LOIKKA WADING BOOT
In 2013 we presented a range of wading boots called LOIKKA. They include all the experience which we have gained during these past years. They are the final outcome of 15 years of evolution, they are our dream wading boot. The foundation of these fully synthetic boots lies in the highly popular Mako range, but it includes several essential improvements.
The front part of the boot is now well protected by a special 'rubber shield'. The number and positioning of always vulnerable seams is optimized. The ankle part gives proper support and is lined with comfortable neoprene. Its design is based on our ultra-comfortable Hopper wading boot. This means that it is extremely easy to put on and take off. Shoe laces go through nylon loops on the lower part and reduce the number of metallic staples, which can at worst wear the laces and rust when used in saltwater conditions. Loops enable fast and easy tightening of laces with less energy.
However, having stated all the above, the biggest improvement of them all, can be found from the sole part of these boots. After a long period of development and testing, we were proud to incorporate a unique rubber sole, called GUMMI. This material is clearly softer and stickier than for example widely used Vibram. As a result we have a material, which is providing a unique level of traction. To make sure that the sole stays glued to the bottom of the boot, we extended the sole to cover the front part of the shoe for good toe protection. This way we can prevent the all too common phenomena, where something sharp goes between the sole and the boot and eventually makes the sole come away.
The final touch in our pursuit for superior traction is achieved by including well tested and proven low profile tungsten studs to the sole. LOIKKA wading boots are naturally also available with full felt sole, if you like that option more. These boots are meant to be used in the hardest imaginable conditions. You just can't abuse them enough. Go and give them your best shot.
- Lightweight but solid
- Made of synthetic material for minimal water absorption
- Optimised seam placement
- Comfortable neoprene lining in the ankle part
- Proper protection for the toe and heel areas
- Durable nylon shoe laces
- Full felt soles and Gummi rubber soles with low profile tungsten studs
FELT ONLY £64.99 when purchased with Gillie, Hopper or Ikon chest waders
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