Top 5 Hunting Boots

Hunting boots are a critical component of any successful hunt. Whether walking a short distance to your blind or trudging miles through rugged terrain, your feet are carrying the load. Without the right boots, you could give up early and lose out on that trophy just over the ridge. When selecting boots for hunting, it is extremely important to consider factors like waterproofing, insulation, shock absorption, sole and outsole tread, and ankle support. The 5 best hunting boots listed below include waterproof hunting boots in popular materials like leather and nylon.

Types of Waterproofing

The type of waterproofing on your boots can play a big factor in your decision. For leather boots, a treatment or membrane, like GORE-TEX or Windtex is very common. Leather boots do require the use of a waterproofing spray or wax in order to keep their seal for an extended boot life. Rubber or neoprene boots are naturally waterproof. They require no treatment and will keep their waterproof seal as long as there are no tears or holes.


Leather – Leather boots offer more durability than other materials. They are built to keep your feet protected on some of the toughest terrains. Many models offer waterproof protection and are more breathable than rubber boots. While they may not be the best choice for swampy areas, they are an adequate boot for nearly every other hunting application. Brands like Crispi, Kenetrek, and Zamblerlan offer high-quality rubber boots to meet your needs.

Rubber – Rubber Boots are trusted when it comes to waterproof protection. Brands like Muck, LaCrosse, and more provide hunters with high-performing rubber boots for warmth and protection in a range of environments.

Synthetic – Synthetic boots are becoming more and more popular among serious hunters. Their designs are optimized for breathability, comfort, and support. These boots are generally lighter weight than their leather and rubber counterparts and can offer the perfect blend of features to make the optimum hunting boot.


The height of your boots is very important when it comes to waterproof protection. If you plan to cross running water or are walking in tall grass with morning dew, a taller boot may be what you’re looking for. For warmer environments where you may need a lightweight boot, a shorter height may be perfectly fine and offer ample height to keep your feet dry.


Kenetrek Mountain Extremes 10" Insulated Hunting Boots Leather and Nylon Men's

A serious boot for rugged terrain, the 10" Kenetrek Mountain Extreme is made with a one piece vamp of 2.8 mm top grain leather on top of stiff nylon midsoles with high traction K-Talon outsoles. A waterproof, breathable Windtex membrane keeps you warm and dry. Sure to become your favorite boot due to its awesome support, what will really surprise you is just how lightweight and comfortable they are. Made in Italy.


  • 2.8 mm Top grain leather
  • K-Talon outsoles
  • Waterproof, Breathable Windtex membrane
  • Thinsulate Insulation

What Customers Are Saying

Best boots for extreme terrains!!!!!

I am very tough on boots especially those for mountain hiking. These are great boots very well made, water proof, durable I use them in the Blue Ridge mountains in VA. Excellent grip very comfortable. I have the hardscrabble, 400 and the 1000 mountain extremes. Stiff when you first get them, but become more and more comfortable after broken in (appoximately 25 to 35 miles). Then they become like gloves. They handle all terrains very well. I've had mine three years now just added the 1000's. Most good boots last me a year these have outweighed my expectations. I'm sold completely on these. These boots are boots you can count on from start to finish they also have excellent customer service.
- Snyper 2, 1/5/2015

About Kenetrek

Founded in 2005 by Jim Winjum, Kenetrek Boots has developed a passion for crafting high-performance boots for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals. Based in Bozeman, Montana, Kenetrek focuses on producing top-quality boots that excel in challenging terrains and weather conditions. Their boots are crafted using premium materials and advanced technologies, ensuring exceptional durability and comfort. Kenetrek offers a range of boots, including hiking, hunting, and work boots such as the Northern, Grizzly, Sliderock, etc., all designed to deliver superior performance and reliability. Kenetrek also produces socks, gaiters, insoles, and boot care products to complement their boots. With a commitment to innovation and Customer satisfaction, Kenetrek has become a trusted name in the outdoor footwear industry. Whether traversing mountains, hunting in the wilderness, or working in demanding environments, Kenetrek Boots provides the utmost in quality and performance for every adventure.

