The Royal Zip for Men and Women

(37 customer reviews)


A unique design makes the Royal Zip the top choice of men and women choosing to live a life outdoors. A full-length, heavy duty nylon YKK® zipper, the #1 zipper manufacturer in the world, affords an easy on/off convenience, especially at the end of the day. The heavy duty nylon zipper slides up and down nearly silently.  Royal Zips are 100% waterproof (even with the zippers down) and are incredibly comfortable. The two-stage Vibram® high-performance sole provides excellent traction. They are equally at home in the woods and water as they are around town on a rainy or snowy day. Neoprene lined and available in Olive green.

To maximize the durability of your Zips and protect your investment, we highly recommend treating them at least 2 to 3 times per year with Granger’s Rubber Boot Care. We recommend lubricating the zippers as needed with Gear Aid’s Zipper Lubricant.  Directions on the use of each will be found in your Owner’s Manual. Both care accessories are available at the time of boot purchase ONLY.  Shipping is included in the price.  Care products are not sold separately.

  • 85% natural rubber resists cracking
  • Custom Vibram® high-performance sole with all-terrain grip
  • Top-to-ankle, heavy duty YKK® nylon zipper for easy on/off (YKK #1 zipper manufacturer in the world)
  • Internal gusset is 100% waterproof even with the zipper down
  • 4mm neoprene lining in the upper provides warmth and ankle support
  • Stitched-in 5mm neoprene footbed stays in place
  • See the Size Chart under Customer Service for size and calf specs
  • If you wear a half size in dress or casual shoes, size DOWN, not up
  • Air-cushioned heel and forefoot for comfort
  • Adjustable canvas top strap for perfect fit
  • Accommodates up to 17″ calf circumference (varies by size)

If Sold Out in your size, check out our newest brand: The Primo Nord Zip is very similar to the Royal Zip.
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37 reviews for The Royal Zip for Men and Women

  1. Jeff

    These boots are great! I needed new boots for an upcoming pheasant hunting trip and based on Ron from The Hunting Dog Podcast’s recommendation, I bought them. My first day in the field hunting locally was very wet. It was nice to have totally dry feet. They are super comfortable. Jack was very helpful. I got my boots one day after ordering! It doesn’t get any better that this!

  2. Anthony Ross (verified owner)

    I’ve just taken delivery of a pair of Royal Zip wellies. They are very nice indeed, lighter than I expected, and much more flexible/comfortable.
    My Wife was so impressed with them that she’s returning a pair of Dubarry Galway Country Boots and has ordered a pair of Gumleaf USA Norse boots. The clincher for us both is the hands-on customer service of Jack.

  3. Dennis D (verified owner)

    Finally was able to use my new boots on a recent hunt and let me just say that i’m very happy with them. The fit and feel are great. Very comfortable while standing on tree steps hunting from the saddle.

  4. Tom Stephens (verified owner)

    Great boot–whether on the boat fishing for halibut or packing out a moose in a marsh. Great fit and comfort. The customer service is unrivaled.

  5. Craig Stonesifer

    Awesome boots! Superb service! First pair purchased in 2015, a little cracking so I ordered new pair to be prepared for future. Buy a pair, you won’t be sorry.

  6. Kyle Padgett

    I’ll try to keep this short…..I ordered my boots on Aug 22 and they were expected to deliver on the 25th. When the 26th rolled around Fedex had clearly misplaced my package so I contacted Jack via Emial. He immediately called me to let me know he would be contacting Fedex and would get back to me soon. Jack emailed me within 30 minutes of the phone call and let me know that he had opened an investigation with Fedex into where my package was. Jack stayed in constant contact with me while we sorted through the shipping issue. Fast forward to Sept 2, after constant contact from Jack I received my boots on Sept 2nd. I’ve only had them for 4 days now but I’ve spent the last 3 in the woods preparing for deer season. I can’t speak to durability yet but they are hands down the most comfortable rubber slip ons I’ve ever worn. These things are clearly of superior construction so I have no doubt that the durability wont be an issue at all. If you’re on the fence like I was, “pull the trigger”, you WILL NOT regret it and rest assured that Jack WILL NOT sleep until you get your boots!

  7. Steve (verified owner)

    Boots were a perfect fit right out of the box. I received the order in only 3 days. Just used my street shoe size. I took the boots for a walk and the are comfortable. They are the most comfortable boot for hunting that I have ever owned.

  8. Kris P. (verified owner)

    These boots are amazing, as soon as you pick them up you can tell the level of quality and attention to detail that Gumleaf puts into their products over competitors.

    Before ordering, I had questions about the sizing so I contacted customer service and immediately had my questions answered. They were extremely helpful and sent me lots of information regarding boot proper fit and care. They even followed up with me after I received my boots to make sure they fit correctly.

