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March 6, 2021

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Salmon Sisters 6-inch Deck Boot from XtraTuf

Salmon Sisters 6-inch Deck Boot from XtraTuf Review

Salmon Sisters 6-Inch Deck Boots Nail a Women’s Fit with Excellent Wet Grip

Whether you’re out for a day of fishing the bay or tackling wet projects around your home such as pressure washing, having shoes with a secure grip is critical. Some people might not mind dealing with wet feet, but I prefer to keep mine dry whenever I can. I’ve been wearing the Salmon Sisters 6-inch deck boot from XtraTuff for a few months now to see how they do in a variety of wet conditions.

Pros

  • Secure grip
  • XpressCool lining helps your feet breathe and adds comfort
  • Flexible lower
  • 100% waterproof
  • Women’s specific fit

Cons

  • You’ll need a higher cut if you’re mucking about on a mud flat
  • Whole sizes only – order up if you’re between sizes

Recommendation

I love having a completely waterproof deck boot for out fishing excursions and wet projects around the house. Make sure you order a half size up if you’re between sizes and you’ll be in great shape for a slip-free, dry feet experience.

While I really like wearing these boots, they’re not for every situation. There are times when you’re still going to want a full-length boot for being in mud or water that comes up more than a few inches. But when the day calls for chasing tuna offshore or stalking redfish on the flats, the Salmon Sisters 6-inch deck boot from XtraTuf is a big win!

Fit

You can only order the Salmon Sisters 6-inch deck boot in whole sizes from 5 – 11, so you need to plan on giving them a little bit of grace if you’re a half size. I’m an 8 and the boots fit true to size. Go up a size rather than down if you’re between two.


Salmon Sisters 6-inch Deck Boot from XtraTuf Profile

What’s really nice is that they’re a women’s fit with a narrower profile than men’s boots that you might try to repurpose. They feel secure around my feet but do allow some movement in the heel area. Make sure you wear a pair of socks to avoid any uncomfortable rubbing.

The toebox is pretty generous without being too large. My toes have room to wiggle and move and they don’t feel squeezed.

Style

I have to admit to a bit of bias when I’m giving style points. Teal is one of my favorite colors and the teal accents around the boots and pull tabs are very appealing to me.

Salmon Sisters 6-inch Deck Boot from XtraTuf tabs

The boots are 6 inches tall, giving them a similar height to mid-length work boots. The cut down toward your ankle a bit more than other work boots, though.

With that height, you’re not going to keep your feet dry mucking around the flats in search of clams. As a deck boot, they do their best work when water is able to escape without getting more than a few inches deep.

That said, I like this height much more than mid-calf boots. The pants I wear on the water slip over the top of them better than taller water boots and give them an overall nicer look.

One thing I noticed is how much wider the opening at the top is compared to other boots. The Salmon Sisters 6-inch deck boot is a Wellington style without any laces or cinch straps. The pull tabs on both sides of the opening make it easy to get your feet in without having to fight them after a long day on the water.

You can use the pull tabs to get your feet back out if you like. There’s also a thick tab right on the lower heel that’s perfect for gripping with your foot when you’d rather not get your hands as dirty.

Comfort and Security

A lot of deck boots and water boots suffer from becoming sweatshops for your feet since they have to keep water out completely. However, these breathe better than a lot of the cheap ones thanks to an XpressCool liner.

There’s not much arch support in them, though. I can feel a little bump around the middle, but it misses my actual arch.

Salmon Sisters 6-inch Deck Boot from XtraTuf

The outsole does a great job of keeping a secure grip on our flats boat and even on the polished concrete in our garage. I wear them confident that I’m not going to slip on whatever wet surfaces the weekend throws at me.

The boot’s lower does a great job of letting my foot flex. When you’re up and down, prepping the boat, dropping the trolling motor, or unhooking a redfish that’s lucky enough to be out of season, that flex is really helpful.

Salmon Sisters 6-inch Deck Boot from XtraTuf Flex

The outsole is non-marring, too, letting you move around the boat knowing you’re not going to mark up that white finish. At least, not from your boots.

Price

Retail prices for the Salmon Sisters 6-inch deck boot run $105 and we’ve seen it online for a few dollars less.

The Bottom Line

I love having a completely waterproof deck boot for out fishing excursions and wet projects around the house. Make sure you order a half size up if you’re between sizes and you’ll be in great shape for a slip-free, dry feet experience.

While I really like wearing these boots, they’re not for every situation. There are times when you’re still going to want a full-length boot for being in mud or water that comes up more than a few inches. But when the day calls for chasing tuna offshore or stalking redfish on the flats, the Salmon Sisters 6-inch deck boot from XtraTuf is a big win!

Salmon Sisters 6-Inch Deck Boot Specs

  • SKU: XWAB-103-GRY-050
  • Waterproof: Yes
  • Outsole: Non-marking Chevron
  • Toe Box Height (size 7): 1.13 inches
  • Shaft Circumference (size 7): 11.69 inches
  • Weight (size 7): 3.16lbs (pair)
  • Price: $105

For more information about the Salmon Sisters Boat Shoes, visit the XtraTuf website by clicking here.

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