A simple question for anyone who has experience with Korkers wading boots with the interchangeable soles.
I recently purchased a pair of Korkers wading boot with soles that can be changed, size 13.
Here’s the question - does the size marked on all the soles match the size of the boots?
Here’s the mystery I’m trying to make sense of:
I purchased the boots 10 days ago at Cabelas. In the shoe box the felt soles were attached to the boots. I did not try to remove the felt soles and install the kling-on sticky soles. After having some trouble removing one of the felt soles, just to see how it worked. I had the sales guy remove and reinstall one of them. The boots fit ok, and definitely were not going to be to tight as my previous Chota wading boots are after about 30 minutes.
Now I’m four hours from home, and decided to swap soles, install the Kling-on sticky soles and try them out.
They do NOT fit. The lock in tabs seemed to be misaligned by about 1/8 in (4mm) with the holes they should seat into. The Kling-on soles are both marked 13 - 13.5. Checking the boots they are both marked size 13. I kept trying to install them by various methods. Nothing worked.
The Felt soles are marked size 14 - 14.5,
Then I thought well, lets see if I can get the Felt sole reattached with out difficulty. They went right on with little effort. Locking tabs and hole match up well & are centered. Tried the other soles again, no success. Felt soles went right on. clipping all round with minimal effort. That’s when I decided to look at what size was stamped no the felt soles, and saw they are marked 14 ~ 14.5 !
Now I figure the sole size should match the shoe size. But have any of you with Korkers boots found that some sole size does not match the shoe size while other marked soles do match the shoe size, but they still fit ok?
I’m thinking maybe I have size 14 boot that is marked incorrectly. That is why size 14 ~ 14.5 felt sole fits the shoe, But the size 13 ~ 13.5 Kling-on sticky sole doesn’t fit, but that size was put in the box because size 13 is marked on both the boots and on the box box.
Anyway, it will be two or more weeks before I go home and can sort this out with Cabelas.
Tip of the day -
If buying wading boots with interchangeable soles. Make sure the alternate soles fit the boot before leaving the store.