I spend over 150 days on the water—including ice—and over 60 days each year in the woods chasing whitetails and turkeys. The right boot is paramount for the kind of “stick-to-itiveness” that will bring success. Cold feet will end a day faster than anything.
I was recently turned onto the LaCrosse Ice Kings. These things are ideal for long days on the ice, I’ve put a lot of hours on them this winter alone and they are handling the abuse well, and my feet have yet to get wet or cold. This is especially important because every time I pull the auger from a freshly drilled hole, water and slush cover my lower legs and feet, still dry. That’s testament to quality right there. It’s also worth noting that while they appear large, I can easily get my ice cleats strapped on without restricting blood flow in my little piggies.
Here’s what the company has to say:
Built for extreme cold the Ice King is a LaCrosse classic. Developed and worn by gamesmen and outdoor enthusiasts in the Midwest, this boot has stood the test of time and the test of ice and snow for generations.
Drawing on naturally insulating properties, this boot combines a felt midsole, felt insole and a poly foam liner with 400G Thinsulate Ultra Insulation for the ultimate in warmth. The 100-percent waterproof rubber bottom with the ground-gripping Trac-Lite outsole will keep your feet dry and secure on slushy terrain. And just in case you hit a warm spell and the weather warms up to a happy 40 degrees, you can always remove the poly-foam liner.
- Full-grain, oiled, water-resistant leather with ozone-resistant premium rubber bottom.
- 400G Thinsulate Ultra Insulation / 6mm footbed / 8mm felt sole combine for extreme cold weather protection
- Removable poly-foam liner.
- Trac-Lite outsole delivers outstanding all-around traction in mud, snow and other loose terrain.
- 10-inch height.
- 6.6 pounds per pair.
- Rated for temperatures down to -70 degrees Fahrenheit