Womens Le Chameau Leather-Lined Chasseur

This handmade women's hunting boot is steeped in tradition.

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These women's hunting boots are worn by European royalty and gamekeepers alike. Made of natural latex, which is strong, durable, and supple. They're made by hand as they have been since 1927. Lined with full-grain leather so they will never leave you clammy. Leg is full-length zipper gusseted. Soft, aggressive tread grips on most surfaces. Women's hunting boot in olive. European whole sizes. Boot shaft is 15" tall, 15" around. 1.25" heel. France.
Women's boot sizes: (U.S. size) 36(5½), 37(6), 38(7), 39(7½), 40(8), 41(9), 42(10)

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Overall: Show Rating Distribution 4.9 / 5 based on 14 reviews

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14 of 14 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    La Chemeau boots - 7/18/2014
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    I have been looking at these for some time now and when I found them on your website I just ordered them. I love them and they are exactly what I needed. I can not only use them in the fields but also just in everyday normal things when it is raining or just muddy out. They are super comfy.

  • 5/5

    Very happy with these boots - 2/11/2014
    By: from Philadelphia PA

    I have been considering this purchase for some time, and finally decided to go ahead. I bought them in my usual size 7.5 (38) and was concerned that they would be too narrow for my wide feet. I was pleasantly surprised that the 7.5 M was fine (even though I always buy 7.5 W in other shoes). Sorry I waited so long to try these! They are very comfortable right out of the box and I'm sure I'll enjoy them for a long time to come.

  • 5/5

    Duchess boots available! - 2/8/2014
    By: from Houston, TX

    My new boots are amazing. I get complements from all my stylish friends! The boots were worn by Princess Kate in famous pictures and I evoke her when I wear them. One only needs a good pair of rain boots once in life and these are it! I wear them for hours on the polo field and when picking my son up from school. They are timeless.

  • 5/5

    Perfect boots for everything - 9/18/2013
    By: from Anchorage, AK

    I love well-made outdoor gear and these boots are high quality. Have used them walking the goldens, archery practice and will hunt in them. I have large calves, can't wear most boots but these fit with room for socks/pants. Wear a 6 and ordered the 5.5. Get your regular size if you use insoles. Beautiful boots!

  • 4/5

    my Manolos - 7/9/2013
    By: from Buffalo, NY

    I am 5'8" and usually wear size 9 shoes. I originally bought size 40 and they were a tiny bit too small. I upgraded to the size 41 and they are a bit too big, but will work with heavier socks. I wish there were 1/2 sizes. The height of the boots comes up to about 2" below my knee. The boots are comfortable, but I wish there was a bit more arch support. (I will add an insert.) I will use the boots for what they are intended... mud, water, barns, dog walks... I think they are about $200 too expensive, but I will have them for the next 20 years and wear them daily. The leather lining is especially nice. I used to have Hunter Wellies, which were 15 years old. The Hunter boots were lighter weight, but the tread is better on the LeChemeau boots.

  • 5/5

    Nice boot - 3/14/2013
    By: from Chicago

    The boot does run a wee bit big as others have noted. I generally wear a US6 in a boot however I order the 5.5/36. The heel was a bit loose (never have that problem), so I put in a Dr. Scholl's insert that was a 3/4 foot pad w/ a heel cup (actually meant for pumps). This added the security to the heel and additional arch support w/o making the toe-box tight. At 5 foot tall, I'm just squeaking by in this boot. BARELY. I would not have been able to get away with wearing this boot had the shaft of the boot been any taller. In fact, the insert helped by about 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Beware ladies, if you're petite like I am, this boot will be a push depending on your calf height. I'm barely making it..... As for comfort. THEY ARE GREAT!!!!!! I love this boot. Yes, it's a little tall on me. Yes, it's not the most fashionable boot (like) everyone is wearing. However, I love that it's comfortable and that NO one has this boot. I live in downtown Chicago and there are ladies in rain boots EVERYWHERE! I have yet to see anyone in this boot. Love that.... So far, no cons. These are NOT winter boots however they are doing well w/ Chicago snows/rains the last couple weeks. They are good for approx 1 to 1.5 hours max. walking at 32+. Mind you I think I am part polar bear. If you don't like the cold I would say you'll probably be comfortable at 40+. Any colder than you will need to switch to a different boot if you're going to be out for hours+. The zipper is very high quality/heavy duty. Similar to the zippers on boating canvases. They do supply a wax. You'll need it. Good news for me is that I can get in/out of the boot w/o unzipping :-). Hope this helps....