    So far the boots have been great, I’ve worn them on a couple fishing trips and a handful of scouting sessions for deer. They were extremely comfortable, flexing easily when walking and climbing on rocks. They are the precipice of rubber boots, I’m very excited to put them to the test this coming hunting season.

  9. Michael Sirak (verified owner)

    I was looking for a nice pair of DURABLE rubber boots, and came across the Gumleaf brand. I ordered the Royal Zips. My size of street shoe is normally US 9 (EU 42), but one of my feet is slightly larger. I had ordered the EU43, just to be safe. Within minutes of placing the order, I received a detailed email from Jack Butler with an owners manual and some further directions on the order. This prompted me to ask the question about size 42 vs 43. Jack advised me to try the EU42, and they fit perfectly. I am impressed with the boot quality and flexibility of the natural rubber. I look forward to trying them in the field soon.

  10. William Estes

    I bought a pair of these in 2018 and recently lost them in an unfortunate turn of bad luck. They were such an integral piece of my gear toolbox that I immediately felt the need to replace them with the exact same model. These boots traveled across many states with me trudging through field and wood. They also put in many a day of farm work.

    The traction, stability, comfort and durability of this boot is unmatched in my experience.

    Three solid years of work and good performance and the boots showed no signs of slowing down or deterioration. In fact, I had wondered just how many years I might get out of them.

    On top of quality products, Gumleaf USA offers top notch support and excellent communication.

  11. Rich Erhardt (verified owner)

    Folks. If your looking for the BEST rubber boot on the market, look no further!!! My wife and I have been wearing these ROYAL ZIPS for the last 6 years… and when I mean wearing, I mean I am in these boots at least 250 days a year, from doing horse chores, bird and deer hunting, even weed whacking in the summer! Love these boots!! You pay a little more but you get alot more!!!! Jack at gumleafusa is the man! Friendly professional service, making sure you have the boot that fits you needs.

  12. Chris

    Well, after 4 years my Gumbleaf Royal Zips finally sprung a leak (and not the water over the top of the boot kind of leak of which there have been plenty). To say that I am very happy with them is an understatement, especially since they’re from 2017 and it is 2021. I have worn out other rubber boots in less than a year between grouse and woodcock hunting, early season archery hunts, stream fishing and trapping. I’m so very happy with these boots. It looks like where the green rubber meets the brown rubber of the cushion part of the sole near the ball of my foot is separated and that is where water is working its way in. I contacted Jack and he had recommendations for trying to fix the leak. Not many places will give you that kind of customer service four years after your purchase, most will just say buy a new boot. If you want rubber boots that will hold up to rough treatment from a company that will treat you right these are the boots for you!

  13. Shellie

    My husband bought me these boots because I do a lot of training with our bird dog and I was always complaining about my feet hurting after a long day of training in my wellies. They are extremely comfortable and are perfect for long days in the field, especially in tall wet grass or muddy ponds!! Also, they are super cute!!!

  14. Jeremy Johnson

    I heard about these boots on the hunting dog podcast. I have to say these boots are the best I have ever owned. I have had them a little less then a year now before summer I wore them nearly every day. I think if something happened to them today I would order another pair definitely worth every penny.

  15. Marc Bowman

    Just wanted to say thank you to Jack at Gumleaf USA. Absolutely the best costumer service I have ever experienced. I ordered the Royal zips, and the boots fit perfect thanks to Jack’s advice. Can’t wait for hunting season to really try them out. Thanks again Jack, you’re the best!!

  16. Dean Pearson

    Best upland boots you can buy. Went to take pictures for Pineridge Grouse Camp in northern MN last fall. Forget my cheap rubber boots back home. Thankfully one of the guides was a rep for Gumleaf and had a selection of sizes at the lodge. Excellent quality and extremely comfortable. Boots you can walk in all day. The zipper is perfect for putting on and taking off. Been on lots of hunts since then and can say these boots are worth the money. Should last for years. Very good craftsmanship. Top shelf.

  17. Andrew Geisenhof

    After hearing about these boots for the last few years on the Hunting Dog Podcast and the demise of my previous pair of hunting boots I decided to give Gumleaf a try. Jack was awesome to work with and he had the boots on my doorstep in no time. I’ve been hitting the woods fairly hard the last few weekends and I love these things. So comfortable! My feet never get sore, I love the vibram soles and the traction they provide. My feet never seem to over heat and I can wear them all day. The rubber is tough and they’ve already taken a bit of abuse trekking through the woods chasing grouse and woodcock. No doubt they’ll be my go to for pheasant season too.

    I’ll definitely add an additional review and how they’ve held up at the end of this season.

