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Snake Proof Boots Buying Guide and Review 2017

snake proof boots 2017

Being the outdoorsy type, I have hiked, fished and camped all over. This stretches from the Amazon Rain Forest in Brazil, the sandy deserts of Africa to the Outback of Australia. Do you know what all these places have in common? Snakes!

My experience with these creatures for the last few years has been nothing but a downward spiral. Albeit most have been near misses, a few instances involved hospitalization and in one tragic incident with a bushmaster I was almost sent to my maker. Were it not for this nifty hiking gear I’m about to share with you; I would have done away with the trade altogether.

Best Snake Proof Boots - Quick Look

Why should I invest in snake-proof boots and not ordinary boots?

​I love to fish in areas that are a bit off the beaten track. I do this for a number of reasons and probably the main one is you are fishing in spots that have never been fished before. These unknown spots can be amazing sport but because you have to hike in through sometimes very rough bush you need to make sure you are protected on the way in...

Unlike your run of the mill cowboy boots, a good pair of snake-proof boots can fend off bites from snakes and this feature alone could save your life.

Take it from someone who has endured the agony of a snake bite. The fangs will feel like hot long pointy steel nails when sinking into your soft, supple flesh. If you don't don these boots to protect yourself from the blood clotting or thinning effects of the venom, then please do it to save yourself from the excruciating sting.

Keep in mind that snake-proof boots are an all inclusive package. In addition to keeping your beating heart going, it will shield you from prickly thorns, rugged terrain, and hold you firm on the ground on dicey slippery slopes.

The catch is to spot a winner.

What makes a winner?

Material

The bare minimum would be a sturdy material -like leather and nylon- well equipped to handle the venomous strike of snakes. But for a snake proof boot to be crowned the best it has to surpass this. For misty and muddy conditions you’ll need one reinforced with vulcanized rubber. They are engineered by adding sulfur to rubber in the face of extreme heat essentially rendering it impervious to water while tripling its durability.

At the height of summer, you can still go for a relatively lightweight option without compromising on functionality. Kangaroo skin has proven to be soft, light yet still sturdy. This can also double as a hiking boot owing to the increased flexibility of movement it offers.

Length of boots

As a rule of thumb, the longer the boots, the better. The shortest length that is deemed acceptable is one reaching mid-calf but never ankle height. Most snakes strike between the ankle and knee, so a knee length size is a safer choice.

Fit and feel

Marrying comfort and function is the ultimate judge of what boot reigns supreme. It should fit you to a tee. Good brands will have a collection of sizes as opposed to a one fits all mindset.

As for feel, it should offer more support on your feet and ankles. This added comfort will allow you to move easier and for longer.

1. Lacrosse Men’s Venom Scent APG HD Snake Proof Boots

Are you looking for the toughest snake proof boots, with an ability to cover grueling terrain? Look no further than these boots from Lacrosse. On top of having an excellent camouflage design, they are practical and comfortable.

What are their Features & Benefits?

Lacrosse snake proof boots are made from the toughest rubber out there. Neoprene is coupled with the rubber guaranteeing insulation to your feet.

Air circulation inside the boot is terrific with the company’s Aircirc technology in use. Having sweaty and smelly feet won’t happen to you again.

These boots are waterproof, leaving you with no fear of venturing into wet or marshy areas. The high-ankle design assures you of maximum protection, and that is sure-fire to protect you against snake bites.

Getting in and out of the boots is easy with a side zip. Unlike in other boots you do not have to untie the laces all the way down. I found this to be convenient.

The high-quality rubber used to make the boots helps maintain grip once you are on the rocky or unstable ground. Furthermore, a unique contour ankle design works to help maintain your stability.

What is more these boots are extremely durable due to the high quality of materials used to make them? To be fair, you cannot go wrong with these boots.

Any downside?

Zippers on the boots are tight making it cumbersome to use for the first few occasions. After prolonged use, the zipper gets easier to use.

You will find the boots heavy; this could be as a result of the materials used to make them.


2. MuckBoots Men’s Pursuit Snake Proof Hunting Boot

Comfort during trip outdoors is what you yearn for, right? You have nothing to worry as these boots' construction incorporates high-quality material that does not compromise on comfort.

Construction of the boots uses synthetic rubber; snake fangs can bite on them all they want, nothing goes through them.

What are their features & benefits?

While out in the woods the temperatures can change in the blink of an eye. That is why these boots have a neoprene layer guaranteed to insulate you. What’s more, they are fitted with Xpresscool technology, meant to safeguard you against sweat.

Slip-on boots are a handy feature; this is an add-on fitting to these boots. It is time-wasting and cumbersome to have to tie and untie the laces.

The durability of the boots is not in question due to the high quality of constituent materials. You could easily pass them on to your kid; yep they are that good!

