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Muck Boots - The Best Boots To Keep Your Feet Warm and Dry

Updated on October 23, 2014
My first pair of Muck boots
My first pair of Muck boots | Source

Best Boots For Wet or Cold Weather: The Original Muck Boots

I live in the country, raising poultry. Needless to say, there's a lot of dirt and mud, bird poop and other nasty things out in the yard. I wore cheap rubber boots for many years, until I was introduced to muck boots by a neighbor. Now I wear Muck boots as my shoe of choice, and so should you!

You might not think you need boots if you live in the city. However, I introduced my city-dwelling brother to these, and he now wears them while working in the garden, or when it's raining outside. So if you live anywhere that gets cold or wet, then a pair of Muck boots is for you!

"Wetlands" Muck Boots

The first pair of Muck boots I received as a present from a friend. As a rancher, he needs the absolute best boots to keep his feet warm and dry while working cattle. He works out in extreme conditions 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. He had purchased a pair, and they were too small. Rather than return them to the store, he presented them to me. I was ecstatic, as I always wanted Muck boots! Although they were a bit large, a pair of heavy wool socks made them fit just right.

The pair he gave me were Wetlands Muck Boots. While the average person won't need this particular boot, they are great for anyone who spends a great deal of time in wet or cold conditions.

The Original MuckBoots Adult Wetland Boot
The Original MuckBoots Adult Wetland Boot

Comfortable in temperatures between 70 degrees and minus 20 degrees, the Wetlands Muck boots will keep your feet dry and toasty during the winter months. They are 100% waterproof, so you can even wade through muddy pools of water and not worry about the water soaking your socks.

The tops of the boots come to just under your knee, which keeps your calves warm. They are tight enough to keep out cool breezes and moisture, but loose enough if you want to tuck in your pants. Either way, they are quite comfortable!

 

I wore my Wetlands boots daily for almost two years before they finally wore out! Even then it was the insole that became worn, and not the boots themselves. While I still wear these on occasion, I decided it was time for a new pair.

Original Muck Boots
Original Muck Boots | Source

"Chore" All-Conditions Muck Boots

While searching for the Wetlands Muck boots, I came across the "Chore" all-conditions Muck boots. While I liked the original Wetlands boots, these seemed to be more geared to the every day person such as myself.

Like the Wetlands, these Muck boots can handle extreme conditions between sub-freezing temperatures, all the way up to 85 degrees. I live in Texas, and it gets over 100 degrees in the summer time. I wear them all year - even in the summer - and I find them comfortable even when it's hot!

Inside of Muck Boots
Inside of Muck Boots | Source

Comfortable Insides

Muck boots are easy to put on and take off. The uppers have a stretchable "bootie", that pulls on just like a sock. They are not nearly as difficult to don as rubber boots or cowboy boots. To take them off while standing, I just use the toe of my other foot at the heel, and push them off!

The insoles are padded, so you can wear them with, or without, socks. In the summer, I tend to wear them with just my bare feet, but in the colder months, they feel extra warm with my wool socks.

Features of Chore Muck Boots

I cannot say enough great things about my Muck boots! However, you might want to know some of the features, and here are the best:

The Original MuckBoots Adult Chore Hi-Cut Boot,Black,Men's 12 M US / Women's 13 M US
The Original MuckBoots Adult Chore Hi-Cut Boot,Black,Men's 12 M US / Women's 13 M US

1) They are 100% water proof. Moisture will not get into your boots when wading through puddles.

2) They are easy to clean. Mud or dirt? Simply take the water hose and wash them off!

 

3) The toes are triple-reinforced, so if you stub your toe, it won't hurt and your boots won't get banged up

4) The heels are quadrupled-reinforced, so you won't have to worry about them wearing out anytime soon

5) They are light weight. Most boots are a bit on the heavy side, but these won't tire out your legs if you wear them for long periods of time

6) The sole is super tough! I have walked on rocks and stepped on nails, and never had a puncture.

What I really like about all the Muck boot styles is that they are comfortable. I have a few foot problems, so I have trouble finding boots that not only fit, but feel good. Muck boots actually have great arch support in addition to quality construction. You can wear them all day, every day, and your feet feel as good as when you first put them on.

