XtraTuf Boots for Women

XtraTuf Boots for Women

Woman do a lot of the hard work and the heavy lifting in every industry, be it farming, fishing or construction. We are long past the days when these are considered men’s work, and while the bulk of these jobs still go to men, women in the work force are there and growing and as such are in dire need of the proper footwear to keep their feet supported, protected, warm and dry in the harshest of circumstances, just like their male counterparts.

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Hiking In XtraTufs

Hiking In XtraTufs

When hiking in Xtratuf boots, you can encounter several types of terrain, all in one day. On one hike, you can start out on a sandy beach in the morning and it soon can turn into boulder scrambling. Next you find a stream that is twenty yards wide, but shallow enough to wade across without getting your feet wet if you have the right boots. Wearing XtraTufs can mean the difference between the water came to the top of your boots, or going inside of your boots. After the stream crossing, you may find yourself walking through a soft and squishy bog meadow with stunted pine trees and small pools of black water. With any other boots you probably would have worried about the bog sucking the boots off your feet. But, XtraTufs are like a second flexible layer of skin, gloves for your feet, so you still have dry feet as I move you move on up into the timber where the terrain gets steeper. Another good reason for wearing XtraTufs is that when you find yourself in steep terrain, your feet don’t slide around and give you blisters. It is important to get the right fit, but when you do, you are ready for whatever terrain you might come across that day… I wear my Xtratuf boots hiking when its hot, when its cold, and my feet are always comfortable and dry. The thing I really like about my boots is that they are flexible and don’t rub on your ankles or calves like some rigid cheaper boots. If your feet get hot, you can roll them down and make them ankle high or keep them up and stay very comfortable in them. They also are great on wet slippery surfaces, the soles ensure that they don’t slip easily. I get excellent traction from them and they durability is great. If you want to look and dress like a real Alaskan and know how to fit in, then you got to get yourself a pair of Xtratufs! It’s the only boot to...

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How To Dress Like An Alaskan

How To Dress Like An Alaskan

Dressing like an Alaskan is not an easy thing to do, as I learned when I went to college in Alaska, as a transfer from Bend, Oregon, from a dry climate to a wet climate. Before I made the trip I bought some standard rubber boots since I knew it would be wet. A few days of walking the streets and trails of Alaska told me that I had the wrong boots. Not only were the boots clunky and making the back of my heels sore, but everyone was looking at my boots when I passed by. They knew I was from out of town by my boots. So, I started looking at what they were wearing and noticed they all wore the same boots, a kind of tight, flexible boot that was quiet when they walked. I thought it was strange that everyone wore the same boots, but decided to find out what they were. I decided to ask the next person I met on the sidewalk what they were called. “The boots? Sitka slippers.” “Excuse me?” “They’re XtraTuf Boots, but we call ‘em Alaskan Slippers. You need to get yourself some if you want to live here.” So, I did. Xtratuf Boots are also known as Alaskan Sneakers, Alaskan Tennis Shoes, and Alaskan Slippers! As soon as I put them on, I felt like part of the gang. I rubbed a little dirt on them so they didn’t look so shiny. Walking down the street I noticed that no one was looking at my boots. I was not an “outsider” any longer. I was now learning how to dress like an Alaskan, boot-wise, anyway…almost like the crew on the Deadliest Catch! If you come to Alaska and plan to spend any length of time at all, you want to learn how to dress in a manner that does not make you look like a tourist. We welcome tourists here, but we also know they are from another country and won’t be staying long. We treat tourists in a friendly manner, but we don’t share our secrets like, where to catch the good fish, and where the best beaches are. If you want to know those things, you have to show me you plan on staying awhile. To do that you need to start with your boots. If I see you in XtraTufs, then I know you plan...

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