Women's Lacrosse Boots make a huge statement with comfort, durability and unique features. With a lot of options to choose from, Lacrosse is certain to have a pair of boots to meet everyone's needs.
Rubber boots are one of those things that everyone seems to need at some point in their life. They hold a multitude of benefits from water protection, to insulation from the elements, and are a hunter’s best friend. There is no question that if you own property, like me, especially in the woods of Texas, rubber boots can save you from serious snake bites, massive fire ant piles, or the dreaded stinging grass. Lacrosse is a company that manufactures quality rubber footwear, so when I had a chance to check them out, I jumped on it. Let’s see how these boots stacked up in our Women’s Lacrosse Boots Review.
Women’s Lacrosse Boots Review Overview
Lacrosse has been manufacturing quality rubber footwear since 1897. With a history like that, you know they have survived for a reason. Rubber boots serve a lot of purposes, and are definitely a serve a utility purpose, so why are they generally so uncomfortable? I’ve owned several brands of rubber boots, from store brands to the beloved Hunter boots I have worn religiously for the last few years. Investing in a quality pair of rubber boots can make all the difference in comfort and wearability. Rubber boots have a tendency to crack and discolor over time, Lacrosse prides itself in breaking away from those normal problems and making a quality product that holds up to abuse. Lacrosse has a ton of options available, so certainly they will have a pair of boots to fit your needs.
Women’s Lacrosse Boots Review Features
We have two different boots from Lacrosse to go through today, their classic Grange model, and the Alpha Range boots. Let’s explore the common features of these two popular models first. Both models feature removable footbeds for easy cleaning.
The Grange and Alpha Range both feature Lacrosse’s ZXT rubber at higher concentrations than most brands, increasing the resilience of their boots to ozone and harsh weather conditions. As well, the higher rubber content is designed to stand up against wear and tear better.
The Grange is their classic boot, full of iconic style and proven reliability. The Grange weighs in at 3.5 pounds and is 14 inches tall.
The Grange features a unique chevron cleated sole, providing more traction, and less mud pickup.
The Grange from Lacrosse features an ankle fit, creating a much more secure fit to keep the boot actually on your foot when you need it most.
The Grange features an adjustable top strap allowing for a custom fit on the calf.
The Alpha Range is a versatile pair of boots, measuring in at 12 inches tall and weighing 3.3 pounds.
The Alpha Range has a combination of Lacrosse’s ZXT rubber and flexible neoprene allowing for increased comfort and circulation.
The Alpha Range’s neoprene gusset also has the added bonus of having the ability to be rolled down for quicker drying and better ventilation in hotter climates.
The Alpha Range is lined in jersey knit which is quick drying and moisture wicking.
The Alpha Range features Active Fit, which keeps your foot securely in place with additional cushion but allows the boot to be easily removed.
The outsole is designed for rugged durability and has a kick off plate on the rear of the boot for hands-free removal. The Alpha Range has multiple layers of rubber in places like the toe and heel, providing more durability and increased protection.
The Alpha Range’s adjustable strap paired with its flexible gusset allows virtually everyone to find this boot wearable.
Both pairs of boots feature removable insoles for better cleaning and the option to purchase replacements extends the life of the boots.
Both the Grange and the Alpha Range feature a fully vulcanized sole, a process where it is bonded together using heat vs glue. This dramatically increases durability in even the toughest conditions.
Women’s Lacrosse Boots Review Performance
Lacrosse Boots have honestly surprised me. Every boot manufacturer claims to make the best product but so few have the long history of Lacrosse does to back it up. Of all of the boots I have owned, the Grange is definitely my current favorite. It isn’t short on style, which helps during heavy rain when we need to pair them with jeans and live in them for a few days. The height of the boots lend itself to trendy style as well as the shaft hits just below the knee for ultimate protection. They also run true to size as an 8 fit perfectly. The lining inside makes a huge difference in comfort as well. With the heat here in Texas, the lining in the Grange boots is a huge improvement over other brands where your calves are touching straight rubber. The adjustable strap is somewhat pointless on these boots though, as tightening them does cause the boots to bend, and I would be concerned how it would wear over time with that. Overall though, these boots work amazing for anything you can throw at it.
The Alpha Range boots are incredibly functional. They aren’t really the prettiest, as they are slightly bulkier than the Grange’s. They make up for that in comfort and breathability though, and they do it well. The Neoprene and rubber combination makes for a really comfortable boot and while it does have decent ventilation, it insulates well too. The ability to roll the neoprene down will be a huge bonus for some, with our tall grass and snakes it isn’t a feature I will personally get a ton of use out. Another big bonus to this model is that the adjustable strap works much better on the Alpha Range given the increased flexibility of the neoprene, a much wider range of calf sizes will find these boots comfortable to wear. Overall these boots are definitely the first pair I grab when I run out to do yard work or walk the property because they are easy to get on and off and are comfortable and cool to wear.
Women’s Lacrosse Boots Review Value
The Grange boots from Lacrosse are priced at $90.00 which is honestly really fairly priced for well-made rubber boots. The closest comparison I would make would be Hunter’s for women, which comparable models running about $160.00 dollars. Personally, I wish I had known about these sooner because they are amazing.
The Alpha Range boots are slightly more expensive running at $120.00. These boots are incredibly comfortable, easy to pull on and off and have a rugged feel that makes them awesome when facing the elements. The customization makes them a winner for those who really need the utility of the boots but don’t want sacrifice comfort.
Women’s Lacrosse Boots Review Final Thoughts
Women’s Lacrosse Boots really impressed me. Purchasing boots as a woman are as personal as jeans, with each person having slightly different priorities. Lacrosse leaves no one out with a huge line of boots that are both classic and built to last. Their long history is a testament to their comfort, value, and durability.