Rated 1 out of 5 by RoyT10 Sizing Way Off
I decided recently to get a larger size of my LLB Aqua Stealth wading boots. My shoe size is 11. My current LLB wading boots are 12. They are a bit snug, but fit well enough as long as I wear thin socks. That's been OK for the past few years, but I've been feeling the cold a lot more lately and wanted to use a thicker, warmer sock. As that does not work comfortably in my size 12 wading boots, I decided to get a new pair in size13 for winter fishing. On trying out the new wading boots which I recently received, I found the fit problem as bad that of my size 12. There appears to be only about 1/16 to 1/8 inch difference in length between the size 12 and the size 13 boots. I am returning them.
This is a real disappointment to me, as I otherwise like these LLB Aqua Stealth wading boots.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mcbrown fine product
Broke these boots in on the slippery rocks of the Laramie, Cache La Poudre, Rawah, et al. and was pleasantly surprised at how well the rubber soles performed; nearly as sticky as my old felts; a light, well-fitting, stable boot.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JClark42 Good Value, Excellent Performance
These boots are an excellent value. They are very comfortable to wear for long fishing trips. The sole material grips wet rocks well and the boots are rugged enough to hike through the woods to my favorite fishing spots. They dry quickly.
June 26, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by SaltnStripes Great Performance HORRIBLE lacing
These boots are amazing, i just don't understand how a boot of this price doesn't have hooks instead of eyelets. These are literally imposible to tighten with two hands. Therefore once they get wet and loosen up a bit, they loosen up a lot instead of a little. Either im doing it wrong or these laces are just horrible and im guessing this is why they're on sale. Wish i had the extra to get gray ghost, but another 60 for hooks? If I'm doing something wrong please inform me but i haven't changed the lacing form packaging. When i pull on the laces they tighten down on the furthest eye up and none below.
April 15, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by striperslayer Wader shoes
These shoes are great, The traction with these is incredible to the point where you almost trip over your own feet! Ive had them a year and use them mainly in salt water but do fresh also and these things show no wear yet and Im out in the surf almost every 3 days minimum. The only gripe I have and I dont know if there is normal with all wading shoes is once dried they shrink more then their normal size so I have to wet them to get my feet back in them comfortably but once wet they are back to normal. Maybe I should stuff them while they are drying? Great shoe for the $!
March 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Outdoor good boots but
I have bought the West Branch boots before. They, as other non felt boots, are ok but on rocky bottom of rivers they are not great. Otherwise they are a good buy. I would consider these an excellent buy if the lacing
system were to be improved.
October 24, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by GeeDubYa lacing system issues
I love these boots except for one fatal flaw...the lacing system. It has to be changed because, otherwise, these boots are fantastic. Unfortunately, because there are only 'loop' style eyelets you cannot...absolutely cannot...tighten these boots w/o a lot of trouble (if you can do it at all). I am moving to the Gray Ghost because, as you can see from the picture, the top three eyelets are secure eyelets that will allow the wearer to tighten the boots.
May 14, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by FJNC West Branch Wading Boots
This is a fantastic wading boot in quality and fit. Offering two widths allowed me to get a boot that's comfortable all day.
These boots are light weight even when wet. The soles grip the bottom better than felt and hold like a hiking boot when going down steep banks. Thanks for a great product.
May 11, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by fishcamphike West Branch Aqua Stealth Wading Boot
I have always had bootfit waders. I was a little concerned about my feet getting cold in wading boots. I have used the boots about 7x's and my feet were surprisingly warm. I needed to purchase the men's boots as the women's were not wide enough. I also had to get 1 size larger in the men's size.
The boots gave me the stability I needed while negotiating the rocks in the stream. No more bootfit waders for me.
April 25, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by MichaelCH These Boots Run Small
Consistent with other reviews, these boots run small with neoprene stocking-foot wader booties. I ordered an 8 (my foot size) and then reordered a 10.
Simple sizing guidance in the product description would be helpful.
April 4, 2012