Jim Babb“In forty-something years of slogging up trout streams, I’ve never found anything that keeps me upright and protects my feet better than Russell’s Wading Shoe. Their hard-shell toes and rawhide heel counters mean I can wade with confidence, even arrogance, into places I’d fear to tread with modern running- shoe clones. And on smooth, algae-slicked rocks that would quickly send a pair of one-piece hard nylon felts pointing skyward, Russell’s old-fashioned soft wool felt sticks like glue. With Russell’s I can fish all day without getting worn out or banged up. If I’d started wearing them 40 years ago, my podiatrist wouldn't be driving a Porsche.”

- Jim Babb, Editor, Gray’s Sporting Journal