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Old 04-05-2021, 12:51 PM   #1
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Default Rubber boots better than Lacrosse?

Uninsulated Alphaburly Pro's started leaking after 4 months so getting a refund. Figured I'd check and see if there's any recommendations for something better before I go out and buy the same pair. I like the boots otherwise, but a leaking rubber boot kinda defeats the purpose. lol
edit: Title should read RUBBER boots dangit.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:57 PM   #2
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Uninsulated Alphaburly Pro's started leaking after 4 months so getting a refund. Figured I'd check and see if there's any recommendations for something better before I go out and buy the same pair. I like the boots otherwise, but a leaking rubber boot kinda defeats the purpose. lol
edit: Title should read RUBBER boots dangit.
LaGrange....you gotta break away from those yuppie models
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:57 PM   #3
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I've been wearing my Mucks for about 8 yrs now with zero issues.
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:59 PM   #4
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My first pair of insulated Muck boots lasted 10 years. My second pair are going on 5. I’ve not tried their uninspired boot, but Muck seems to produce good quality
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Old 04-05-2021, 12:59 PM   #5
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I bought some Magellan insulated boots at Academy. They've lasted 3-4 years with heavy nearly weekly wear and just now need to be replaced. I would buy them again.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:00 PM   #6
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I bought a pair of irish setters, but havent worn them yet...I'm done with Lacrosse as well.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:02 PM   #7
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My mucks soles came loose during the third year.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:02 PM   #8
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:12 PM   #9
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These look great...........
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:14 PM   #10
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Another recommendation for Mucks.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:20 PM   #11
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:24 PM   #12
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I have a pair of Magellan Swamp Kings that I have had for 3ish years. Not daily use, but almost every hunt. The only problem I had is they have 800G of insulation and that can be alot here in Texas. As soon as they came out with an uninsulated pair last year, I jumped on em. Only have 1 season on those, but they have been great as well. I expect the same from em. Also not bad on the pocket book at under $100 each.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:24 PM   #13
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I've been happy with Lacrosse & Mucks.
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:47 PM   #14
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My Lacrosse did the same thing. After a night of hunting my one foot/sock was damp. It has happened on 2 pairs already. Nothing yet on my 3rd pair, but if it does it again I am done with Lacrosse Rubber boots
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Old 04-05-2021, 01:55 PM   #15
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Thanks yall, we seem to be forming a consensus...

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My Lacrosse did the same thing. After a night of hunting my one foot/sock was damp. It has happened on 2 pairs already. Nothing yet on my 3rd pair, but if it does it again I am done with Lacrosse Rubber boots
That's the way these were, from day 1 the left boot always seemed to be kinda damp. I kept thinking maybe I splashed a little water over the top or something. It doesn't help that my feet sweat like crazy so there's always some dampness but the left was always more wet than the right.
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Old 04-05-2021, 02:40 PM   #16
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Lightweight Muck Boots are the way to go. I have the Muck Snake Boot and they're light and comfortable, plus waterproof.
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:32 PM   #17
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I absolutely love my Muck boots. I went with the mud sole vs the heel and it's been great.
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:33 PM   #18
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Thanks yall, we seem to be forming a consensus...



That's the way these were, from day 1 the left boot always seemed to be kinda damp. I kept thinking maybe I splashed a little water over the top or something. It doesn't help that my feet sweat like crazy so there's always some dampness but the left was always more wet than the right.
LOL you sound exactly like me!

But it only happened with one boot, and it was not sweat
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Old 04-05-2021, 03:53 PM   #19
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I wanted to buy some lacrosse alphaburly but they just didn’t fit for crap.
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:10 PM   #20
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I get about 18-24 months out of my Lacrosse arrowhead snake proof boots... one of the longest lived brands I’ve tried. I easily put a couple hundred miles a year on a pair of boots, and my only complaint is the soles end up getting water between a couple layers after 100 or so miles of walking and makes a little noise with each step. It enough to ruin a stalk, but enough to annoy me.

I even have a pair with waterproof/snake proof chaps sewn on.

I have to give them praise because they have taken 2 snake bites for me in the last 5 years without failing, both moccasins.


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Old 04-05-2021, 04:17 PM   #21
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LaGrange....you gotta break away from those yuppie models
Old school are the best.
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Old 04-05-2021, 04:19 PM   #22
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I usually get 2 or 3 years out of a Lacrosse before I get a leak.
Might have to give Muck boots a try. Where can you find them where I can try a pair on?
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:39 PM   #23
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i’m so disappointed with the lacrosse boots
they have obviously farmed them out to china in the last couple of years my old pairs lasted at least 10 years of heavy use and were my most comfortable boots i had now they are complete junk they crack and leak with a few months and the heals are noticeably smaller and wear out very fast
i wrote them an email and told them how disappointed i was and they sent back a reply that was pretty much oh well ����*♂️
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:50 PM   #24
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I have had good luck 2 years plus out of the Cabelas brand uninsulated rubber boots
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Old 04-05-2021, 06:57 PM   #25
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For all the Muck fans, which models are you running? I like a couple of them but there's like 20 different types of Muck boots.
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:33 PM   #26
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I usually get 2 or 3 years out of a Lacrosse before I get a leak.
Might have to give Muck boots a try. Where can you find them where I can try a pair on?
You can try Cabela’s, Bass Pro, or Tractor Supply.
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:36 PM   #27
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For all the Muck fans, which models are you running? I like a couple of them but there's like 20 different types of Muck boots.
I have the Fieldblazers. They’ve been great in spring weather. They are fleece lined so might be too warm for summer. Not sure if they’re going to be just right in the winter with a couple of pairs of wool socks. I put Dr. Scholls insoles in them and they feel pretty darn good.
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Old 04-05-2021, 07:38 PM   #28
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Dryshods !
Most comfortable I’ve ever had too

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Old 04-05-2021, 07:50 PM   #29
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I’ve never had a set of Lacrosse make it to the 2 year mark.

I do have a pair of Muck that have out lived 4 pair of Lacrosse, but they are pretty warm in the summer and are really tight on my fat calves.

I had to get away from the Lacrosse like the OP did after getting kicked in the nards enough. I bought a pair of Irish Setters this year and like them so far, but it hasn’t been a year yet.
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:06 PM   #30
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I usually blow out the LaCrosse every third year or so. I had a buddy give me a pair of Under Armor. They seem sturdy so far
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:18 PM   #31
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For all the Muck fans, which models are you running? I like a couple of them but there's like 20 different types of Muck boots.
I have the Woody Sport 800g
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:30 PM   #32
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My lacrosse boots seem to last about 3 years.


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Old 04-05-2021, 08:33 PM   #33
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I have punished my Irish Setter uninsulated rubbers for several years now and they are still going strong. Not only have they held up but they are super comfortable. Highly recommend.
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Old 04-05-2021, 08:43 PM   #34
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LaGrange will last, are comfy and stay on no matter how the mud tries to suck them off.

I really want to try the Mucks but haven’t found a pair that didn’t kill me while in the store.
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Old 04-05-2021, 09:03 PM   #35
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I switched to Grundéns and haven’t looked back. Used to only get a year out of a pair no matter what brand. Look at the Deck Boss boot.
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Old 04-05-2021, 10:06 PM   #36
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I like my Muck boots. They are comfortable.
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