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Reviewed by Mark the Fly Bum from Hudson, WI on Thursday, July 30, 2015
The description said these are seconds and the boots came with a little sheet that pointed out the "defect" and I couldn't see it. These look perfectly fine to me. Great product at a fraction of the price.
I wear these wet wading so I wear wet socks with them - as compared to waders and the neoprene or stocking foot - and the size is very true for my application. No need to size up if you are wet wading with just socks.
Reviewed by Ido The Angler from Israel on Thursday, July 30, 2015
I bought these boots for my saltwater inshore fishing on sand beaches in Israel.
They work extremely well for intended purpose. I ended up using them on reefs as well, even though I have great boots on vibram sole from another maker. Currently I use Salt Stalkers for a few months, 6-8 hours a week.
On the plus side for Salt Stalkers:
- they are light, lighter than competing brands known to me
- not too hot in the summer
- good support and protection from stones moved with strong surf
- great on sand beaches
- pretty good on reefs as well. Sole doesn't slips on seaweed, actually it sticks to seaweed quite like felt; polished wet stone is another matter, sole slips badly on them;
- one needs something like guard socks in order to keep sand completely out of the boots;
- slips badly on polished wet stones; use with care on reefs
Overall, I enjoy using Salt Stalkers very much. I hope they will be as durable as another maker boots I have, which means life expectation is at least 3 years for my usage pattern.
Last but not the least, price from STP was just right, and I really didn't find any reason for my pair to be marked as "seconds".
Cosmetic Blems or Irregulars. Minor cosmetic blemishes or slight irregularities
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