The Best Waterproof Boots


Yesterday, after putting on my waterproof boots, I hopped on the ATV and rode down to our natural spring to clear out some brush, branches, and limbs along the first hundred feet or so of the babbling brook resulting from its runoff.

As I trudged through the water and muck, making my way down the brook while putting to work my Raker Saw – trimming overhanging branches, I thought to myself, “These waterproof boots are awesome, and I’m going to post on the blog about their usefulness and why I think they’re the best…”.

So here they are: The best waterproof boots…


My Muck Boots!

The Original MuckBoots

I can’t tell you how often I’ve used these boots and how glad I am to have them. Depending on the season, they sure get a work out.


Why they are the best waterproof boots…

Because having worn them for so long, they still are dry and have proven themselves worthy.

The rubber material and rubber soles have held together like new.

There’s something called a ‘reinforced Achilles support panel’ and ‘shank reinforcement’ which helps with support, and it makes a difference (compared to other so called ‘waterproof boots’).

I was surprised how comfortable they are – even wearing them for hours on end.

There is a ‘breathable lining’ that actually and really works – your feet do not get all clammy and damp from being enclosed in the boot, even after wearing them for many hours.

Here’s one thing I really like about this boot – it has ‘a special flex-foam layer’ (their words) and is very effective at keeping your feet comfortably warm in cold conditions or climates (where I live). While walking around in cool/cold water, swamp, or mud, your feet stay warm.. Plus, the boot does not get ‘hot’ while wearing in the summer (the breathability helps!).

If you’re a hunter and you’re sitting in a stand for hours at a time, these boots are for you – keeping your feet perfectly comfortable.

If you’re just looking for a waterproof pair of boots for doing pretty much anything outdoors, these boots will slip on easily and will be the best pair you’ve ever bought…

Mens Muck Boots
Womens Muck Boots

Anyone else out there have a pair of Muck Boots?


  1. I had some Irish Setters that were an awesome pair of waterproof boots. I used them in the swamps of Louisiana and the tundra up in Alaska. They had removable liners that truly made them an any season boot. After about 10-15 years of hard use, I wore them out. I can no longer find the same style so I will look into the Muck Boots. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Your article was perfect timing. I’m installing a 4 foot wet culvert and needed to purchase some good water proof boots. I find the greatest items and information here, your effort is appreciated. Thank you.

  3. When life’s a beach, who needs waterproof boots?

    I know, there’s always a spoilsport in every crowd, and today it’s my turn.

    1. When life’s a beach and there’s a hurricane, flood waters can include debris, bio-hazards, chemicals, and who-knows-what-else. A pair of good quality waterproof boots might make the difference between personal safety and protection versus contamination and health hazards.

      (LOL…did I just rain on your spoilsport moment??)

  4. Yep. Got mine. And you must have a good pair of their insulated boots for winter chores. Feet stay toasty warm.

  5. I sprung a leak in my barn-muck boots this year in early Spring, right when we were getting the first of several rainstorms that left us with inches of standing water in the pasture area. I had to buy some cheap waterproof boots to ‘make do’ and they’re not comfortable at all, but I’ve put up with them. Soon I’ll be looking into a decent pair and will give these a serious check. Thanks for the review, Ken.

  6. Water proof boots are a must here, 25 miles south of Houston. I had to even build my bunker above ground.

    1. Sounds like you’re in my neighborhood. I’m also about 25 miles south of Houston in a little town once known for being the home of a great MLB pitcher.

  7. Sorry must respectfully disagree. The cleats on the Mucks go across the sole from side to side. If you are ever hunting on a side hill in snow or rainy conditions and step on a wet stick your feet will no longer be under you. Having lived in a rain forest for 40 years and wearing rubber boots nearly every day in those years I much prefer Extra-Tough boots. They can even be had as cork boots (spiked bottoms like golf shoes), which are the best for wet forest environment. In SE Alaska Toughs are king.

