I've hunted in snake country all my life and so far have never been bitten. Always wanted some genuine snake boots, and something tall to keep my pant legs from getting wet in the early morning dew. After looking for a long time, and checking prices, I finally found some at Cabelas. They are Trekker brand, with nylon uppers. They are lace ups and waterproof. Pretty lightweight too! They feel good, and I think I'm gonna like them. They are on sale right now. Thought I might pass it along. Hope it's not against the rules. If so, I'll pull the thread.