Wonky Boots – Scierra X-Tech CC6 Wading Boot Review

I decided I needed a new pair of wading boots at the start of the season. I discovered I had some cash on my Glasgow Angling Centre card so decided that the time was right to splash out.

So I bought myself a pair of Scierra X-Tech CC6 wading boots with felt soles and then stuck them in my fishing cupboard and promptly forgot about them as one of my youngest children’s clothes wardrobe was stuck in front of the door which made access difficult.

Mine were felt soles…

Also, I was doing quite a bit of fishing in the salt as well as walking up a hill so did not want to ruin them. I mean I could still get another couple of seasons out my old boots right?

Still get a couple of seasons out of these bad boys?

I mean the soles are coming off and their is a 4 inch tear down the side of them however they are not entirely unusable.

Anyway, I decided to get my new  Scierra X-Tech CC6 wading boots out as I was fishing in my wee burn and had a session in the Kelvin. Both times they were great on my feet, so comfy and the support felt very good. Traction on the rocks was good……I am not going to keep going as I ended up returning them as when I took them off I noticed weird red stuff all over my wading booties. Their was a red layer of what I think was supposed to be rubber that had disintegrated.


Bloody typical I thought to myself and looked to twitter to find out what Scierra thought, nae twitter that I could find easily. I then found the Scierrra flying fishing facebook page. I posted my picture of the boots to their page but guess what? They only want pictures of positive stuff not actually sorting out problems.

I decided to just dive in to the Glasgow Angling Centre and decided to see what they would say – it was Pike angling extraordinaire Dougie Loughridge who agreed their was an issue and gave me a credit note whilst refusing to touch the boots as they were still wet. I had not even thought of the chances of cross contamination but I guess they can not be too careful. I managed to negotiate a quick discount on the Greys Strata CT wading boots using google, I found them for £50 however due to my stupid hobbit feet being larger than size 7 I could not get them at that price. When I started hunting around they gave me them a ten spot off as obviously me fannying about on my phone was the last thing they wanted to deal with.

Anyway, all is well that ends well and Top Service from the Glasgow Angling Centre!


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  1. stubur · July 15, 2017

    How old were the boots Al as you might have been entitled to a refund rather than a credit . Strange thing to happen so I hope they sent them back to manfrs or importers as Im sure theyd want to know what caused it.

  2. Alistair · July 15, 2017

    I bought them in March Stuart – I was not going to quibble as to be honest I just wanted to get a pair today!

  3. Tim Roberts · July 15, 2017

    My cc6 boots have just disintegrated after 12 months. Soles hanging off and material on the sides ripped

  4. Alistair · July 15, 2017

    How much did you use them Tim? Were they spewing red stuff like mine?