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The 12 Best Duck Boots for Men to Weatherproof Your Walk

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DUCKS KNOW a thing or two about staying warm and dry. That is how a man named Leon Leonwood Bean (or as we all know him today, L.L. Bean) got the idea for a new kind of outdoor shoes in 1911. You see, Mr. Bean himself was an avid outdoorsman who would often run into the problem of cold, wet feet on his hunting trips out in the Maine woods. And his invention, first known as the Bean boot but then dubbed the duck boot, was thus borne of this need to keep adventurous feet warm and dry by combining the waterproofing of rubber rain boots with the comfort and durability of hunting boots or hiking boots. And the rest is history—a footwear style that is a winter essential, an outdoor staple, and a wardrobe stunner.



  • The Original Duck Boot

    8″ L.L.Bean Boots
    L.L.Bean

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  • best overall duck boot

    Top-Sider Men’s Avenue Duck Boot
    Sperry

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  • best everyday duck boot

    Emmett Duck Boot
    UGG

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  • the hybrid duck boot

    Duckboot
    All-Weather

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  • best sporty duck boot

    Lunar Force 1 Duckboot
    Nike

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While back in the day, men’s duck boots were mainly made of leather, nowadays, the best duck boots typically have a rubber bottom with a fabric upper half (often in leather, suede, or canvas). Step confidently through snow, slush, or mud without worrying about wet feet, which slip off like water on a duck’s back. Get it?

From the classic duck boot designed by L.L. Bean himself to some more contemporary styles that are equal parts fashion and function, here are the 12 best duck boots for men built for the road less traveled.

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The Original Duck Boot

L.L.Bean

8″ L.L.Bean Boots

Material Leather, rubber
Size 7-14
Lining/Insulation None

best overall duck boot

Top-Sider Men’s Avenue Duck Boot

Material Leather, rubber
Size 7-13
Lining/Insulation Thermal linings

best everyday duck boot

UGG

Emmett Duck Boot

Material Leather, rubber
Size 7-14
Lining/Insulation Textile lining

the hybrid duck boot

All-Weather

Duckboot

Material Rubber, leather, cotton
Size 8-13
Lining/Insulation Fully lined with a waterproof liner and a sock-like collar

best sporty duck boot

Nike

Lunar Force 1 Duckboot

Material Leather, rubber
Size 3.5-14
Lining/Insulation Synthetic insulation

Best value duck boot

Alpine Design

Duck Boots

Material Leather, rubber
Size 8.5-14
Lining/Insulation Fleece lining, 3M Thinsulate insulation

Best high-end duck boot

Diemme

Anatra Suede Boots

Material Suede up; Leather lining; Rubber sole;
Size 6-14
Lining/Insulation Leather lining

Best affordable duck boot

Nautica

Channing Duck Boot

Material Vegan Leather, rubber
Size 7-16
Lining/Insulation Shell insulation

Best waterproof duck boot

WOLVERINE

Torrent Waterproof Duck Boot

Material Leather, rubber
Size 7-14
Lining/Insulation Fleece lining

best light-duty duck boot

LONDON FOG

Aspen Duck Boot

Material Vegan leather, rubber, synthetic
Size 7-13
Lining/Insulation Fleece lining and 3M Thinsulate

best insulated duck boot

Lands’ End

Insulated Flannel Lined Chelsea Duck Boots

Material Leather, rubber, flannel
Size 8-13
Lining/Insulation Flannel lining and 400-gram Thermolite insulation

best-looking duck boot

Sorel

Cheyanne II Lace Duck Boot

Material Leather/suede and rubber
Size 7-15
Lining/Insulation 200g insulation.


Cristina Montemayor is a freelance writer and journalist living in Austin, Texas, covering beauty, grooming, style, and culture.


Style and Commerce Editor
Maverick Li is the Style & Commerce Editor of Men’s Health, where he covers clothing, footwear, watches, and grooming.

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