Muck Boots Box
Muck Boots Box | Source

About the Muck Boot Company

Back in 1999, the people at Muck Boot Company decided there was a need for a quality boot that was not only durable, but comfortable. They came up with the idea of 100% water proof boots that were tough enough to wear in extreme conditions, yet comfortable enough for every day wear. Thus, the Original Muck Boot was invented.

Since that time, the Muck Boot Company has come up with over 20 styles for both men and women. They are for just about everyone: my step-son wears the "Arctic" boot on his deep sea fishing boat in Sitka, Alaska. Other styles include the Equine, the Tack, the Muckmaster, and the Company (steel-toed). Muck boots also come in camouflage for hunters!

My recommendation:

If you spend any time at all outside, then you should purchase a pair of Muck boots. They are of a quality construction; are durable, and are one of the most comfortable boots you'll ever own. They are a great investment, and your feet will thank you.

Need more convincing? Read these Amazon reviews

© 2012 Country Sunshine

Have you ever owned a pair of Muck boots? Would you like to own a pair?

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      Country Sunshine 3 years ago from Texas

      @favored: No, you don't wear shoes with muck boots. I'm not certain what you can wear over your sneakers. I know when we were kids, my mom put plastic bags over our shoes. Probably not too practical - or stylish - when you're an adult!

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      No, but my husband was telling me about them recently. You don't wear shoes right? I've been looking for something to go over my sneakers that I can take off easily. Any suggestions? Thanks for the information. It was helpful.

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      kwanafo 3 years ago

      Not yet, but I've well taken your recommendation on board. Thank you!

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I lived in Edmonton AB for 8 years. I said we had 2 seasons winter - and mud. I remember one road was called "Whitemud." These muck boots would have really been helpful.

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      Rosetta Slone 4 years ago from Under a coconut tree

      My husband is a farmer here in the tropics and is constantly replacing his boots as they wear out. He'd love these (although the shipping would probably equal the price of the boots)! Quality boots are worth their weight in gold for farmers.

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      Deborah Swain 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

      I think every child of my generation in the UK probably wore "wellies" to school when it was raining! Blessed!

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      Teri Villars 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Never owned a pair but always wondered why Pacman went "mucka mucka mucka." Now I know. Ha! Blessed.

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      Country Sunshine 4 years ago from Texas

      @victoriahaneveer: I wore those types of boots for many years, and they are great for most chores. However, I spend a lot of time working the land & livestock, and I appreciate the arch support & comfort of the Muck boots.

      Thanks for the comment!

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      victoriahaneveer 4 years ago

      I don't really need them. I bought a 2nd hand pair of rubber boots from the thrift store for $6 and they even had VR printed on the side which are my initials! That's all I need.

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      Judith Nazarewicz 4 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

      Sure have... I live in country and have had many pairs. Nice lens!

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      mousemisers 4 years ago

      I bought a pair of decent Muck Boots about 10 years ago. They are still like brand new, and I wear them for everything from working in the yard to removing show. Best boots ever.

      I also have a great pair of their shoes too, not great for working in water as they are the height of normal shoes, but they work great for wet grass or just walk around the yard.

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      gegcoll295 4 years ago

      They are the best for sure.

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      MichaelWoods 4 years ago

      I own a pair for working on the farm and I absolutely love them. Great lens on an every day item that I use..

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      inutzza21 4 years ago

      I don't own any, but if I would work in muddy and wet environment I would definitely consider to buy them

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      JoshK47 4 years ago

      Very nice, indeed - I don't really do the kind of work that I'd need em for though! Great work on this lens!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      No. But hopeful to get.

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      MichaelDubrovnik 4 years ago

      Yes, lots of man jobs to do in the yard!

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      DIY Mary 4 years ago

      This is the first time I've ever heard about Muck Boots, but they look perfect for the winter. I often take walks in the winter snow and really need something to keep my feet dry and warm!

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      koolclipz 4 years ago

      Yes I own a pair. They are warm and comfortable. My only complaint is they make my feet sweat and then they get cold :( But still the best boots I have had.Great Lens Topic!

