Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day is the Muckster II – Low Climbing Shoe from Muck Boots. I am late to the party when it comes to Muck Boots, primarily because Cabelas used to sell my favorite low waterproof shoe on the planet. My last pair of those lasted three years of almost daily farm use. They were lifetime guaranteed so I jumped on their website to get a new pair only to find them discontinued.
I thought about getting some shoe goo and patching them up, I actually am going to do this so they are a back up. But come on, 3 years, they just are not that comfortable any more. I am sure Cabelas figured a life time would be using them for hunting trips, not daily chores for 3 strait years!
So I went off to find a new pair of low water proof boots. My life with the ducks is one of mud, muck and standing water, all the time. But not high water and it is hot as heck in Texas most of the year. High rubber boots are neither needed or wanted and good quality low ones that are water proof and are a slip on slip off style are tough to come by.
First I tried the Bogs Urban Farmer, hell the name seemed to fit! They were well built, very well. But they came out of the box, went on my foot (barely) then went back in the box, with a return label. They were stupidly narrow, I don’t know who the hell could wear these things. Too bad because they are a great boot. If you have a very narrow foot, they may be for you. I would bet women could order the men’s version and it might be about right.
Next I ordered the Muckster II – Low Climbing Shoe and at first I was afraid they were also too tight fitting, not too small just too tight around the ankle but they went on and didn’t hurt to put them on. Not super comfortable like my old boots were out of the box but good enough to try them out.
It took about a week to break them in and now they are very comfortable and are serving me quite well. I have had them now for over a month and I am very pleased with them. I will be honest, if Cabelas were to bring back my old favorites I would be back in them quickly, but there is what we want and what is, for a low boot that will keep your feet dry and be easy to slip off and on so you don’t track mud in the house, these are the best thing currently available.
One note, as I said they did feel a bit tight on arrival. My feet and ankles are a bit wider than normal but not massively so. If you usually need to order shoes that are specifically wider than typical these may not be for you. The good news though? If they don’t fit returning shoes to Amazon is as easy as printing a label, taping the box back up, slapping the label on the box and dropping it off at a shipping location.
So if you are in the market for a low water proof shoe/boot, give the Muckster II – Low Climbing Shoe a try, it might be right what you are looking for.
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P.S. – The links above are for the men’s version of this shoe, you can find the ladies version at this link. They have some snazzy color combos but no camo, I guess Muck Boots is not in touch with the fact that some of you ladies are damn fine huntresses.