Prowl Boot

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The Prowl is a premium stalking boot with a revolutionary knitted design. Built for the forest floor where weight and feel are paramount, the Prowl still performs extremely well in a wide variety of hunting environments. New technology now allows us to create the boot’s main body out of a single piece of knitted fabric, the benefits of this are significant.  

The first advantage of a single-piece upper is durability. Seams and stitching points are always the weakest link in the chain, so immediately these can be dramatically minimized, this also reduces weight and bulk. Additionally, this knitted material conforms to your foot shape for increased comfort.   

This construction method also allows the main body of the boot to be made from an incredible fabric. The new Hydrafuse Xfyre woven nylon fabric is highly abrasion resistant, flexible, and significantly lighter than leather, especially when wet. This core body is then able to be wrapped in a super-light, ultra-durable TPU bonded web overlay, and full rand, which creates additional structure to the shape and ramps up the durability even more.  

On the inside of the Xfyre is a Hydrafuse REINsoc™ waterproof/breathable membrane, covered in foot-mapped foam padding for amazing comfort and support. On the bottom of the Prowl is a Vibram® Inverness sole, this sole provides superb traction on slippery and soft surfaces with its aggressive lugs and well-defined heel-stop design. Between your foot and the Inverness sole is the new EVA StalkAIR 2.0™ midsole. This midsole houses a full-length tapered nylon sole plate which offers the perfect lightweight balance of support and feel across soft – medium terrain. 

The asymmetric tongue design reduces bulk and bunching, increases comfort, and decreases room for water to creep in over the top of the boot. A combination of lightweight fabric lace loops in the lower boot and heavy-duty steel in the upper make sure snugging the boot around your foot shape is easy, and the high ankle support adds major benefits when sidling unstable terrain.  

  • Hydrafuse Xfyre woven nylon knitted upper body 
  • Super-light, ultra-durable TPU bonded web overlay and full rand 
  • Hydrafuse™ REINsoc™ waterproof/breathable lining
  • Aggressive Vibram® Inverness sole 
  • EVA StalkAIR 2.0™ midsole with full-length tapered nylon sole-plate 
  • Durable toe cap 
  • High ankle support 
  • Weight sz9: 24.16oz / 685g / Boot 


Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Nicholas G.
Comfortable, grippy boots that are roomy and need the right lacing

I wouldn’t normally buy boots online and untried but I took a punt on these. I’ve now been using them for some months at least. These are pretty hefty boots compared to what i was expecting from the HE description and video. Not having bought a “stalking” boot previously, I expected a less bulky, more lightly built, boot. That said, they are light in weight for their build and, with their height, I find them very supportive of my foot and ankle in rough country. The sole is sticky and I’ve found it good to walk down steep outcrop areas in the granite country where I hunt and solid in looser ground. I bought size US10 and I’d say they are sized on the large side. I routinely wear US10 boots and shoes and these Prowl boots are a roomy fit. As HE recommends in their size guide this may be ok, but I’ve bought a Superfeet trailblazer insole insert that is a little higher volume than the supplied insert and they now feel a better fit by length and width. Toe box is still roomy which I found odd at first but I’ve got used to it and find it comfortable now. For reference, I’m one of those people who find some boot brands roomy in the toe box in general. Length wise, US10 is good for me. At first I found the heel quite hard on my heel but it seems to have given a bit or something, and it’s ok now. I expect US9 is likely to be a touch small. However, when I get the chance in a shop, I’ll try some. The laces are VERY long and they get in the way lacing the boots up. They are also hard and thin and this makes lacing up uncomfortable. I’ve replaced them with softer, shorter, and thicker Tobby boot laces. It may just be me but I found that it’s easy for the laces (both the original laces and my replacements) to not sit properly in the upper lace hooks, making lacing up a bit difficult. Maybe the hooks are a little small. I’ve had to experiment with lace tension around the flex point of the foot and lower calf as I get blisters at the front of my ankle if it’s too tight. Getting this right remains the most ongoing issue for me with these boots. I’ve not experienced this before with boots but with these, you’ve probably got the leverage from the high calf as the boot flexes. Nonetheless, if I get this tension right and loose enough to avoid blisters, the boots remain sufficiently supportive, sufficiently tight overall, and are comfortable for stalking and walking. Overall, I’m pretty happy with these boots.