In forty-something years of slogging up trout streams, Ive never found anything that keeps me upright and protects my feet better than Russells Wading Shoe. Their hard-shell toes and rawhide heel counters mean I can wade with confidence, even arrogance, into places Id fear to tread with modern running- shoe clones. And on smooth, algae-slicked rocks that would quickly send a pair of one-piece hard nylon felts pointing skyward, Russells old-fashioned soft wool felt sticks like glue. With Russells I can fish all day without getting worn out or banged up. If Id started wearing them 40 years ago, my podiatrist wouldn't be driving a Porsche.
- Jim Babb, Editor, Grays Sporting Journal