Acorns dropping onto the ground, red and yellow leaves gradually adding color to the forests, a little rain, maybe even some brief snow flurries- it must be fall. In the fall it’s time to look deep within the recesses of our shoe closets and pull out an old favorite: the “duck shoe”. Why? Duck boots and duck shoes are so convenient! They slip on, they’re very comfortable, and they protect us from the rain and mud. A good pair of duck boots should last for years and bring a smile to your face whenever you wear yours and notice that everyone else’s feet are getting wet. Duck boots are perfect to wear outside when you take the garbage out, walk the dog, or to wear to the football stadium when rain is expected. Duck shoes occupy the middle ground between dressy leather street shoes on one hand, and heavy winter boots on the other. And they look classy- they’re a perfect marriage of form and function.
Schnee’s has been handcrafting these shoes for more than twenty years. Just like the legendary Schnee’s Pac Boots, our low-top duck boot, which we call the Schnee’s Camper, is an icon. It’s a slip-on shoe with a leather upper and leather lace that goes around the heel and adjusts for a custom fit. It features luxuriously cushioned footbeds and rich, deep brown leather. The best part about this shoe is the price, which has remained $69 for years. If you buy this shoe online, you’ll never pay sales tax. We’ll ship it direct from our manufacturing facility in Bozeman, Montana and you’ll have it in a few days.
If you want something that goes up a little higher on your foot than the Camper, we also have the Schnee’s Traveler. The Traveler features the same comfortable, cushioned footbeds, but it features a higher, 3-eyelet, waterproof leather upper. The Schnee’s Traveler retails for $89 and is worth every penny. Again, no sales tax if it’s ordered from our website or purchased in any of our Montana retail stores. The Schnee’s Traveler is also available with the Goodyear Rubber Advantage™ outsole, which features Air Bob traction. Here’s a little more information on the Schnee’s Traveler.
The next step forward from the Schnee’s Camper and Traveler is the Schnee’s Forester. The Forester is a 7″, uninsulated walking boot designed for inclement, but warmer, weather. It’s comfort rated to +35F (same as the Camper and Traveler). It’s also available in the Goodyear Rubber Advantage™ outsole with Air Bob traction.
Between the Schnee’s Camper, the Traveler, and the Forester, you’ll have a pair of inclement weather shoes with a classic, outdoors style. As fall becomes winter, and then spring, these shoes will become an essential part of your wardrobe.