Having a hard time deciding between Muck Boots Muckmaster and their Chore boot?
If so, you have come to the right place.
In this article, we are going to take a deep look into the differences between these two boots so that you can make the best choice.
Muckmaster vs Chore Boot – A Muck Boot Showdown
Before we talk about the differences, let’s briefly take a look at the features of each boot.
- Synthetic Upper (5mm neoprene)
- Rubber Sole
- Measures 15 inches from the arch
- Heel: 2 inches
- 2mm thermal foam
- 100% waterproof
- Boot Opening: 14 inches
- MS-1 Outsole
- Comfort Rating -20 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit
To begin with, let’s briefly take a look at some of the cool features of the MuckMaster.
This boot is made with a synthetic upper and a rugged rubber sole. It measures 15 inches from the arch. The 14-inch boot opening allows for plenty of room to slip your feet in, but at the same time, the top conforms to your leg giving you that snug fit.
These boots are definitely designed for cold weather as they are equipped with a 2 mm thermal foam. This added layer is located under the footbed thus keeping your feet off the ground and hopefully much warmer. In fact, it has a comfort rating of -20 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit
One of the best features that really makes this pair like no other is the outsole. It is equipped with what Muck calls its MS-1 Outsole.
This outsole is rugged and was specifically designed for working in mud or in other difficult conditions where you need a more meaty sole.
- 5mm neoprene
- Rubber Sole
- Measures 15.5 inches from the arch
- Heel: 1 inch
- Boot opening: 17.75 inches
- 100% waterproof
- Steel Shank
- Comfort Rating: Sub Freezing to 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Like the Muckmaster the Chore is made with a 5mm flexible neoprene that ensures your feet stay dry all day long. It is a little taller measuring 15.5 inches from the arch. In addition, it has a boot opening of 17.75 inches making it easy to slip on and slip off.
Another great feature to this boot is the steel shank. A steel shank is basically a piece of metal that goes down the middle of your shoe to support the arch.
This adds to its overall comfort whether you are just doing a few chores around the house or doing some serious work on ladders.
Lastly, it has a comfort rating ranging from sub-freezing temperatures to 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
What are the differences between The Muckmaster and The Chore Boot?
As you can see, both of these boots have a lot of great features that make them a good boot no matter the task. However, with that being said, let’s take a look at a few key differences to help narrow down your choice.
Fit. Both boots are equipped with the standard muck boot snug fit, ensuring the cold stays out as well as any other debris that might try to sneak in. A must-have feature when working outdoors.
Comfort Rating. If you plan on doing a lot of work in cold weather, the MuckMaster might be the right choice for you. Equipped with a thermal foam and a larger rubber overlay help to ensure that your toes stay warm.
On the other hand, if you do a lot of work in warm weather the chore might be the best option for you. It doesn’t have as much rubber overlay and thus will keep your feet cooler.
In fact, there is an even cooler option that is the Chore Cool. It is equipped with a lining that is specifically designed for working in hot weather.
Sole. The biggest difference between the two boots is the outsole. The MuckMaster is designed for working around mud and snow. The chore is more designed for everyday use.
With that being said, choosing between the two really depends on the work you are going to do. If you need a meatier sole, you will be happy with the MuckMaster.
If you are looking for a good all around boot for just about any task, the Chore might be the best option for you.
Durability. As you can see from the pictures above, the MuckMaster has much more overlayed rubber and as we already mentioned it has a meatier sole.
In addition, we want to take a look at the heel size. The MuckMaster’s heel measure 2 inches, while the chore measure 1 inch. While the difference isn’t that great it does give us a little insight into the design of each one.
Once again, we see by its rugged feel and design that the MuckMaster was designed for tougher jobs.
Options. Another thing to consider when deciding between these two is to look at the boot options. For example, perhaps you are looking for a shorter boot rather than a tall one. Or perhaps you need a steel toe option.
With that being said, the Chore is available in a mid-calf option and a steel toe option. As we mentioned earlier it is also available in an option that is specifically designed to keep your feet cool when working on those hot summer days.
On the other hand, the MuckMaster is not available in any other height options, however, they do offer an adjustable fit boot. Basically, rather than having that classic muck boot fit, you have a strap located on the back which will allow you to adjust the fit to your comfort needs.
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So, what have you decided? Which one is better the Muckmaster or the chore?
Without a doubt, they are both great boots that have a lot of good features. However, much depends on the work you are set out to do.
If you are looking for a more rugged, durable boot, take a closer look at the muckmaster.
However, if you are looking for an everyday use boot, that will keep your feet dry and work well in warm temperature than your choice may be the chore.
No matter the choice you make, you know that by choosing to go with Muck Boots you have yourself a quality boot.
Please share with us your thoughts. Which is better the Muckmaster or Chore?