We got married at the end of the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska, on April 13, 2011. We arrived in Homer on April 12 and stepped out of our SUV into 12” of heavy wet spring snow. Since we had planned on getting married outside I knew instantly that the satin ballet flats I had planned on wearing were not going to work. Needless to say I had a small meltdown! My husband saved the day and took me to...Read More
During some research on Xtratuf Boots I came across a website in the early stages of creating an Xtratuf Calendar. The website is called www.tufgirls.com. Tuf Girls is working on building a calendar that will feature real honest to goodness working girls (not just girls paid to pretend to work) wearing Xtratuf boots. I love this idea not only because of my love for the boots, the fact they are...Read More
Xtratuf: An Alaskan Way of Life by Larry Johansen For any Xtratuf boot fan you know the value of a warm comfortable pair of boots. Well, nobody knows that better than Larry Johansen Photographer and Author of the book Xtratuf: An Alaskan Way of Life. For the Xtratuf enthusiast in each of us, this book points out just how normal we are…at least to ourselves Larry captures the essence...Read More
This is Southeast Alaska's answer to Spain's "Running of the Bulls". But unlike the Pamplona spectacle, the greatest hazard in the "Running of the Boots" is being run over by an oncoming herd of Sitkans wearing Xtratuf rubber boots and the zaniest costumes.Read More
Xtratuf has been inspiration for many, and the Booters girls is no different. Think Hooters was onto something, well wait until you check out the Booters Girls!Read More
Xtratuf boots are so versatile that the crews from Deadliest Catch have been know to wear them in the harsh Alaskan fishing environments. If crab fishing in the bearing sea is a good place for Xtratufs, then your local fishing hole is also!
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Fancy Footware: Field Editor Ione Lynn (third from the left) and her Alaskan friends all wear XTRATUF boots. They painted them so they could tell them apart—and had a ball.Read More