Smells_Familiar wrote:I bought these boots locally a few months ago but haven't caved in them yet. I bought them from a bricks and mortar http://www.tractorsupply.com/-640011999
junkman wrote:Damn, it looks like they don't fit my feet. I wear 8 1/2 EEEE's
BrianFrank wrote:I'm so happy with my relatively new caving boots. I just went on my 5th cave trip with these boots and love them. Their tread is aggressive which gives me great traction on wet rocks/boulders, plus the tread is far enough apart that they don't get gummed up with mud. Since they are 15" high on the leg my feet stay dry while most everyone else that I cave with ends up with wet/muddy feet. I realize that they are not expensive, but so far they have been great for the type of caving I do.
I paid $37 for mine at the following store, but I believe allot of safety and industrial supply stores carry them. I chose the model without steel toe protection so I have a little more flexibility in tight crawling passages. I have used them in Tumbling Rock, Limrock, Pettijohns x2 and Ellisons.
trogman wrote:I noticed that of the list of caves you have used these boots in, only one required a long hike to the entrance (Ellisons). I was curious how well they performed not just in the cave, but also on the trail getting to the cave. That has always been my problem with finding the "perfect" caving boot; those that are good in the cave are usually not good on the trail, and vice-versa. Also, a boot needs to perform well for ridgewalking, which is a whole different thing than walking on a nice, worn trail. I own one pair of lightweight boots that does great on trails, but they suck for ridgewalking, because they lack the stiffness and ankle support needed.
graveleye wrote:how deep are the lugs on those boots? That's one reason I like the Joops is because the deep lugs are a plus when climbing.
As for tall boots, I guess they're fine, but in my opinion there pretty much isn't any boot going to keep your feet dry unless you are truly in a wet cave that the water never gets below a foot deep, and even then water can get in. Not that I have anything against them, but I gave up hope of wet caving with dry feet a long time ago
cavemud2 wrote:MUCK Boots!! I love em. I made fun of all my buddies for years for wearing them beacause I always saw them with their pants legs tucked into them..that just looked so goofy to me for some reason.Well i tried a pair of my buddies on after a caving trip and was amazed at how warm and snug these felt. So i found a pair that was on sale (85$!! thats a deal for these) and picked them up. I have ditched my rockys now thats for sure.These are about the only thing I wear anymore.They come in different heights and thickness. These are great boots to cave in. Great traction, they are dry and very warm, and even when they are full from wading waist deep water, these keep your feet pretty warm. I now have a few pair because they are so easy for on and off, and great for out working in the mud on the farm.
BrianFrank wrote:I noticed that the top half of the boots are neoprene. Does water leak through that? Or is the neoprene water proof to the very top?
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