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      treehousebrando1 4 years ago

      I don't have a use for these, but they look like the kind of boots I would use if I was working in environments that were wet and mucky and I needed to stay dry.

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      Country Sunshine 4 years ago from Texas

      @RavenRunner: I must have lived in the country too long, as I didn't know there was a dance style associated with muck boots!

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      RavenRunner 4 years ago

      The thing I love about muck boots (actually gumboots to be less specific) is the dance style associated with them!

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      pinoyrecipe 4 years ago

      haven't yet, however I love to have one

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      Mr-Panda LM 4 years ago

      Dry feet are happy feet =)

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      Country Sunshine 4 years ago from Texas

      @DustinK LM: I understand about the cost! I too wore the cheap ones. It seemed it was easier to replace them for the money. But muck boots pay for themselves.. through warmth, comfort and dryness. Definitely worth the money!

      Glad to hear you finally got some! Thanks for the visit & comment!

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      DustinK LM 4 years ago

      As a hunter, warm dry feet are a must for me. For a lot of years I bought cheap rubber boots simply because I did not want to pay for mucks.

      Every year it was the same old story. Another hunt cut short due to cold feet. My wife finally bought me a pair of mucks two years ago for Christmas and I will NEVER own a brand of rubbe rboots that are not muck boots. Great lens

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      Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I love the muck boots! I've never owned a pair but they would definitely be helpful here in the mountains on cold, rainy, snowy days. During winter I usually wear down booties to keep my toes warm (that's a huge issue for me, as cold toes keep me from being able to focus on work.) But the down booties aren't so good for out-of-doors. And I'm planning to move to an even colder, snowier climate soon! Thanks for introducing me to the muck boots. These are fantastic!

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      @anonymous: I've noticed that Muck boots go on sale around Christmas time... they can be up to $30 cheaper than other times of the year. I plan on purchasing another pair as soon as I can. I absolutely love them!

      Thanks for the visit and blessing. Much appreciated!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'd say the price is right for MuckBoots with your great personal review of the product and are a bargain because they get the job done, are water proof and actually have arch support...now that is something needed when mucking around and working...and they even keep your feet toasty warm. I think MuckBoots will be going on more of those "One Day" lists and would be a Christmas gift idea that keeps on giving for sure!

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      lbuben 5 years ago

      No but these do look very well made and that they would keep you warm too.

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      MayaIxchel 5 years ago

      I used to use them all the time when I worked with horses, but this lens is making me think that I could use a new pair to use during our rainy season. Thank you so much for sharing! Greetings from 'the land of eternal spring'!

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      frankleslie lm 5 years ago

      No, I have never owned Muck boots, but thanks to you, I could very well do so in the future. I did not say 'near future', as I have about seven pairs of standard and spiked long legged boots. Nice lens! I'll recommend Muck to my friends statesside.

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      justmelucy 5 years ago

      I have used similar but not this brand. They look well made.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      I had forgotten about these boots - used to wear them when working in the stables but it's been years - they really are great work boots! :>)

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      Country Sunshine 5 years ago from Texas

      @EpicFarms: Don't I know what you're talking about! I had to spend some $$ to upgrade the poultry houses this week, and there is always something that needs fixing around here. I have my "OneDay" list on my kitchen cabinet.. and it has grown to 3 pages!

      Thanks for the visit and comment. Much appreciated!

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      moonlitta 5 years ago

      Not enough rain here, otherwise you were pretty convincing:)

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Yes I will need them. When I buy a farm :)

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      EpicFarms 5 years ago

      I would LOVE to have a pair of these for slogging around the pasture after a storm! I'm adding them to my Oneday List, which (sadly) has grown alarmingly long due to budget constraints :oP

      Nice review!

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      AshleyCarew1 5 years ago

      These look great quality! Thanks for sharing!

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      Fantastic Voyages 5 years ago from Texas

      I wonder how they would stand up for actual river wading? Sounds like a good boot to wear while fishing off the river bank.

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      thememorybooksh1 5 years ago

      Yes i have muck boots pair..

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      I'd love to have a pair of these. Thanks for the information!