Muck Boots Review (2023 Review

I first learned of Muck Boots during my first trip to Alaska. It is safe to say that most of that trip was fly by the seat of my pants with not a huge amount of knowledge about Alaska conditions.

I was ill-prepared for hiking off-trail in Alaska. Alaska has this fun geological feature called permafrost. Permafrost is a frozen layer of ground that is permanently frozen, and when the ground above the permafrost unfreezes, things get soft and fluid-like. The best shoes for hiking in these areas are rugged, waterproof boots.

My guide had loaner Muck boots, so I didn’t get to miss out on exploring in trailless areas, but I learned my lesson. Before my next trip to Alaska, I got myself my own pair of Muck boots so I didn’t have to share feet germs with other people.

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Disclosure: Muck Boots provided me with a pair of Muckster II Mid Boots for the purpose of this review. I have a pair of Wetland boots that I purchased years before Muck Boot reached out for a review. All opinions are 100% my own.

What are Muck Boots?

Muck Boots should not be confused with Mukluks. Muck Boots are modern boots designed for use in a range of harsh conditions from muddy farms to trekking in the arctic. Mukluks are a soft hide boot desinged by the Arctic Indigenous peoples. While Muklucks are amazing and orginally designed for use in the arctic, today they are practical fashion boots in the vein of Uggs but way better (I have 3 pairs made by an Indigenous owned Canadian company).

Muck Boots boots are tough boots that are designed to take the mud and the wet conditions without worrying about if they are getting dirty. These boots feature tough soles with great tread and are 100% waterpoof.

Muck Boots Review

Disclosure: Muck Boots provided me with a pair of Muckster II Mid Boots for the purpose of this review. I have a pair of Wetland boots that I purchased years before Muck Boot reached out for a review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Muckster II Mid Boots

The Muckster II Mid Boots are my new favorite boots for running around in Tennesee. They are a great lightweight waterproof boot. I have found them to be perfect when I need something a little warmer than my standard hiking boot or am worried about over top my hiking boots in places with stream crossings. They were also great during the pre-Christmas show we had this year. I played in the snow for a good hour and my feet where prefectly warm and 100% dry when I came in from marking the 30 invasive fire ant hills in my front field. I had perfect traction in the icy and slipperly conditons.

I really like that the upper part of the boots are made of neaprean and can be rolled down. You roll it down, put on the boots then roll it back up and keep the bottom of your pants from getting wet or muddy.

They are also great in muddy conditions. Since the bottoms are rubber, all you need to do when you get back to the car is pour some water on them and they are good to enter your vehcile without tracking mud everywhere.

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Key Features

  • 100% Waterproof
  • SUBFREEZING to 65°F / 18°C Rated
  • Breathable Mesh
  • Roll Down Uppers

Technical Specs

  • Material: Neoprene liner with bioDEWIX™ Dry Footbed Insert Topcover with NZYM™ for Odor Control and Moisture Management

Wetland Boot

I got the Wetland Boots for Alaska. I choose the Wetland Boots becasue I could find them at a local boot store. I wanted to try the boots on before I got them and the Wetlands where the only Muck boot in stock at my local boot place.

Overall, I find the Wetlands to be a heavy boot. They are built for the most rugged contions and the traction on them is barn none but they are heavy and when you are trying on to sink into the soft earth in Alaska, heavy boots don’t help.

That said, they kept my feet comfotable and warm. I never once overtopped these boots. I even managed to keep them on my when sucked into the Alaska mud bogs.

If I was buying again, I’d probally get the Arctic Sport boots instead of the Wetland.

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Key Features

  • 100% Waterproof
  • -20°F to 50°F / -30°C to 10°C Rated
  • Breathable Mesh

Technical Specs

  • Material: Neoprene liner with MS2 molded outside soals, EVA midsole

Frequently Asked Questions about Muck Boots

Are Muck Boots Any Good?

I think they are a great boot. I bought a pair specifically to use in Alaska. They are a solid waterproof rubber boot with agressive tread that make they perfect boots for hiking in muddy and wet conditions.

Are Muck Boots OK for snow?

I didn’t get a chance to test my Mucksters in a large amount of snow but they worked great for the inch of snow we had in Tennessee this winter.

Should you wear socks with Muck Boots?

I do. I can’t imagine not wearing socks with your Muck Boots. It gives a layer of protection against the insdie of the book and means there is somthing to wick the moisutre if your feet sweat a bit in the boot.

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