New Footwear for Anglers in Alaska
Xtratuf Legacy II
The Legacy II is the ultimate commercial fishing boot – 50 years in the making. With all the features of the revered Xtratuf Legacy plus a textured heel for easy on/off, a heel kick, shin guard, bib guard, acid chemical resistant upper, new outsole design (still with Xtratuf’s signature slip-resistant and non-marking outsole) and a scalloped top line so as not to rub the calf. If you are serious about serious fishing, you seriously need this boot. Available in insulated and non-insulated versions.
Grundéns Deck-Boss Boot
The Deck-Boss Boot is engineered to be durable, tough and comfortable. The 15-inch boot, which is made in the Pacific Northwest, utilizes a rigid toe cap and the exterior is made in one-piece through injection molding. The outsole combined with Herkules Grip synthetic rubber provides superior traction in wet conditions. The flexible upper folds down when desired and a one-inch groove holds a durable silicone band that can be used to keep pants out of the muck. The Deck-Boss Boot insole is engineered to mimic the bilge space in a boat; it is comprised of two separate levels or decks. The lower deck sits on pilings that create bilge space for liquid to accumulate. There are scuppers around the perimeter of the lower deck to allow liquid to drain into the bilge. In the heel area, liquid accumulation cavities connected by channels allow liquid to evacuate the bilge space by inverting the boot and letting the water drain out through a notch. The outsole is non-marking, each pair weighs 2 pounds, 3½ ounces, and they are available in men’s whole sizes from 3 to 14.
LOWA Aerox GTX Lo Surround
To create a truly multifunctional shoe with 360 degrees of breathability, LOWA took Gore’s SURROUND concept and enhanced it with their direct-injection system of midsole ventilation channels that let the foot breathe. Combined with the seamless, breathable upper and LOWA’s supportive MONOWRAP frame and dual-density DynaPU/DuraPU midsole, the result is an extremely breathable, waterproof, lightweight, do-it-all athletic shoe. It is well-suited for getting to the fish, be it the stream, lake or ocean, and is available for both men and women.
Muck Boots Arctic Ice
The Arctic Ice extreme conditions winter boot features a Vibram Arctic Grip outsole, also with a full Vibram Icetrek base layer for two-pronged traction technology for cold, wet, slippery and dry ice conditions. Muck is the first rubber/neoprene boot brand to offer the Vibram outsole. The Arctic Ice features 8mm of CR Flex Foam and a fleece lining wrapped in a soft rubber outer layer so feet stay warm and dry in the most extreme temperatures (down to -60F for the tall boot and -40F for the mid).
Xtratuf Salmon Sister Legacy Boot
Whether kicking around a sandy beach or getting salty onboard a fishing boat, the fashion-forward Salmon Sister Legacy Boot combines the technology of the original Xtratuf Legacy with interior linings featuring cute and colorful Salmon Sisters’ fish and octopus prints. Inspired by nautical tradition and the sustainable fisheries of the North Pacific, Xtratuf and Salmon Sisters, makers of casual and cozy lifestyle wear for those who have a passion for the Alaskan lifestyle, collaborated on the new women’s boot collection, which are designed to keep fishermen and boaters alike surefooted on the water. The Salmon Sisters Legacy boot is 100% waterproof, lightweight, comfortable and flexible.
Muck Boots Women’s Tremont Supreme
The Tremont Supreme adds a premium touch of sophistication to this classic wellie style. A marled knit upper and high-quality metal logo detail add panache without sacrificing performance. A new-for-Muck flush heel and matte finish complete the polished look. Still, this boot will keep you warm down to -20F.
Kenetrek Hiking Gaiter
Because ofthe extreme demand for the Kenetrek Hunting Gaiter, they went back to the drawing board and designed their all new Kenetrek Hiking Gaiter. Built for use with shorter boots, these light and fast front opening gaiters slip right on and stay put. The adjustable top cinch cord keeps out unwanted debris, while the Stormblocker waterproof membrane keeps you dry. The reinforced Hypalon rubber straps and the durable four-way stretch exterior repels snow and mud for all-day comfort and protection. One size fits all, available in Army Moss.