I first saw this boot at the SHOT Show back in January and was amazed how light they were then—I even posted a photo of it via Instagram. At the show I had the chance to get details on this new line of boots, see and touch them, but I never put them on my feet ... until two days ago.
I put the a pair of the tall Pursuit Shadow boots on, and my feet fell in love before I even had both boots laced. To be honest, it took me about 10 minutes of walking around the house to get use to boots so light—it felt like I was wearing knee-high slippers with boot style soles.
I had two major concerns with boots so light:
- Would the boot soles hold up to a season of hunting?
As far as I can tell, the EVA mid and Pod outsole although extremely light is very durable. Mind you, I haven’t exactly put the boots through the tolls of a full season of hunting. I did wear them around the house and went hiking in the wood and they were up to the task. My feet were comfortable, too.
- Would they keep me warm in the winter?
Being it’s April and finally starting to warm up in Minnesota I didn’t get to test them in extreme cold conditions. The boots do however have a 5mm neoprene insulation that is good to negative 40 degrees Fahrenheit. And through the performance I’ve gotten out my Woody Sport’s I speculate the new Pursuit Shadow’s can handle the cold.
Based off what Muck suggests and my feelings about the boots, they’ll be great boots to pack into base camp, because of their so light weight. They'll also be ideal for long stalks. I also believe they'll service whitetail hunters admirably for treestand hunting and trekking around moderate sized properties. Heck, waterfowl hunters might even want to give them a try.
Here are the down and dirty details:
- Three sizes; ankle ( 1 pound), mid (1 pound 3 ounces) and tall ( 1 pound 7 ounces)
- They mask scent with Inscentable® scent-masking
- Come equiped agion® antimicrobial treatment
- Feature 5mm neoprene insulation
- Are 100 percent waterproof
- Have a warm fleece lining
- Are available in Realtree Xtra® camo
Suggest Retail Prices:
- Ankle: $184.95
- Mid: $229.95
- Tall: $265.95
Keep your eyes open for these boots this fall. In the mean time get more info about other Original Muck Boot Company products on their website MuckBootCompany.com