- 100% waterproof
- Aggressive tread makes it super-stable on rocks
- 15″ high which is about right for the depth of water at most portages
- Adequate support for portaging
- Easy to slide off to let your feet air out while paddling across the lake
If the weather turns warm and sunny, your feet will sweat in these boots. Then it’s important to air your feet out as you paddle across the lake so your socks don’t get wet from perspiration. You also need a second set of comfortable dry shoes to change in to for around camp. Dry feet are happy feet.
I recommended that the group bring Northerner Max boots on the trip this week. They did and the weather has been cool, with rain this afternoon. They can’t imagine not having these boots.
If you’re driving to Ely, you can buy Northerner Max boots along the way at L&M Fleet Supply in Cloquet (click here for directions) or Virginia (click here for directions). This photo shows the crew this week with Northerner Max boots and happy feet.