Top positive review
Larger than expected but a very good winter boot
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 January 2019
These are great boots in many ways: Extremely warm and waterproof - the stretchy tops sit comfortably against my ankles keeping the rain and mud out without being too tight and my feet never get cold despite being outside for eight hours a day. These stretchy tops also make taking them on and off really easy.
If I bought them again I would go down a size as they're very roomy. These don't seem to be available in half sizes so, as I wear thick socks for my work as a gardener, I went for a size 5 being a 4.5 to 5 in other boots. They feel more like a 5.5 (at least) to me so I wear a thin pair underneath my thick socks and they fit perfectly.
I bought these primarily to replace my Nordic Grip boots as they aren't suited to the thick clay mud that I face on a daily basis in winter. The Mucksters have got superb grip in most situations. They're not perfect and sometimes I do slip on muddy slopes or wet grass but not often. They don't cope at all with slippery surfaces such as mossy paths and steps or ladders. Short of having several pairs of boots dotted around the gardens I work in, this is not a solvable issue! Overall though, these have been the best working boots I have purchased in recent years and I feel a lot safer and more sturdy than in other boots I've tried.