Muck Boot Company's new tech-packed wellies are all grip, no slip

New Apex Pro boots come with Vibram Arctic Grip sole for unbeatable traction on any terrain

Muck Boot Company Apex Pro welly boot
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The Original Muck Boot Company has launched a new high-performance, feature-packed boot that basically looks like the daddy of all wellies. Most of the action is happening around the sole. Welly manufacturers have realised that many people aren't just looking for waterproofing on their boots, but something that's comfortable and suitable for taking on tricky terrain. As a result, some of today's best wellies feature soles more akin to what you'd find on the best hiking boots

The headline feature of the Apex Pro boots is that they feature Vibram’s newest Arctic Grip A.T., a material that has developed especially to deliver advanced grip in cold weather – helping you keep your footing on wet ice in particular, but in general on any cold or snowy surfaces. This is combined with something called 'Traction Lug technology', to boost grip even further.

Above that you've got a lightweight EVA midsole, followed by a dual-density footbed with memory foam cushioning to keep you comfy all day. The Original Muck Boot Company has also added an anti-microbial footbed insert with odour control and moisture management treatments.

Muck Boot Company Apex Pro welly boot

(Image credit: Muck Boot Company)

On the top half, the 4mm Neoprene bootie has been reinforced with ergonomically positioned vulcanized rubber to deliver extra protection where it's needed. A breathable mesh lining stops your calves getting sweaty, and there's that all-important pull tab to help you get them on and off easily. Oh, and they're 100% waterproof, of course, too. 

The Apex Pro has officially launched, with an RRP of £210 / $200 (opens in new tab), but the bad news is that stock delays mean you can't actually get your hands on a pair just yet. 

Ruth is currently on secondment as Sleep Editor for Tom's Guide and TechRadar. The role is an extension of her work on T3, where she ran the site's Wellness channel, which includes sleep, relaxation, yoga and general wellbeing. She was also Outdoors editor, reviewing and writing about everything from camping gear and hiking boots to mountain bikes, drones and paddle boards. She has tested more mattresses than her small flat can handle, and has had to implement a one-in-one-out pillow policy, for fear of getting smothered in the night.