The Loikka boots’ front part is well protected by a rubber shield. The number and positioning of vulnerable seams is optimised. The ankle part gives proper support and is lined with comfortable neoprene. The boot is extremely easy to put on and take off. Boot laces go through nylon loops on the lower part enabling fast and easy tightening of laces with less energy. Loikka wading boots are available with a felt sole. Felt has always given the ultimate grip when wading even though it is not the best sole material on wet grass banks or long trail hikes. These boots are meant to be used in the hardest imaginable conditions. You just can’t abuse them. Go and give it your best shot.