Top 5 Best 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.

1 Irish Setter VaprTrek 17" Snake Boots Nylon and Leather Men's

Irish Setter VaprTrek 17" Snake Boots Nylon and Leather Men's

For avid hunters, the outdoors is a 365-days-per year obsession. That passion runs from the excitement of deer hunting season to the off-season pursuits of scouting, shed antler hunting, or chasing a spring gobbler. Irish Setter had just such hunters in mind when they designed VaprTrek boots, which incorporate ground-breaking features like an RPM sole and ScentBan technology. These lightweight, high-performance boots will meet the demands of the most active, athletic hunter.

Irish Setter's UltraDry construction combines a moisture management lining with waterproof components for dry, long-lasting comfort and performance. An Irish Setter exclusive scent control process, ScentBan is added to various materials from leathers to linings to footbeds, killing bacteria that cause odors. RPM Technology is a breakthrough composite material that significantly reduces the weight of the boot, providing extreme comfort and added endurance. Engineered to provide the durability and strength of traditional materials without the extra weight. CuShin Comfort tongue technology was designed to minimize pressure some hunters feel on their shin from the top of the boot tongue. A four-way stretch nylon offers relief and flexibility while walking, and an internal padded waffle mesh maintains premium comfort. SnakeGuard construction features a non-woven material that is combined with leather or nylon to impede fangs, thorns, and other nasty elements from penetrating the boot upper.

What Customers Are Saying

Great Boot-Comfy

I worried over snake boots for a couple of months. Theseweremy first choice but everyone seemed to be out of my size. So I ordered a different brand somewhere else and when I received them they were uncomfortable and I sent them back. I went back to Midway and they had one pair in my size so I ordered them. I was able to wear them all day the day that I received them and they were comfy from bottom to top. I feel very safe in them and feel they would protect me if I were ever bitten. If you are looking for snake boots I would consider these.
- Txdonk, 8/6/2016

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.

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2 Crispi Idaho Plus GTX 10" GORE-TEX Hunting Boots Leather Men's

Crispi Idaho Plus GTX 10" GORE-TEX Hunting Boots Leather Men's

The Crispi Idaho Plus GTX 10" GORE-TEX Hunting Boots have become a mainstay at Crispi. It has become the boot of choice for hunters all over the west. This boot packs a lot of technology into a light package. With a 10” height and the ABSS system integrated into the ankle, you can rest assured that your ankles will stay protected. This non-insulated boot breathes extremely well, thanks to the heavy duty cordura and suede material in its construction.

Crispi US has worked with the Italian factory to modify the Crispi Wire Frame on the Idaho Plus GTX boots in order to better meet the needs of the North American hunter. With this slight re-design, these boots will now flex at a better, more comfortable point on the foot of each individual user with no mechanical restriction. They also use a high quality bottom with Crispi's exclusive Vibram Super-Grip and Legendary Gore-Tex lining to make it waterproof and breathable.

Crispi Technology

Crispi has developed a system called 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 Board Lasting - Tradition combined with Technology. The perfect connection between torsion rigidity and flexibility achieved thanks to a mechanical process that wraps the comfortable and soft part of the upper to the insole frame.

Features:

  • Gore-Tex performance waterproof membrane
  • Removable Airmesh Active Carbon insole
  • Wire Frame allows the boot to flex at the best point for each individual user
  • Vibram rubber sole with micro-pore shock absorbing midsole
  • Kevlar stitching reinforces the boot upper against abrasion



What Customers Are Saying

Comfortable right out of the box

feels great incredibly comfortable right out of the box no break-in. I've already walked several miles in them looking forward to New Mexico elk hunt and they will be worked out for sure then
- Huntin Elk, 9/9/2018 Shop Now
3 Zamberlan Outfitter GTX RR 11" GORE-TEX Hunting Boots Leather Men's

Zamberlan Outfitter GTX RR 11" GORE-TEX Hunting Boots Leather Men's

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.

Features

  • 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

Great Boot

I wear this boot almost every day, very comfortable.
- Rick, 1/2/2018 Shop Now
4 Irish Setter 808 Wingshooter 9" Hunting Boots Leather Brown Men's

Irish Setter 808 Wingshooter 9" Hunting Boots Leather Brown Men's

The Irish Setter Wingshooter 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 black prairie sole is aggressive enough to help you trek the harshest of conditions.

Features

  • Leather construction
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
  • Goodyear leather welt

What Customers Are Saying

Great Boot!

I bought a pair of these 2 years ago. Right out of the box they felt great, the leather wasn't hard and didn't require much of a break-in. 2 years of streams and mountains and they are holding up great!
- Rob Miller, 12/10/2015

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.

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5 Under Armour UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX 10" Boots Synthetic Men's

Under Armour UA Infil Ops GORE-TEX 10" Boots Synthetic Men's

The Under Armour Infil GTX features a breathable Gore-Tex membrane that is 100% waterproof but still allows sweat to escape, so you stay dry.  Cupron Anti-Fungal Pro Fibers kill 99.9% of athlete's foot fungus after 12 hours of contact with the sock liner. The Cupron fibers also reduce odor caused by bacteria and fungi. A rugged, high traction rubber lug outsole is engineered for better grip through harsh terrain.

Features

  • Breathable GORE-TEX membrane is 100% waterproof but still allows sweat to escape so you stay dry
  • High abrasion textile upper with Anafoam overlay, anatomically molded for precise fit & support
  • Molded rubber toe cap
  • TPU stability chassis for heel lockdown & support
  • Scratch rubber heel overlay for durability
  • Cupron Anti-Fungal Pro Fibers reduce odor & kill 99.9% of athlete's foot fungus after 12 hours of contact with the sockliner
  • Full-length EVA midsole with internal wishbone TPU plate
  • Vibram outsole with MegaGrip rubber compound for dependable traction on any terrain



What Customers Are Saying

Great boot

I purchased these boots prior to a caribou hunting trip last summer 2016. I must have tried on at least 10 different brands and styles looking for the "optimal" boot. I am extremely picky about my feet and what I wear on them. After shopping for about 2 months and multiple trips to various stores to try on different boots, I settled on the Infil. They worked wonderful and didn't take long to break in. They survived the Brooks Range's Chandalar Shelf in Alaska without fault, and stayed dry the entire time, most of which I was walking in water or it was raining. I couldn't have asked for more out of these boots. The ONLY qualms that I have with these are they run wide and smaller than most shoe sizes. I wear a 9D and I ended up buying a 10.5. About a day into my hunting trip I had to re-lace the "ball area" of my foot to account for the slip that my foot was experiencing in the boot. I was getting hot spots and on the verge of blisters. After the re-lace I haven't had a problem since. One las...
- Brandon, 4/3/2017

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.

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