The boots are tall and meant to protect your lower limb from fangs lurking in the woods. Synthetic rubber is great at providing physical resistance once you experience a bite.

Last but not the least, the boots are waterproof. No leakages more leakages as you wade into marshy areas of the woods.

Any downside?

I did not like the narrow design of the boot. It makes it hard to take the boot off if you have wide feet.


3. Rocky Men's Prolight Snake Boot Mossy Oak Breakup

What you get from these boots is fantastic protection from snake bites, with camouflage as a bonus.

They are also lightweight and comfortable; experiencing the outdoors has never been this easy.

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What are their features and benefits?

They are lace-up boots, which means fitting around the calf and ankle is comfortable. The lace-up also allows you to lace up tightly or loosely depending on your preference and comfort.

Having a lightweight boot is great. It lets you venture into the woods as much as you can with no fear of getting tired of the boots. These boots are lightweight, with no compromise taken for your safety. A thick layer inside the boot maximizes protection in case of snake bites.

The exceptional design of the sole prevents materials from getting stuck at the bottom. You won’t have to stop every few minutes to remove items lodged at the bottom.

The camouflage design of the boot also helps to keep you safe; if they can’t see you, they can’t bite you.

It provides excellent traction in areas with rocky or uneven surfaces. This prevents any accidents or mishaps happening, due to slipping.

Any downside?

Something to take away from the boots is that they are not waterproof. You would have to treat them with a waterproofing spray to protect yourself from leakages.


4. Danner Men’s Pronghorn Snake Side-Zip Hunting Boot

Are you looking for a high-quality boot with a great design too? If the answer is yes, you have come to the right place.

Not only that, this boot is entirely made of leather. Durability and reliability just went up a notch higher.

What are their features & benefits?

You would be shocked to learn how lightweight these boots are. Their lightweight nature enables you to venture into the wild with no fear of getting tired. What is more, you can wear these boots daily.

A zipper design on the boots allows you to slip the boots on and off with minimal fuss. Unlike other boots, the zipper is easy to use and holds up over long periods.

Rubber makes up the boots' soles. What this means is you can use them over any terrain, since the grip is assured.

Inside the boots is a Gore—Tex lining. Once you purchase these bad boys, your feet are moisture free and odor free. In addition to which the leather fabric is breathable, meant to help you remain cool inside the boots.

Apart from guaranteeing durability, the leather material provides safety in case of snake bites. The snake fangs can dig in and not a scratch will be left on these boots.

Any downside?

A bummer about these boots is that they are relatively high priced compared to other boots. It is also disappointing they are not waterproof; you have to use a waterproofing spray.


5. Justin Original Work Boots Men’s Stampede Snake Work Boot

When buying the ultimate snake proof boots, quality of material and design feature heavily. You would not be disappointed with these boots.

The design and tailoring is a blend of synthetic rubber and leather. The ultimate Kevlar against snake bites.

What are their features and benefits?

Unsteady ground, uneven terrain will all be conquered by these boots. This is down to the rubber soles that enhances maximum grip to the ground. What’s more quality leather makes up the shaft of the boot, assuring maximum protection against snake bites?

A zipper closure on the boot makes taking them on and off a hustle free task. What’s more, you don’t have to contend with cumbersome shoe laces as the boot is lace-free.

Inside the boot are comfortable insoles that allow you to move around in maximum comfort. You could easily have these boots as your everyday kind of shoe.

Due to the great design and high quality of material used, these boots are also suitable for winter. An annoying feature of other boots is, once winter arrives you have to get other boots. These boots will keep you warm during winter while still protecting you.

Durability will never be an issue with these boots, and you could easily pass them onto your loved ones.

Any downside?

Nothing to report.


6. Danner Men’s Jackal II 45764 Snake Hunting Boot

At first glance, the thing that strikes you about this boot is the fact its designer had stealth in mind.

They have a camouflage appearance that is great once you venture out in the wild, letting you blend into your surroundings and acting as protection.

What are their features and benefits?

A high shaft on a boot is great since snakes tend to bite on the lower limb. With that in mind, this boot has a 17” shaft that provides maximum protection.

The boots' constituent material is nylon. A guarantee when it comes to protection against water damage. An assurance with this boot is you can walk out into marshy and swampy areas without fears of water leakages.

As a Danner men boot, it comes fitted with Gore-Tex technology. A sure bet against sweaty and smelly feet. It instead keeps your feet dry and odorless.

A rubber sole promises to maximize traction and grip in rocky and uneven surfaces. You don’t have to fear about slipping once you strap on these boots.

A lace-up design allows you strap on the boots to your comfort or preference. Inside the boot is a comfort lining. It is meant to maximize your comfort while out and about in the wild. There is extra padding on the footbeds; this goes a long way in guaranteeing your comfort.

