Here at NRA Women we spend a lot of time reviewing very serious gear: hiking boots designed to summit mountains, rifles that can reach out to a thousand yards or more and so on … but sometimes, we just want a well-made, mud-shedding, comfortable boot that keeps our feet warm and dry while we go about our active outdoor lives. That’s where the Women’s Muckster II Mid boot really shines, and it just might be your new favorite “do-everything” boot.
The Women’s Muckster II Mid starts with its rise: It’s a 10” rise so that the boot is “normally” sitting at your calf, but whenever you like you can simply fold the top down to turn the boot into a shoe. Because it needs to be folded down, the good folks at Muck Boots have elected to ensure that the boot is generously wide, so those of us with stairclimber calves won’t feel “the pinch” when it’s at either height.
Next, we have the tried-and-true comfort of the classic Muck boot. Their women’s boots are made on a women’s last, so our heels (which are usually narrower than men’s) don’t slide around in the boot and cause blisters. The sizing is generous in that the manufacturer has assumed that you will be wearing thick socks with it, so most women find that they’re best served by ordering a half-size down from what they usually take.
In addition to comfort, these boots are designed for hard use! They shed mud and other assorted outdoor gunk like water from a duck’s back; they feature a lovely, high-traction rubber outsole that will take you up that slippery, leaf-covered trail or through your mucky, rained-on garden as if you were wearing pitons instead of boots.
Finally, you have the pure fun. Not only are these boots available in eight fun colors, some of those fun colors have even more fun prints that are revealed when you roll the boots down. The Green and Purple options feature a floral lining, while the Black and Pink options have a solid tonal lining. At $115, this do-all boot will last you for years and years of outdoor fun. Click here to learn more, or to purchase!