New Fishing Footwear: Boat Shoes and Boots at ICAST 2017

Keep your feet comfortable and dry whether onboard or at the dock.

July 20, 2017

To each his or her own when it comes to fishing footwear. You might prefer sandals, or you might need heavy-duty deck boots. Here are some of the new options available to anglers from manufacturers at the 2017 ICAST fishing tackle trade show. Some of the shoes are out now; others will be available later this year or early next.

Columbia Megavent II PFG

Columbia Megavent II PFG
Columbia Megavent II PFG Courtesy Columbia

Designed with the professional angler in mind, the Columbia Megavent II PFG shoe comes with a proprietary outsole design, water ventilation combined with quick dry materials and ultimate underfoot comfort. It features a techlite midsole, superior cushion, high-energy return and lower durometer EVA for the ultimate in comfort and shock absorbency, air-flow and water drainable midsole ports. The shoe will be available January 1, 2018.

Price: $100


Grundéns Deck Boss Boot

Grundéns Deck Boss fishing boots
Grundéns Deck Boss Boot Devin Golden / Sport Fishing

These new waterproof fishing boots feature one-piece, injection-molded construction to eliminate delamination and cracking. A 1-inch groove holds a durable silicone band that helps keep your legs dry, and the 15-inch height can be lowered with a flexible upper that folds down.

Price: $129

Huk Attack Shoes

Huk Attack fishing shoes
Huk Attack shoes Devin Golden / Sport Fishing

Huk’s new Attack Shoes, the winner of the Fishing Footwear category in the 2017 New Products Showcase, features appealing traction, bullet-proof durability and the comfort and support needed by anglers. Performance lacing and a Kryptek camouflage design are additional features.


Price: $84.99

Simms Challenger Pull-On Boot

Simms Challenger Pull-On men's fishing boots
Simms Challenger Pull-On Boot Devin Golden / Sport Fishing

Simms’ Challenger Pull-On Boots feature an integrated rubber heel, rubber overlays in key wear areas, a 14-inch fold-down shaft and a vulcanized rubber and neoprene upper. The fishing boots will be released in Spring 2018.

SoftScience Durango Shoes

SoftScience Durango men's fishing shoes
SoftScience Durango shoes Devin Golden / Sport Fishing

The new Durango style from SoftScience is an ultra-lightweight fishing shoe with a broad, stable outsole and shock-absorbing, closed-cell Trileon.


Price: $59.99

SoftScience Fin 2.0 Shoe

SoftScience Fin 2.0 men's fishing shoes
SoftScience Fin 2.0 shoe Devin Golden / Sport Fishing

The SoftScience Fin 2.0 fishing shoes features removable, odor-resistant washable insoles with a roomy, relaxed universal comfort platform.

Price: $99.99


SoftScience Terrafin Boots

SoftScience Terrafin men's fishing boots
SoftScience Terrafin boots Devin Golden / Sport Fishing

SoftScience’s 2017 fishing footwear lineup features six new models: the Cruise, the Durango, Fin 2.0, Fin Boot, Terrafin and Skiff. The Terrafin is the boot design, with a slip-resistant, non-marking durable outsole.

Price: $99.95

Xtratuf SpinDrift Deck Shoes for Men

Xtratuf SpinDrift men's fishing boat shoes
Xtratuf SpinDrift Deck Shoes for men Devin Golden / Sport Fishing

Xtratuf’s new SpinDrift deck shoes, set to be released in Spring 2018, have a 100 percent breathable, quick-dry air mesh and drainable midsole.

Price: $100

Xtratuf SpinDrift Deck Shoes for Women

Xtratuf SpinDrift women's fishing deck shoes
Xtratuf SpinDrift Deck Shoes for women Devin Golden / Sport Fishing

Xtratuf’s new SpinDrift deck shoes have a non-marking slick-resistant outsole, pull-cinch laces and external heel counter for lateral support are other features. There are three color combinations for men’s styles and three for women.

Price: $100


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