What lasts a lifetime?
The best wading boots need to be ultra-comfortable and supportive for long days in heavy water. They should grip subsurface terrain, muddy trails and the occasional cross-stream log. They must drain quickly and avoid holding excess water. And on top of being tough as nails, they need a lifetime measured in decades. When Patagonia approached us to partner on the Foot Tractor and River Salt wading boots, we knew it was the start to something good.
Built in Portland, Ore.
We combined our legendary quality and craftsmanship with Patagonia's decades of fly fishing experience to create a wading boot beyond all others—each one proudly made by hand (with imported parts) in Portland, Oregon. With full-grain leather and stitchdown construction, these boots are made to be resoled and recrafted as they age, keeping them in the stream for many years to come. We believe they’re the last wading boots you’ll ever need to buy.
Built for Anglers
The Foot Tractor is available in three different outsole options: a Vibram® Idrdogrip sole compound for maximum grip on wet surfaces, patented alumimum bars that are hard enough to cut through slime but soft enough to conform to rock surfaces, or a felt sole for secure traction and stability on moss covered rocks, slippery boulders and rocky riverbeds.
Lighter-weight for wet wading, flats fishing and long approaches, the River Salt offers excellent performance and durability in both fresh and salt water; made from full-grain leather with Vibram® Megagrip soles for secure traction across a wide range of surfaces.