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Snake Proof Boots: A General Overview

Jul 16, 2008
There are a lot of questions about snake proof boots, also often referred to more simply as snake boots. Snake boots are quality boots that are designed with the specific purpose of protecting not only your feet, but also your lower legs from snake bites.

While many types of boots are decent protection against a quick snake bite, snake proof boots are specifically designed to assure that no snake bite will ever pierce through.

In the U.S. this means that snake boots will protect against copperheads, coral snakes, cottonmouths, and rattlesnakes. While bites from these snakes can be deadly, in the actual U.S. the actual number of actual deaths because of venom is less than ten a year on average.

In other parts of the world the number is far higher, but even in the U.S. having the boots stop one angry snake will save enough in medical bills to pay for themselves many times over.

While some say that normal cowboy boots are more than enough protection against an ornery rattler, I'm of the "Why take a chance with anything that serious" mind set. Snake boots can help fend off the vicious strikes of any killer snake, and for an adventure traveler who might actually run into a Fer-de-Lance, cobra, or taipen while traveling other continents, these are a must!

There are many good snake boot companies to choose them. A good pair of boots can be found from companies like Lacrosse, Chippewa, or RedHead. These can even prevent snake bites from the Bushmaster, a venomous snake considered with the Fer-de-Lance for the most dangerous snake in all of South America, and on par with any other in the world. If you get bit on the leg out in the wild, forget about it. Bites from either of those two snakes out in the wild can be deadly, and often are.

A good pair of snake boots can prevent a deadly bite, and even if you are in range to get treated with anti-venom, this footwear will save you a lot of pain during the recovery process.

There is no such thing as a "specialized" pair of snake boots. Any pair of snake boots will effectively stop a strike from any species of venomous snake. Don't pay an extra $100 for "rattlesnake boots" over "normal" snake boots, because there is no difference between the two except a snake oil salesman trying to make an extra few bucks.
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