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Looking For New Barn/Muck/Duck Boots -- Any Recommendations?

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  • Looking For New Barn/Muck/Duck Boots -- Any Recommendations?

    I used to have some great green wellies but apparently no one is wearing green wellies anymore. I've looked online at Muck Boots, Mudruckers, and L.L. Bean. I thought Dover carried Joules, but apparently not.

    Do you have any recommendations for boots that keep feet dry and warm and won't get sucked off by mud?

    Thanks.
    Rack on!

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    How tall do you need them to be? If you need them to be taller than ankle high (Ariat Terrain, for example), and you absolutely want something that CAN’T be sucked off by mud, I’d probably go with a lace-up boot. I’m guessing LL Bean would be your best bet for something like that.
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    • #3
      I just bought Mudruckers and I like them quite well. My feet stay warm and dry. 😊

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      • #4
        you can get olive Joules via Amazon. I dont suppose your price point goes over 200$? Some of the French and English brands are amazing, with great cinching at the top of the calves, But the price point is staggering
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        • #5
          I really really like the "Perfect Storm" insulated boots. They last multiple seasons of hard use. Totally waterproof, easy to get on/off, comfortable footbed. If you are in a really cold area like me, I recommend going up a size so you have room for thick socks in winter. We routinely have below-zero temps here, and with good socks I can be out in the barn for hours in these boots. And with lighter socks, they're fine for the shoulder seasons too without getting sweaty. Anything above, say, 60deg they'd be a bit too warm

          My farm store no longer carries them so I've been buying online, I hope they're not discontinuing them

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          • #6
            For winter I like MuckBoots Arctic (or whatever their warm ones are).

            For California, I like Ariat Wellington/Rubber rain boots.
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            • #7
              My Slogger ankle boots and Rockfish wellie tall rain boots have held up really well for daily chores (each used depending on weather/mud conditions)
              Muck Boot brand has never held up very well in my experience, but I keep a pair of mid-calf neoprene Tractor Supply boots which for about 1/5th the cost of Muck boots, last about the same number of (few) seasons!

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              • #8
                I've been happy with Mudruckers for years, but recently bought these on sale for $39 (from another thread here):
                https://www.doversaddlery.com/noble-.../p/X1-380998A/

                They're really nice. A little taller than I'd prefer, but warm, sturdy, better soles and waterproof so far.

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                • #9
                  I love my insulated Bogs and want to get an uninsulated pair, but don't really have a justification for the purchase.

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                  • #10
                    I got a pair of Muck Boots when they were the only thing out there. They were black and the only decision was mid or high rise. I still have that pair, beat up but functional so I keep them in the car. I don't use them much anymore but I did get a new pair on sale. I see a lot of the kids with Bogs probably because of the decorations. They don't seem to hold up. I also see quite a few people with Noble.

                    I got a pair of My First Muck Boots for the BO's daughter's first baby who is 11 months old.. I got the biggest size, 8-12 months and they have a camo pattern. I heard dad was laughing hysterically he loved them so much. She said he is wearing them in the house but they are a little big yet. I wanted to get something practical. As soon as they fit he will be ready to learn how to pick stalls. He has been riding several times. It's never too soon for kids to learn how much work it takes to care for your horse.

                    Seriously, what better gift for a horse lover's baby?
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                      Originally posted by walktrot View Post
                      I got a pair of Muck Boots when they were the only thing out there. They were black and the only decision was mid or high rise. I still have that pair, beat up but functional so I keep them in the car. I don't use them much anymore but I did get a new pair on sale. I see a lot of the kids with Bogs probably because of the decorations. They don't seem to hold up. I also see quite a few people with Noble.

                      I got a pair of My First Muck Boots for the BO's daughter's first baby who is 11 months old.. I got the biggest size, 8-12 months and they have a camo pattern. I heard dad was laughing hysterically he loved them so much. She said he is wearing them in the house but they are a little big yet. I wanted to get something practical. As soon as they fit he will be ready to learn how to pick stalls. He has been riding several times. It's never too soon for kids to learn how much work it takes to care for your horse.

                      Seriously, what better gift for a horse lover's baby?
                      IMO that is a perfect gift for a horse lover's baby!

