A couple weeks ago we decided to take the Korkers Chrome Boots for a test drive on the Metolius River in Central Oregon. Snow and ice provided ideal conditions to really put the boots to the test.

We hiked a couple miles and we had no problem with the snow and ice thanks to the OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeable Sole System. Snow hiking in felt boots would usually make for a rough day, but with the OmniTrax system we just used the rubber Kling-On sole for hiking and when we arrived to our back eddy of choice we clicked off the Kling-Ons and slid in the Plain Felt Soles. Once we had our felts on, we were able to navigate the slippery slimy rocks and focus on landing fish, rather than worrying about landing on our asses.

The low profile Boa speed lacing system was incredible for getting in and out of the boots and we never had to worry about shoe laces coming undone. The last thing we wanted to be doing was messing around with soaking wet laces in 19 degree weather. I kinda wish all me shoes had this feature.

In addition to the two key features above, the Korkers are equipped with waterproof materials (including sleek synthetic material similar to whitewater rafts) to reduce water absorption, which made it a hell of a lot easier getting back after a long day on the river. This also allows the material to dry quicker to help prevent the spread of invasive species.

The summary of these boots:

Lite weight, adaptive, comfy, smart, luxurious, and did I say lite?

Translation – BUY THEM