Top 5 Hunting Boots
Hunting boots are a critical component of any successful hunt. Whether walking a short distance to your blind or trudging miles through rugged terrain, your feet are carrying the load. Without the right boots, you could give up early and lose out on that trophy just over the ridge. When selecting boots for hunting, it is extremely important to consider factors like waterproofing, insulation, shock absorption, sole and outsole tread, and ankle support.
The 5 best hunting boots listed below include waterproof hunting boots in popular materials like leather and nylon.
A serious boot for rugged terrain, the 10" Kenetrek Mountain Extreme is made with a one piece vamp of 2.8 mm top grain leather on top of stiff nylon midsoles with high traction K-Talon outsoles. A waterproof, breathable Windtex membrane keeps you warm and dry. Sure to become your favorite boot due to its awesome support, what will really surprise you is just how lightweight and comfortable they are. Made in Italy.
- 2.8 mm Top grain leather
- K-Talon outsoles
- Waterproof, Breathable Windtex membrane
- Thinsulate Insulation
What Customers Are Saying
Best boots for extreme terrains!!!!!
I am very tough on boots especially those for mountain hiking. These are great boots very well made, water proof, durable I use them in the Blue Ridge mountains in VA. Excellent grip very comfortable. I have the hardscrabble, 400 and the 1000 mountain extremes.
Stiff when you first get them, but become more and more comfortable after broken in (appoximately 25 to 35 miles). Then they become like gloves. They handle all terrains very well. I've had mine three years now just added the 1000's. Most good boots last me a year these have outweighed my expectations. I'm sold completely on these.
These boots are boots you can count on from start to finish they also have excellent customer service.
- Snyper 2, 1/5/2015
Sheep hunting tests you down to the core. It's brutal, exhausting & downright dangerous. We first started designing boots after an eight-day hunt in the Mackenzie Mountains of the Northwest Territories in 2002. The merciless country tested us in unimaginable ways, & I was winning the fight, until my feet made me want to lay down & die. What were once blisters became almost freakish gashes that took me down for the count. That's when I knew we had to design a better boot that could keep up with a high-country mountain sheep hunter. Since then, we've been designing, building & beating up boots in every brutal terrain conceivable, to make sure hunters, backpackers & hikers can go anywhere on the planet without ever experiencing boot failure. Today, thousands of outdoor enthusiasts wear Kenetrek boots to live their passions with unbelievable support, total comfort & confidence.
The Irish Setter 894 Wingshooter 9" Hunting Boots is a great looking boot that will keep you dry and comfortable in the field this year. The Wingshooter features an UltraDry membrane, which ensures waterproof protection with high-level breathability. This durable and great looking boot is constructed of full-grain leather that will keep you comfortable and protected, even in the most treacherous of conditions. The Goodyear welt allows for resoling, while the white prairie sole is aggressive enough to help you trek the harshest of conditions.
- Leather construction
- Goodyear leather welt
What Customers Are Saying
Best boots I've ever had.
I've tried several different brands of boots (except Danner, heard good things about their boots as well), and these have been my favorite. I've owned these for at least 5 years, with heavy use. I would say they are nearing the end of their life, only because the soles are getting pretty worn down and smooth. There is no cracking of the sole or leather upper. They have been in enough water to wear out a lot of leather boots, and these look great. I've never conditioned them. I just took them out of the box and started using them.
They are very comfortable. I use them for hunting, working, or anytime I need a good boot on my feet.
They do say waterproof, and they are, up to the laces, after that you're taking a gamble.
I have gotten a few of my friends to get these boots, and they feel the same way as me. Great boot, will get same thing again.
- Matthew, 11/10/2014
About Irish Setter
Whether your feet take you to the Back Forty or the back of beyond, Irish Setter has a boot for you. Built by people who know boots, inside and out – Designed for hunters by hunters. Irish Setter is based in Red Wing, Minnesota – a beautiful, historic Mississippi River town. The people are good. There is no better place for outdoor enthusiasts to live and no better home for our team to design boots that meet their needs. Irish Setter boots continue to deliver on our heritage of excellence, confidently leading hunters into any terrain – in all sorts of weather conditions and back out again.
