Boots for Braving the Elements with Ease

With a slew of ultra-functional styles, the Original Muck Boot Company creates boots for a lifetime outdoors

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Anyone who works (or plays) in the great outdoors knows that sometimes, nothing is more important than the shoes on your feet. Whether trudging through a garden, a farm, or a quail field, outdoor enthusiasts need a boot that can not only keep up but last through the seasons. Enter the Original Muck Boot Company, a favored outfitter for more than two decades. Thanks to thoughtful innovation and tireless product testing, each Muck Boot style is guaranteed to stand up to the elements, so that when you’re faced with mud, snow, rain, or rocky terrain, your shoes are one thing you’ll never have to worry about. This year, the brand’s ever-expanding collection features more versatile styles than ever, equipping all who wear them for life’s inevitable muck.

The Duck Lace, a new addition to the Muck Boot lineup, is a worthy match for a range of adventures. A new, Southern-inspired take on the brand’s signature Chore boot, the Duck Lace is the ultimate “do anything” shoe, available in both men’s and women’s sizing. While a sturdy rubber sole and body provide complete waterproof protection, a rugged full-grain leather makes up the boot’s upper portion, only getting better with time. Like all of the brand’s classic styles, this newcomer offers warmth and support in sub-freezing temperatures, not to mention unparalleled comfort underfoot.

For something slightly simpler—but no less tough—the original Ankle boot, an exclusive women’s style, is an ideal choice. Designed to slip on and off with ease, these neoprene booties are wrapped in soft, hand-laid rubber for protection and durability. In every detail, comfort reigns supreme: 3D Airmesh linings deliver increased breathability, while a molded memory foam insert supports the feet throughout each wear. Whatever your day-to-day looks like, these are the kind of shoes you’ll want to leave just beside the door, ready to pull on at a moment’s notice.

Sometimes, however, you need a boot that goes the extra mile—with a bit of added height, that is. For all of life’s messiest, muckiest moments, be it wading through marshland or working in a barn, the women’s Hale boot is a true saving grace. With completely waterproof protection up to the knee, the shoe is a heavy-duty performer while remaining impossibly lightweight. A breathable mesh lining increases comfort and air circulation, while a ribbed, self-cleaning outsole means it can face even the most intense conditions without wear and tear. The boots are also available in multiple distinct colorways, including a handful of newly debuted options. With styles in classic black and brown, cozy gray knit, and even hot pink, the Hale proves that work boots worth their salt can still be anything but boring.

At the end of the day, reliable gear is vital to outdoor living, and few brands have a better track record than Muck Boot. With a generation of devoted customers, the iconic company remains steadfastly devoted to what they do best: supporting those who brave the elements and nurturing a spirit of adventure in the hearts of their customers. With boots like these, after all, there’s nothing you can’t take on.

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The Women’s Hale in gray knit.

Shop these and more essential styles at  muckbootcompany.com .