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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:22 PM   #1
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I've decided to be done with switching my cold wet leather work boots every time I have to get out of the truck when I'm plowing. Are the "Muck" brand boots better than say a walmart special rubber boot? I don't mind paying more for a better product but I'm not going to pay more a name on a tag that still comes from china. I know someone on here is probably an expert on rubber boots as a hobby or has a boot station in their yard or maybe still has boots with 1978 snow in them.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:26 PM   #2
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Yes, yes, yes.. Get the arctic sport. I wear mine daily.

I tried Mickey Mouse boots. While they were quite warm, they were too short, and I keep having the laces come undone. Switched to Muck Arctic Sport this winter. Best. Thing. Ever.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:26 PM   #3
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Yes, yes, yes.. Get the arctic sport. I wear mine daily.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:28 PM   #4
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Also, you can get them cheaper at Factor Surplus in Montague for less money than other places. Convenient for me since they are <10 miles away. But they do ship. I think I paid 174.00 for the knee high ones.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:41 PM   #5
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Also, you can get them cheaper at Factor Surplus in Montague for less money than other places. Convenient for me since they are <10 miles away. But they do ship. I think I paid 174.00 for the knee high ones.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:42 PM   #6
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I guess I'll head over to dick's or tractor supple it looks like they both carry them.
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I do not believe that Tractor supply carries the Arctic Sport line.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 01:59 PM   #8
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Also, you can get them cheaper at Factor Surplus in Montague for less money than other places. Convenient for me since they are <10 miles away. But they do ship. I think I paid 174.00 for the knee high ones.
That boot is $102 on Amazon with free shipping if you're a prime member, unless you're talking about the steel toe version
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Old February 6th, 2014, 02:05 PM   #9
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Wear my wetlands muck boots everyday and love them, afew people I know that wear the artic sports say there feet sweat pretty bad, I sweat in my wetlands too, depends how active you are I guess,
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I've decided to be done with switching my cold wet leather work boots every time I have to get out of the truck when I'm plowing. Are the "Muck" brand boots better than say a walmart special rubber boot? I don't mind paying more for a better product but I'm not going to pay more a name on a tag that still comes from china. I know someone on here is probably an expert on rubber boots as a hobby or has a boot station in their yard or maybe still has boots with 1978 snow in them.
That made me laugh, those jokes just don't get old.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #11
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That boot is $102 on Amazon with free shipping if you're a prime member, unless you're talking about the steel toe version
I was mistaken... I just called them. 134.75 for the knee high Arctic Sport Muck. After tax, it would have been around 147ish. So I transposed the numbers in my head. If you can get them for 102, do it.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 02:53 PM   #12
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I had always heard good things about Muck boots.I bought a pair of the mid height ones from Farm and Home a couple of months ago. Not sure on the exact model. When I was trying them on I noticed a pair that had the back pull loop ripped off. I ripped the back loop off of my pair a week after getting them. Just normally putting them on, not yanking hard or anything. I would beware of the quality on them.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 03:02 PM   #13
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I had always heard good things about Muck boots.I bought a pair of the mid height ones from Farm and Home a couple of months ago. Not sure on the exact model. When I was trying them on I noticed a pair that had the back pull loop ripped off. I ripped the back loop off of my pair a week after getting them. Just normally putting them on, not yanking hard or anything. I would beware of the quality on them.
I wouldn't avoid them based on that alone, that doesn't really affect the overall functionality of the boot. Yeah it sucks but it wouldn't be enough to keep me from buying them if I was happy with them in every other regard.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 03:22 PM   #14
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Best rubber boot I have owned, previously tried 3-4 different types for general use and hunting.
For winter use, I have a paid and are great for snow plowing working outside, etc.
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I love mine. Had them 3 years now. I wear them for wheeling activities, year round.
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These are made of something different than regular rubber boots. Thorns or anything relatively sharp will tear these boots wide open. Just a fyi.
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Old February 6th, 2014, 03:41 PM   #17
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I had always heard good things about Muck boots.I bought a pair of the mid height ones from Farm and Home a couple of months ago. Not sure on the exact model. When I was trying them on I noticed a pair that had the back pull loop ripped off. I ripped the back loop off of my pair a week after getting them. Just normally putting them on, not yanking hard or anything. I would beware of the quality on them.
Sounds mucked up
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Old February 6th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #18
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These are made of something different than regular rubber boots. Thorns or anything relatively sharp will tear these boots wide open. Just a fyi.
Interesting.......I have wore mine thru some rough stuff and they still look new
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Interesting.......I have wore mine thru some rough stuff and they still look new
Just my experience.
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I just wear bunny boots, or micket mouse if you call them that. I rarely tie them. Leave them loose and rhe extra heat just goes up my pant legs. I slip them on or off without using my hands, which is convenient. They are bulky though. I'm used to them, so it doesn't bother me. I haven't tried the muck arctic sport model, but the regular muck boots will shrivel up and get rock hard if exposed to some brine solutions. They are easier to run in, are taller, and have better tread. I usually wear the steel toed wide base extra tuff Insulated mud boots in warm wet weather and down to about 30 degrees. Then I switch to bunnys, or if working in real icy conditions I put a set of lacross traxion studded overboots over the extra tuffs.
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