                      ​Thanks, everyone, for the recommendations. I have looked at most of those brands online so I'm really glad to hear from real people which brands are good in the real world. I would like to keep the budget under $100, and the boots just above ankle height. I'd rather pay more for a pair that might last several years than less for a pair that might spring a link the first year. I used to have a pair of Ariat endurance boots that I thought were waterproof, but they were not. They were very comfortable, though, so if the H2O and other "waterproof" Ariat boots really are waterproof, I might splurge for another pair.

                      Rack on!

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                      • #12
                        I've done Muck Boots and Bogs in the past but am now a Noble Outfitters convert. I have the paddock type ones that I wear all the time now, they are so comfortable. Then the taller ones for when I need more. Dover had some really good prices on them if they haven't sold out yet.

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                        • #13
                          I've had Muck boots last for more than 5 years, and love them as well as my bean boots, but the beans are not for sucking mud just because of the cleaning. Joules wellies are adorable, but mine lasted less than 6 months of light use - not even in the barn!

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                          • #14
                            I have been using a pair of Kamick boots nearly identical to these for well over 10 years and you cannot tell. They are comfortable, durable and well within your price range. I would go up half a size at least but other than that I cannot complain about them in the least.
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                            • #15
                              I just got a pair of Noble muck boots (Muds) to replace my cracked Bogs. The bogs were several years old and I abused the heck out of them, pretty sure the leak was from stomping on a t-post plate, so I'm not saying I didn't like the Bogs, the Nobles were just on sale at the time.

                              So far I like the Nobles but I will say they feel much clunkier than the Bogs. But mine are the tallest height, because I live in mudville.

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                              • #16
                                I bought a pair of the tall Nobles before Christmas when they went on sale at Dover (may still be,) I have worn them twice now and find them HEAVY and clunky :-( Great price, and I will still wear them on occasion I am sure, but my MUDRUCKERS are still my favorite and get my vote 100%. I love the mid-height ones. Big D's had them for the best price I found.

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                                • #17
                                  ❤️ Love my Bogs.
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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Wonders12 View Post
                                    For winter I like MuckBoots Arctic (or whatever their warm ones are).
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                                    I'll second this. I have a pair of the tall/ knee high Arctic for when the snow gets deep around here, which is usually Nov-March/April. I also have an ankle high pair for the spring and fall shoulder seasons when grass is wet but I don't want to use the tall ones. Both pairs have held up super well with daily use. I can't even tell you how long, at least 6+ years. They are a bit higher price than your $100 budget, but sooo worth it because they hold up for years. Spend the $$ even if you have to stretch to do it.

                                    Turns out several guys on DH's orchard pruning crew also love the Muck Boots. DH finally got tired of lacing up his pac boots and asked for a pair of Muck boots of his own for Christmas. He'd been stealing mine when he could get away with it, but now he has his own pair too and is loving them.

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                                    • #19
                                      If you don’t mind crazy colors, I always got my knee high arctic muck boots for around $125 on clearance + discount code. They would last me 2-3 seasons as a barn manager (6-7 days/week 12+ hour days, November-April/May), and usually only wore through the heel/liner by then. So they definitely last.

                                      ETA: Here are their web specials (around $140 and free shipping) + they have a TAKE15 coupon for 15% off. This is how I got mine for around $125. If you’re lucky enough to be a size 5, they have some unique colors for $75 or $80.

                                      https://www.muckbootcompany.com/coll...extreme%20cold
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by outerbanks77 View Post
                                        I love my insulated Bogs and want to get an uninsulated pair, but don't really have a justification for the purchase.
                                        I have some too and I LOVE them. I stalk Bogs until they go on sale under $100, which means they usually are a funky color but as long as it's not pink, I don't care. My current pair are the knee boots (bright red, LOL) that are insulated & they are at least 4 years old & in perfect shape, no leaks so far. I wear the heck out of them through hurricane season & winter mud. I kick things all the time, although I'm trying to be more gentle with them now since I haven't seen any good sales for a while. They're comfortable & fitted enough to not feel sloppy but are still easy to put on.

                                        They do come in different heights.

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