Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater....Know Grizzler
My favorite Orvis studded boots started coming apart last year, so I went into Red's with the intention of buying a pair of Redingtons. Well, the fit wasn't that great. Really didn't want to spend $180 on the Darkhorse Korkers but when I put my feet in them I had to buy them. The fit for me was amazing. Guess you get what you pay for. Used them a lot since then and they are holding up well. I have utilized the interchangeable soles more than I thought I would.
I've kind of come to think of waders and wading boots in a cost per day way.
I figure my current waders have cost less then a $0.66 or so per day of usage.
(Redington Sonic Pros / $199.00 / 300+ days of use)
Well worth it to be comfortable while fishing.
My new boots cost keeps going down each trip as well. Probably at about $6.00 per day now, but if they hold up as well as the waders, they'll have about the same daily costs.
I spend a lot more per day to fish on other shit then my waders and boots......