Xtra Tuff vs Grunden Deck Bo

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  1. Catchn Ry

    Catchn Ry Member

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    Just looking for some info on Grundens Deck Boss. I own Xtra Tuffs but I need to replace them but sense they out sourced to China I refuse to pay top dollar for a boot made over seas. Anyway does anybody own a pair of those Deck Boss's? They seem like the tread would be good on wet decks. Are the comfortable after being on your feet all day? Are they too hot? Thanks for your guys input.
     
  2. Salmonater

    Salmonater Well-Known "Member"

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    Everybody's different, but I didn't like them. They don't have the traction(non-slip) like what you have now. I have a pair of the china boots,and they have held up for 3 years, and I fish more than most.

    The Grundens are cushy, but i didn't like the insole design. There's two insoles inside that are velcroed together. The insoles slide around with lateral movement, and it anoyed the heck out of me. I took mine back.
     
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  3. DaKanati

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    Pros and cons of both. I like the cushiness of the heel on the grundens and the ease of getting them on and off. Definatrly a more comfortable boot for me. However when walking up the ramp at the marina I can feel my heel slip up and down while I walk. Also my foot constantly slips off the aluminum foot rest of my Grady while cruising and the extratuffs don't. In the end...own both. If you use your boots for hunting and hiking, definatly stick with xtra tuffs if only for the boat grundens
     
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    Try the new shorty xtratuffs. Easy on easy off. Comfortable all day. I wear them all the time even off the boat.
     
  5. KimH

    KimH Someday I'll live the dream.

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    I have both.
    Grundens are far easier to get on and off vs the Tuff's.

    I think the Tuff's have a slight advantage of grip.

    I also have a pair of the ankle high Tuff's that I'm trying on the boat up North. I bought those thinking I could quickly slip in and out of them so I could run out on deck from the bridge to check the gear and hauls. I feel they are still a pain in the ass to pull on. You can't jamb your foot into them and go.

    I do like the Grudens for ease of getting them on and comfort. Haven't tried them on the steel decks though to actually see how the grip is vs the Tuff's
     
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  6. fishing fanatic

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    Supporting Xtratuf after the move to China is wrong! I’ve got 6 pairs of the USA made ones and would buy more if I could find them.
     
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  7. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    bought a pair of the grundins boots last year. by far the most comfortable rubber boot I have used.
     
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  8. goatram

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    Kim Try the Sharkbyte shoes from Xtratuf. They do keep your feet dry at the toes. the Corner elastic bands will allow water in thou. Same soles as on the boat. I have 5 different styles Xtratuf foot wear.

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    I have had 4 pairs of these i love em, it's all I wear everyday
    They work great for golfing too
     
  10. Catchn Ry

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    Thanks for the input. It's helpful. I still have a pair of US made XT that are insulated but they are too warm for spring and summer. I think I'll try a pair of those Deck Boss's.
     
  11. Montanadave

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    I own both. The grundens boots are super slippery on diamond plate or slick surfaces. Like scary slippery. They told me to scuff them up on concrete which helped a little. They are very comfortable but you just got to be careful when it’s slick.
     
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    Tuffs all the way. Have both. Wear the tuffs 9 to 1
     
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    Siv I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    X2
     
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    I prefer the Viking boots to either of those
     
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    Tuffs, but would try Vikings for sure
     
  16. namumac

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    I have a pair of Viking Mariner boots. They are great, I've had them for about 10-12 years. Got them because I can't get the Xtra Tuffs on. The Viking are easy on and off and have the same type of grip as the X Ts. I' going to buy a new pair for thois summer.
     
  17. Catchn Ry

    Catchn Ry Member

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    I never heard of Viking. I'll check them out. Are they US made?
     
  18. Sundodger

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    It's too bad to hear the gundens aren't quite up to snuff, I am still pretty mad at xtratuff for the whole outsourcing debacle.

    What models of the Viking boots do you guys like?
     
  19. namumac

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    My Vikinga are Mariner Kadet they are light weight and comfortable. They are made in Malaysia but they own the factory. I'm going to buy them again.
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  20. CAM38

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    So you're gonna blackball xtratuff that makes the best boots because they made a business decision to keep them alive, and still praise yamaha, suzuki, shimano, etc.? Wtf, stupid argument! 100$ pair of boots, I'll take xtratuff don't give a shit where they're made, they're boots!
     
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