Reviewed by VTSEAL from Southeastern PA on Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Korkers are a handy wading boot because of their versatility. I'm sure there are other brands that are more comfortable, or dry faster or whatever. But I haven't seen anything more versatile for the types of fishing I do than Korkers.
Like to fish in both freshwater streams w/ mossy rocks and treacherous saltwater jetties? Easily switch from felt soles, to the studded felt soles...
Have a long trail hike in to the best fishing spots for mountain trout? Then switch from the rubber lugged sole to the felts when you reach the stream...
Only disadvantage is that the boots could be built a little more rugged. I feel wading boots should be built like a tank, to withstand rough use. They hook eyes for the lacing are weak and bend easily, and had a little de-lamination on the toe protector and heel cap after a couple seasons. Unless you're a guide using them every day, you should easily get a few seasons out of them.
This season they just came out with a beefier Guide version, so looks like they're addressing that if you're tough on boots.
But overall they're not expensive relative to competing products and WAY more versatile, so I highly reccomend them.
Best Uses: Fly Fishing, Freshwater Fishing, Saltwater Fishing