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Crispi Nevada GTX 8" Hunting Boots Leather Men's

The story of the Nevada GTX goes back over 40 years ago when Alessandro Marcolin started hand constructing Crispi boots. The Nevada has been a staple in Crispi’s lineup ever since.  Add the latest cutting edge technology in footwear with the handcrafted precision and comfort Crispi is known for and you get the hands down best hunting boot on the planet. There no wonder why the Nevada has withstood the test of time and continues to conquer every mountain it faces. GORE-TEX Performance Comfort Footwear offers optimized climate comfort for moderate weather conditions and a wide range of outdoor activities.

Crispi Technology

A.B.S.S. (Ankle Bone Support System). A.B.S.S. revolutionizes the comfort and protection of the entire ankle area thanks to a combination of innovative materials that allow the footwear to contour gently your ankle. This system offers outstanding sprain protection even on the roughest terrain whilst supporting the ankle in all conditions, thus limiting fatigue on the lower joints even after very long walks.

Crispi Crossbow Frame (CCF) brings an innovation on the shock absorbing system sole by associating the request of stability, comfort and technology in a high quality product. This insert made in plastic material follows a particular form in a waving module which offers a perfect stability, sustaining the foot and, at the same time, absorbing the shocks during the walk.


  • Vibram with polyurethane shock, absorbing midsole
  • Gore-Tex Comfort Footwear Lining
  • Board Lasting Mechanical Construction
  • ABSS Ankle Support System
  • Crispi Crossbow Frame

What Customers Are Saying

Most comfortable out of the box boot Ive ever had.

Very well made and fits perfect. Cant wait to get them out on the mountain.
- Tad, 1/23/2018

About Crispi Boots

Crispi is an Italian company known for its high-quality outdoor footwear, particularly hiking boots and mountaineering boots. Founded in 1975 by Gigi Barocco in the small town of Volta Mantovana, Italy, Crispi initially focused on manufacturing ski boots but later expanded its product range to include hiking and mountaineering boots. Crispi integrated features such as Gore-Tex waterproof membranes, Vibram outsoles, and shock-absorbing midsoles into its designs, ensuring superior performance and durability. These features can be found in popular models such as the Briksdal, Altitude, Lapponia, and Monaco. Today, Crispi continues to be a prominent player in the outdoor footwear industry, producing a wide range of boots for hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, and hunting. They combine traditional craftsmanship with modern technology to create boots that offer comfort, protection, and performance in challenging environments.

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Zamberlan Outfitter GTX RR 11" GORE-TEX Hunting Boots Leather Men's

The Zamberlan 980 Outfitter GTX RR is Zamberlan's most advanced backcountry hunting boot to date. The 980 Outfitter GTX RR is the first field boot featuring Zamberlan’s new technical backing last designed for a more precise fit. This model also features a redesigned 3/4 RRS (Rubber Rand System), constructed using an improved rubber compound with improved elasticity. The new RRS also features a beveled edge to prevent catching and peeling.
The Outfitter is ideal for carrying heavier loads and hiking through rough and steep backcountry and mountain terrain. The Zamberlan Vibram StarTrek features dual-density PU construction (one for comfort, one for support), a TPU stabilizer, and a tread with excellent downhill braking, toe climbing zone, wide yet grippy lugs for easy cleaning, and a heel strike zone. The 2.8mm Hydrobloc Tuscan nubuck leather uppers ensure the greatest protection from water and snow and the Zamberlan RRS (rubber rand system) protects the foot and ankle as well as prevents the leather from deterioration caused by cracking, cuts and scratches. The Gore-Tex membrane offers maximum water protection and breathability.


  • 2.8mm Hydrobloc Tuscan nubuck leather upper
  • Very robust, tall boot that is protective, and very comfortable
  • Gore-Tex membrane offers maximum water protection and breathability
  • Resolable Vibram Star Trek sole
  • Hand-crafted in Italy

What Customers Are Saying

Great Boot

I wear this boot almost every day, very comfortable.
- Rick, 1/2/2018

About Zamberlan

Zamberlan is an Italian footwear company known for its exceptional craftsmanship and dedication to creating high-performance boots. Founded in 1929 by Giuseppe Zamberlan, the company has a rich heritage rooted in the Italian tradition of shoemaking. Zamberlan boots are handcrafted in Italy, combining artisanal techniques with cutting-edge technology. Zamberlan designs and produces boots that deliver superior comfort, durability, and performance in even the most challenging terrains. The company's commitment to quality is evident in every detail, from the selection of premium materials to the precise construction and rigorous testing of each pair of boots. MidwayUSA carries several premium Zamberlan boots like the 1214 Lynx, 700 Sierra, Outfitter, and 1112 Cresta. Whether hiking, trekking, or mountaineering, those who choose Zamberlan can rely on their boots to deliver comfort, durability, and performance in every step of their outdoor adventures.

