An incredibly lightweight fishing wading boot, fits like a glove and delivers athletic and agile performance.
Super comfortable, easier to put on and take off. No rubbing or blisters so far. Nice that it came with both the (interchangeable) felt and vibram soles, however, neither are studded... Now I have to spend another $40 each to get the studded soles, but that’s my only gripe.
From summertime bluelining to high flow winter competition fly fishing, these boots have been my go to wading boot for almost 2 years now.
Love love these boots but there is no d-ring to hold my gator down on my waders. Am I missing something?
I didn't know it was possible to be so comfortable all day fishing. I recommend these boots to everyone I know. Could use a gravel guard clip but I got over that real quick. But them!
Okay not quite, but I did have them on once when I found myself up to the waist in a semi-solid mix of super saturated substrate at the edge of a lake I was performing a riparian health assessment on. Having the Boa lacing system allowed me to undo the boots through the muck and then get my legs out and extricate myself (with some help) from the situation. I was even able to build a log raft to get back out to the hole and get my boots back. It would have been quite a loss, as they are incredibly light weight and comfortable boots. I wore them for dozens of kilometres on land and in the water for the rest of that field season and the next. Great boots from a great company.
Being a fishing guide for over 25 years I finely found a pair of wading boots that are the best boot on the market today.
The Devil's Canyon Wading Boots are lightweight, comfortable, full foot and ankle support. The Cling on soles are very easy to change and the variety of soles make it possible to fish any type of waters.
A perfect boot for trekking into the many rivers throughout the PNW. What makes this boot so great is that you can easily switch out your approach tread to your felt tread after walking into a lake, stream, river so you do not destroy your felts up. Plus, its a comfortable boot to hike with and to wet wade with a pair of wading socks. Hands down the most comfortable and maneuverable boot I have ever used.
The boa is awesome and the boots are very comfortable right out of the box. The interchangeable soles are very convenient. I love these boots.
I'm a fly fishing writer for various magazines and newspapers (Hatch, Orvis, etc.) and I spend a good 150-175 days a year on the water. I've blown through boots pretty quickly, but after nearly 7 months of heavy use, I have nothing to complain about with these boots.
They fit incredibly well, deliver an agile performance that's great for anglers like myself who spend a ton of time hiking in their wading boots, and they take a ton of abuse. Aside from wear lines where the boots have flexed, they look pretty new.
At $200, you're not going to get a better boot if you're an angler like myself - someone who spends a ton of time hiking/walking in their wading boots.
I've had the Devils Canyon boots for a little over a year. Lightweight and comfortable without sacrificing any durability or support. So easy to get on and off and the BOA lacing has been excellent. Customer service was great helping me with an issue that wasn't Korkers related. Great boots, even better service.
I picked up my Devil's Canyons as an upgrade from a pare to Buckskins that blew out. I've had these for about a full season now. They have been amazing!!!!! They are light as hell compared to my bucks, and the boa system is one hell of an improvement over laces. The system tightens down really well, then a quick retighten once you hit the water and your good to go. The neoprene upper cuff is amazing when it comes to comfort, no blisters or rubbing!!!!! Then you add in the omnitrax system, and you have traction control for your feet. From the soles that slip to the ones that grip. Absolutely amazing product!!!!!!!
These boots have outlived all my other boots...combined. They are another kind of "tough". Super comfortable and made to put in the miles. After a hundred or so days on the water and some replacement soles, they look and work like they are a couple weeks old. I've been a Korkers guy for a few years now, mainly due to omnitrax system. The customer service keeps me coming back. They have graciously replaced boots for me even after reasonable wear, which is almost unheard of for an outdoor apparel company. They have even helped me locate replacement soles and save on shipping costs while my preferred studded felt soles were on backorder some time ago. Good boots, good guys, good company.
I recently bought a pair of these and I really enjoy them. They are very lightweight and easy to put on / take off. They also drain really fast and easy to wear all day without feeling fatigued. They are my first boa system boots and so far so good!
I have found the Korkers Devil's Canyon Wading Boots to be exactly what I have been searching for over many years of extreme wading in demanding conditions on rampaging western rivers.
After trying every top brand on the market, nothing else has come anywhere close to the quality, fit, functionality and outstanding comfort of this design. With changable soles that stay on, this system is perfect for every fishing situaion from hiking into and wading small streams in Yellowstone, to tackling and even crossing the Madison River in Montana which is possibly the most demanding wading of any western river.
The ankle support combined with perfect fit provided with the Boa lacing system and ease of putting on and removing the boots, especially when the boots are frozen solid, puts these workhorse wading boots far above and beyond all the rest.
