Do you really need snake proof boots?
Do you like to spend time in nature? Then the answer is definitely yes! When it comes to hunting, hiking and other activities in nature, many people underestimate the importance of good snake proof boots. The lack of care can result in heavy consequences even in areas that are not famous by venomous snakes.
You see, the natural habitat of snakes are warmer areas and there are no other specifical details about areas where you could say there are no snakes, except the polar circle. You may find them in areas covered with tall grass as well as rocky terrain. Near water or in the desserts, they often lurk hidden to the eyes of the hiker or the hunter and may surprise you when you least expect it.
Naturally, snakes don’t attack or bite unless they are threatened or they think you’re a prey, but once you step into their habitat, you’re the danger to them so the threat of snake bite is upon you, no matter how careful you think you are.
And you don’t really want to be seeking for urgent medical help and having your life hanging on the rope when you’re in the middle of the hunt or relaxing with your friends or family. One good investment is what will keep your mind and activities in nature at ease.
I was also that careless guy who thought ordinary boots will keep me covered until my good friend was bitten by the rattlesnake when hiking. We were together and both wearing solid hiking boots, admiring the nature around us when he screamed. He was bitten and we were in the middle of nowhere. I cannot describe the panic and horror we both felt in that moment. Luckily, some campers were near us and they got us to the nearest E.R. but I’m sure none of us will ever forget that experience.
So dear, hikers, hunters and nature wanderers, I present you my top list of the best snake proof boots you can buy in 2017.
Best snake proof boots 2017
Let’s make one thing clear, the boots I’m describing here are all the boots I’ve personally tried and worn for at least a month or so. I’ve also spoken with many hunters and hikers while doing my research in order to find the best snake bite proof boots for myself. I hope sharing my intel will help someone make a good choice and I’ll be happy if you share this article with anyone who could make use of it. I’ll try my best to describe six models I’ve found best and worth the investment and I covered
I’ll try my best to describe six models I’ve found best and worth the investment and I covered most affordable boots since I’m writing this article to help ordinary people. I’m sure there are great premium boots priced over several hundreds of dollars out there, but models below are really of great quality, so there is no need to spend more in order to get great protection – unless you really want to do so.
|Snake proof boots||Rating||Price|
|6. 4X Alpha LaCrosse Snake Boots||4.6|
|5. Men’s Venom Scent APG HD |
LaCrosse Snake Boots
|4. Rocky Prolight Snake Proof Boots||4.1|
|3. Men's Pronghorn Danner Snake Proof Boots||4.2|
|2. Muck Boots Pursuit Snake Proof Boots||4.3|
|1. Irish Setter 2875 Vaprtrek |
- Best Snake Proof Boots 2017
LaCrosse snake boots are actually made of a combination of rubber and neoprene. Waterproof and around 16 inches long shaft with four layers cushioning on the soles, these boots offer 360-degree snake protection.
Adjustable fit with straps and rubber soles make these snake proof boots a solid choice for hunting or work. A contoured ankle secures great fit during longer wear and prevents slipping.
Popularly called LaCrosse Quad Core, LaCrosse 4X is comfortable wear in any conditions, on any surface and also provide a solid protection against cold weather. Not my best snake proof boots choice but surely a good and affordable boots.
- 4 layer sole cushions
- Customizable straps
- Ankle fit for heel lock against slipping
- Comfortable for longer wearing
- No half size
Another good choice from LaCrosse snake boots with somewhat longer shaft than the previous model (around 18 inches). This model also offers 360-degree snake bite protection, but on a somewhat more serious level.
Made from leather and fabric, with rubber, inch thick soles, these snake proof boots also have a thankful lining inside in case of long wear during hot weather and will also keep you dry during long hunting hours in wet conditions.
Internal materials fight smell producing bacteria, so there’s no danger from passing out when you get them off either. No, seriously, these snake proof boots are quite comfortable and I ended up wearing them all day long and I expected at least some of the smell but got a nice surprise when I finally took them off.
- 18” long shaft
- Reinforced toe cap
- Bacteria free lining
- Super dry
- Adjustable straps
- Somewhat higher price
Made from full-grain leather and durable nylon, with 16 inches long shaft, Rocky snake boots are also a solid choice in medium price range. Prolight BioMech outsole gives them excellent traction on any kind of surface.
Plus, Rocky snake boots have one additional feature that previous two models don’t – they have a waterproof layer that covers the entire boot, length and height wise. Additionally, they feel super light and are great for long hiking routes.
The only thing that kept me unsecure when wearing these snake proof boots is that shaft could be somewhat longer.
- Fully waterproof
- Excellent traction
- Super comfortable
- Sag easily if you don’t lace them tight
Made from leather with rubber soles, with somewhat over 15 inches long shaft, Danner snake boots also offer 360-degree snake bite protection and fit into a lightweight category.
That’s why you’ll hear many hunters are interested in finding Danner snake boots for sale. These fall into higher price range than previous models that I’ve mentioned, so you may want to search online market to compare prices in order to find the best offer.
Waterproof and made with full-grain leather, Danner’s Pronghorn will definitely be the snake proof boots worth its price, but what kept bugging me may not bug you since it depends on the shape of your feet – they are not super comfortable to wear during longer hunting sessions.
- Solid traction
- Not so comfortable
- Not fully waterproof
With exterior solely made from rubber and fully-waterproof, Muck snake boots are also cool to wear in the hot weather thanks to XpressCool fabric lining inside. Anti-friction sock liner helps preventing slippery and keeps your feet comfortably in place.
Additionally, EVA midsole is responsible for soft steps with minimum shock to the feet because of the rubber outsole pods for better cushioning. 4 mm neoprene lining makes these snake proof boots fine to wear down to even -40 degrees.
Generally, Muck snake boots serve as a reliable name when it comes to performance and comfort. These would definitely be my favorite if I didn’t discover the model below.
- Temperature proof down to -40 degrees
- Fully waterproof
- They are somewhat difficult to take off
Irish Setter 2875 Vaprtrek with 17 inches long shaft are definitely best snake boots I’ve ever tried and there is several reasons for that.
Made from full-grain leather and synthetic materials these lightweight snake proof boots are super comfortable thinking to RPM technology which gives durability and comfort without the extra weight. Ultradry waterproofing system is great so you’ll really have to try hard to make your feet wet.
They have SnakeGuard construction so fangs, thorns and any other bothers won’t be able to penetrate the upper part of the boot. ScentBan technology kills any un-pleasurable odors for good feeling inside and outside is taken care of with ArmaTec abrasion resistant protective cover.
- 17 inches long shaft
- Super dry
- Odor free
- The shaft is maybe not the longest possible, but unless you’re not a giant, 17 inches will serve you very well
Snake Proof Boots 2017 buyer’s guide
One more thing. I’m sure you can find most of these models in any better-equipped shop with hunting and hiking or camping tools, but what several people told me and in the end I concluded myself, the prices may be somewhat higher in actual shops. One friend recommended me to search the online market, especially Amazon, because there is a great competition between sellers and you can actually compare models and prices without even going out.
Since we’re talking about boots, you’d probably want to try them out before buying and you can’t really do that with Amazon, but I’ve solved that problem with trying them out in shops and buying them on Amazon. So my recommendation is – in case you don’t believe me, head to Amazon yourself and check the ratings and prices yourself. You’ll see that, when it comes to snake proof boots, my choice is fully justified.