Premium Christmas Island Wading Boots

Our zippered flats bootie is convenient and comfortable on the flats or in a float tube.


Zippered flats bootie features heavy-duty, comfortable, breathable Airprene uppers. Nonslip, nonmarking hard-rubber soles provide lateral stability and protection. The cuff is snug enough to keep out sand and debris. Delrin® side zippers. Great with fins in a float tube. In tan. Imported.
Men's whole sizes: 5-13.
Women should order two sizes down. For example, a woman with a size 7 shoe should order the men's size 5 wading boots. 47 ounces in size 10.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.2 / 5 based on 55 reviews


49 of 55 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 4/5

    sizing update - 11/16/2014
    By: from Wellfleet, MA

    These are a durable wader boot, but the zipper sticks with sand. I use mine on Cape Cod. I bought my last pair 3y ago and although I wear a size 11 dress shoe, the size 9 boot fit best. They have redone the sizing, so now the 11 fits. Just in case you, like me, are re-ordering based on an older one. The return service was excellent though, fine customer service.

  • 5/5

    They Work! - 10/21/2014

    Having used this shoe in two generations over twenty years, they've never failed me. Thank you Orvis.

  • 5/5

    "Flats" Out Perfect - 9/8/2014
    By: from Houston, TX

    If I could wade barefoot I would, but since that's not an option 95% of the time, I decided to give the Orvis flats boots a try. Obviously they're not a fashion statement, but they do what they were designed to do! Lightweight, easy on and off and the perfect amount of protection. Well built and durable, I foresee having these with me for a very long time.

  • 4/5

    Great wading boot - 7/31/2014

    have used these boots in both sandy flats of bahamas and mucky mud filled salt marshes of south carolina, perfect for the job. nice and snug at the top so no shells get in the boot

  • 5/5


    Excellent wading boots, second pair I've owned and first pair lasted 10 years.

  • 4/5

    great to wear a fight to get on - 7/27/2014
    By: from Nova Scotia, Canada - now living in BVI
    Top 1000 Contributor

    Bought them slightly large and when on they are a comfortable slightly loose fit and great for the marine terrain round here. But they are a fight to get on. There must be a technique but a long shoehorn probably is the answer.

  • 1/5

    Design change needed - 7/12/2014

    Premium Christmas Island Wading Boots have a design problem. The covered toe box extends backward toward the ankle too far. During a step the top bends inward exactly at the edge of the toe box into the top of the foot and inch or two behind the toes . After a few steps the top of the foot gets very sore. To test what I'm saying properly, please have someone with a size 13 foot give the size 13 boot a try. I'm very disappointed. My previous wading boots lasted 12 years and were very comfortable. There is no need to tell me you won't publish this. Its not intended for distribution except to whoever is in charge of the boot. If he/she says nothing is wrong, investigate the person that says nothing Is wrong. This was a primo wading boot and can be again. Chuck

  • 2/5

    close but no cigar - 6/19/2014

    I recently took a pair of the Orvis Christmas Island wading boots on a one-week flats fishing trip to the Bahamas. I found them to be heavy for what they are and they caused a number of blisters due to where they bend (a rather odd mid-foot spot). The zipper worked well enough but at the end of the trip I left them at the lodge in case someone else wanted to give them a try, I will need to find some other option as these are not it.

  • 5/5

    Very good purchase - 6/4/2014
    By: from Boston, Ma.

    These boots fit the exact purpose as to the reason for my buying them. The quality is superb and these should last forever. I plan to wear them surfing the coastline in New England as well as being on the jetty's. Absolutely love them. I bought the size 13 and they fit like a size 13, maybe 13 1/4 but not enough to exchange them.

  • 1/5

    Ripped boots - 2/2/2014

    The seem tore after I used them once. Terrible product!!

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