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Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots

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Keeping a sure grip on even the greasiest cobble, Foot Tractor Wading Boots elevate our award-winning, patent-pending aluminum bar technology to new levels of performance.

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Skate down the Lower Rogue’s algae-coated bedrock or stumble through a greasy Skeena boulder garden, and you’ll understand the inspiration behind our Foot Tractor Wading Boots. The aggressively shaped aluminum bars are hard enough to cut through algae and slime, yet soft enough to conform to rock surfaces; they also grip well on muddy trails, won’t accumulate snow, don’t hold moisture and are easy to clean. In other words, they offer the wading traction we’ve been looking for all our lives—the only surfaces they won’t stick are sheet ice or untextured slate or shale. Made with durable, fast-drying Clarino® synthetic leather uppers and monofilament mesh panels for drainage and weight reduction, the Foot Tractors offer industrial-strength support and performance in a light, comfortable boot. The oversized toe box and heel cups feature Texon® trilaminate to help protect the foot from rock impact while wading.
  • Lightweight Clarino® synthetic leather upper is supple and durable, even after extended flexing in wet environments
  • Monofilament mesh paneling for quick drainage and weight reduction
  • Oversized toe box and heel cup feature Texon® trilaminate to help protect heel and toe from rock impact and foot compression
  • Sticky rubber lugged sole with inset multidirectional-gripping aluminum bar design
  • 1,899 g (67 oz)
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Upper: Clarino® synthetic leather with monofilament mesh panels.

Toe box and heel counter: Texon® trilaminate.

Sole: multidirectional-gripping aluminum bars

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Foot Tractor Wading Boots is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 47.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best traction yet I ended up going with a size larger than I normally would as these are certainly wide, but seemed a bit shorter in interior length than I expected for the size stated (I usually wear a 12 in wading boots but ended up going to a 13 in these). The guides at my local shop recommended walking around the block in them before fishing them as the metal needs to be scuffed up a bit to work properly on mossy rocks. I was a bit hesitant my first time in the water but am now a believer. I didn't think anything could stick to slime as well as studded felt but these have better traction than anything I've ever used. Bye-bye felt!
Date published: 2017-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A guides dream boot! I'm now on my second pair of these boots. I spend countless days on the water guiding and fishing in these and have never had a problem. I'm constantly running from one client to the next over slippery rock without a stumble. When I'm fishing on my own they have been great hiking from one spot to the next. On a side notes- the laces do brake after a decent amount of use. I feel the ring for the wader cuff clip is too close and needs to be closer to the toe so I don't have to hook them onto my laces. Also the plates will wear with a lot of use. So just check them regularly before its too late to be able to unscrew them. Clingy, durable, comfortable, warm, washable. Overall the best wading boot I've ever had. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rock solid! Just returned from 2 weeks in Alaska, wading slippery rock rivers. Compared to any other wading boots these boots provide the best grip on slick and mossy rocks by far, it's not even close. Like night and day. Being a rock climber, I always preferred the grip of sticky rubber-soled wading boots, since they have a grip similar to climbing boots. But they performed poorly on smooth, polished rock and mossy rock. These boots solve that issue. A dramatic and noticeable difference.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Read before buying! I want to preface this by saying that I've never left a negative review for a product and that I'm not trying to talk poorly about Patagonia at all. I really admire them as a company and have many items from them that I love. First up, the fit of these boots is pretty crazy. I have a very average size 9 foot, not wide, not narrow, just straight up average. I almost pulled the trigger on a size 9 but thought I'd try out the "what's my size" feature on the product page. I went through the exercise twice (using two different shoes as a reference) and it told me I should order a size 10 both times. I decided to ignore this as I've never worn a size 10 in anything and went with the size 9. The boots arrived yesterday and the size 9 is absolutely ginormous! I've got the laces cranked down as tight as can be, to the point where I feel like I'm going to break something, and the sides of the boot are almost touching in the center on top of the tongue. This is with two pairs of thick socks and a pair of Simms neoprene booties on my feet. With that said, the length is actually ok but the volume is just crazy. I'm not able to return them, and in hopes of finding some fit redemption from amazing traction, I took them out on the river yesterday evening. I couldn't have been more let down. The hike in is about half a mile down a pretty steep hill, similar to climbing a ladder at some points. The boots were a little sketchy on the approach, but no boot really excels at this and I decided to accept this fact for these boots as well. I was relived to reach the water and finally give them a shot for what they were made for. I don't expect miracles from my boots, but last night I felt like I was literally walking on ice, I think sandals would have provided better traction! I live in Washington state where large slick (non slimy) boulders are the norm and these things straight up failed. I was in the water more times last night from falls that I had been in the last couple of years combined. I'm a pretty strong wader but was all over the place with these things on, at one point my wife actually asked what was wrong with me as she's never seen me so out of control while wading, it was bad. I did notice that once I got on more baseball size rocks they worked just fine but on anything larger there was zero traction. Needless to say I'm super disappointed in these boots, especially given all the outstanding reviews, I'm not even sure what to do with them now. There's no way I'm going back out on the water with them but I'd feel terrible even giving them away to someone else. Maybe the traction system works well in other parts of the world, but I have no use for them around the PNW. Again, I'm not trying to bash Patagonia at all, I just wish I would have read a review like this before I purchased them, I hope this helps someone out.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Ultimate in Traction This is my second pair of Foot Tractor boots. If you like to wade aggressively, you should try this boot. The traction they provide allows me to wade into current and across round wet rock, to access that hard to reach seam or pocket, that I wouldn't risk without them. They are also light and comfortable. They are a difference maker for sure.
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Foot Tractor Boot = Great Great on the feet from the beginning. I got a 10 and it fits the Medium-Regular waders just fine. (I did have to get Large Neoprene Socks though, sizing differences) I've logged about 11 total miles in them with hiking and wading. Outstanding traction. It just works. I was really skeptical of the zig zag aluminum bar, but it grabs in the water and on the trail. Little rocks, boulders, mud, all of it. Kind of sounds like tap shoes on gravel/concrete pavilions which has nothing to do with the performance, just an FYI. Flows were pretty high in sections of the Rio Grande last weekend; there was no room for slipping. No problem for the Foot Tractor. The current was strong, but contact on riverbed was solid. Improvement: I wished it came with a smooth bottom, instead of perforated insole. I have gravel guards, but very small, fine rocks get in there regardless and they get into many of the perforations. Just an inconvenience to clean them out when drying, doesn't affect the comfort at all.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable grip. I have had a large array of wading boots over the years and these by far are the absolute best wading boots for sure footedness I have ever had. On the first trip I had them out was on Avery slippery river which I had not fished before. I did not realize that it was as slippery as it was until I saw other anglers slipping and sliding about wearing studded boots. I felt as it I was walking on dry rocks all the time. I can't wait to try them out on the Salmon River in New York. That will be the benchmark test. If they work as well as they did on the Susquehanna then they will be what all other manufacturers aim for for traction. Fit of this boot is very comfortable with the large toe box. That will come in handy to keep toes from being compressed when wearing heavy socks in winter. The only thing I would like would be a drain hole to let water out. Solidly built that I expect to get years of use from. So if you're on the fence about the price just get them. Worth every penny.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible Product -- Extremely Comfortable My feet are so happy and the traction is absolutely amazing
Date published: 2017-07-24
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