Providing heavy-duty support and protection for the most demanding wading, the Foot Tractors are the most durable, highest-performing wading boots possible; built by Danner in the USA with full-grain leather and Vibram® Idrogrip soles.
Before we could build the best wading boots ever made, we had to define the word “best.” After much collaboration with our designers, ambassadors and anglers from around the world, not to mention countless hours of in-the-water research, here’s what we came up with: The best wading boots need to be ultra-comfortable and supportive for long days in heavy water. They should grip subsurface terrain, muddy trails and the occasional cross-stream log. They must drain quickly and avoid holding excess water. And on top of being tough as nails, they need a lifetime measured in decades. Finally, as we all agreed, not looking like Frankenstein boots would be a plus. Once we knew exactly what we wanted, the world-renowned Danner Boots came into the frame. We combined our fly-fishing experience with Danner’s legendary quality and craftsmanship to create a wading boot beyond all others—each one proudly made by hand (with imported parts) in Portland, Oregon. Their flexible, waterproof full-grain leather provides foot-conforming comfort, support and protection, while stitch-down construction creates a wide, stable base that’s easily resoled when the need arises. The adjustable lacing system has traditional eyelets across the forefoot and speed lacing through the ankle; the speed lacing provides easy tightening, supports the ankle when wading on uneven surfaces and helps lock the heel in place. And speaking of soles, when we say “sticky rubber,” we mean sticky, as in Vibram® Idrogrip, which compresses into the natural nooks and crannies of submerged rock for serious grip. They’re the best boots we’ve ever made, and we believe they’re the last ones you’ll ever need to buy. Soles accept studs for additional traction.
Waterproof full-grain leather treated with a PFC-free saline solution tanning process for improved resistance to breakdown, even in salt water; the leather can be reconditioned as necessary
Upper is stitched to 5mm rubber midsole for stability underfoot; a second, lower midsole is made from water-resistant polyether polyurethane that adds additional comfort and support
Adjustable lacing system has traditional eyelets across the forefoot and speed lacing through the ankle; the speed lacing provides easy tightening, supports the ankle and helps lock the heel in place
Perforated drains on both sides of boot upper clear water quickly; for faster dry times, upper design is free from unnecessary foams and backer
Stitch-down construction creates a wider platform for more stability, helps protect the boot sidewall and allows the boots to be resoled by Danner
Vibram® Idrogrip sole compound specially developed for maximum grip on wet surfaces; the sole offers great all-around traction for long approaches and mixed streambed footing such as rock, gravel and mud
1950 g (68.8 oz)
If your size isn't available please contact us and we'll special order them for you.
Size & Fit
Wading Boot Sizing Information
Upper: full-grain leather with 1,000-denier 100% nylon paneling.
Lining: 67% polyester/33% nylon.
Top midsole: 8IR rubber.
Lower midsole: polyether polyurethane.
Outsole: Vibram® Idrogrip
Danner® boots are built to accommodate additional layers such as wader booties or socks, so we suggest choosing your regular street-shoe size. Foot Tractor Boots work with thicker wader booties or socks; If you want to wear them with thin wader booties or if you’re wet-wading, please size down.
Versatile wading pants are perfect for any situation where deep wading is not required. Featuring a streamlined silhouette, an easy on/off comfort-stretch waistband and generous front pockets with drain holes. Reinforced gravel guards with bootlace hooks, belt loops and neoprene booties.
H2No® Performance Standard recycled polyester microfiber shell with proprietary waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Single-seam construction for durability and gusseted crotch for freedom of movement and comfort
Expandable waistband for easy on/off and a clean, tailored fit at the waist
Articulated legs; heavy-duty scuff guards at ankles
Designed for female anglers, these midweight waterproof/breathable waders have waist-mounted, EZ-Lock suspenders for conversion to waist height. Innovative rear-buckle system provides drop-seat function for quick relief. Interior waterproof pocket, reach-through handwarmer pocket and a chest pocket.
68% of our fabrics this season are made with recycled materials. Less than 10% of fibers produced globally are made with recycled materials.
Recycled polyester microfiber H2No® Performance Standard shell with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish
Single-seam construction for durability and a gusseted crotch for freedom of movement and comfort
Waist-mounted EZ-Lock suspenders allow for easy conversion from chest to waist height; rear-buckle system provides drop-seat function
Interior organization: welded TPU-waterproof pocket flips out for easy access; center-back hanger loop for easy drying
Upper reach-through kangaroo pocket and asymmetrical-zip chest pocket keeps hands warm and allows for quick access to tippet spools, nippers and floatant
Articulated legs; scuff guards at ankles
Anatomical booties have lower volume and a sock-like fit for all-day wading comfort
Made in Vietnam.
1,154 g (40.7 oz)
H2No® Performance Standard shell: (upper and lower) 4-layer, 5.1-oz 100% recycled polyester microfiber high-density taffeta face bonded to a 100% recycled polyester backer
Both with a waterproof/breathable barrier and a DWR (durable water repellent) finish