To handle their year-round gauntlet of harsh weather, Alaskans rely on the Deck Boot as a rain boot, snow boot, and all-around daily workhorse. Considered the cowboy boot of the Bering Strait, the Deck Boot has a durable build and ultra-grippy tread that Alaskan fishermen put their trust in when facing gnarly off-shore swells. These extra tough boots are meant to fit like a glove, with a little extra room for thicker socks when the temperature drops—if you wear a half size, we recommend sizing up.
Alaska’s favorite boots
What cowboy boots are to Texans, what flip flops are to Hawaiians, and what Bean Boots are to Mainers, Xtratufs are to the residents of our 49th state. Why? Because Alaska has some of the wettest, most treacherous land on the continent and these boots in particular are tough enough to keep you dry and on your feet no matter how screwy the weather gets. This pair is a lightweight update to Xtratuf’s classic style, packing all the performance of the original into a lower-profile, city-ready design.