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Muck boots - any good?

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frostyfingers Sun 23-Sep-12 18:47:24

I know this has been covered before but I'm too lazy to find the relevant threads. Having used Hunters for donkeys years I'm finally throwing in the towel with them as they are just not lasting long enough for the money they cost (even cheap off the internet!). So, are Muck boots a good replacement? I almost live in my wellies - all horse related stuff in them - except riding, dog walking and garden stuff so they need to be comfy and hard wearing. I have been recommended the Aigle Parcours but am loath to spend quite that much so was wondering about the Tack Classic.....

Help - I'm sick of having wet feet!

hazeldog Sun 23-Sep-12 18:51:24

I had some years ago and found the soles very slippy. Had a few nasty falls. Seem to remember they weren't that durable either.

HarlettOScara Sun 23-Sep-12 18:54:46

Get the Muck Boot Derwents. The sole on those is non-slip on most surfaces. The sole on the other types is lethal in mud and on wet grass. I loved my Muck Boots and found them warmer and way more comfortable than Hunters. Alas, it turns out I'm really allergic to neoprene so can't wear them anymore.

Onlyaphase Sun 23-Sep-12 18:56:55

I have Muck boots and love them in winter. They are waterproof and warm and great for dog walking and standing around at point to points etc in winter. Have had them for 3 years and they are fine so far with daily use for 7 months of the year.

I find them far too hot in summer and spring (and I live in the North). Also they are big and cumbersome climbing over stiles when dog walking.

If I had slimmer calves, I probably wouldn't buy Muck boots again TBH, but would get something a bit smarter.

CMOTDibbler Sun 23-Sep-12 19:32:20

DH has original Muck Boots, I have the riding ones. Lovely and warm and not slippy at all

AllPastYears Sun 23-Sep-12 21:30:56

Some people say the soles are slippy - I find they have a really good grip actually. I have the Tynes. They are finally leaking now after about 5 years' wear. Really warm, really comfy. I do get sweaty feet in warm weather though.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sun 23-Sep-12 22:36:37

They come in two different soles. You get the flattish rippled mucker boot type sole, which is slippery, or the Derwent, which has a proper welly boot cleated sole. They are great! They are big and clunky sometimes, but, I can fold mine down in half, making them a mid boot, if I need a bit more flexibility.
I bought mine to wear at work on the markets. It gets sooo cold, standing about, Id tried every other boot I could think of, and still had cold feet. Muck Boots are toasty. Ive worn mine out now, but I will DEFINITELY be buying another pair.

frostyfingers Mon 24-Sep-12 08:09:25

Right Muck Boot Derwents it is then - for the winter anyway! I can always get some Hunters for the spring/summer stuff, it's just that without fail the last 3 pairs I've had have lasted less than a year and all split on the sole, right across the bottom and there's nothing worse than soggy wet feet!

Thank you - I knew I'd get the right advice here!

Treblesallround Mon 24-Sep-12 08:23:20

My Derwents are fantastic! 3 years old, still toasty, totally waterproof and not slippy. Love them! They are a bit wide in the calf for me, but there's room for thick socks when it's freezing

frostyfingers Mon 01-Oct-12 16:59:32

Well, they've arrived finally - courtesy of Yodel, aka Dawdle - so I am looking forward to dry toasty feet. They're not as pretty as my Hunters, bit clompy looking, but if they don't split and give me wet feet then I shan't complain!

KTK9 Tue 02-Oct-12 15:17:23

I have just posted a similar question - didn't realise there already was one!

I will be interested to see how you get on. I had some Muckers a year or so back, but didn't find them too comfortable when walking the dogs.

Do report back!

frostyfingers Tue 02-Oct-12 17:01:14

Well they are a bit clumpy compared to my Hunters - you know you're wearing them if you get me! They are quite light, easy to put on, grippy (although I've not really tested that much yet), and comfy. I do find they don't fit quite as snugly either but I expect I'll get used to that. Bearing in mind I've had Hunters pretty much for the last 20 years so it's not really a fair comparison in 1 day! The test will come in the length of time they last - 9 months was the shortest for my Hunters which is crap, so I'm sure these will do better than that!

gemmablake79 Wed 03-Jul-13 20:04:38

Hi Frosty, how did you get on with the muck boots? I've just thrown in the towel with hunters too and from the good reviews above i've just ordered a pair of Derwents from this site, cheapest i could find.

Can't wait to try them on. Really hoping they live up to the hype

saintlyjimjams Wed 03-Jul-13 22:26:13

Love mine, bought them second hand off ebay. Best buy ever. Always my first choice in ice/snow because they're not slippy (I must have the non-slippy sole)

daisy5569 Thu 04-Jul-13 06:38:35

I'm a firm supporter of muck boots too, they're not the most attractive boots but are the best in mud, snow and cold weather, also quite good when silly big horse stands on your toes!
I'm on my second pair now, although not due to the first ones wearing out, but due to my silly dog chewing on the top part of them and making them look scruffy grin

jemstipp Thu 04-Jul-13 12:07:32

I have the old faithful hunters for when the weather is shite but other than that I have the woof muckers and they are the business!!

frostyfingers Fri 05-Jul-13 10:52:44

I thought this thread title looked familiar! Yes, they've been fine, warm and toasty and no sign of wear yet. They are a bit clumpy and heavy and because of the meaty tread are prone to collecting a lot of mud if it's wet but for proper winter boots they are great.

I still use my boots over the summer (sheep poo in field!) and have found them a bit sweaty when it's warm so might invest in a pair of Hunters for summer wear!

notallytuts Sat 13-Jul-13 19:21:14

I have some and they have lasted me years!

SueBax Tue 19-Nov-13 11:28:34

Just want to let you know that some Muck Boots have changed their name and the Derwent Muck Boots has been renamed the Chore HI Muck Boot. Its available in Moss green and Black and the new hiking boot sole is more hardwearing than the old version of Derwents. We also have a brand new Kids Muck Boot called the Hale Muck Boot- 100% waterproof and fully insulated. They are great for kids who enjpy the outdoors whatever the weather! visit for a fast delivery. Free garden gloves for all adult Muck Boots.

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GGHarkey Thu 02-Mar-17 20:45:19

I have had these boots for 6 months and two splits appeared at the bottom of one of the boots. I only noticed when my foot got wet when out dog walking. I contacted where I bought them from and they asked me to send a picture of the fault. This was then sent to Muck Boots. The response from Muck Boots was appalling. They stated that I had ripped the boots! This is categorically not the case. Previous to buying the Muck Boots I had a pair of Le Chameau wellingtons and they lasted me for 10 years. Admittedly they were more expensive than the Muck Boots but, at 89 pounds I certainly expected them to last much longer than 6 months. I would not recommend

RatherBeRiding Tue 07-Mar-17 14:04:51

I have some Muddies muck boots - had them years and years. They are brilliant in the mud, great big thick soles so my feet aren't as cold, and totally waterproof. Clumpy cumbersome things though - think the sizes must come up large as they feel bigger than they should.

Hunters are rubbish, and I think any wellies where the rubber is creasing round the ankles will split sooner or later. My Muddies are totally rigid to walk in, but I've got used to them and would rather stomp around with warm dry feet than go back to rubbish wellies!

Patriciathestripper1 Tue 07-Mar-17 14:08:37

I don't really rate muck boots. They are awkward to put on and are short. I find the zips leak eventually.
I used to wear hunters but dropped them for Aigle ( neoprene lining) I've had my current ones for 7 years and I wear them every day. They cost 120 quid but best money ever spent.

Wolfiefan Tue 07-Mar-17 14:10:35

Zombie thread.

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