Recently I was hunting in Missouri in a downpour. My eight year old pair of boots finally let me down and my feet were soaked. On the way home from that hunt I hit a couple (OK maybe 3) Bass Pro Shops. To justify that, they were on my way! Anyhow, I was looking for new boots when I noticed the new SHE Boots were on the shelf. What the heck, I love the clothes, let’s try the boots.
I bought the SHE™ Avila 10″ Mid Waterproof Rubber Hunting Boots for Ladies – Realtree AP™ for $69.99 and also the SHE™ Cami 9? High Insulated Waterproof Hunting Hikers for Ladies – Realtree Hardwoods HD® for $119.99. They also had the SHE™ Avila 16? High Waterproof Rubber Hunting Boots for Ladies – Realtree AP™ for $89.99, SHE™ Cami 6” Mid Insulated Waterproof Hunting Hikers for Ladies – Realtree Hardwoods HD® for $99.99 and the SHE™ Falconn 8? Non-Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boots for Ladies – Brown for $99.99.
I just returned from hunting in Georgia, where I had the opportunity to try the boots out, and so far I am impressed! I wore the Avila 10? Mid Waterproof Rubber Hunting Boots for most of my trip. Not only were they the most comfortable rubber boots I have ever owned, my feet stayed dry. They are not bulky and heavy like some of the other brands. I have always hated when it looks like clown shoes on you. These boots have accomplished the comfort, dry and warmth without the bulk. They are lined with 5 mm neoprene, so I know come cold weather my feet will still be warm.
The self-cleaning cleated, aggressive rubber outer sole seemed to live up to their description. While I had some mud, it did not build up thick like my other boots, and traction was not a problem, whether climbing into the tree-stand or just climbing the banks to get to it. Another nice outcome, was that the boots are normal sized, so when you are climbing down from your tree stand both feet will fit on 1 step. I have had “clown boots” that are too big to fit both onto the same step. Normally I wear lace up boots for most of the hunt, because I need the support when hiking. That was not the case on this trip, these rubber boots were my “go to” boots for everything!
I would definitely give the SHE boot line a look. I am already planning to head back to a Bass Pro Shop to get the Avila 16? High Waterproof Rubber Hunting Boots. I will come back to this review in the future to update the longevity of the boots. But for $69.99 I am beyond impressed!