Foul-Weather Fishing Boots

Keep dry with the right boots when the weather gets rough.

When the seas turn angry, the right boots can make the difference between staying warm and dry or cold and miserable. Plus, boots offer protection from on-deck hazards, like flying hooks and sharp teeth. Choose wisely: Your feet will thank you.

Shimano Evair

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Shimano EvairZach Stovall

When you want a super-lightweight deck boot, reach for the Evairs from Shimano. A one-piece molded EVA over-the-ankle boot with ergonomic arch support and a nonmarking, high-traction sole, these boots will give all-day comfort. fish.shimano.com

Grundéns Deck-Boss

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Grundéns Deck-BossZach Stovall

A new product from a company well-known for foul-weather gear, the 15-inch Deck-Boss from Grundéns has injection-molded soles and Herkules Grip synthetic-rubber technology. The Deck-Boss is proudly built in the Pacific Northwest. grundens.com

Xtratuf Neoprene Deck Boot

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Xtratuf Neoprene Deck BootZach Stovall

The Comfort Stretch top-line binding means easy entry and a great fit, and the flex-foam bootie keeps you dry and comfortable all day. This is a great all-around fishing boot in the 12-inch height. xtratufboots.com

Rugged Shark Great White

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Rugged Shark Great WhiteZach Stovall

With the company's patented Shark Grip slip-resistant, nonmarking sole and removable cushioned interior foot bed for improved comfort and arch support, the Great Whites are a good choice for tall boots. They're also guaranteed waterproof for one year with a free replacement program. ruggedshark.com

Xtratuf Ankle Deck Boot

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Xtratuf Ankle Deck BootZach Stovall

Designed specifically for offshore anglers, the Ankle Deck Boot features Xtratuf's unique chevron outsole for outstanding wet-weather performance. Front and rear tabs make it easy to take them on and off, while the 6-inch height is perfect for those who prefer a shorter boot, especially in warmer climates. xtratufboots.com

Xtratuf 12-inch Camo Legacy

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Xtratuf 12-inch Camo LegacyZach Stovall

In addition to providing protection from a broad range of acids, corrosives and other chemicals, Xtratuf has added a cool camouflage-print lining to its classic 12-inch Legacy boot. This means flexible, all-day comfort on the water. xtratufboots.com

West Marine Tall Cruising Boot

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West Marine Tall Cruising BootZach Stovall

Constructed of 100 percent natural rubber, these boots have multidirectional nonslip grip, removable cushioned inner sole, and reinforcement in the toes, instep, ankle and heel for additional protection. The polyester lining dries quickly too. westmarine.com

West Marine Short Cruising Boot

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West Marine Short Cruising BootZach Stovall

This boot is a great choice for those who prefer a shorter style. The nonslip razor-cut soles give good performance on slippery decks, and the extra reinforcement adds protection in the toes, ankle, instep and heel. westmarine.com

Sperry Flex Deck Chukka

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Sperry Flex Deck ChukkaZach Stovall

With a removable compression-molded foot bed and Sperry's Son-R technology, the interactive sole provides sensory feedback for greater stability, while Adaptive Wave-Siping disperses water to improve traction on wet decks. sperry.com