  • 5/5

    Cool boots - 1/31/2013
    By: from Georgia

    These boots are very soft on the inside and wearable. Fit true to size.

  • 5/5

    Fabulous boots - 12/19/2012
    By:

    Absolutely love these boots - perfect for all outdoor activities, very comfortable, and look great.

  • 5/5

    8/15/2012
    By:

    Had to go down one full size from 41 to 40. Usually wear a woman's 10 or 10.5 in designer shoes. I wear a 10.5 in running shoes. The 41 was way to big even with thick socks.

  • 5/5

    functional luxury - 7/24/2012
    By: from Ayr

    Having recently purchased this product I am overjoyed at the quality and functionality. I especially love the slim fit as I have found all other boots to be uncomfortably wide.

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Le Chameau Boots

by Paul Fersen Orvis writer and Alaska guide

Every once in a while we stumble across a piece of outdoor gear that performs beyond all our expectations and becomes an indispensable part of our lives. We can’t imagine being without it and upon its eventual demise, due to our now ingrained dependence, we replace it within the day. It’s become that important.

In this case it’s a boot—the Le Chameau Chasseur. Built in France since 1927, each pair is handmade by a single boot maker from start to finish and is easily the finest rubber Wellington-type boot made. They are standard issue for estate shooting in Europe and Great Britain, and there is good reason. These people can afford the finest the world has to offer and they choose Le Chameau.

I bought my first pair 10 years ago. I’d worn rubber boots all my life in some form or another for fishing, hunting, farming and country living in general. I’d seen friends wearing Chameaus, but couldn’t grasp paying the premium price for something I thought I’d wear out as fast as I went through regular rubber boots. I’d generally go through a pair every couple of years, but I was encouraged by a hunting companion to at least try on a pair. He’d had the same pair for more than 15 years. Most rubber boots are a chore to get on and off. I was struck by the ease of sliding my foot into the glove leather lining, not something you find in normal Wellingtons. The comfort was actually a bit startling and the normal instantaneous build up of rubber boot heat and sweat never occurred. I bought them and I’ve not regretted it since.

For eight years I wore those boots almost daily—hunting, fishing, even hiking in sloppy weather. They are that comfortable and the fit and support are that good. Unlike most rubber boots the sole is solid and the fit around the foot and ankle is as good as a leather boot. I wore them as boat boots in foul weather off the coast of Cape Cod; quail hunting, and turkey hunting almost every day of the season. I’ve stood calf deep in water for hours and remained perfectly dry, which is remarkable given the full-zip design. I wore them to work in snow, and tailgating at my son’s football and lacrosse games in torrential rains.

I wore them as camp boots and work boots in Alaska, hunted ptarmigan across miles of tundra. In every case the comfort of my feet, which when bad can ruin any outdoor experience, was taken for granted. My feet were always warm, dry and the traditional rubber boot clamminess non-existent even in warmer weather. Somehow the leather lining seems to regulate the temperature and the resulting comfort is remarkable. I can’t explain it. I just enjoy it.

At 6'5" and 270 lbs. I put a lot of stress on boots, far more than most. I wore these boots almost exclusively for eight years and living and working in Vermont, subjected them to conditions and abuse far beyond what would be considered remotely normal for an estate-style hunting boot. I think it’s safe to say that under normal conditions these boots would last for decades. They finally sprung a slight leak, when I was turkey hunting one morning crossing a creek and I felt the water seep in. I couldn’t bear to be without them, so that afternoon, I went out and bought pair number two, which I wore hunting the next morning. The first pair while no longer technically waterproof, are still as comfortable as ever and they now serve as work boots for cutting wood chores and I expect that with two pair, they might just last me the rest of my life.

When my son turned 21, I bought him a pair of Chameaus as a birthday present. I’m not sure there is a better testimonial to a boot than that. It is a memorable moment for a father and son and I wanted him to have something that I knew personally was the best of its kind and would last him for years. Seems a bit strange that a boot could fill that role, but to an outdoorsman, a great boot is a necessity and you never realize to what extent it can affect you.

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