Rubber boots are what you wear when it’s wet and muddy. Rubber boots are waterproof and taller than other boots for even more protection from the elements. Tuck in your pants and you’ll keep dry and clean clear up to your knees. For outdoorsmen, farmers, ranchers, workers, gardeners and the like, when it’s wet or muddy, easy-to-slip-on rubber boots have long been the answer to wet and muddy conditions.
But, as rubber boot wearers know, this reliable waterproof protection has always come at a cost. Rubber boots lack the support, stability and cushioning of tie boots and, especially with prolonged use, can cause discomfort and joint stress.
The human foot is an engineering marvel with more than 200 muscles, 52 bones and 66 joints. Wearing poorly constructed rubber boots can compromise foot function and comfort and puts undue stress on the complex network of joints that run throughout each foot. Stress that can cause discomfort now and, over time, lead to foot, ankle, knee and/or lower back problems. Nobody needs that!
Enter Dryshod. Dryshod makes an entire line of rubber boots that not only keep your feet clean and dry, but also offer dramatically improved support, stability and comfort. With Dryshod, you get utility with wearability. Dryshod is the world’s most wearable rubber boot!
(Reinforced No-Torque tuck board and built-in, rigid Shod Shanks, provide superior stability.)
The foundation up which your foot sits inside a quality boot is called a tuck board. The No-Torque tuck board in a Dryshod rubber boot is a made of a thin but sturdy reinforced material that offers natural heel-to-toe flexibility for climbing hills but also significant structural side-to-side support for much greater walking stability. Plus, rigid non-metal “Shod Shanks”, which are designed to diminish the load incurred by your feet and legs, create a rubber boot wearing experience that is much more like wearing a hiking boot.
The tuck board also protects your feet from bruising or even puncturing in jagged terrain. And, not surprisingly, many rubber boots have no tuck boards or shanks which is why they offer virtually no support.
(Padded lining coupled with a padded removable insole provide double cushioning)
Pull the premium, high-impact insole from a Dryshod boot and feel the inside of the boot. You’ll feel a padded base upon which the padded insole rides. This double padding makes for a much more comfortable boot-wearing experience that also goes a long way to protecting all of your joints and lower back from impact stress.
(RollDown design makes removal easier than ever, allows for venting)
The Densoprene uppers on a Dryshod boot are so flexible that you can literally roll them down to make boot removal much, much easier and cleaner, too. This RollDown design also allows you to tuck in your pant legs or to vent the boots. An oversized heel kick adds to the ease of removing a Dryshod rubber boot.
(Exclusive Densoprene neoprene is a drysuit material known for lightweight maneuverability and
insulation without bulk)
Densoprene, the neoprene material used in Dryshod boots is called Densoprene because of it remarkable density. This premium material was developed for use in deep water drysuits which require buoyancy and insulation without sacrificing maneuverability. It’s the perfect neoprene material for a rubber boot. In spite of being quite dense, the material is also extremely lightweight and offers amazing insulating properties. To the boot wearer, the result is far more warmth without any added bulk or weight
(All-natural rubber with no PVC or urethane ensures no cold-cracking over time)
You might assume that all rubber boots are waterproof and will stay waterproof over time. The fact is, this is not necessarily true. Dryshod uses all natural rubber for the lower part of the boot which will stay flexible for many years. Other boot makers cut costs by adding PVC or urethane which can cause cold-cracking of the rubber over time, leading to leakage. Dryshod also double-reinforces the toe area and triple-reinforces the heels for longer wear.
(Unlike others, Dryshod makes boots specifically designed to fit womens narrower feet)
The truth of the matter is that to save money in manufacturing, rubber boot makers simply down-size their existing men’s boots, add some cosmetic changes and call these boots women’s boots. Not Dryshod. We understand that women’s feet are narrower so we built boots specifically designed to fit women’s feet.
(Natural rubber outsoles in five different sole configurations ensure long wear and exceptional traction.)
If you look at the soles on various Dryshod boots you’ll see several different soles configurations. Five to be exact. Instead of creating one sole and calling it an all-purpose sole, we opted to avoid that cost-saving shortcut and develop a series of sole configurations that are purpose-designed for the activity that each boot model happens to be designed for. The result is better traction and overall sole performance for your chosen activity.