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Hey all, I'm getting ready to purchase new waders this year and I 'm trying to decide which to go with. I thought about stocking foot because most places I hunt require a significant walk. Thing is ,I've heard they are brutally cold on the old tootsies. Any thoughts ?
 

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stocking foot waders can become quite cold at times, but are not too diff't from a normal pair of hiking boots on a walk in. Boot-foot waders can be warm (with the right amount of lining), but can be a real pain to walk some distance in. My thought is to get a pair of boot waders for the comfort you'll want later, and wear a pair of tennis-shoes or rubber boots for the walk in. JUst my two cents, good luck!
 

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unless your walking all the way in through deep mud. i would say bootfoot.most stocking foot waders cant hold up against thick brush and stuff like that and dont last.. cabelas brush or ice buster waders are the toughest longest lasting waders. i just got done with the 6th season on my icebusters.
 

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just my thought....I have a pair of camo stocking foot waders for flyfishing that I have used for ducks...The problem that I found is when I am in water with a soft bottom (cow ponds are by far the worst) I have sank in quite deep and amost lost a few boots...I have not tried the mud things or the ankle things to keep your boots on...but also in those types of water you get alot of muck in your boots...so I guess it would depend on which type of water terrain your going to be on :smile:
 

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funny, i just replied to another post about this...lol. i use stocking foot because i do a lot of fly fishing too. i have been using the set i have from cabelas for about 6 years without any problems at all. the only downfall i see to stocking foot waders is when you're bundled up for cold weather it can be somewhat difficult to get your boots on. other than that, i like them.

if you don't have a dual purpose, definitely go with the boot foots. hth.
 

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For flyfishing I use feltsole and stocking foot. I love the felt sole to stick to rocks. Felt sole freezes and grass sticks to it so don't get felt sole if you hunt when its below freezing.

I used to hate bootfoots, they would wear on my shins etc. The newer boots that have fleece lined boots are really comfortable though. Wear the right gear underneath with the right socks, and I am happy and comfy all day...

For hunting I would go with bootfoots, if your walking far, throw you waders in a decoy bag and carry them in.

Mike
 

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I've used the boot foot for ten years. I got a pair of boot waders this year and love them. Fast on and off and warmer too. My feet usually got cold towards the end of the season. The waders I have now have a liner and are great.
 

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I use bootfoots...have a couple pair with different insulation levels....if the walk is long, why not use regular boots and carry the waders either in the decoy bag or around your neck....you can then get the tough waders that will be much more versatile.
 

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I have to walk in a long way also. This year I wore my knee boots for the hike in, and, draped my waders over my shoulders with the croth on the back of my neck and boots pointing out in the front. I also carry a backpack with 3-8 decoys stuffed in it, and my gun. Next season I believe I'm going to have a pair of boot hip waders unless its really cold, then I'll lug my neoprene boot chest waders. I walk about .75 mile one way, and, I manage fairly well....bieng a near 40 year old over wieght smoker....Y'all have a nice day!

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ah, the sound of stocking foot in the morning..................skwish,skwish,skwish,skwish....... :thumbsdown:
 

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If you hunt in alot of deep sticky mud- stocking foot is the way to go...But if you are in a very cold area, they can get freeze your toes out quick. So boot would be warmer.. The new full waders with crotch - zipper are very cool if you drink as much moring coffee as we do... As for long hikes- wear cheap sneakers and carry those waders in. It will give you more energy to tromp through the marsh, place decoys, ect..
 

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Stocking foot it is!! LOL :toofunny: :getdown: :getdown: personaly, i never tried the stocking, but from what i have been told, there not for hunting purposes....mainly warm weather fishing.....my $0.02
 
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