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Made In The USA XtraTuf Boots Still Available On Ebay (We want your feedback. Vote here.)

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Word on the docks here in SE Alaska is that marine supply stores had to empty their shelves of XtraTuf boots, and send their entire inventories back to the factory. Their hope now (and ours) is that the next batch is better than the last. ugh.....

In the meantime, you may be able to snag a pair of the original boots on Ebay by clicking this link. (screenshot from search results this morning pasted below our poll.)

We're asking you, our faithful readers to help us get to the bottom of something. As you know, one of the most important attributes of the XTraTuf boots is the totally awesome traction they have on a wet deck. We haven't come to a definitive conclusion ourselves whether or not the XtraTuf 2 (if you will) has the same traction is the original boot. We still have some original boots laying around and plan to do some informal lab testing between the old and the new. We will post the results to our video channel and of course here.

If you've already done your own testing and have something to say about the results please sound off to us on the poll embedded below. In addition, feel free to send your thoughts on the matter to us at If you leave permission for us in the body of the message we will add your thoughts to an upcoming post on the subject.

Bottom line.. Don't screw with our boots to save a few bucks. Lives are at stake.

Team HG

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