Four deer hunters I know (including me) tried replacing their leather hunting boots with rubber boots last year. We all ended up getting rid of them becasue they were too uncomfortable. My dad and I tried Muck boots, my uncle tried LaCrosse, and another hunter tried some other brand. I also tried some Scent-Shield boots. They were all junk.
I’d rather go barefoot than wear Muck boots. When it is time to get wet I wear my light hunting boots and just get wet rather rub all the skin off my heels, even through two pairs of socks.
I needed rubber boots this past weekend and got some Irish Setter rubber boots. They were excellent.
Easily the best pair of hunting boots that I’ve ever tried. The pair I bought cost around $130, but that’s a small price to pay for dry feet and for the skin on the back of my heels.
Rubber boots contain scent a lot better than leather boots. But leather boots are more comfortable, and more wearable, unless you get some by Irish Setter.
I’m adding this to my personal list of hunting products that are just better than their alternatives:
Irish Setter boots
Whisker Biscuit arrow rests
Cabela’s Windshear sweaters