The first time you slip these lightweight boots on, feel the stretchy neoprene back slide right on with ease, the fit and comfort after a few cranks on the BOA lacing knob, you will be a believer. There is a gravel guard hooking point under the second lace retainer. After a hard day of wading in heat or freezing cold, simply pop the lacing knob out and the boots fully open up instantly.
Best lightweight, durable and comfortable wading boot ever designed.
These boots are incredibly light and durable.
The high ankle cut adds good support but is flexible enough to make this boot a great option for the long hike days.
Probably the most comfortable fishing boots I've ever owned.
I guide (long) walk-in trips as well as float trips and I can use this boot for both with confidence.
Had mine for two years and have flyfish a lot!!!! Still in very good condition. Love mine.
Material feels solid plenty of support and durability. Glad I switched to these boots.
Bought the devils canyon korkers about a week ago, best valentines day gift ever. Used them this weekend on the Big Wood river in Idaho. Worked awesome in the snow and ice. These make the long hike trips a lot smoother.
I bought these boots two months ago, and have enjoyed every second my feet have been in them. They replaced my worn out darkness and the improved BOA is wonderful. Pop and pull the tongue and you're out of them. I travel and fish so having the option to change soles to be in compliance with varying refulations is wonderful. My ankles appreciate the stability provided with the higher cut, provides me much mor stability in the water.
Used them right out of the box for OP Steelhead fishing. They are extremely light, comfortable, and supportive. Previously owned Korker Chromes. Korkers outdid themselves with these boots. The lacing seems so much easier even though they are same system. Getting in and out of boat/raft not a lot of extra water weight.
I just bought my Devils Canyon boots two weeks ago and spent the last week in them fishing for Steelhead on the Wallowa River. Water was running fast but fishable, my booth were so easy to put on whether my waders were wet or dry! Lacing them with the Boa system was almost too easy and they kept their lace tension the whole day. They are so light weight that I almost forgot I was wearing them and they hook up great no slipping no matter what the conditions were. Outstanding product!
weight and versatility makes them my go to boot!
After my knee surgery, it was getting harder to bend my knee. So giving up regular lacing going to BOA is an obvious choice. And I am glad I did it. Today Sept/19/2014 was my first day out on my new pair of Devil's Canyon. This pair of boots is light. I barely notice I have a pair of wading boots on at all. And it also gives me very good ankle support. The quick boa system saves me from bending my knees. It also saves me time. Faster I get my gears on = more time fishing. With 3 kids, and work, and everything else, every second counts.
I was using the felt sole. I was fishing and wading from rocky area to gravels to wading through a short distance of mud. To tell you the true, I was worried the mud will suck the sole out like a few reports about the sole from Korkers. I was wading through ankle deep mud and I was pulling my boots out and checking if the sole was still there. And both were still there. The felt was excellent through gravel and slippy rocks. So all in all, very happy with it.
I've been using the Devils Canyon now for 6 months with the Alumatrax sole on it. The boot is amazing and the sole is even better. If you want to access water you've never been able to wade to before, get yourself the Alumatrax!
Just got my new Devil's Canyons and I love them! Great support up high and drainage is good too. I had some old Korkers before Omnitrax so I was due for a new pair. Just a note: I wear Simms G3 Waders and the boots height is no problem. Fit is perfect but no gravel guard loop so I hook to the Boa.
Best Korkers yet!!!
I own and operate AB's Fly fishing Guide Service in NC and am on the water 150-200 days a year. The Devil's Canyon boot is my third pair of Korkers, and my favorite. At 6'7" and 255 pounds with a size 14 boot, I'm pretty tough on footwear. The Devil's Canyons are the most comfortable wading boots I've worn, period. The neoprene ankle section is especially comfortable on the water.
I've had multiple wader set ups in the past but these boots combined with my Orvis Convertible waders gives me the freedom fish any time of year in central Texas. I've only used them in fresh water so far, the Llano River and they preformed beautifully. The only reason I'm not giving 5 stars is I haven't seen how they will handle exposure to salt water. But I would absolutely recon these boots to any one looking for a universal wading boot that can tackle any terrain. Exceptionally handy for the hike in and out of location, super comfortable.
I've used these very light wt comfy boots in 4 different streams all this past winter in Colorado. Very pleased with their performance until last week while fishing the free stone Arkansas River. Only had the basic rubber soles and was not able to step into the River as it was too slippery. Would have been nice to have additional soles BUT THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE UNTIL THE END OF MAY. Really? I'm sorry but that's not acceptable.