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Forget sandals and go with these babies if you want to last more than an hour.

Yeah, it may be ninety degrees outside, but that's some high mountain runoff you'll be wading into all day, so slap on a pair of waders and Redington Men's Palix River Sticky Rubber Wading Boots if you want to feel your toes and feet.

  • Lightweight, quick-drying, and supportive boots keep your feet comfortable while you wade in frigid waters
  • Sticky rubber outsoles with crushed Walnut help you keep your footing
  • Abrasion-resistant rubber rands and toe caps help protect your feet from small rolling rocks and jagged stones
  • Neoprene padded ankles help prevent you from ankle twists
  • Deep draw lacing with molded, non-corrosive metal hardware provides a snug fit

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Get What You Pay For

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I picked these up last min before last winter and was hoping I could get at least a year of medium/heavy use out of them. They did not give me what I was looking for. Within a 2-3 months there was only a few stitches still attached to the sole creating large holes that let rock come rolling right in.

I think these would be the perfect shoe for someone that is going 1-2 times a month but if you plan on going any more then that spend the money to get something a little more durable.

what wading boots are best for hiking on land? I'm moose hunting this fall in AK and am looking for a rugged, lightweight boot that provides good ankle support. We wear waders moose hunting due to the wet conditions in / out of water all day.

Hey Lee,

I would recommend the Simms Freestone StreamTread Boot - Men's (Item # SMM003Q ). They run true to size and have killer reviews. If you need any assistance setting up an order, feel free to contact me at 800.409.4502 ext 4789 and I'd be stoked to get you set up with a pair of wading boots for your AK hunting trip.

Ready for fish.

Ready for fish.

After work up at Mirror Lake. Getting ready to slay some fish. And by slay, I of course mean catch and release.



  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I'll be honest. I purchased these mainly because of the price. It's my first pair of wading boots (after wearing old hiking shoes paired with my waders for a year, it was time to upgrade). So far they've been good. I don't have much to compare them to, but for the price I'm happy with the comfort, grip and durability thus far. The top eyelets for the laces have the locking "teeth" so they're easy to lace up and keep tight. I normally wear a size 8 in footwear and decided to go with a 9 in these. I wish I had gone with a size 8 though, even with waders on.



  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

These are super comfortable!! That being said, they also feel like a pair of Vans... not a lot of support. I can feel almost everything through the soul, but I like that. I paired them up with some metal screws and that boosted the traction a lot! without them they are alright, but I highly recommend the metal . But get the good stuff. The sheet metal screws from the hardware store fell out in three trips. Great boot for walking long distances. Feels like a shoe. Not a boot.


sized up one

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

I typically wear a size 9 shoe, but bought the size 10 in order to fit my waders with the wading sock into the boot. I bought the rubber sole for Utah rivers primarily and this type of sole helps prevent your boots from transporting those river critters!

I wear a size 13 street shoe. What size...

I wear a size 13 street shoe. What size Palix River boot should I order?

Typically the recommendation for sizing wading boots is to size up one size from your normal everyday shoes. Although this is the typical recommendation, it is a personal thing for most and also depends on the type (thickness) of wader or wading sock you will be using. Also depends on the type of fishing you are going to be doing.

If you are going to be hiking a lot and scrambling over boulders and through brush, having a solid fit is important so that you will have grip when moving around. If you are going to be walking shorter distances and doing a lot of standing, it is important that your toes aren't jammed to the edge the entire time. I hope this helps even though I didn't give you an exact recommendation do the lack of information.


Maybe a little floppy

    These are really good starter boots. They are comfortable and easy to walk in, but maybe a little lacking on the support front. I haven't had them long but I can't see them holding up all that well. If they do end up lasting a long time I'll make sure to update this review.
    Now, for the money these are great wading boots. If you're just starting out or don't want to break the bank on fly fishing gear these are great. Let's call this a 3.5 star rating.



      I have only used the boots in still-water situations thus far, so I don't yet know about the traction on river rocks. They are very comfortable and easy to put on, and seem to be well made. They are exactly what I was looking for in a sticky rubber boot.


      Good starter.

        If you are just starting out and don't want to drop the coin on the Patagonia's, Simms and Korker Chromes of the world then these are your boot. Redington has made a boot that is light weight yet supportive and rugged. The rubber soles have a good feel and grip well on those slippery river rocks. The light weight canvas build is a quick dryer and not very heavy when wet as well. Great boot for the novice or in my case a young son with huge paws!