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  • Good muck boots?

    I work at the barn I also ride at and the pastures get absolutely awful in the winter with the rain and mud. Any recommendations for good muck boots that aren't knee high or a hundred dollars? I considered using my rain boots but that got annoying really quickly. I'm looking for waterproof boots that fit/feel similar to riding boots, and all the rain boots I've found/seen are knee high and flap around while walking.
    Also any recommendations for waterproofing techniques would be great, I'm trying to limp my boots along until I find a new pair/can afford a new pair.

  • #2
    Head over to TSC. In Addition to the regular muck boots which are pricey, they have a variety of other rubber boots. I bought some that are really cute last year on sale. They have little pink stripes on them but what I like about them most is they have superior traction. I own a pair of the pricey Muck boots as well. They’re sitting in the closet while I’m wearing these.
    When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou


    • #3
      I love my muck shoes from “The Muck Boot Co”. I actually found my current pair gently used at the local tack shop. They come as paddock boot height and I have a tall pair for snowy days. This winter has been so warm I haven’t had to break those out. I’ve also had Bogs which were adequate but didn’t wear like my “Muck Boots”.


      • #4
        I have tall muck boots from The Muck Boot Company that I fold down if I am not in mud, water or snow up to my knees.

        I also have a pair of paddock boot type waterproof boots from Noble Outfitters for wet, but not deep conditions.
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        • #5
          I have some of these, the mid boot:

          I think it is this kind:

          Mine are the navy/teal color.
          I wore them this morning, is snowing here.
          They are wonderful, keep your feet dry and warm and with good arch support are very comfortable.


          • #6
            Check out Dryshod. Just bought some for my granddaughter.


            • #7
              I love my Ariat Windermeres. They are tall but not to the knees, more like mid-calf height. Great support, and so comfortable that I sometimes ride in them too.


              • #8
                I was just in the same boat. Ended up choosing the Justin Ropers in big kid sizes from amazon. They were $41, much cheaper than the muck boot alternative and fit my wide foot better. I have no idea how long they will hold up, but I only got two years out of the last pair of muck boot brand, so I was willing to try them.
                I'm not an outlier; I just haven't found my distribution yet!


                • #9
                  Originally posted by apprider View Post
                  I was just in the same boat. Ended up choosing the Justin Ropers in big kid sizes from amazon. They were $41, much cheaper than the muck boot alternative and fit my wide foot better. I have no idea how long they will hold up, but I only got two years out of the last pair of muck boot brand, so I was willing to try them.
                  BUT, are those waterproof?


                  • #10
                    My Dryshods are wearing pretty well. They have a good tread on them too.


                    • #11
                      I have the Muck Boots Mudster Mid. If you go to Bluey's first link and scroll down, they're listed for $115, but I got them for $60 in a flash sale on Zappos in an undesirable color.

                      They are great. I have crappy feet (consider me an old mare with navicular) and I can wear these all day long without getting sore soles or rubs. They are warm and waterproof.
                      Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.


                      • #12
                        PSA: Muck Boot Co. direct sales from their website is having a 50% off free shipping. Some “off” colors but lots of great deals. And free shipping back if they don’t work.