Sole Searching

January 14, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

We all know that the perfect wading boots soles — ones that work as well on icy granite as they do on slimy mud — will probably never be made — but Eric Sharp seems to have found some that reach farther than most. “Fishing the St. Marys and some other rock-bottomed rivers this year, I wore a pair of $99 Chota wading boots with a new, thermally bonded sole, and they have been great. The traction has been superb on everything, including algae-covered rocks and mud, and they are about as tough as any boots I’ve seen.” In the Detroit Free Press.