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PATAGONIA FOOT TRACTOR WADING BOOTS

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Cost: $279.00
SKU: 3938
Availability: In Stock
The Patagonia Foot Tractor boot is the grippest boot you'll wear hands down. Popular among steelheaders, it's a great boot for some of the West's slickest trout streams. The boot is hands down the most comfortable wading boot we've used. The bars add a little weight so it's not ideal for long hikes in, but when you need traction you won't find anything grippier. 

We've been using these boots in our rental pool for a little over a year now, it's unbelievable how well they still look. Between the comfort and traction these boots offer, they really are a slam dunk. In recent years the transition we've seen from felt to rubber soles hasn't been the easiest for some folks. With the superior grip the aluminum bars give you, wading in these boots can't be beat. If you ever find yourself in Salt Lake fishing come on by and take a pair for a test drive. 
  • Clarino synthetic leather upper for the finest in lightweight and durability, even after extended flexing in wet environments
  • Venergy monofilament mesh paneling for quick drainage and weight reduction
  • Oversized toe box and heel cup feature Texon trilaminate to help protect heel and toe from rock impact and foot compression
  • Sticky rubber lugged sole with inset multi-directional gripping aluminum bar design
  • Clarino synthetic leather upper with Venergy monofilament mesh panels; Texon trilaminate toe box and heel counter; multi-directional gripping designed aluminum bars.
  • 1899 g (4 lbs 3.2 oz)
  • Made in China.

Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots Review

The Patagonia Foot Tractor takes wading to a whole new level of comfort and traction. Several years ago we; Western Rivers staff had an opportunity to test these boots out on our annual shop trip. After 4 days of pounding around in them we were impressed. The Foot Tractor right out of the shoot was noticeably an improvement over the Aluma-Bar boot. After using the Patagonia Aluminum Bar Boot for the past 3 seasons (which still have plenty of life left in them), I left them behind this fall as I headed to BC for my first steelhead trip of the year and some of the most challenging wading anyone will be confronted with.  

Regardless of the new bar and sole design of the boot, which is grabbing everyone's attention, this was the most comfortable heavy duty wading boot I've ever worn. The lacing system is ingenous, and I'm glad that they didn't use the BOA system, which they initially intended to do. Their new system almost feels like the laces are being pulled through pulleys on the lower part of the boot. The top two hooks cleat the laces in place once you pull them in. These hold the laces firmly in place while you finish tying the boot, keeping the laces secure and tight all day long. The wide upper makes the Foot Tractor super easy to get out of, also at the end of a long day this boot is so comfortable you won't be in a hurry to take them off. 

On the traction side I definitely prefer the new bottom and the way they've integrated the aluminum bar into the rubber sole.  The new bar pattern is definitely better, especially when you're scrambling around on the bank. For those who fish out of a boat, or have an occasion to, the new bar and sole design is really nice.  I hardly noticed the bars in the dories we floated. Compared to the old boots, they we're much less slippery in the boat, on dry rocks, and on steep grassy banks, which were issues they needed to address.  

The new Patagonia Tractor Boot is a game changer just as the Aluminum Bar Wading Boot by Patagonia was. Although it feels heavy in the hand, I never noticed the weight after spending 10-12 hrs in them. For those having trouble getting around in the river, whether its the wading or you are simply looking to feel more grounded as you wade, this boot by far, will give you the security your looking for. Plus do so in a very comfortable fashion.  My only regret is they aren't offering these in just a sticky bottom version as well.  Rumor has it that Patagonia is working on them. 
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The Patagonia Foot Tractor boot is the grippest boot you'll wear hands down. Popular among steelheaders, it's a great boot for some of the West's slickest trout streams. The boot is hands down the most comfortable wading boot we've used. The bars add a little weight so it's not ideal for long hikes in, but when you need traction you won't find anything grippier. 

We've been using these boots in our rental pool for a little over a year now, it's unbelievable how well they still look. Between the comfort and traction these boots offer, they really are a slam dunk. In recent years the transition we've seen from felt to rubber soles hasn't been the easiest for some folks. With the superior grip the aluminum bars give you, wading in these boots can't be beat. If you ever find yourself in Salt Lake fishing come on by and take a pair for a test drive. 
  • Clarino synthetic leather upper for the finest in lightweight and durability, even after extended flexing in wet environments
  • Venergy monofilament mesh paneling for quick drainage and weight reduction
  • Oversized toe box and heel cup feature Texon trilaminate to help protect heel and toe from rock impact and foot compression
  • Sticky rubber lugged sole with inset multi-directional gripping aluminum bar design
  • Clarino synthetic leather upper with Venergy monofilament mesh panels; Texon trilaminate toe box and heel counter; multi-directional gripping designed aluminum bars.
  • 1899 g (4 lbs 3.2 oz)
  • Made in China.

Patagonia Foot Tractor Wading Boots Review

The Patagonia Foot Tractor takes wading to a whole new level of comfort and traction. Several years ago we; Western Rivers staff had an opportunity to test these boots out on our annual shop trip. After 4 days of pounding around in them we were impressed. The Foot Tractor right out of the shoot was noticeably an improvement over the Aluma-Bar boot. After using the Patagonia Aluminum Bar Boot for the past 3 seasons (which still have plenty of life left in them), I left them behind this fall as I headed to BC for my first steelhead trip of the year and some of the most challenging wading anyone will be confronted with.  

Regardless of the new bar and sole design of the boot, which is grabbing everyone's attention, this was the most comfortable heavy duty wading boot I've ever worn. The lacing system is ingenous, and I'm glad that they didn't use the BOA system, which they initially intended to do. Their new system almost feels like the laces are being pulled through pulleys on the lower part of the boot. The top two hooks cleat the laces in place once you pull them in. These hold the laces firmly in place while you finish tying the boot, keeping the laces secure and tight all day long. The wide upper makes the Foot Tractor super easy to get out of, also at the end of a long day this boot is so comfortable you won't be in a hurry to take them off. 

On the traction side I definitely prefer the new bottom and the way they've integrated the aluminum bar into the rubber sole.  The new bar pattern is definitely better, especially when you're scrambling around on the bank. For those who fish out of a boat, or have an occasion to, the new bar and sole design is really nice.  I hardly noticed the bars in the dories we floated. Compared to the old boots, they we're much less slippery in the boat, on dry rocks, and on steep grassy banks, which were issues they needed to address.  

The new Patagonia Tractor Boot is a game changer just as the Aluminum Bar Wading Boot by Patagonia was. Although it feels heavy in the hand, I never noticed the weight after spending 10-12 hrs in them. For those having trouble getting around in the river, whether its the wading or you are simply looking to feel more grounded as you wade, this boot by far, will give you the security your looking for. Plus do so in a very comfortable fashion.  My only regret is they aren't offering these in just a sticky bottom version as well.  Rumor has it that Patagonia is working on them.