Duck boots are a more comfortable alternative to rain boots that also provide more traction and flexibility. Duck boots have thick rubber bottoms that are similar to rain boots and an upper part of the boot which is typically made out of leather and more elastic than the rest of the boot. They are ideal for rain and snow because they keep the moisture out while also preventing you from slipping. A bunch of different companies make their own versions of duck boots but you will be most satisfied with your purchase if it’s from Lands’ End or L.L. Bean.
Lands’ End sells outdoor apparel for all ages and makes good quality items. They offer duck boots for men, women and boys in three colors: green, brown and navy. These duck boots have full- grain leather upper and shaft and a water proof, rubber bottom and outsole. The inside of the boots are fully lined and the insole is fully cushioned so that you can experience an optimal level of comfort when you’re wearing them.
As with most duck boots, these run a bit larger and are only offered in half sizes. To purchase these duck boots you can do so either online or in one of their stores. Adult boots are priced at $69.50 and children’s boots will cost $59.50.
L.L. Bean has been making duck boots since 1912 so they’ve has almost 100 years of experience. L.L bean is the place to go if you want a huge selection of duck boots to choose from. They offer around five different types namely the 6 inch, the 8 inch, the 10 inch, gumshoes and moccasins. The main difference between all these styles is the height of the leather upper. In addition many of their styles also come in a shearing lined variety which adds another element of comfort. They have perfected their rubber, chain tread on the bottom of the shoe to give you the perfect amount of traction to prevent slipping and sliding on even the wettest days.
While other companies see duck boots as being functional, L.L. Bean has introduced an element of style into their line of women’s duck boots so that they are more pleasurable to wear. The moccasins for women, which are very similar to duck boots but have a shorter upper that comes to the ankle instead of mid-calf, come in colors like green tea, coral rose, sun, and navy.
When buying duck boots it is sometimes difficult to pick the right size. The L.L. Bean website includes directions on how to choose a size based on what socks you would typically wear with the shoe.
If you want to grab a pair of any of the duck boots that L.L. Bean offers either go into the store or website. The least expensive are the moccasins which cost $69 and the most expensive are the 10 inch duck boots which will run you $109.