Has anyone tried Bogs boots? A coworker just turned me onto them and I think they're awesome and want to buy a pair of my own!
But I'm having a hard time finding if the Classic style upper boot/neoprene part is waterproof, or if I should just buy the Rider style with rubber all the way up. I'd be using them mostly around the farm, but would also take them to shows where walking through water complexes will occur.
I have a pair of the moccasin type Bogs. I like them,, but should have ordered one size larger. i can wear them in the summer, barefoot,, but not with a sock. I got them from Dover, during a sale, so sizes and quantities were limited so I'll just live with them.
I have a pair of the paddock boot styled ones (Zappos.com has them super cheap!) and LOVE them for summer use. They do run a bit small, so have to wear skinny socks, plus it isn't so muddy then- just hot, therefor the short height. I've got Mudruckers in a mid-calf size for winter.
Love my bogs. I'm on my second pair (thanks to puncturing my first with a pitch fork!). I have the Classic style (with the flowers!) and I can tromp through foot-deep water no problem. And I can't believe how WARM my feet stay in those things.
OMG - I just looked at the site MorganPony linked to - I had no idea there were so many options. I may be buying another pair today...
IMO, the shorter ones are easier to get on and off, and this height is plenty sufficient for every puddle I've encountered so far. I don't ride in them, as the foot is too wide for my stirrups (okay, I've ridden in the a couple times, but it makes me nervous).
While I want to agree about getting a size larger, just know that they DO break in after a while. It just takes a bit of wearing. My new ones aren't as comfy as my old ones, but I've only had the new ones for a week, and the old ones are five years old (and I still have them and wear them occsionally, but they are starting to crack). With my first pair, I remember thinking "I like them, but my next pair will be a size bigger." Then they broke in, fit perfectly, I wore them for years, and so I forgot to go a size bigger on the new ones.
I got a pair of Bogs, the "taylor city slicker" for $8. Yes, That isn't a typo, it was $8 from, wait for it, wait for it....... SMARTPAK!
They were on clearance, and the only size left was MY size! I ordered a pair for $8 with free shipping. Got a call the next day saying they were discontinued so I wouldn't be getting them. 2 Days later they are at my door!
I didn't care what color they were.. for $8 they were perfect.
I LOVE mine! I have the high boots and they are warm, comfortable and easy to put on. And I love that the come in fun bright colors too.
They do run a little small so be sure to order a size up. I wear mine with wool socks in the winter and definitely needed a size up to do that.
I got a pair of bogs several years ago and they did not hold up at all. They were leaking within 2 months. I took returned them and got a pair of muck boots. I have had them for 6 years and they are still going strong.
LOVE LOVE LOVE my Bogs! My first pair leaked within 6 months, I emailed the company and they recorded the problem with the model, said they changed the sole since then and sent me a brand new pair without even making me send the old pair back. Could not be more impressed with the boot or the customer service! Mine have been waterproof all the way to the handles!
up the hill from the little river (that floods alarmingly often)
Love my Bogs! I have the tall ones with the "handles" in the neoprene uppers. They fit my wide calves well and they're warm! They've done fine in water, mud and snow, but you'll need Yaktrax on them for ice. I wear a 7.5 in most shoes and got an 8 in these, which lets me wear Smartwool socks in the winter. I use mine for yardwork too.