Fishing shoes are an important piece of gear that can make fishing much more enjoyable. The best fishing shoes will be comfortable, lightweight, waterproof and durable. Fishing shoes should also have aggressive traction to prevent slipping on wet rocks. Most fishing shoes are designed to be worn without waders and are ideal for warm weather use.
Simms Pursuit Shoe
Simms is a well-known brand in the fishing community. The Pursuit is a lightweight shoe with aggressive vibram soles for wet wading or boat use. The shoe uses neoprene and mesh to prevent gravel from entering, and it has a heavy-duty bumper toe. The shoes also have easy cinch laces with a lace pocket to prevent hooks from snagging. Simms also makes the Pursuit Sandal with similar features.
The Korkers Torrent is one of the most versatile fishing shoes on the market. The interchangeable soles allow you to use the shoes for boating, golfing, wading and hiking. The shoe has an easy cinch lacing system and a heel strap for extra stability. It is also a lightweight shoe at roughly two pounds depending on the size and the sole style, and the breathable materials will keep your feet cool. The Torrent has received great reviews in the Backpacking Light.com forums.
The Muck Cikana fishing shoe is designed for comfort and durability. The shoe is waterproof and uses a flexible sole with aggressive tread to maximize traction on wet surfaces. The top of the shoe uses a stretch fit to prevent sand and gravel from entering, and the flex foam booties are buoyant and lightweight. The shoe is ideal for wearing in boats and on slippery docks. The design can be purchased as a low side shoe or as a high top boot and it has good reviews from Amazon.com customers.
Article Written By Zach Lazzari
Zach Lazzari is an outdoor writing specialist. He has experience in website writing as well as standard newspaper writing. He wrote an outdoor column for the Silver World in Lake City, Colo., and articles for Colorado-mountain-adventure.com. Lazzari is currently completing his bachelor's degree online through Arizona State University and lives in southwest Montana.