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Under Armour HOVR Dawn WP 2.0 Hunting Boots Leather/Synthetic Men's

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2 Color Options

In order to make the perfect backcountry hunting boots, UA took the lightest, most durable materials and added in the energy-returning UA HOVR cushioning from the best running shoes. It's comfort you can take off trail.


  • Lightweight & breathable synthetic & textile upper with welded overlay for added protection & durability
  • Breathable membrane is 100% waterproof but still allows sweat to escape so you stay dry
  • External heel counter for added stability
  • Molded, anti-microbial Ortholite sockliner prevents the growth of odor-causing microbes
  • Responsive UA HOVR cushioning reduces impact, returns energy & helps propel you forward
  • High-traction rubber lug outsole for enhanced grip on a variety of surfaces


About Under Armour

Under Armour's mission is to empower athletes with groundbreaking sportswear that combines advanced technology, performance-enhancing features, and stylish design. The company strives to create products that make athletes feel more confident, comfortable, and capable of achieving their goals. Driven by a passion for innovation, Under Armour has pioneered several game-changing technologies. Its signature moisture-wicking fabric, known as HeatGear, keeps athletes cool and dry during intense workouts. Other proprietary technologies, such as ColdGear and Storm, provide warmth and protection in cold weather conditions. Under Armour offers a wide range of products, including athletic apparel, footwear, and accessories for men, women, and youth. Its product portfolio caters to various sports and fitness activities, including running, training, hunting, and more.

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Irish Setter Gunflint II 10" Hunting Boots Leather Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity Camo Men's

The Irish Setter Gunflint II 10" Leather Mossy Oak Break-Up Infinity Camo Hunting Boots are the perfect cold weather boots. The UltraDry waterproof membrane and the 1000g 3M Thinsulate Ultra insulation keeps your feet dry and warm in the cold weather. The full grain leather KingToe provides more comfort and 40% more toe room than standard boots. Your feet rest on top of a comfortable removeable insole. The sole of this boot includes a comfortable shank which provides more stable footing and helps support your feet and calves. Standing 10 inches tall, the Gunflint II is packed with everything you need and more.


  • 10" Height
  • UltraDry Waterproofing System
  • 1000g 3M Thinsulate Ultra
  • Full grain, waterproof and waxed leather
  • Goodyear welt construction
  • Removable Polyurethane
  • Steel shank
  • Bulls-Eye Air Bob carbon rubber outsole
  • Moisture wicking nylon
  • KingToe is a larger toe box to provide comfort and 40% more toe room

What Customers Are Saying

A good boot for the money

I use these boots for hunting and they keep my feet very dry and warm. The boots have good treads for walking and the upper part of the boot gives good support to the ankles. The insouls very comfortable and give good support to the bottom of the feet. The boots are just alittle heavy, but nice. Dave
- Dave the hunter, 11/2/2014

About Irish Setter

Irish Setter is a renowned footwear brand specializing in hunting boots. The brand was established in 1950 by the Red Wing Shoe Company in Red Wing, Minnesota. Inspired by the Irish Setter breed of hunting dogs known for their agility and endurance, the brand aimed to create boots that offered superior performance in the field. Irish Setter quickly gained popularity among hunters for its durable construction and advanced technologies. In 1960, the brand introduced its iconic "Red Russet" leather, known for its distinctive appearance and ruggedness. Over the years, Irish Setter expanded its product line to include various hunting boot styles, like the Elk Tracker, Wingshooter, VaprTrek, and Trailblazer incorporating features like waterproofing, insulation, and advanced traction. Today, Irish Setter remains a trusted choice for hunters, offering top-quality boots that combine comfort, durability, and functionality in the great outdoors.

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