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The workhorse of wading boots.
When you spend all your free time wading in the river for your next catch, rely on the Korkers Men's Whitehorse Wading Boots to give you the fit, protection, durability, and support you need to land that king salmon, rainbow, or cutthroat. The Whitehorse Boots feature the OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeable Sole System so you can adapt your traction to meet the performance needs of each river system. We are offering two sole options: felt and Kling-On rubber outsole, or the Kling-On rubber outsole and the studded Kling-On. You can purchase other outsoles separately for maximum versatility. The non-marking Kling-On outsoles are also safe for all boats. The low-profile Boa MT2 speed lacing system gives you quick on and off and a snugger, more comfortable fit that won't loosen up as the day goes on. In addition, EVA midsoles provide added protection and comfort while triple-recessed top caps supply bombproof toe durability.
- OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeable Sole System
- Two sole options: felt + Kling-On, or Kling-On + Kling-On studded
- Hydrophobic waterproof materials
- Rubberized anti-abrasion synthetic materials
- 3D EVA molded toe caps
- True Fit sizing (true to street shoe sizing)
- Boa M2 speed lacing
- Integrated midsole drainage ports
- Pull-on tabs
- Item #KKR000D
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Boa lace is a must have. If you want to get to your fishing hole before any one else. These laces will easily allow you to do so! Have held up very well so far, very pleased with my purchase.
Korkers Whitehorse Boot - The best!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Can't say enough about the service, price, experience, etc on my purchase of the Korkers Whitehorse Wading Boot from backcountry.com. The boots were priced far and away lower than any place I could find. They shipped quickly for free and were at my house ready for a weekend fly fishing trip. I highly recommend the boots and backcountry. i have have encouraged three of my fishing buddies to purchase these boots. They are great in the river. The Boa lacing system is outstanding. Thanks Korkers and Backcountry!
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I'm using old 5mm Neoprene waders and I purchased size 13 Whitehorse Wading Boots but the Boa system didn't seem to work good for me as when I moved around, the Boa kept getting loose and I was constantly tightening them up. But the boots fit good, but my heals kept lifting up as I walked. So I added heavier socks to feel in the boot space, which made the fit too tight and created a lot of discomfort. I wish Korkers would produce 1/2 sizes as well as wider versions. I will be sending these back and trying the Buckskin Lace-up boots next.
Don't let my review discourage you from getting these boots; there great boots, but my wide feet and very thick neoprene's aren't a good fit with this boot. It's like merging old 30 year technology with the newer technology. It just doesn't work. Time for change.
Was recommended the Simms Headwaters waders which are thinner and still very functional for the Steelhead fishing I do at Lake Erie between December and March each year. I just think with my wool thigh high socks and thick waders, the boot isn't fitting right. So, back to the drawing board. And I also would like to mention that Backcountry Support is exceptional. Everyone there is so nice to talk with and full of so much helpful knowledge. It's the best place to shop and you can't beat the no hassle return policy as well as their 2 day free shipping.
Whitehorse for the win
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I previously had a pair of Korkers Chrome boot, from years ago. They eventually wore out, and I got a pair of Whitehorses. I bought the Chromes our of necessity (Korkers offers a 15 in a nice Flyfishing boot, while others lag a bit on the sizing), but will continue to buy Korkers after my experience with their boots. Here's my take on the Whitehorses:
The BOA system is much improved, and I can't think of anything they could do to make it better than this. There's lots of spare wire so you can open the tongue wide and let them air out. The "eyelets" let the wire run through them smoothly and tighten evenly. They have not gummed up or even gotten close.
The soles are great. My previous boots would lose a sole if I stepped backwards in muck. I haven't done that in these yet, and I hope not to. I now have six pairs of soles, two studded, two rubber, one felt, and one synthetic felt. I love the studded soles, they're like magnets to the ground in rivers...
The fit is good. I have relatively love volume feet, and I don't have a problem with these because of the BOA system. I like the high-top style for wading boots, and haven't gotten anything in them from above, even when wet wading WITHOUT a gravel guard neoprene sock. I'm sure it would happen eventually, but that's to be expected.
They're not free. I know, you get what you pay for. But that's the only cont I can think of. everything else is just great.
Design differences that I appreciate:
The Chromes from 4 or 5 years ago had eyelets with "pipes" for the routing of the BOA wires. I wasn't a fan. Korkers took note and dumped those in favor of an upgraded system. I love a company that takes input (not mine, but I'll take it), and incorporates it into their next generation of products.
One note: Korkers customer service is awesome. I had some questions for them before getting a hold of my new boots, and they have to be one of the best in customer service that I've talked with. No-B.S., just straight-talking, friendly guys. Thanks!
First time with the boots
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
these are the best boots Ive had. I really like the interchangeable sole