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I am fortunate enough to be in the whitetail woods all year long. For, me it has been a long tedious task of finding an over the calf rubber boot, that was waterproof, durable, fit my foot well, functional traction and kept my foot warm while on stand during the cold months of winter. After several boots trials, my feet have found their new home in BOGS footwear. The boot that I have been wearing for the past few months is the Bogs Blaze 1000.
The Bogs Blaze 1000 has the following features:
- 100% Waterproof
- Durable hand-lasted rubber and a four way stretch inner bootie
- Classic Mossy Oak or Realtree AP rubber overlay
- Constructed with 3mm waterproof Neo-Tech +1000 grams of Thinsulate insulation
- Non-slip, non-marking and self-cleaning deep lug outsole
- Aegis antimicrobial for odor protection and scent elimination
- Comfort rated from temperate to -65°F
- Height: 17”
- Circumference at calf 17″
- Weight 5lbs per pair
- Available in sizes 7-14
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed
The Bogs Blaze 1000 is offered in the Classic Mossy Oak or Realtree AP. It is constructed with 4mm perforated Neo-Tech + 2mm Airmesh and waterproof breathable membrane Thermo molded EVA sock liner. Features a Neoprene upper, 1000 gram Thinsulate insulation. The boot is rated to -65*F, but I would comfort rate the Blaze 1000 to -40*F and this is my motion rating not stationary rating. The Aegis anti-microbial odor protection insole with scent elimination is a bonus for those long hikes to the stand, to reduce your foot odor while on stand. It has a removable and replaceable insole and its internal shank offers excellent foot support. The outsole is a flexible non-slip rubber outsole that delivers excellent grip on wet surfaces. The heal has a braking tread to assist in stability. It offers complete protection around the toe area with extra rand. This boot is a superb choice for trekking through foul weather, wherever your adventures may take you.
I have heard some say, “The boots had a smell out of the box!” This odor is directly related to the higher quality and amount of raw rubber and the protectant that BOGS sprays on them to protect them during shipping. As the boots are in a sea container for a good bit of time and extreme weather conditions. I did not “air them out” prior to hunting. I just sprayed them down like I always do before heading to my stand and did not notice any animals on a heightened alert.
Even though I have only worn this boot for a few months, I feel that I have tested this boot well. I have been in and out of water countless times, walk almost a 1/2 mile roundtrip to my stand. This terrain is somewhat rugged, steep with lots of deadfalls to climb over and heavy brush. The boots required no break-in time. My feet have been dry, warm and comfortable while on stand, even in 13*F weather! I have found that with my narrow foot and distance of walking, I have found that a good moisture wicking sock like Darn Tough Vermont, Smartwool or Lorpen work best.
I am truly impressed with this boot and the BOGS Company! BOGS boots are a must have, light weight, durable, fit well, easy to wear hunting boot, that you can wear all year long!