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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Gear Review: Lacrosse Grange Rubber Boots

Footwear is probably one of the least exciting pieces of hunting gear we will buy, but it can directly influence our comfort, safety, and enjoyment. On a backcountry hunt, your boots can be the difference between a safe hunt and one resulting in severe foot injury.

I use the Lacrosse Grange boots as my all-around footwear for day hunts. They are a simple, uninsulated rubber boot. I would never choose these boots for a long, mountainous, or backcountry hunt. Here’s my breakdown of the pros and cons of the Lacrosse Grange boots:

Pros:

  • The solid, basic green color works with every type of camo.
  • The soles feature a semi-aggressive pattern that makes these boots good for hiking on uneven terrain.
  • The 18″ height comes up just short of the knee, making them perfect for keeping your feet dry while out in the rain or crossing shallow creeks.
  • Cleaning and removing scent from these boots is easy since they are fully rubber. This can come in handy during the early months of deer season.
  • Because they are non-insulated, these boots are comfortable in temps as high as 65 degrees. Wearing thick socks with them ensures they can keep my feet warm down to temperatures in the high 20s.

Cons:

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  • The Lacrosse Grange boots lack the structure and ankle support required for carrying heavy loads.
  • They are not ideal for hilly terrain or an expedition-style hunt.
  • You will want an insulated pair of boots when winter rolls around.

Overall, for a day hunt or hike to a blind or treestand, the Lacrosse Grange boots are perfect. Through turkey, fishing, waterfowl, and early deer seasons, mine have not let me down yet. A plain rubber boot is an essential piece in every hunter’s gear. The Lacrosse Grange boot is my pick.

The Lacrosse Grange boots can be purchased for $80.

 

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