The Orvis PRO Wading boots boast exceptional traction thanks to Michelin's innovative outsole.
In an industry-first collaborative effort with Michelin®, Orvis introduces the PRO Wading Boot. Built on an outsole compound specifically designed for fly fishing, this revolutionary new sole design is an industry-disrupting advance in wet rubber traction. The Michelin Outdoor Extreme outsole offers 25% better abrasion resistance and a resounding 43% improvement in wet rubber traction. Using Michelin tire geometry, it offers a wider footprint for stability, a higher ratio of surface contact, and a lug pattern that reduces shock and improves pressure distribution. The two-layer midsole has a co-molded ESS plate that provides improved stud retention and torsional stability. The shock-absorbing Phylon midsole improves “river feel” and compresses less than standard EVA midsoles. Orvis partnered with OrthoLite® to create a 3D molded X25 insole designed for high-impact sports, delivering maximum comfort and arch support. An industry-first cast PU upper eliminates seams while providing a zoned cage for added stability, grip, and extreme abrasion resistance without the added bulk. The boot is higher cut for ankle support and lined with closed-cell foam. Scratch rubber at the toe cap and heel for abrasion resistance, an oversized heel pull for easier on-and-off, and tightly woven laces reduce broken laces. Imported. Weighs 50 oz. in size 10. Men's whole sizes 7-14 (Women's equivalent sizes 8-15).
Industry-first Michelin Outdoor Extreme outsole for best-in-class wet rubber traction
12 strategically placed locations for optional studs
High-density Phylon midsole offers optimal comfort-to-weight ratio with minimal breakdown over time
3D molded OrthoLite X25 insole for ultimate support and comfort
Industry-first PU-casting construction eliminates seams in high-wear areas and drastically improves durability
Quick-drying Clarino microfiber upper for maximum strength-to-weight ratio
Scratch rubber toe cap and heel for superior protection
Large heel pull for easy on-and-off
High density laces for extended durability
PosiGrip Screw-in Studs: Aggressive tungsten-carbide tipped screw-in studs that can be added to any wading boot with at least ½" of mid-sole depth. Sharp tip allows for quick and easy installation into felt or rubber out-soles. A must where maximum traction is needed. ¼" hex head screws. Adapter for power drill included. 24 studs per pack. Made in USA.
Men's Wading Boot Sizes
When sizing for wading boots, typically we like to start one size up from your normal shoe size. This is to accomodate for the added volume needed when wearing waders.
The chart below lists the ORVIS Wading Boot sizing with equivalent shoe sizes. Please use this chart when ordering to ensure an ideal fit. (i.e. Men's US size 10 would take an ORVIS Men's Wading Boot size 11/Women's US size 7 would take an ORVIS Women's Wading Boot size 8.)