You will see two boots being tested by the Kentucky Reptile Zoo in this video. The camouflage boot is the new Russell Turtleskin Turkey Hunter™ built with Turtleskin SnakeArmor. The brown boot is our conventional Turkey Hunter, built with Viper Cloth uppers. Both boots were certified snake-resistant, after repeated strikes by a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake and a Cottonmouth snake.

First, balloons were inserted inside the boots and presented to the snakes. The snakes were encouraged to strike, which they did! In the second part of the test, a man wore the boot into the snake area. Again, the snakes were allowed to bite. Both snakes bit and neither was able to penetrate either boot. Note the fresh snake venom which is clearly visible as the boot is held up for the camera.


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