In certain parts of the country, warmers seasons bring on more than just a change in the weather. The sun seems to come a little closer to the southern states, often to the point where it feels like you could reach up and burn yourself. The rays are more damaging, prompting sun shades in car windshields to protect dashboards from dry rotting, sunglasses to prevent eye damage, and an absurd amount of sunscreen for skin protection. That same ball of fire we strategically coexist with provides comfort for snakes, however, drawing some of North America's baddest reptiles out of their dens and into our walking paths.
If you're planning to walk through snake country—particularly rattlesnake country—snake boots are an absolute necessity. And, the women's market for snake boots has grown significantly in recent years, so we've compiled some of the best-selling options. If you're hunting, hiking, or adventuring in rattlesnake country, stay safe and dry with one of these pairs of waterproof women's snake-proof boots.
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LaCrosse Women's Alpha Agility Snake Boot
Equipped with LaCrosse's lightweight Snake Guard fabric, these flexible neoprene and rubber boots provide plenty of puncture-resistant protection against snake fangs without weighing you down. A moisture-wicking liner on these waterproof hunting boots keeps feet dry and comfortable in mild climates. The EVA footbed and Agility outsole provide backcountry flex and high-quality durability. A kick-off heel plate allows for easy, hands-free removal of this slip-on pair of boots.
Rocky Women's Great Falls Waterproof Snake Boot
For snake-proof protection in a stylish work boot, check out these knee-high boots from Rocky. Featuring Vibram Gumlite outsoles and Vapor Pass waterproof technology, these full-grain leather boots will keep you comfortable, dry, and safe while doing chores or enjoying the great outdoors. Additionally, the side-zip design makes them easy to pull on and off. These boots are backed by Rocky's one-year warranty.
Rocky Red Mountain Waterproof Snake Boot
Another great option from Rocky, these back-zip waterproof snake boots offer 16 inches of dependable protection from snakes, as they're covered with a high abrasion snake guard that happens to be one of the lightest and most flexible variations on the market. Additionally, these boots employ Rocky's Briar and Thorn Guard and feature a Realtree EDGE camouflage wrap, making them perfect for women who want to put on the miles in snake country. They also feature a Terra Suspension footbed and Rocky's VP Waterproof technology, so your feet can stay dry from the elements and your own perspiration. These are a great option for backcountry hunters.
Irish Setter Ladies' VaprTrek NWTF Waterproof Snake Hunting Boots
Turkey hunting will often take you into the territory of rattlers, diamondbacks, and other venomous snakes. Keep your feet and lower legs protected as you run and gun with these lace-up snake-proof hunting boots from Irish Setter. VaprTrek boots feature ScentBan antimicrobial lining, UltraDry waterproof/breathable technology, memory foam cushioning, and heavy-duty snake bite protection. The boots are finished in Mossy Oak Obsession camo.
While these are some of these best boots with snake bit protection designed exclusively for women, some unisex and men's models are also great options for hunters, hikers, and outdoorswomen. Danner's Vital Snake Boot with a polyurethane footbed is great for warm-weather hunting, and the Men's Wetland Pro Snake from Muck Boots boast Airmesh linings for added breathability.
If full-on snake boots are too much for you to handle, check out snake gaiters.
Chippewa Women's Sunjo 15" Brown Vipercloth Snake Boot
If you want something on the higher end with a nice stylish touch, the Chippewa Sunjo is a hard option to beat. These 15-inch-tall boots don an oro-russett premium full-grain leather upper, which unquestionably complements the brown-colored Vipercloth snake guard. Leather lining adds durability and comfort, and non-tarnishable brass buckles on the vamp and collar serve as the cherry on top for a classic look. The Sunjo boots feature an Ortholite insole for all-day, lightweight comfort. It also uses a flat steel shank and a Vibram outsole for enhanced stability on rough terrain. These boots are ready to take on anything and everything while offering a great aesthetic.
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