    1. Yes. Corks are great in the bush. A note for Ken – higher boots may be needed for what is coming – do they make body boots up to the neck. lol

      1. @ homebody & Lauren

        Exactly why I keep my SCUBA gear and full “Dry-Suit in good condition(and the bottles full)…. HAHAHA and it is “SHIT” proof…. For when the Manure REALLY Hits The Fan… LOLOL


        1. Dig a pond and make that your bunker–in and out through an airlock! They’ll never find you!

        2. Oh my gracious! I’m picturing Buddha in scuba mask and suit, holding a “Gin Julep” with a little paper umbrella!

          And for on topic… I like my muck boots, a lot. Only wish they provided women’s sizes in wide. I buy men’s to get a little extra width. Luv ya’ll, Beach’n

        3. @ Beach’n

          “Buddha in scuba mask and suit, holding a “Gin Julep””

          I’m absolutely shocked to think I would be holding a Gin Julip with a scuba mask on…. How in the world could I drink it?? HAHAHAHA


  8. I have mine still after many years of usage from the girls(cattle) but they are not the fancy ones in the photo. Plain black, sometimes they refused to come off, by the time I was finished with the feeding chores they were stuck to my feet when I forgot to wear my socks.

    OH, almost forgot when the pasture was a mug bog, they came off my feet stuck right where I had stepped. Now getting your foot back it one and not falling down in a pile of wet distilled cow pooh is not an easy trick. If they neighbors were watching, I am sure I made quite the comical site to behold doing the two step with only one foot and not landing face first into the splat(that is what cow poop in the winter time sounds like.)

    1. Sometimes you have to wait until the ground freezes to get your boots out – difficult to walk until then – BUT how do we get NRP out of the mud. Not to be disparaging but the sucking sound might be atomic. lol

      1. homebody

        Guess we get NRP out with my old fashion ice pick with hammer, but that would take to long. We will have to ‘up the game’ and use a chisel and hammer…one small frozen chunk of pooh at a time. lolwu

        1. @ homebody & antique collector

          HEY!!!!, how did I get stuck in the pooh bog????
          HAHAHA ROFLMAO…. Ohhhh WAIT A MINUITE ??????


        1. Good idea on how to get NRP out of dodo – let the dry suit inflate, float to the top of the crap, and then skid him out. Gives new mental picture of the Michelin man. Sorry Ken to be so far off topic but sometimes we just need a lift.

        2. I was thinking of igniting the “natural” gas. Launch capabilities.

        3. homebody
          SORRY Ken!
          Wheez apologize for being off subject, but the mental picture is quite??!!

  9. I’ve gone through several pairs of Muck “wetland” boots since they have come out. I do wetland delineations as part of my job and am in water a lot. Also use them hunting and trapping. They are one of the better boots for anything outdoors as you said Ken and at a fair price.

    1. Thanks for your opinion from someone who wears them a-lot. They’ve got it figured out… great boots.

  10. I have used Muck boots for several years and love them. They keep my feet dry in all kinds of wet, sloppy weather and last for years. Highly recommended.

  11. In the UK, rubber Wellington Boots are essential country footwear. Wealthy weekenders from the city favor expensive “Hunter” brand ones but most working farmers pick up a pair of cheap Dunlops at the agricultural cooperative or tool store.

    You often need several pairs to prevent the spread of animal diseases and they can be disinfected.

    In areas with sticky clay soil, leather boots just don’t cut it.
    Firemen’s boots are a good option, esp. the steel toecap version.

  12. I like my LL Bean Hunting boots for walking and working in the mud. I do not live in the mud for much more than 4 hrs of the day. They are waterproof though they do not breath so I just change and wash my socks frequently.

  13. I have used Muck boots for years. I prefer the “chore”’s heeled like a normal boot. I have had both the high one (about 13″) and the low about 10″. I have tried other brands and was dissatisfied. I will say for me the steel toed “arctic” model was not nearly as durable and was disappointed. Also, you know it a GOOD product when that’s all you see the Amish wearing…..they LOVE them as well and they won’t part with $ without good reason.

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