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We test Muck Boots' Arctic Sport II Ankle Boots during a cold and muddy British winter

Muck Boot Arctic II
Best for...
Muddy British winters
Overall Score
Walking boot like feel in a welly
Can get sweaty in warmer weather, but this isn't what they're designed for

Muck Boots’ Arctic Sport II ankle boots are superb boots for cold and muddy British Winters. they slip onto your feet easily thanks to stretchy inserts on the ankle and a chunky pull tab on the rear. 

Unlike cheap wellies, The Arctic Sport II ankle boots have a proper EVA midsole. This results in great cushioning and support underfoot. The grippy outsole with aggressive lugs is optimised for muddy walks, and we have found it to be highly effective at keeping you upright. Performance wise these wellies feel as good as some of the best walking boots out there. 

Of course, being wellies, these boots are 100% waterproof. They aren’t going to give you the complete feeling of protection from a high welly boot, but we feel that they’re better suited to walking so it’s a worthy compromise.

To add comfort and warmth the Arctic Sport II wellies are fleece lined, which is positively sumptuous. They also feature a 5mm neoprene inner, adding even more warmth in extreme conditions. 

Some trick features keep the boots from getting stinky, including an antimicrobial footbed and a special treatment for odour control and moisture management. This is especially handy in the warmer months when the fleece lining can start to feel a bit sweaty.

If you prefer walking boots to wellies, these are the Muck Boots’ to go for. They have many of the rugged, utilitarian features of a welly but with a walking boot like feel.

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