Best stalking boots – some of the best options on the market

Looking for new hunting clothes? There’s an incredible variety of stalking boots to keep you on track in the coming months.

Catalyst Defiant 10” GTX

When it comes to hunting clothes, The Catalyst VX Defiant 10” GTX is the ideal boot for the serious outdoorsman or woman. The premium performance boots are constructed from the finest waterproof leather and feature a breathable Gore-Tex membrane as well as temperature-managing X-Static layer for odour protection. 

Ariat’s Cobalt VX technology protects, stabilises and supports while the 400g Thinsulate Ultra insulation provides exceptional warmth in extremely cold and damp conditions. Featuring a premium leather collar and tongue lining, these boots are the ultimate in comfort and performance for anyone looking to invest in more hunting clothes. 

RRP: £320.00
Ariat, 03332 527111
ariat.com/gb/en

Gateway1 Deer Stalker

Gateway1’s Deer Stalker Boot is creating a wave or two in the shooting market. It’s constructed out of Nubuck leather and 900D fabric. Weighing in at only 400g you’ll have a spring in your step and the G1 stage three footbed will ensure all day comfort.

Deer Stalker are fully waterproof using Gateway1’s SypaTex liner. The lace lock will secure maximum heel fit and double stitched rubber rand will give extra protection as you walk. The insulating EVA midsole will keep you warm on a cold day, protecting down to -15 degrees centigrade.

RRP: £139.99
Koolbox 01509 233333
sales@koolbox.co.uk

Harkila Driven Hunt GTX

This innovative, waterproof walking boot is constructed with leather and Gore-tex with a Vibram sole ideal for tackling the most challenging of stalking environments.

Designed on a wide fitting last these robust boots have all the technical features needed for a successful day on the hill. The Harkila Driven ensures good ankle support and hard wearing breathable leather that moulds to your feet for luxurious comfort at all times. Available in Dark Brown in sizes EU40 – 48 

RRP: £299.99 
Harkila 02039 362526 
en.harkila.com 

Ridgeline Warrior Hi-Tops 

The Warrior is an affordable high-cut waterproof boot designed with high performance in mind. The Warrior is made from full grain nubuck leather and has a durable fast lacing system.

Its hydroguard waterproof membrane offers superb protection while its 200g Thinsulate insulation gives the wearer excellent warmth, breathability and comfort. There  are multi direction traction lugs on the Vibram sole as well as a self cleaning rubber outsole, moulded PU midsole and cemented scuff bands. These boots are available from size 6 to 13. 

SRP: £189.99
Highland Outdoors, 0345 099 0252 
highlandoutdoors.co.uk

Altavio Gore-Tex 

The high-cut Altavio boot is perfect for the field. Featuring ankle supports and front and back stone guards for additional comfort, resistance and durability, Altavio boots are designed to be worn for long periods of time.

An advanced rubber compound delivers optimum performance, and a Gore-Tex lining will keep your feet dry and wick away sweat. Orthalite insoles provide comfort and absorb shock. The polyurethane design also helps absorb moisture and allows air to circulate around the foot.

RRP: £175.00 
Aigle 02076 601576
aigle.com/uk 

The Altavio Gore-Tex also appears in our list of ultimate stalking gear – read it by clicking the link

Haix GTX Boots 

Haix classic hunting boots incorporate a silent sole for slow stalking; Gore-Tex performance with improved breathability and optimised climate comfort for all-year wear.

Haix Nature One GTX (pictured) is the perfect boot for gamekeepers and stalkers with a comfortable, impact-absorbing foot bed and non-slip traction.

Another option is the Haix Black Eagle Nature GTX, which suits everyday life on the ground. Lightweight and sturdy, the boot has excellent grip on a variety of terrains, even in the cold. 

Haix Nature One GTX RRP from £244.90
Haix Black Eagle GTX RRP from £179.90 
HAIX  +49(0) 8751 8625 889
haix.co.uk 

Chevalier Tundra Boot 

This is the optimum membrane, high hunting boot that can withstand anything the climate throws at it. Made from the highest quality full-grain leather, the stretchy Sympatex membrane coupled with a limited number of seams, maximises life span of the boot and keeps water out  – ideal for cold winter months.

Vibram’s ergonomic sole gives superb grip and the sturdy rubber edge shields against harsh wear and tear. Extended lacing to the front of the foot provides a significant advantage when walking in rough terrain. 

RRP: £369.00 
Chevalier 07967 291216 
donald@chevalier.se 

Men’s Leather Waterproof Tall Boot

Standing 26cm tall, this boot has been designed to be extremely supportive and is ideal for stalking on the hill. Crafted in brown leather with Cordura panels the boot has a sturdy durable inject moulded bi-compound rubber sole, an innovative three-layer insole including a thermal foil lining to protect feet from the cold, and additional cushion padding in-between the lining and outer sole to provide underfoot comfort. A short boot is also available and sizes range from 39 to 46.

RRP £209.95
Alan Paine 01623 415760
alanpaine.co.uk 

Zamberlan Zodiac

An extremely durable boot with a high profile, suitable for mountain hunting. Featuring a single-piece, hydrobloc nubuck leather upper Kodiac boots have no seams to cause friction and no obvious areas where leakage can occur.

They are further enhanced with rubber reinforcements and are waterproof and breathable thanks to Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining. A soft juncture on the heel improves comfort while walking and the Vibram Schwarzwald outsole ensures high grip and great flexibility, even in tough terrain. 

RRP: £289.95 
GMK 01489 579999
gmk.co.uk  

This buying guide originally appeared in Sporting Rifle

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