What are the best Ice Fishing Boots?
Ice king .Bought the Ice man because they were lighter but not as warm, just better for walking because they dont weigh as much. Best boot I ever had is what I have now, but it is outdated and they dont make them anymore, It's a Red Ball Oneida nice and light and as warm as the ice king
Cabela's have boots on sale now. ship free! I like Artic pro by Muck. Get large enough for 2 pare socks and you are good.
I have the Cabela's Infernos and they are warm and quite comfortable. I wear them deer hunting as well. I think I may have a small "leak" in them, which isn't normally an issue, but when stomping around swampy ground during deer season resulted in some damp toes of the footbeds.
I also have my wife's grandpa's old Sorels that I used for a few years. Super warm and comfortable as well. Unfortunately, they developed a horizontal split above the heel where the leather meets the rubber, so unless there's a guarantee of no water, they're useless. Any suggestions for fixing that issue? Stupid question, but would slathering some fiberglass compound over it work? If so, maybe not a bad idea for the seams around the toes of the infernos too.
Spray your feet with antiperspirant to prevent sweating use good wool socks lace wool shoes if you can find them and 5 buckle rubber boots or the higher totes rubber boots old school.
. The old Baffins are made in Canada. Sadly , they are made in China now. I would pay an extra 100 bucks if they were made in Canada or in the USA.
My Lacrosse Icemans are 30 years old this year. Still going strong. 2 years ago I purchase some Lacrosse Icekings from WorkBootsUSA dot com because after a coupon code they were about 115 bucks. I was going to give my son my old Icemans. First time using the new Icekings I pulled two of the d-rings off just lacing them up. next time using 2 more d-rings pulled out. Last year I noticed the rubber was cracking already. Total junk!!! I hope they were knockoffs because if that is what Lacrosse is making now, no thanks. I'm back to using my 30 year old icemans.
I don't know which boot is the best, but I know which one is the worst.
Cabelas Inferno Boots on sale for $99.00
These are my favorite ice fishing boots. Not sure if boa lace system is included in sale, but definitely a nice upgrade if available.
I have a pair of the great boots on really cold days. I also have the Cabelas Zone Comfort Rubber Boots (I think that is what they are called). They have different amounts of insulation in different parts of the boots. I wear these late in the season when there is water on the ice.
Cabelas Inferno Boa boots are great for people with back problems.
I have had mine 2 years now and like them a lot. They are warm, waterproof and fairly easy to put on and take off.
“They don't make boots for wide feet.”
I need a wider shoe/boot as well. I have a pair of La Crosse Icemans that are over 25 years old so those are broken in and as warm and waterproof as they were when I got them. No issues with width there since, well, they have been worn.
Now, reaching an age where the joints have a few more aches than they did before getting a pair of NEOS overshoes have been a godsend. I wear a pair of hiking boots or tennis shoes and these go over the top. Comfortable pair of shoes with better arch support, ideal width...sore knees and back are a thing of the past.