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Korkers KGB Wading Boots incorporate the comfort and technical functionality previously found in Korkers wading boots, while enhancing stability and durability. Extra durable rubber, mesh and laces were added along with a TPU cage and Vibram Idro Grip outsoles, significantly raising the performance of this guide-level wading boot. KGB boots feature the Korkers OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeable Sole System which allows you to change soles quickly to adapt your traction to meet the performance needs of each river system or weather condition.

Standard features of Korkers KGB Wading Boots include:
  • OmniTrax 3.0 Interchangeable Sole System
  • Extremely durable lacing system and laces
  • 100% Hydrophobic and waterproof materials
  • Durability - 50-75% stronger than standard woven fabric
  • Lightweight TPU cage to support ankles in uneven terrain
  • Reduction of stitched seams improves durability and eliminates potential failure points
  • 3D molded heel cap
  • Integrated midsole drainage ports allow water to drain quickly keeping boots lighter
  • True Fit sizing
Korkers KGB Wading Boots - Vibram Idro Grip/Studded Idro Grip These KGB Wading Boots include two interchangeable outsoles:
  • Vibram Idro Grip Sole - Sharp leading edges for cutting through thick algae, wide top surfaces for gripping to rock, gusseted sidewalls for added strength, and wide easy-to-clean grooves between lugs to provide secure traction on slippery river bottoms.
  • Studded Vibram Idro Grip Sole - Embedded carbide spikes, sharp leading edges for cutting through thick algae, wide top surfaces for gripping to rock, gusseted sidewalls for added strength, and wide easy-to-clean grooves between lugs to provide secure traction on slippery river bottoms.
Korkers KGB Wading Boot are Kangaroo and Black in color and are available in men's sizes 8 through 15. These boots feature Korkers True Fit sizing. Korkers recommends ordering the same size as your normal shoe size. Half sizes order the next size up. Imported.
 
Review Summary
2.2
( 4 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
50%
Reviewer Profile:   Advanced (2)
Pros
Interchangeable soles (2)
Cons
Best Uses
(2)

Falling apart after less than 50 hours fishing
Reviewed:


Sweden

About Me:
none
This is my first premium wading boot, and to start off with it felt really really nice: comfortable, great ankle support, changing soles is a breeze. However, today, after less than 50 hours fishing, I noticed a 1.5 inch tear in the seam on the side of the boot. I noticed it after a short 4 hour trip to the local stream, and the wading in that stream is extremely easy: pebbles, small (fist sized) rocks and the occasional patch of mud. Needless to say I'm very disappointed. I bought the Korkers not only because of the apparent rock solid build and the interchangeable soles, but also because I was tired of the Simms hype. I guess I was wrong. Now I am hoping that Korkers can salvage the situation by showing some of the great customer support I have been hearing about.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  No

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Korker KGB Long Term Testing
Reviewed:


Verified
Reviewer
Colorado

About Me:
Advanced
Euro Nymphing
I picked these boots up in April 2013 as warranty upgrade after I killed a pair of Redsides, Korkers has incredible customer service. Yesterday the KGB boots celebrated their 100th day on the river for the year, I’m not a guide, I just like to fish. From the looks of the boots at this point, I don’t see any reason not to expect another 100 plus days of abuse. I’ve used them in temps from -10 degrees to 80 degrees, both wader wading and wet wading, and have put in numerous 10 mile hike/fish days with these boots. These boots are able to put in some work and keep going. Other than replacing a couple pairs of laces the boots have not had any issues. The Vibram Studded IdroGrip soles are a whole other story. The boots shipped w/ regular and studded Idro Grip soles. As mentioned above Korkers Customer Service is second to none. The Studded Idro Grip is great in concept, but lacking in practice. The rubber is very sticky, add in the studs and the grip is scary good on South Platte granite, unfortunately the studs begin to pop out almost immediately. After a hard day of fishing in Cheesman Canyon over half of the studs were gone from each of the soles. This story repeats itself regardless of the river, as long as there are rocks for the studs to hook up on they shed studs like crazy. I believe I’ve gone through five pairs of studded soles at this point, all compliments of Korkers. Currently the company is trying to rework the studded sole issue, they have stopped shipping the studded Idro’s as replacements; the current fix is Kling-on studs, better durability, but a huge sacrifice in stickiness. Thank goodness for interchangeable soles and felt. If the sole issue gets resolved, I'd up the rating to "five fish".

Pros: light weight and drains really well., Interchangeable soles, Great Durability

Cons: Poor durability of the Vibram Studded IdroGrip

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Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great product
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer

About Me:
Avid Angler
First let me say that I like these boots. They are light , drain quickly and the support of the KGB boot is unsurpassed. I really need it to. The only problem is I wear a size 11 boot so I ordered a size 12. They are a little small in the toe area but because I like everything else about them I decided to keep them for wet wadding and with just thick wool socks they fit perfect. The lacing system works well and they are easy to take on and off. After a week of daily use I find them to be just what I wanted. Great boot

Pros: Comfortable, light weight and drains really well

Cons: None yet

Best Uses: Wadding

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Not Impressed !
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
United States

About Me:
Advanced
I bought the KGB after deliberating for a while. I had a lower end pair of Korkers that fell apart after 2 seasons but they were a $100 model. I looked at other brands but having interchangeable soles is huge for me. The write-ups on the KGB's sounded like they were a "Guide" quality boot. I don't know what "Guide" stands for in Korkers language but for me it's the top of the line and made to be put to the test. I would not call these a guide boot, maybe the weekend angler boot? After wearing them for roughly a week they started to fall apart. Not what I would expect from a $230 pair of boots regardless of what they were used for. Fortunately I bought them from this website FishUSA. They took care of me and got me a new pair since it had been within 30 days from my purchase date. The new pair is holding up thus far but it's only been about 30 days so we will see. I have a friend that also bought a pair and his have also fallen apart and he is currently dealing with getting them warranted. I will see how these last but I think next time I will be looking at a new brand.

Pros: Interchangeable soles

Cons: price, durability

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  No

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