The boot is also lightweight, meant to allow you freedom in roaming the woods. Honestly, you could walk in these boots a whole day, with no discomfort.

Any downside?

A shame about these boots is the fact they are relatively high priced compared to other similar boots.


7. Chippewa Men’s 23913 17″ Pull-On Snake Boot

What you have here is a great mixture of fabric and leather. The result is comfort with no bargain on your security.

In addition to which these boots can be used for a variety of other activities apart from hiking such as casual wear.

What are their features and benefits?

You will be at first in awe of how simple but beautiful the boot’s design is. It has a 17” shaft that shows it means business about protecting you from snake bites. The leather wrapping is great since no snake fangs can pierce them. Inside the boot is cloth fabric that works to insulate your feet, keeping you warm during cold seasons.

Two straps are on the boot, meant to allow removing and wearing the boot undemanding. There are no annoying laces on this boot that waste your time when tying or undoing them.

A Vibram sole haves you confident of tackling jagged surfaces. The sole gives assurance of grip and traction.

You can wade into shallow waters with no fear of getting wet. Waterproof technology on this boots secures you against water damage and leaks.

Last but not least the boots are durable due to the high-quality materials used to make them. I can guarantee you won’t have to buy another pair of these boots for a while.

Any downside?

The drawback to these boots is they don’t fit properly around the ankle area. They feel a tad large, probably due to being made for people with large feet.


8. Lacrosse Men’s Alpha Mudlite Snake Hunting Boot

I'm sure once you hear hand-crafted your mind switches to high quality, right? If your answer is yes, you would be right.

The rubber exterior on this boot is handcrafted to maximize protection against snake bites to scratches and mud.

What are their features & benefits?

What you have on the interior of this boot is a layer of neoprene. Intended to act as an insulating agent, it works to keep you warm and dry. You no longer have to fear sweaty feet once you remove the boot.

Lacrosse has also incorporated their Aircirc technology inside the boot to allow free movement of air inside the boot. Smelly feet are a thing of the past once you slip into these boots.

What’s more, the boot has a slip-on design. This allows you to wear or remove the boot with minimal effort. A strap is fitted behind the calf allowing you to adjust the boot’s fitting to your comfort.

The camouflage design on the boot allows you to venture into the wild with an added layer of protection.

In addition to that, the boot is waterproof, guaranteeing your comfort when wading through wet areas.

Slip-resistant rubber soles are fitted with the boots, assuring your safety in rough areas.

Any downside?

I would say the boots are stiff once you put them on, with flexibility at a bare minimum.


9. Rocky ProLight 16″ Snake Proof Boot

As the name suggests, these boots are ultralight once you strap them on.

You might as well be wearing sandals; yep they are that lightweight! Camouflage appearance on the boots helps in case you are an avid hunter.

What are its features and benefits?

The boots fit snugly since they have laces allowing you to tie them to your preferences. On top of that, the shaft on the boot is 16” high, a sure sign that they mean business when it comes to protecting you.

Durable nylon is used to make the boot. These bad boys can be worn every single day and still show no signs of giving up.

Not only that, Gore-Tex technology is on hand to confirm they are waterproof. Fear of venturing into wet areas or rain should not hinder you anymore.

Snakes can bite all they want the light but the tough exterior is on hand to protect you.

The sole features creation with Prolight Biomech allowing you traverse rocky or uneven surfaces with no fear of slipping.

You could live in these boots due to how comfortable they are. These are ideal winter boots, so, no more purchases when winter kicks in.

Any downside?

The only problem I noticed is you have to buy your boots a size larger so as to wear socks comfortably. Wearing your regular size will feel tight on your ankles.


10. Lacrosse Men’s Adder Scent 18″ HD Snake Boot

I know having slip-on or lace boots is cumbersome and tiresome sometimes. That is why Lacrosse has come up with this boots that you simply pull on.

What’s more, they have a 17” shaft; protection doesn’t get higher than this.

What are their features & benefits?

A camouflage fabric on the boot acts to protect you. The fabric is coupled with leather to maximize protection against snake bites.

The unique fabric making up the boot keeps you warm and dry. It will protect you from smelly and sweaty feet. In addition to that, the fabric is waterproof; you are allowed to venture into wet areas.

The durability of the boot is not in question due to its superior build quality and high-quality constituent materials.

Once you pull up the boots, there is a pull loop that allows for easy removal. On top of that, there is a gusset at the back allowing for an adjustable, secure fit of the boot.

Any downside?

If worn over long periods they start to split at the seams. Bummer!


So there you have it folks. If you are looking for a good quality pair of snake proof boots then we are sure you will find something in our review. If you have a pair of boots you bring along on every trip, fishing or hunting then let us know in the comments and we will take a look.

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