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    ok guys, heres my question?? what kind of wading shoes seem to be popular since the felt sole ban thats taking effect?? thanks for your help!!

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    korkers! I love my new boots so much, I can hike better in them as well.
    only 2 more years and I get to spend 3 months in the best place on earth.....ALASKA!

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    I use korkers as well. The soles on a lot of them are interchangeable so if they were out you just swap em. Plus you can get ones with little studs so you get a little better grip when you are gonna be somewhere slippery.

    You get what you pay for with wading shoes!
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    These are considered legal

    shoewader.jpg


    However, I use Korkers. The lace system is worth it alone.
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    I like my Simms guide boots but my wife loves her corkers.

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    Wife and I have been using Krokers for 2 years now...Love em
    Grandkids, Making big tough guys hearts melt at first sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBighorn View Post
    I like my Simms guide boots but my wife loves her corkers.
    I also like the Simms Guide boots.

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    I've fished with Simms Riversheds with some Star Cleats for traction for a few years now and have no complaints. I would reccomend some type of stud like the Star Cleat though. They were a bit on the slippery side before I put five per boot in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JediMasterSalmonSlayer View Post
    These are considered legal

    shoewader.jpg


    However, I use Korkers. The lace system is worth it alone.
    HAHAHA! I remember this day well. 300miles into the drive, I realized that I forgot my boots in the other truck.
    Needless to say, this didn't effect the fishing at all.

    Fish On!
    You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


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    Power in the shoes! LOl. I wear korkers and like Jedi said the cable laces are awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigcox View Post
    HAHAHA! I remember this day well. 300miles into the drive, I realized that I forgot my boots in the other truck.
    Needless to say, this didn't effect the fishing at all.

    Fish On!
    Been there done that....And of course it does not stop us
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    Korkers all the way! ive got their guide series and love them
    -Tight Lines & head shakin

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    For those that fish in the winter, you've got to get these bottoms for your korkers!
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    You know your not catching any fish when you start talking about the weather...


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    Are those made by Nike?
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    I've gone through 4 sets of Korkers....no, wait....5. Anyhoo, the cheaper ones are just that and didn't make a season. The guide models are very light, very comfy, be careful of the cable cutting through the tongue....this happened to both of mine. I also had the streamborns (not sure if they still make them) and first set the back cracked where the rubber tongue held them to the heel, the second set lasted two years but eventually they just don't hold the bottoms if you do any amount of real hiking in them. For anything remotely hardcore, I consider them a gimmick (a really good idea, they just don't hold up to more than casual wading). Now I have Simms, and while they are heavier, they are built to last, and their support is excellent.

    Will definitely not buy another set of corkers. Especially now that felt is banned.

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