Boot Foot Wader -----Vs--- Stocking Foot wader (Need help)

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Postby chrispbrown27 » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:48 am

I personally prefer boot foot waders simply because I don't have to worry about packing anything extra. Also, I would be afraid that while I was putting them on I might step on something that might put a hole in stocking foot waders. As far as size goes, if you go with boot foot waders your shoe size dictates the size. Some companies do offer adjustable sizes and so on but for the most part you get your boot size and live with the bulk or tightness of the rest of it. Check out Lacrosse-outdoors.com, tand check out their bargain bin. They have some great deals on waders, but they have limited sizes.
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Postby gunman » Wed Aug 31, 2005 1:37 pm

Hey buddy, this topic was brought up about a month ago...heres the link mabe it will help.....good luck -Chris

http://duckhuntingchat.com/viewtopic.ph ... t=stocking
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Postby tstrong » Wed Aug 31, 2005 9:43 pm

not to sound redundant but boot foot for me. Much easier on and off.
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Postby hm_palmer » Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:35 am

Yeah you cant go wrong with boot waders.
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Postby CLUTCHfan » Fri Sep 02, 2005 6:29 am

Depends on the weather/temperature where you are hunting. I prefer stocking foot earlier in the season when the temp. is warm. They fit very well and I can walk a long ways comfortably in mine. When the temp. drops and the water I'll be standing in is lower than 50 degrees farenheit I wear my bootfoot waders because they are much warmer in colder weather. Of all they stockingfoot waders I've had I've never had the booties (stockingfeet) leak.
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Postby greenster » Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:09 pm

I prefer the Boot as size goes I where a size 11 shoe and I wear a size 9 stout in the lacross waders
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Postby donell67 » Sat Sep 03, 2005 10:15 pm

boot foot all the way. i am going into my 7th season with my icebuster waders from cabelas.
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Sun Sep 04, 2005 6:54 pm

i like the boot version instead of the stocking foot/wader shoe variety for one very important reason.

SAFETY!

if you fall out of the boat or otherwise take a swim i don't want to have to untie my shoes to kick off my waders.

(please no posts about PFD's..i usually wear them, but i do end up hunting out of sneak boats in deep water or on islands with deep water drop offs and a PFD is not practical in those instances.)
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Postby darick silsby » Mon Sep 05, 2005 11:18 am

If you walk a long way to your hunting spot, or jump shoot a lot go with stocking foot. Buy stout size[it will give yoiu room to tuck your coat inside your waders. You can get the waders and wading shoes from cabellas.
Make sure to get the lug sole wading shoe. Get a size 11 this will give you room to wear 2 pairs of socks. I have worn both types, and for the comfort and mobility provided I recomend stocking all the way
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Postby Fowlercon » Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:28 pm

Squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish, squish etc, etc...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................this is what you'll hear with every step with a stocking foot. :thumbsdown:
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Postby Swamp Puppy » Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:53 pm

HVAC - mine sound like that after a trip through a flooded blackberry patch..lol.
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Postby Fowlercon » Sun Sep 11, 2005 5:16 pm

no doubt. :salude:
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