Muck Boots Women’s Muckster II Mid Rain Boots – Comfortable and Durable
Between spring rainstorms and fall leaf raking, needing a pair of practical boots isn’t debatable. Regular rain boots aren’t comfortable, your average street shoes aren’t waterproof and winter boots make your feet sweat.
To make these seasons easier, you need something comfortable, completely waterproof, tall enough for a little mud and durable. The Muckster II Mid checks all these boxes. The Muck Boot Company has hit the nail on the head and created a boot that can be worn year-round.
So let’s get into it, what makes the Muckster so great? They are made with a rubber bottom outer, 4mm CR Flex-Foam and have a breathable, air mesh lining. The construction helps keep your feet at a comfortable temperature and provides ample cushion allowing you to be in them all day. I spend my whole day at a barn taking care of horses and have been wearing these every day.
I’m on my feet the whole time and I’m happy to report that their comfort rating is 10/10. I’ve been out in temperatures ranging from 20º to 60º and have been really happy with how these boots thermoregulate. In addition, they are completely waterproof. I have waded through streams and have never had a drop of water come through the boot.
My critique of these is their height. My mom has referred to them as my “city mud boots” because they aren’t quite tall enough for serious mud. Vermont, where I live, has a mud season like no other and because of this I’ve been millimeters away from mud going over the top of my boot. And even if the mud isn’t that deep I get mud on my pants from the boot coming up and rubbing on the inside of my leg while I walk.
However, if you’re not in extremely muddy terrain, these boots will be perfect for your pursuits. And there are benefits to having these boots at a mid-height. You are able to roll them down to turn them into ankle height boots and even add a fashionable touch. The lower height is great for a mellow gardening day or running into town to do errands. There are several color options and some even have a floral pattern on the inside of the boot that you can show off when you roll them down.
Muck Boots Women’s Muckster II Mid Rain Boots
The tread doesn’t look very burly but I haven’t had any issues with it. Walking over all types of surfaces has proven to be simple and slip-free. Despite the lack of big lugs, the traction is yet to be a problem.
The durability is top-notch so far. Other than looking dirty, these show no signs of wear. Something worth noting is they only do whole sizes. I’m a 7.5 and went with a 7 and they fit great. I could probably even wear a pair of thicker socks with them and not suffocate my feet.
They’re easy to slip on and off and have a pull tab on the back to make it even easier if you need a little help. Bottom line: These are the best boots if you’re looking for something not as burly as some of its competitors. They’re practical, versatile, and can keep up during a hard day of work.
And for $115, you’re getting your money’s worth. It’s a good price for boots that are this durable. I have trusted the Muck Boot Company since I first put a pair of their boots on 10 years ago, they have always delivered a high-quality product and the Muckster II Mids are no exception.
Growing up snowboarding and hiking in the bitter cold winters and humid summers of northern Vermont, Eliza learned how to beat up gear and quickly became infatuated with new technologies. After moving to Colorado in 2015 to pursue a degree in recreation and outdoor education at Western Colorado University, her passion for the outdoors grew exponentially. Soon after, she picked up rock climbing, telemark skiing, backpacking, canyoneering, and is slowly learning to love rafting. Through these learning processes, Eliza began to understand the importance of the right gear and hopes to share her experiences and knowledge with others through Engearment.
Now working for Beacon Guidebooks as the ‘Wearer of Many Hats’ (yes, that is her official title), Eliza has learned the ins and outs of the outdoor industry. She has also worked on marketing teams, as a photographer, media coordinator, outdoor instructor and as a wrangler. She is especially excited to encourage other women in the outdoors and is an advocate for diversity and inclusion.