The story of the Nevada GTX goes back over 40 years ago when Alessandro Marcolin started hand constructing Crispi boots. The Nevada has been a staple in Crispi’s lineup ever since. Add the latest cutting edge technology in footwear with the handcrafted precision and comfort Crispi is known for and you get the hands down best hunting boot on the planet. There no wonder why the Nevada has withstood the test of time and continues to conquer every mountain it faces. GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear offers optimized climate comfort for moderate weather conditions and a wide range of outdoor activities.
A.B.S.S. (Ankle Bone Support System). A.B.S.S. revolutionizes the comfort and protection of the entire ankle area thanks to a combination of innovative materials that allow the footwear to contour gently your ankle. This system offers outstanding sprain protection even on the roughest terrain whilst supporting the ankle in all conditions, thus limiting fatigue on the lower joints even after very long walks.
Crispi Crossbow Frame (CCF) brings an innovation on the shock absorbing system sole by associating the request of stability, comfort and technology in a high quality product. This insert made in plastic material follows a particular form in a waving module which offers a perfect stability, sustaining the foot and, at the same time, absorbing the shocks during the walk.
- Vibram with polyurethane shock, absorbing midsole
- Gore-Tex Comfort Footwear Lining
- Board Lasting Mechanical Construction
- ABSS Ankle Support System
- Crispi Crossbow Frame
What Customers Are Saying
Most comfortable out of the box boot Ive ever had.
Very well made and fits perfect. Cant wait to get them out on the mountain.
- Tad, 1/23/2018
The Zamberlan 980 Outfitter GTX RR is Zamberlan's most advanced backcountry hunting boot to date. The 980 Outfitter GTX RR is the first field boot featuring Zamberlan’s new technical backing last designed for a more precise fit. This model also features a redesigned 3/4 RRS (Rubber Rand System), constructed using an improved rubber compound with improved elasticity. The new RRS also features a beveled edge to prevent catching and peeling.
The Outfitter is ideal for carrying heavier loads and hiking through rough and steep backcountry and mountain terrain. The Zamberlan Vibram StarTrek features dual-density PU construction (one for comfort, one for support), a TPU stabilizer, and a tread with excellent downhill braking, toe climbing zone, wide yet grippy lugs for easy cleaning, and a heel strike zone. The 2.8mm Hydrobloc Tuscan nubuck leather uppers ensure the greatest protection from water and snow and the Zamberlan RRS (rubber rand system) protects the foot and ankle as well as prevents the leather from deterioration caused by cracking, cuts and scratches. The Gore-Tex membrane offers maximum water protection and breathability.
- 2.8mm Hydrobloc Tuscan nubuck leather upper
- Very robust, tall boot that is protective, and very comfortable
- Gore-Tex membrane offers maximum water protection and breathability
- Resolable Vibram Star Trek sole
- Hand-crafted in Italy
What Customers Are Saying
I wear this boot almost every day, very comfortable.
- Rick, 1/2/2018
2 Color Options
The Under Armour Hovr Dawn Waterproof 400g Primaloft Insulated Hunting Boots features UA StormProof technology, which is a waterproof breathable membrane that keeps you dry no matter what. The Hovr Dawn Boots also include Primaloft 400G insulation for maximum comfort and molded ortholite anti-microbial sockliner to prevent the growth of odor causing microbes. When Gravity holds you down, HOVR lifts you up. These boots were made for hunters who need flexibility, cushioning, and versatility. A HOVR technology provides a "zero gravity feel" to maintain energy return that helps eliminate impact step after step.
- Lightweight and breathable synthetic and textile upper with welded forefoot overlay for protection
- External heel counter delivers locked-in stability
- High traction rubber lug outsole for enhanced grip on a variety of surfaces
- 6" height
About Under Armour
It started with a simple plan to make a superior T-shirt. A shirt that provided compression and wicked perspiration off your skin rather than absorb it. A shirt that worked with your body to regulate temperature and enhance performance. Under Armour is the originator of performance apparel - gear engineered to keep you cool, dry and light throughout the course of a hunt. The technology behind Under Armour's diverse product assortment for men, women and youth is complex, but the program for reaping the benefits is simple: wear HeatGear® when it's hot, ColdGear® when it's cold, and AllSeasonGear® between the extremes. Under Armour’s mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.