. Materials including Gore-Tex, Polartec, and Thinsulate offer waterproofing and insulation. Hiking through the woods, at work, or sitting in your tree stand Rocky boots are perfect for your lifestyle activities. Rocky boots are built for hunters, hikers, and the working men and women so you know you can count on them to get the job done.
9. UNDER ARMOUR MEN’S UA BROW TINE HUNTING BOOTS – 1200G
1200g Primaloft insulation is lightweight, water-resistant, breathable, and ultra-warm. GORE-TEX lining is 100% waterproof but still allows sweat to escape, keeping your feet dry. Exclusive UA Scent Control technology lasts longer and works better, keeping you undetected. Waterproof full grain leather combined with lightweight, abrasion-resistant textile for protection and support where you need it. Adjustable speed lacing system for a quick, secure custom fit. Durable EVA midsole deliver cushioning and shock absorption, for comfort in any terrain. Molded OrthoLite foot bed is designed with a memory foam top and PU base.
8. GUIDE GEAR MEN’S INSULATED HUNTING BOOTS WATERPROOF THINSULATE 400 GRAM
Guide Gear Men’s Insulated Hunting Boots, Waterproof, Thinsulate 400 gram. Bag them and tag them in the warmth, comfort and bite of our 400-gram Hunting Boots. Guide Gear Hunting Boots deliver the right warmth and waterproof comfort. These are loaded with 400-gram Thinsulate Ultra Insulation and a 100% waterproof membrane that keeps your feet powder-dry through heavy rain, damp brush, and snow. Plus a deep-lug outsole that chews up the terrain.
7. NORTHSIDE MEN’S RENEGADE 400 WATERPROOF INSULATED HUNTING BOOT
The Renegade Hunting Boot keeps feet fully protected on long days in the field. The rugged distressed leather and dark brown nylon upper is fully seam-sealed and topped with a waterproof membrane, ensuring that feet stay dry. The boot is packed with a whopping 800 grams of Thermolite insulation, rated at -65°F, for unbelievable warmth. The lightweight, compression-molded EVA midsole provide ample cushioning where you need it most.
6. IRISH SETTER MEN’S 4837 DEER TRACKER 10″ HUNTING BOOT
The aggressive lug pattern on the Deer Tracker sole provides superb stability and traction on rugged terrain. But their RPM technology reduces weight and a dual-density midsole provides comfort. Their USA-made, full-grain leather upper is durable and waterproof. UltraDry construction combines a moisture management lining with waterproof components for dry, long-lasting comfort and performance. Engineered to provide the durability and strength of traditional materials without the extra weight.
5. KAMIK MEN’S NATION CAMO HUNTING BOOT
Wear a pair of Kamik Men’s Nation Camo Cold Weather Boots and you can stay outside longer. These extreme cold weather boots are made to keep your feet warm in temperatures as low as -40 degrees. For those warmer days you can remove the thinsulate and still have waterproof boots to keep you dry. Go ahead and enjoy hunting, fishing or any other outdoor activities with a pair of Kamik Men’s Nation Camo Cold Weather Boots.
4. TIMBERLAND PRO MEN’S 6 INCH STOCKDALE GRIP MAX ALLOY LEATHER WORK AND HUNT BOOT
Get the job done and then some in the Timberland PRO6-Inch Stockdale Alloy Safety Toe boot. Offered in full-grain leather or Clarinomicrofiber, this men’s ankle work boot is ASTM-rated for electrical hazard protection and its alloy safety toe; the TiTANshape delivers additional wiggle room, allowing natural toe splay. A cushioned foot bed and antimicrobial mesh lining create a comfortable, healthy foot environment atop the GripMaxrubber outsole, with heel and forefoot pods for enhanced performance.
3. IRISH SETTER MEN’S 882 ELK TRACKER WATERPROOF 600 GRAM 12″ BIG GAME HUNTING BOOT
Their Elk Tracker series is built just for such a hunter, with a Bulls-Eye Air Bob Aggressive sole for excellent traction and a lightweight, shock-absorbing comfort cork midsole. The GORE-TEX waterproof, 12″ full-grain leather uppers offer support and durability. An Irish Setter exclusive scent control process, ScentBan is added to various materials from leathers to linings to footbeds, killing bacteria that cause odors.
2. LACROSSE MEN’S ALPHABURLY PRO 18″ HUNTING BOOT
Completely refreshed, the Alpha Burly Pro is focused on a personalized fit and guaranteed comfort. Constructed with a more-natural rubber compound, this boot is much more flexible and easier to get on and off. Lacrosse innovated Alpha technology by combining high quality, scent-free rubber with naturally insulating neoprene resulting in an extremely durable, lightweight and comfortable boot.
1. IRISH SETTER MEN’S 2870 VAPRTREK WATERPROOF 8″ HUNTING BOOT
The VaprTrek Boots are game changers in the Setter hunting boots market because they feature RPM technology, which significantly reduces its weight, making it at least 40% lighter than traditional big game boots. These Irish Setter hunting boots are synthetic and sport rubber soles that provide water resistance. The shaft measures approximately 7 inches from the arch. It’s lightweight, it’s waterproof, and it helps you retain your agility even on slippery terrain. These Irish Setter Vaprtrek hunting boots are far from perfect, but they are incredible enough to showcase the passion and dedication that went into its creation.