From lightweight hikers to insulated rubbers, these are some of the best hunting boots for women.
Uncomfortable, ill-fitting hunting shoes are the recipe for blisters, sprained ankles, and hunting trips cut short. With plenty of companies now engineering hunting gear specifically for women, you have plenty of options for a perfect fit and comfort on backcountry jaunts.
When choosing a pair of hunting boots, you should consider weather conditions, the terrain, and how you’ll need them to perform in the field. For warm-weather spot and stalks, look for lightweight boots that offer durability, ankle support, moisture-wicking properties, and a waterproof membrane for unexpected precipitation. If you’ll be planted in a chilly blind or treestand for hours on end, invest in insulated boots with rubber soles that won’t spread your scent and Gore-Tex or similar technology.
With all this in mind, these are some of the best hunting boots for women I’ve found.
Danner has been my go-to for everything from high-performance hiking boots to abrasion-resistant snake boots for years. You just can’t beat their high-quality comfort, and the women’s Wayfinder is no exception. I’ve abused these boots running and gunning on spring gobbler hunts and trekking to my stand in the early season for a few years now, and they continue to hold up to wet conditions and rough terrain.
A Danner Dry layer provides breathable waterproofing, and a polyurethane footbed delivers shock absorption with an extra layer of open cell construction for air circulation. The lightweight lace-up Wayfinder is available in camo or solid options uninsulated or with Thinsulate insulation.
LaCrosse Women’s Alphaburly Pro
I’ve got three pairs of Alphaburly Pros, and they’re some more of the best rubber hunting boots for women out there. They always keep my feet ultradry, even when I’m crossing through creeks and sitting through snowstorms. Available in Mossy Oak Break-up Country, Realtree Edge, and Optifade Elevated II with up to 1600G insulation, Alphaburly Pros are your best bet for scent-free cold-weather boots.
Muck Woody PK Rubber Women’s Hunting Boot
Another option for completely waterproof hunting boots is the Woody PK from Muck Boots. Available with a mesh lining for breathability or a fleece lining for warmth, these women’s hunting boots feature a built-in neoprene bootie and EVA midsoles for added cushioning.
DSG Women’s Rubber Hunting Boot
Female-focused DSG Outerwear is releasing its new insulated rubber hunting boots this July. Featuring 1200G Thinsulate insulation and removable wool insoles, they’re just as moisture-wicking as they are warm. A shin guard overlay and grip sole provide protection and traction on rocky hillsides. Completely waterproof, these boots are a great option through late-season hunts.
Also new this year is the latest addition to LaCrosse’s Navigator series. The Lodestar is incredibly lightweight while packed with features designed to keep feet comfortable, dry, and protected in difficult backcountry. Vibram outsoles and omni-directional lugs guarantee superior tracking, while a Gore-tex lining adds waterproofing power. The Lodestar is slated to hit shelves this fall.