Vision Loikka Studded Wading Boots Size 7 and 14
Lightweight, agile boots with the ultimate in-river studded rubber soles.
Vision Loikka - a modern wading boot is a real paradox. It should be as durable as the best working boot and as light as a jogging shoe. It should be as easy to put on as a slipper and still support your ankle as well as a full-blooded hiking boot. And the traction should be similar to pole climber’s gaffs, regardless of the environment in concern. Vision are painfully aware of all the above, because we have designed wading boots for more than 15 years already.
The foundation of these fully synthetic boots lies on the highly popular Mako boots, but it includes several essential improvements. The front part of the boot is now well protected by a special “rubber shield“. The number and positioning of always vulnerable seams is optimised. The ankle part gives a proper support and is lined with comfortable neoprene. Its design is based on our ultra-comfortable Hopper wading boots. This means that the boot is extremely easy to put on and take off. Shoe laces go through nylon loops on the lower part and reduce thus the number of metallic staples, which can in worst case wear the laces and rust when used in saltwater conditions. Loops enable fast and easy tightening of laces with less energy.
However, having stated all the above, the biggest improvement of them all, can be found from the sole part of these boots. After a long period of development and testing, we are proud to present our new rubber sole, called gummi. This material is clearly softer and stickier than most of the other materials available. As a result we have now a material, which is providing a unique level of traction. To make sure that the sole stays glued to the bottom of the boot, we extended the sole to cover the front part of the shoe giving thus good protecting for toes. This way we can prevent the way too common phenomena, where something sharp goes between the sole and the boot and eventually makes the sole come away. The final touch in our pursuit for superior traction is achieved by including well tested and proven low profile tungsten studs to the sole. Loikka wading boots are naturally also available with full felt sole, if you like that option more. These boots are meant to be used in the hardest imaginable conditions. You just can’t abuse them. Go and give your best shot.
- Lightweight but solid
- Made out of synthetic material for minimal water absorption
- Optimised seam placement
- Comfortable neoprene lining in the ankle part
- Proper protection for the toe and heel areas
- Durable nylon laces for the shoe laces
- low profile tungsten studs
Find your foot length in cm in the right-hand column and order the corresponding Vision size in the first column. This size recommendation takes into account the thickness of a neoprene sock.
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