Gear Review: Rocky ProLight Waterproof Snakeproof Hunting Boot

No foot, no horse, equestrians say. Liberte says new boots, no hunt. Chasing an animal through the wilderness with aching blistered feet is Hell on Earth; most hunters break-in new boots months before they set off for game. So when I received a package from Rocky Boots the day before my turkey hunt I knew . . .

not to trust that usual ahhhhh feeling, where you think your new boots are the comfiest shoes of all time — right until the angelic feet pillows turn into Satan’s soles. But for you, dear readers, I threw caution to the wind. I left for my hunt wearing Rocky ProLight Waterproof Snakeproof Hunting Boot in a men’s size 7, and didn’t bring any back-up footwear.

I was expecting the usual pre-formation of blisters, swelling-up in areas where the boots rubbed me the wrong way. Two days later, nothing. The Rocky’s fabric is completely breathable and flexible despite the height of the boot. My feet didn’t even…

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