Redington, who recently announced improved and restyled wader designs, is also introducing five new boot designs that aim to set to rest the perception that fly fishing boots are ugly. The new designs are all clear standouts from industry convention, even the more modern and stylized designs from companies like Simms and Patagonia.
In fact, one may find themselves wondering if Redington has taken inspiration from snowboard boot manufacturers like Burton and DC, as many of the new designs feature rounded bright, eye-catching colors and youthful design. Redington will also be offering five different colors of laces, allowing anglers to customize the look of their boots.
Redington isn't letting form get in the way of function, however. All the new pairs feature heavy-duty, non-corrosive speed laces, high density nylon inners, internally molded heels and toes, a rigid EVA midsole insert. Pairs are available with Redington's signature sticky rubber with crushed walnut shells for added traction or in felt. Studs are optional.
The new models will all be available in February 2014, and include the Men's Elite Prowler ($159.95), Men's Super Prowler ($139.95), Men's Prowler ($99.95), Women's Siren ($139.95) and the Ruckus Youth Boot ($89.95).