Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots
The 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. Made with durable, fast-drying Clarino® synthetic leather and Venergy 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 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
- Upper: Clarino® synthetic leather with monofilament mesh panels. Toe box and heel counter: Texon® trilaminate. Sole: multidirectional-gripping aluminum bars
- 1899 g (67 oz)
- Made in Bangladesh.
Foot Tractor Wading Boots is rated out of 5 by 26.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Streamer Fiend from Stickiest boot I've worn The Foot Tractors stick to slick rocks like nothing I've ever used. Solid all the way. A tad on the heavy side but it's an easy trade-off for the extra grip I get from them. I have a narrow foot so I put a closed cell foam insole in to snug up the fit. I love them!
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by RdC05 from A product that will actually catch more fish?! Sounds like a false claim, I know. These days you can spend hundreds even thousands of dollars on new gear. At the end of the day 99.5% of this new gear will not improve your fishing game. These boots are the .5% of new products that will help you catch more... I bought these boots for fall fishing in SW Montana. Compared to my other boots these excelled in 3 areas: Grip, Stability, Fit. GRIP. Better grip means more places (holes, pockets, etc). Fishing more places increases your probability of hooking more fish. As you'd expect, these boots offer much better grip than rubber. They also grip better than felt. Felt does nothing when your wading across rocks covered in inches of snotty slick moss. These treds cut right through this stuff and connect you to the rock. I was easily able to reach more places confidently and ultimately catch more fish. STABILITY. These boots significantly increase the size of your foot print. Standing in fast water felt much safer in these boots than in any other pair I have worn. Once I did wade to a new spot I felt comfortable standing there longer allowing me to properly work that spot until I cracked the code, so to speak. FIT. This season I tried on every boot that had come to market in the last 2 years. Once I slipped into these boots I immediately noticed the toe box was wider without allowing the rest of my foot (heel) to slip around. Cool, but no big deal. Here's where the fit of these boots blew my older pairs away...The fit of these boots actually kept my feet warmer. Wearing the same exact wader, same sock, in the same water. The difference was the boots. My feet NEVER got as cold as they used to. Warmer feet means longer fishing. In summary, these boots will keep you on the water longer and allow you to wade to more places...leading you to more opportunities!
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spey Junky from Awesome traction and very comfortable These boots are awesome in the super-slick rivers of the Pacific Northwest. The traction is considerably better than studded felt, and the comfort has been awesome too. To me personally, these boots are no heavier than my Simms G3 Guide boots (need boots for fiberglass drift boats). They became very comfortable after wearing them for an hour or so. The only thing to pay attention to is that they do require a bit of use before they get textured enough to stick to everything. Out of the box, they are actually slick. It takes about an hour or two of wading on rocks to get them roughened up. Once they are roughened up, they are by far the best.
Date published: 2016-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by Owyhee Fly Fisher from Best I've used in 40 years. I am a fly fishing guide on the Owyhee river, a walk & wade fishery, so I am on rocks for 8-9 hours a day. I use a watch that records my steps and every trip I do between 10 & 12,000 steps. Great traction and I figure I put in just under 1 million steps this year before I changed the cleats . . . I'll take that. Uppers are still in great shape. The sizing is true so buyers shouldn't get a size up.
Date published: 2016-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by 2flyguy from Best wading boot ever I got these boots after guiding a client on a river with some pretty slick rocks. My felt boots with carbide studs would skate down the rocks. These boots don't slip at all!!! In fact, you need to get used to the fact that they don't slip at all. Where you place your foot is where they will stay. Unbelievably light and comfortable to wear even hiking. Only issue is I lost a screw but customer service is helping with that. Highly recommended!
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Greybeards from Worked great on Bapstim river I used them on very rocky stream beads covered with rounded shape rocks and felt I had great footing the hole time. I also used them in muddy and moss covered bottoms and felt safe in my footing in all streams and rivers . They clean off of the mud easily . I love them
Date published: 2016-05-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by Taku from Overall, these are fine boots. The traction is great, fit is good, comfort is very good. But for me, they simply weigh too much. For comparison, I had converted my Riverwalker Sticky sole boots using aluminum stock (my wife is still wondering where the stays to her old Lowe pack went) - and while the walking is much better with the Foot Tractors, the weight is very noticeable to me, especially after a long day of wading. They also take much longer to dry out, which is less of a factor for me. Combining the uppers of the old Riverwalker to the sole comfort and traction of the Foot Tractor would be the next great boot for me. Still, they do offer such great traction and overall walking comfort that I ain't getting rid of them.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bearflyfish from Just the Greatest The new Foot Tractor wading boot is better than advertised and proof is made on the river. The FT is the easiest on/off boot ever. Also, it is a warm boot because the sizing allows freedom of movement for the toes to keep the circulation going. They are sized to fit one size larger than shoe size and mine are spot on. Lacing is a simple, quick matter and the laces secure the boot like a glove over your feet- super comfortable. On the steelhead river, the aluminum bars bite through weed and crud to grip bowling ball rocks with no problem. The Foot Tractor wading boot is without doubt the best Patagonia was ever produced. Compare it to any other wading boot on the market- it is just the greatest.
Date published: 2015-11-03