You’ll be able to select your hunting shoes by taking into account the type of hunting terrain and the weather conditions you’ll be hunting in. Shoes don’t have the same resistance level to adapt to your various needs: frequency of use + contact with aggressive vegetation. You’ll find this difference across our ranges: 100, 500, 900.

Which shoes are for you? TO WATERPROOF OR NOT TO WATERPROOF?

The number 1 criterion for choosing your shoes will be your need, or lack thereof, of waterproofing.

How to choose your hunting shoes

Non-waterproof shoes will be more breathable and perfectly suited to dry terrain and weather conditions. They don't have a waterproof membrane and have ventilation zones. They are usually water-repellent: as you can see here, water-repellent fabric allows water droplets to simply slide off. Be careful - water-repellent fabric is not waterproof, as it can’t take a large volume of water. For example, morning mist on vegetation is already too much for this type of fabric.

Waterproof shoes will enable you to keep your feet dry (if you walk across wet grass, in the rain or through humid areas.) They have a waterproof membrane located inside the shoe, protected by the external materials of the upper. Just as a reminder, a shoe’s upper refers to the front section of the shoe.

This membrane can allow sweat to pass through whilst blocking out water droplets. It starts at the sole and rises up to the pleat of the tongue of the boot. Please not, these products will not be as breathable as non-waterproof shoes.

How to choose your hunting shoes

Thanks to testing, we can measure and guarantee the durability of this membrane. The 900 shoe is a great example: you can walk for 140 km continuously in water.

The selection of your shoes based on your field

Then, you’ll need to take into account your environment, which will influence your requirements in terms of resistance, grip and support. In the fields, forest or mountains, these characteristics won’t have the same importance.
If you’re crossing smoother terrain, you can opt for shoes with a high upper and supple sole: this will allow you to walk comfortably and without fatiguing whilst benefiting from appropriate protection for your ankles. On rougher terrain, you’ll need to opt for a high or very high upper, with a slightly more rigid sole: effectively, your feet will need more support. Finally, on extremely rough terrain, you should opt for a very high upper and a very rigid sole. So, you’ll have everything you need to cross these complicated areas.

How to choose your hunting shoes

Depending on the level of aggressive vegetation you regularly come across, you should opt for uppers with resistant components. Effectively, some shoes are composed of materials which have been tested to confirm their resistance against abrasion or perforation. Here’s a sample:

How to choose your hunting shoes
How to choose your hunting shoes

Tips for cold weather

Finally, winter conditions will require a specific shoe with a warm lining. Effectively, you can quickly feel the cold in your feet, especially when enjoying static hunting (hut, hide) and it is important to choose the right footwear for these conditions. Please note, when enjoying active hunting styles in cold weather, it is best to choose a shoe which doesn't have a warm lining, to avoid excessive sweating.