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WEST MARINETall Cruising Boots, Navy, 5

WEST MARINE

Tall Cruising Boots, Navy, 5

Model # 8896961Mfg # 903-5

$69.99

Customer Reviews

Color: NAVY

 

Product Description

Nothing makes your voyaging less comfortable that slogging around in wet leather moccasins all day. The solution, we'd like to suggest, is to buy a pair of our Tall Cruising Boots, so that you have plenty of overlap with your foul weather gear pants. These boots are made for us by Gill, and they provide a supple and protective rubber upper, combined with a non-skid sole. The inner sole can be removed to speed up drying should water find its way inside. These boots are also available in a shorter height if you prefer.

Rely on these tall boots when you want to stay dry and steady on your feet.

100% natural rubber boots have a broad fit to accommodate heavy socks and warm layers. Choose between ankle length short boots and mid-calf length tall size. Removable cushioned inner soles. Quick-drying polyester lining. Reinforced toes, instep, ankle and heel provide extra support and protection. Nonslip razor-cut soles with multi-directional wave cut grip. Imported.

  • Height: Mid-calf
  • Uppers: All natural rubber
  • Closure Type: Pull-on
  • Sole: Rubber, nonmarking, nonslip
  • Lining: Quick-dry polyester

Specs

Tall Cruising Boots, Navy, 5

Lens Material 5
Lens Color Navy

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West MarineTall Cruising Boots
 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (9)
  • Good cushioning (8)
  • Stable (8)
  • Durable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wet weather (10)
    • Cold / extreme (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        92% 

        (11 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (12 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Comfort-oriented (7), Conservative (4)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Came back for a second go around.

    By Ger

    from Port Charlotte, FL

    About Me Casual, Comfort-oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Breathes Well
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Good Cushioning
    • Hard-wearing
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • NA

    Best Uses

    • Cold Weather
    • Rainy Days
    • Wet Weather
    • Work

    Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

    These boots are great and I should know this is my second go around with them. I purchased from West Marine a pair approximately six years ago and am now in the need of a new pair. They are extremely durable and easy to clean. Not to forget comfortable to wear. All these facts makes it a no brainer to purchase. I recommend them to all my friends and fellow fisherman for on and off the boat.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Delivered as per on line order. The service was excellent, as I had to exchange them at your Sarasota store. Clerk was very attentive and completed the transaction in an effective, courteous manner.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    any color as long as they're blue ...

    By seaveez

    from San Francisco, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ocean Cruising
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

        I had signed up to crew for a friend and help move their boat from San Francisco to San Diego. The last thing I wanted was to be out on a multi-day sail and have wet deck shoes. I had waited, perhaps, just a little too long to shop for boots and wasn't able to a variety of different sailing shop, but West Marine is near my house. I wavered a bit on whether to get the short or tall boots. In the end, I opted for the tall ones with the rational I could also use them for washing my car and not worry about water from the hose splashing down the boots.

        Another crew member on this trip also had WM boots, but had the short ones. In the end, I'm glad I went with the taller model.

        I wish WM offered 1/2 sizes (from searching online, I know Gill offers 1/2 sizes), but having a little extra room wasn't too bothersome when taking the boots on and off, and I did wear them with a thicker sock a couple times.

        I haven't used them on smaller boats so don't know if having a slightly longer footbed will impact me running to the foredeck. (It wasn't any problem during the six days sailing to San Diego.)

        I've read reviews discussing durability; however, I haven't had these long enough to assess how long these will last.

        The boots are a little on the heavy side, I think, but then, they are very reasonably priced, so I don't think I'll feel too bad if and when I need to get something more form fitting or something lighter for (future) racing. Regarding weight, I have a friend whose brand XXX boots are much lighter; however, he spend several hundred dollars for them. (As the saying goes, you make it strong, light or inexpensive ... but you can only choose two!)

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
         
        4.0

        Good Honest Sea Boots

        By Thumper

        from Cameron Park, CA

        About Me High-end shopper, Performance shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Light but not cheap
        • Nice flex but not loose
        • NIce price good quality
        • Seem to run true to size
        • Stable

        Cons

        • No cons so far

        Best Uses

        • San Francisco Bay

        Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

        Only reason I hesitate to give it five stars is because I haven't used them in real inclement weather, so they reamin untesed in that regard.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Pleased with the boots, correct sizing.

        By Sandgorgan

        from Ontario, Canada

        About Me Comfort-oriented

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Cushioning

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

            Satisfied with the sizing despite original concerns.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Gill quality at Great West Marine Prices

            By Casper

            from Fort Gratiot, MI

            About Me Function Minded

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Good Cushioning
            • Stable
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wet Weather

              Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

              Great boot, made by Gill.
              Wears like iron with good soles and high boot tops.
              Great value.
              Would buy again if they wear out or are "borrowed" by shipmates.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Very good sea boots

              By Michael

              from Coos Bay, Oregon

              About Me Comfort-oriented

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Good Cushioning
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Great w foul weather gea
                • Wet Weather

                Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

                Very good sea boots, made by Gill

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Width:
                • Feels true to width

                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                High and dry.

                By SLG

                from Central Ohio

                About Me Conservative

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Cushioning
                • Stable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wet Weather

                  Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

                  These boots arrived in the winter time during an ice storm with lots of freezing rain. I wore them almost all day. They provided good traction and kept my feet dry if not warm. I will keep a pair of wool boot scocks near at hand for cold weather.

                  • Sizing:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Width:
                  • Feels true to width

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Boot

                  By Mike

                  from Georgia

                  About Me Conservative

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Good Cushioning
                  • Stable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cold Weather
                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

                    Made by Gill for West Marine; great boot! I was concerned about getting a good fit buying online - no problem; I ordered my normal shoe size and these boots fit perfect with thick cold weather socks.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    End product was exactly what I hoped for

                    By DON

                    from Guntersville Alabama

                    About Me Comfort-oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Good Cushioning
                    • Warm

                    Cons

                    • Response not needed

                    Best Uses

                    • Cold Weather
                    • Wet Weather

                    Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

                    I use my boots primarily when washing boats. They do not leave marks and are very stable on wet surfaces.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Width:
                    • Feels true to width

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great boat boots!! My second pair!!

                    By Captain Steve

                    from Longview WA

                    About Me Comfort-oriented, Conservative

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Durable
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wet Weather

                      Comments about Tall Cruising Boots:

                      This is my second pair of this boot. Because there are many rainy days in Washington, and I race all year round, I need a reliable waterproof boot on the sailboat. This one is the right color and comfortable for moving around quickly on Edgewalker.

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Width:
                      • Feels true to width

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