I've had Muck boots for years - practically lived in them last winter between the mud and the snow, but I need a new pair (the lining is rubbing away in the heel - eats socks and rubs my heel now) and folks are mentioning the new Bogs Boots. Any experiences/opinions you want to share??
I've never tried Bogs, but I too live in Mucks, my pair a few years old now and still going but on their way out.... so I just treated myself to a new pair.
They've made a subtle redesign to the footbed, its more contoured and supportive and they've upgraded the lining. And they seem to have put a bit of a mustang roll on the toe area, they're easier to walk in, they feel less clunky.
and I chose them over these, I have wide feet and a bunion that is starting to really hurt me. Though I preferred the look of the wetland boot, I found it has a much more narrow footbed and the big knubby sole is much more clunky feeling and the boot over all felt heavier. http://www.tractorsupply.com/-715197...ootwear_PRODZ1
I'm also shocked how warm my new Mucks are. I'm very pleased with them, which is saying something as I really love my original ones.
Haven't tried BOGS, but LOVE my Mucks, have the chore boot, that's going into it's 3rd winter, complete with -40* days, and they do well. Have just scored a pair of Brit Colts to ride in and I'm so in love with them, they looked so scarily slim and elegant in the box, but slid on over my enormous calves without an ounce of effort. We haven't had any really cold weather yet, but I am very impressed all around.
I'm not sure if I grew out of stupid or ran out of brave.
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I like my Bogs. Bought them last year. I selected them over Muck Boots as they fit the narrowest, and I have narrow feet and ankles. I did add insoles to improve fit and warmth. Mine come up mid calf, and have the little holes in the sides to help pull them up.
They are too warm to wear as summer mud boots, but were great all winter and spring, and stay on very well. I find them comfortable enough to wear when taking the dog out on winter hikes.
I have clients who have had Muck Boots and switched to Bogs as they felt the Bogs were more comfortable and pliant through the ankle, particularly when it got cold.
When/if these Bogs wear out, I will definately be buying another pair!
I checked around locally and couldn't find Bogs near me, so when I had to take a trip to the vet's I stopped in at the feed store where I've gotten the Muck boots before and went ahead a bought another pair of the Edgewaters. This is my third pair and I've been satisfied with the others. The lining of the heel is just rubbed away, but considering the miles I log in the boots, that's no fault of theirs. FWIW - I can use mine year round here in OK between the rain/mud/snow. My feet are toasty warm in the winter and cool enough in the summer. I thought the price of $77 no tax, was pretty good, too!! I'm back in action now!! The last two mornings - temps in the low 20's - the frost has been like snow. (Darn that word!!) Thanks for the input!
I have a pair of Muck boots that are probably 13 years old. They aren't always the warmest and the soles are very flat, but they still keep my feet dry. They are really ugly too. I think about $65 back then.
Last December I bought a pair of Bogs. They have a heel on them, they are super comfortable and a little warmer in the toes. A little narrower and taller than the Muck boots. I wore them regularly from about January to April. This past October I wore them to work for the first time since I had put them away for the summer. I stepped in a puddle while putting horses outside. Foot got cold and wet. There is a crack in the top of the right boot, by the baby toe. I don't recall getting stepped on or anything. $80 or $90. I'm a little annoyed. If you had asked last winter I probably would have told you I liked them better.
I have the super thick Muck Boots. I love them, but they're *too* warm if I'm doing much of anything and its above 40F. I have cheapie rain boots for warmer temps. I drove a carriage in a downtown setting and stood for hours on end in the Muck Boots and they kept my feet toasty warm and were comfortable to stand in.
I'd probably not buy the super warm ones again. I mostly got those because of driving the carriage, but I'd definitely get a lighter pair.
I want a pair like I bought off of TOTD several yrs ago. Mid height with a wide top 'because!' I could put them on by stepping into them, and the top was wide enough to catch my pant legs and keep them clean! Stepping into them made them easy to drop at the back door and not worry about having to put them right back on again. I did not have to sit down, nor pull them on by hand - no stooping! no bending! And the foot bed was comfy and held the boot well in place. I could walk in them all day they fit so good. They were green, probably from England, but I've not seen another pair like them since.
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I've had my Bogs for probably 5 or 6 years now. My boyfriend got me a new pair 2 years ago because they were blue and prettier than the old plain black ones (I didn't have the heart to tell him that you can't really see the boot through the mud, anyway). I gave my old pair to my mom (we are the same size), and she still wears them. They're wonderful for keeping feet toasty warm.
Love my Bogs (Rider model). I'm going into my third winter with them but use them year-round, whenever it's wet. The higher shaft is great because it keeps bedding from getting in when I'm cleaning stalls, and the tread pattern picks up almost no muck at all. They actually saved my bacon right after I bought them, when I slipped on ice and fell in the parking lot of the local show facility and broke my ankle. There was just enough stiffness to them that I only broke one leg bone when my leg shot out from under me. DH still laughs at me because I refused to let the emergency department nurse cut my boot off and somehow managed to wriggle free.