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  • Which Muck Boot?

    I am needing new boots for what is left of winter and into muddy Spring. I think the Muck boots sound great, but which one? I don't need the Artics as I have boots for "really cold". I need them for cold but muddy days. There are so many of them, Chore, Hoser, Tack Classic, what is the difference between them?
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    I have these and I LOVE them... they are the only muck boots that I have owned that have not died on me one way or another... they are going on their third year and when I hose them off they look as good as new!
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    • #3
      I have the same boots Sakura has, although mine come just above the ankle. If you deal with really deep mud, then the knee-highs would probably be better. If you plan on doing a lot of walking with them on, take care on the weight. The knee high boots really weigh a lot and my legs were tired at the end of the day. I found the ankle boots a bit lighter to deal with.

      These boots are Gortex...totally waterproof and very warm. I love them. Not cheap, though. I think I paid around $60 for the ankle-high. They are very durable.

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      • #4
        I have the lower Scrub boots and my husband has the chore boots.The chore boots have a better sole on them for walking around all day,more tread.Great boots!
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        • #5
          Love my hosers. They've got a great sole and they're high enough to protect my legs from the muck, the snow, etc. They're also pretty lightweight compared to the Muckmasters and Arctics (which my SO has). Muckbootsonline.com has a great description of the different boots.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Sakura View Post
            I have these and I LOVE them... they are the only muck boots that I have owned that have not died on me one way or another... they are going on their third year and when I hose them off they look as good as new!
            I wear those twice every day. Love them. Mine are about 2 years old. Very comfy and surprisingly warm. Unless it's VERY cold, I just wear normal socks. Only time I don't wear them is in summer, they can get hot.

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            • #7
              I love my Hosers. I have the mid-calf ones, and I often roll down the tops (to the outside) to make them shorter. They are super warm, and I often don't even bother putting socks on! I've had them about 4 years or so, and they still look great! I also have the Muck Clogs and the Camp Shoe. I wear the Camp Shoes when it's not muddy, and the clogs in the summer. I'm tempted to get the Brit Middies, but have heard that they aren't as warm.
              Cindy

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              • #8
                I have the Muck brand "chore" boot and I really like them. I am in them at least 10 hrs a day. You might want to consider a boot dryer to dry them and warm them at night.

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                • #9
                  Another vote for Hosers. GREAT for those icky, or cold, days!
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                  • #10
                    So is gone for 2 weeks and I have been using his Muckmasters ,knee highs, and I love them,j just love them. I have a debilitating spine condition and I don't find them heavy but maybe Im used to heavy footwear, I don't know. I am going to get me some soon but thinking of hte tack something, like the tread better and the arch support as well as the stronger toe.

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                    • #11
                      I think the Tack Classic has steel toes to help protect your feet from being stepped on. I have them now, and some other kind the past two years (till my puppy chewed them up!) and both fit/felt the same (great!).
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                      • #12
                        i have the tall CHORE boots and they are awesome. i half dumped a bucket of water on my lower legs one day. Not a bit of it reached me. I love these boots and the Chore have traction so you don't slip and fall. ( well, unless you are not so graceful, in which case you'll fall in whatever you wear.)

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                        • #13
                          I use these $9.- black rubber boots, with two pairs of socks, that you get at feed stores, called knee high irrigation boots.
                          They have lasted forever, that is why I have not tried any of those expensive ones yet.
                          I sprung a leak once and put a dab of rubber cement, the same we use to patch tires and it sealed it fine.

                          It has not rained here forever, but when it does, we have boot eating mud and these have a hiking boot type sole and good support, so they can handle much.

                          Glad to know if mine ever die, there are such nice ones out there.

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                          • #14
                            I love my "MUCK" brand muck boots. I have short ones for the summer and the 12" in the winter/muddy season. I've been wearing mine all winter with just one pair of socks and my feet have been staying warm in the single digit temps we have been having this winter. But I don't remember them sweating in the warmer weather.
                            Judy

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                            • #15
                              Which muck boot

                              I'm in VA, and I have had the daily mudmucks and the camp shoes for most of the year, and the chore boots or the hosers for winter. Love 'em, love 'em, love 'em. I wear these every day to the barn (3x daily minimum) and with the seasonal change, they are not too hot, warm enough, comfortable, durable, easy to walk in and work in, waterproof and cleanable. I've watched their line expand greatly, and I see here why- I though I was the only horse person who loved these, but I see they are deservedly popular. I started getting them back when they only had two or three varieties. Got my DH hooked on them, too. Terrific work boots!

                              Laurel

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by SMF11 View Post
                                I think the Tack Classic has steel toes to help protect your feet from being stepped on. I have them now, and some other kind the past two years (till my puppy chewed them up!) and both fit/felt the same (great!).
                                Steel toes, then I don'/t want them. I'll have to check the Co. description again, I thought it said reinforced toe. But if that means steel then they are out. I have had a steel toe cut outt of my toes once in htee early 70's and it will never happen again. Well that sucks. Guess I'll look at other models. Thanks.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by WaningMoon View Post
                                  Steel toes, then I don'/t want them. I'll have to check the Co. description again, I thought it said reinforced toe. But if that means steel then they are out. I have had a steel toe cut outt of my toes once in htee early 70's and it will never happen again. Well that sucks. Guess I'll look at other models. Thanks.
                                  I'm pretty certain that they are only REINFORCED (which basically means an extra layer of rubber).
                                  Cindy

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                                  • #18
                                    Not the Muck brand, but...

                                    I have the Mudruckers brand mid-boot. And. I. LOVE. them. During the recent cold snap here in VA I could go out in them without socks and my feet weren't cold. We've had a few "warm" days (in the 50's), too, and my feet have been perfectly comfortable. The footbed is cushy, plenty of room for my toes (width-wise), easy on and off, and lightweigt.

                                    Did I say how much I LOVE THEM?!?!
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                                      #19
                                      Thank You all for your help. I went with the Mid Height Chore boot from: http://www.outdoor-headquarters.com
                                      On sale no less!
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                                      • #20
                                        As much as I love my muck boots, I found out today that they have no traction in the slippery snow and ice we've gotten.

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