Farm boots- Muck boots, Mudruckers, Cheap boots???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lovinchicks, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. lovinchicks

    lovinchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hubby got me a pair of Muck Boots for Christmas. They are still sitting in the box. I have a hard time swallowing that price tag!! I don't want him to pay that much for boots and have them only last a year. I don't care how comfy they are if they don't last especially at $100 and up. Anyone out there have a pair of Muck boots? Do they last? After looking around I saw there are Mudrucker brand boots that are similar, but a bit cheaper. Has anyone tested the durability of those?? It's hard to find reviews on these boots from people that have had them for a while and how they lasted. Or should I just stick with the cheaper TSC boots??
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I think mine lasted about three years before they started leaking. I used them quite a lot too.
    The cheaper rubber boots I used only seemed to last a year or so, since thin rubber has a tendency to crack. The thicker cloth reinforcement definitely improves durability.

    Not sure if Muck boots are worth their price, but they are pretty good quality.
     
  3. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    A good brand of boots will last a long time. Things like that I believe it's better to spend money on!

    I actually had to buy over boots for school and I've fallen in love with them. I can wear my work or cowboy boots under them, and I just slip the rubber boots over top of those. They were about $30 and a pretty heavy duty rubber. I can hose them down and sanitize them and then I just throw them in a plastic bag in my car for class.

    During the winter, I wear warmer shoes underneath. When i'm really lazy, I can wear sneakers. I bought then from amazon and you can get tall or shorter ones. I find the short ones work great for every day use.

    Even if you had to replace them every year, it would still be cheaper than buying new muck boots!
     
  4. Peaches Lee

    Peaches Lee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the little paddock boot style Muck boots. They were great boots but ended up getting cracks where the toes break on the boot. I still wear them, only in dry weather, like basically having a hard time giving them up. I would suggest wearing them. I think you will end up kicking yourself for getting something cheaper. I'm kind of going through something similar. I bought some tall blue barn boots from TSC and they lasted 2 years. I have seen Hunter Wellington boots for around $200.00 or more and don't know if the quality is really there to buy them. *sigh* decisions, decisions.
     
  5. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I've never used them, but am seriously considering investing in a pair after reading Pioneer Woman's opinion of them....

    http://thepioneerwoman.com/blog/2013/12/what-to-get-a-cowboy-or-cowgirl-for-christmas/

    This family are serious cattle ranchers and put their equipment to the test, so if she thinks it's good, I'd be willing to give them a try. Probably not for kids, who are going to outgrow them, but I'm past the growing stage---my feet, at least!
     
  6. mom'sfolly

    mom'sfolly Overrun With Chickens

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  7. charmed one

    charmed one Show Me State Gal

    Muck boots are "The" boot of choice among the farmers around here. My DH bought a pair and loves them. Consensus around here is that they are well worth the price tag! :)
     
  8. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    I have incredibly mixed opinions on them, i have had them for years, had a pair replaced... by the company, i find the inside wears holes in the back of my socks which aggravates me big time! The treading is moderate, they can be slippery. They are most definitely waterproof and far better support for your feet than cheap rubber boots but again i fall onto mixed.

    My favourite pair of "farm" boots are my blundstone boots, but they are short that said, super durable, really comfortable, excellent tread etc.. i am wearing my blundstone winters because the treading and warmth on my muck boot isn't enough...

    I have the tack version, for what it;s worth.. whether i'd buy them again? undecided, i think i'd try another brand out before i would invest that in them again...
     
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  9. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    Since I work in feces and horse urine, I've never had a pair last more than two years. They always crack at the bend of the toe. Maybe if I rinsed them off at the end of day they may have lasted longer.
     
  10. glendaschicks

    glendaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had a pair of Muck boots, chore boot style, for the last 2 years. Warm and comfy. They are what I slip on in the mornings as I head out to feed and water. Yes, the price tag was a bit hard to swallow at first, but hubby talked me into getting them, as he'd had a pair for a couple of years for feeding cows. I like the chore boot style, good gripping sole, only complaint is they track in so much "muck" in their deep tread.

    Pros; warm, comfy, easy to slip into-out of, keeps my feet dry, wearing well so far. Cons; price tag, a bit heavy and clunky (flip-flops are my footwear of choice) and deep treads that track in lots of "muck".

    Good present from hubby, in my opinion! [​IMG]
     

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