Friday, June 11, 2010

Xtra Tufs vs. Hunters, Bring It On

We want to hear from you! What is the best rain boot of all time, and WHY?



Leave us your answer in a comment, and include where you are from!

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Also, check out the Great Welly Debate, (one of the first blogs to feature SLUGS from ThoseAlaskanGirls back when we were very new!)

15 comments:

  1. Xtra Tufs! Juneau born and raised- now in Seattle.

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  2. I love both!!! If only they made xtratufs in colors.

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  3. Xtra Tuf! They are cuter! ;) Grew up in Eagle River/Chugiak, living out by Big Lake, AK now.

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  4. i own xtra tufs, hunters and bogs, and hands down the tufs take the cake. i love them so much i am going to wear them today, and it's beautiful out, not a puddle in sight.

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  5. I think Xtra Tufs are the most comfortable... The tallest pair in our pictures is the 16" and the shorter pair in our facebook photo is the 12". The neutral colors go with everything!

    I like the fact that Hunters are taller and come in awesome colors. Hunters have to be broken in a bit,(I think) and are a little hard to drive in at first. You can get free shipping if you order from Zappos.com. They run big, so most can get a way with a size smaller than you usually wear. Rayana has purchased "3rds" on ebay, cleaned them up with olive oil, and was very happy with them! We will explain that more later.

    Target is a great place for cheap and funky boots, but they don't stand up to serious wear, and aren't as tall.

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  6. where'd you get 16" tufs?! i posted right before you (i'm in dillingham, ak), and i almost wrote that my only beef with xtra tufs is the shorter shaft. however, i love them so much i overlooked. :)

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  7. Our local store sells them (in Ketchikan). Tongass Trading.

    (Scroll to the bottom of this page)
    http://tongasstrading.com/store/category/8/24/Footwear/

    They run lots of coupon promotions throughout the year too, but I think that might just be if you buy them in town.

    A quick google search also brought me here:
    http://www.umidirect.com/_xtratuf__footwear

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  8. Cordova, where, yes, it rains a bit. I have lived my life in Xtra Tufs, so much so, that I have desperately tried to find a replacement with a little more zing to 'em. All failed the ultimate test: are they slippery on deck and on a dock. Do they keep you on your feet when it is rainy and icy out? The only pair that came close, and I wore them out, were a pair of yachty boots by Sperry Top Sider. Great, yellow, boots. Light weight, great gripper soles like X T's. Of course, they quit making them. So now, it's Xtra Tufs with Slugs (for zing).

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  9. Born and Raised in SE alaska, Xtra tuffs are the way to go. Great on fishing boats and slippery docks. Great traction and my feet stay dry and comfortable all day long. Wear them canoeing and hiking. I even have a pair of insulated tuffs for colder season. Great overall boots. Going to alaska? Get xtra tuffs! Get cold feet? Get the bama socks for your boots. I LOVE my xtra tuffs.

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  10. Xtra Tuffs hands down. Born in Homer and raise on Kachemak Bay. I grew up commercial fishing and living across the bay from Homer. Xtra Tuffs are the only way to go.

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  11. I bought my Xtratufs when spending a summer in Alaska during college and think I wore them every day for the entire trip. I also own a pair of Barbour wellies and Gill sailing boots, but the Xtratufs are the most comfortable without a doubt. Oh, and by the way my husband and I went to Vancouver Island on our honeymoon and I even bought him a pair to bring on the trip. They're awesome.

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  12. Xtra Tuff is that way to be I'm Alaskan born and bred and nothing says alaska like xtratufs. I"m proud to have rainboots as our state shoe :)

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  13. Homer born and Valdez/Anchorage raised now living in Pittsburgh which also has its fair share of rain. Xtra Tuf for sure!

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  14. I was standing in line at the Homer, Alaska Post office one day and there were 13 people in front of me. Every man woman and child had a pair of Extra Tuffs on. I'd say that is the preferred boot around these parts!

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  15. I'm moving to Juneau from Ohio, and this is great info! Xtratufs for me, but I think it's kind of a bummer that they don't come in women's sizes. At least not on their website. Maybe a pair of Hunters in a cute color for back up. Thanks, ladies!!

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