• Bubba, Yes they are very stiff in exchanging the soles, This is because you do not want them to come off in the river. Rip away just make sure Rubber pull tabs on the back of the boot is disconnected. I thought the same thing but I am grateful they are so tight. By the way these boots are awesome!!!! Easy in and easy out of them!! You will love them. Luckily you don't have to change the soles very often.
    Answered on 4/12/2017 9:21:14 AM by Barry H from Utah
  • Mine came off pretty easy. Unhooked the back strap and finessed the sole off from heel to toe. Getting sole back on was just the opposite. Slip toe in and snap in place.
    Answered on 4/12/2017 9:55:35 PM by Mike from California
  • after you unhook heel strap it helps if try to push in those side brackets it is hard but thats how they stay on just got back from two days at pyramid lake the rubber sole work great standing on the ladder I put spikes on the felt souls, they are a nice lite boot
    Answered on 4/12/2017 11:09:31 PM by frank trout from N Ca.
  • I have had my Korkers for several months. I have not had a problem removing the felt soles when I needed to change. I suggest you move the soles (wiggle) from right to left after unhooking the rear of the sole. It is a little harder if you just pull straight back to remove them. Good luck.
    Answered on 4/13/2017 8:13:00 AM by Jackshoe from Georgia
  • On the back of the heal you unbutton the sole and peel the sole forward. Then pull back to get the front of the sole out of the toe. You can see this on the korker website.
    Answered on 4/13/2017 9:14:25 AM by Walleye Guy from NJ
  • On the back of the heal you unbutton the sole and peel the sole forward. Then pull back to get the front of the sole out of the toe. You can see this on the korker website.
    Answered on 4/13/2017 9:14:28 AM by Walleye Guy from NJ
  • No problems until discovered. Everything is done quite efficiently.
    Answered on 4/14/2017 10:14:55 AM by Sergey from Arkhangelsk, North of Russia