For many of us around the country, we can’t fathom what it would mean to wear rain boots every day. We take advantage of how versatile our wardrobe can be that it’s hard to imagine living someplace where the conditions are so harsh that our body requires actual protection from them. For Alaskans, the boots of choice are from XTRATUF — ironically enough, a brand from the Midwest — thanks to the easy on/off, comfortable wearability, and, of course, their ability to withstand the sloshiest of elements. Now, online retailer Huckberry has teamed up with XTRATUF on a new exclusive colorway for its Waterproof Legacy Chelsea Boot.
With a brown upper made from 100% neoprene latex rubber, the Chelsea Boot is accented on the heel and top collar in grayish-green, while the midsole is given a beige shade and the rubber outsole a darker brown shade. The star of the show here, like all of XTRATUF’s silhouettes, is the construction. Favorites amongst deep-sea fishermen, the boots benefit from a triple-dipped build for 100% waterproofness, a lightweight design, a sneaker-like comfort, and incredibly grippy soles with aggressive lugs that are great for slippery boat decks, a weekday commute, and trekking through treacherous terrain.
Unlike other rain boots, which are a pain to get on and take off, the low-cut design of the XTRATUF Chelsea removes the headache entirely. Meanwhile, rather than being haphazardly wrapped like its contemporaries, the uppers feature a hand-layered construction that’s meticulously designed so that there’s a balance of flexibility and strength, especially at the stress points. To add another layer of comfort, the insole is made of a high-rebound polyurethane for some extra bounce and give.
If you want to grab a pair of this attractive Huckberry-exclusive XTRATUF Waterproof Legacy Chelsea Boot, head over to Huckberry’s website right now, where it’s priced at $150.