  18. Chris Lybeck (verified owner)

    By far the most comfortable pair of rubber boots i’ve owned. The Royal Zip provides easy on/off access while still having the strength and fit to not get sucked off your foot while going through wetlands, swamps, or general muck. The quality and aesthetics of the gum rubber, boot soles, and straps are superb. Additionally, the customer service that Jack provides is outstanding! If you are looking for a high quality, durable rubber boot for hunting, hiking, fishing, landscaping, yard work, etc. there is no better option!

  19. Nathan miller (verified owner)

    I just put in an order in today for the Royal Zips and the Norse for my wife. I emailed the company yesterday to get more information about which boot to go with, and Jack called me within 10min, and then probably spent 5-10min with me on the phone to help me choose what I needed. WOW. Now that’s customer service. I’ll provide an update after I’ve worn them a few weeks. Thank You again Jack.

  20. Dave Naiditch

    I’ve owned these for several years now….. they are indeed the best that money can buy. I purchased a size 10 USA boot. The fit could not be better. They are extremely durable and I put them through some heavy footwork in all kinds of terrain. Keep them clean and store them away from the sunlight and write in your will that you wish to be buried with them! 😁

  21. Mitch

    Great fit. Awesome comfort. Great customer service by Jack. Does it get any better than that? Buy them. You won’t regret it.

  22. Jack Brown (verified owner)

    Very happy with my purchase. These boots are very comfortable and are a pleasure to wear. I struggled to find a good “rubber” boot over the years. They either didn’t fit well, or didn’t last. I never knew there was a difference in the amount of rubber that is used and that is directly correlates to the quality and longevity of the boot. I am happy I went with the Royal Zip, the ease of taking them on and off is well worth it.

  23. David Trunko (verified owner)

    Just got my new pair of Gumleaf Royal Zip boots. Looking forward to testing them in the field. My purchasing experience with this site was great. Jack was very helpful in helping me determine my size because I had concerns of wearing a heavy sock and not being too tight. I where a size 10 and I ordered a size 10 on his recommendations. It fits great with a heavy merino sock. thanks for all the help and will update the review when I get them in the field

  24. Jack

    From FB: Dom Cotugno. Just received my Royal Zip Boots. Could not be more impressed and more satisfied with my purchase. Spoke with Jack on Tuesday during late afternoon at length re: various styles and proper fit. Received Friday morning. Fit and comfort are spot on. Very high quality and the most comfortable boot I have ever worn. Easy to put on and take off. The rubber, lining, insole, vibram bottoms and zipper are all top notch. See myself wearing daily for daily dog hikes, fishing and kayak/canoe launches. Definitely worth the money!!!👏

  25. Dustin Lieb

    I have been debating whether or not to buy a pair of Gumleaf boots for the last several months, having had need for a new pair of quality rubber boots since my LaCrosse’s gave out over a year ago. I finally decided to pull the trigger due to some outstanding customer service from one of Gumleaf’s representatives. Having received and worn the royal zips for just over three weeks now I can say that they are one of the best pair of rubber boots I have owned. They are very comfortable and the high percentage of natural rubber gives the boots much more flexibility, something other boot brands (such as LaCrosse) are lacking.

  26. Anthony G.

    I’ve had these boots for two weeks, and I’ve worn them hiking and hunting. They are very comfortable and do not need to be broken in. In fact, they feel like sneakers. I’ve worn them walking uphill, downhill, across streams, in the mud, in the snow, in icy conditions, and I can’t find anything negative to say. I feel confident in these boots, and they look great too. I can’t recommend these enough.

  27. Pete Thomas

    I want to express my pleasure with my first day afield in my new Gumleaf Royal Zips at our syndicate continental shoot!
    A warm night had caused our snow to come off leaving a soupy mess at nearly every peg. My boots were comfortable as slippers to wear, well insulated and warm and of course dry. I’d normally change in to leather upland boots for the afternoon rough hunt but was so content in my Royal Zips there was no need. Three more miles of walking proved they could be an all-day companion. I enjoyed sharing my experience with the other guns and recommend them highly to all.
    Thanks again!
    Pete Thomas

  28. Steve C

    Great product. Some rubber boots pull my socks off and/or cause chafing on my calf and heel. These boots do not. The narrow toe box fits in my horse stirrups. Lateral ankle support is minimal. Sole is flexible, not rigid. Sole provides good traction on all surfaces. Boot fit is snug, not sloppy and allows for all day wear.

  29. Craig Cogar

    I got these Royal zips back in July of 2017 and they are awesome- easy to get on and off, feet are always dry, i am an upland bird hunter and I hunt a lot and these zips have been to a lot of different places- SD, the UP, NC, Texas so lots of different climates and terrain also I guide on weekends at Colebrook Ranch in Ohio and on a typical day i will put on about 10 miles and my feet are always dry and comfy. If I ever wear out my current zips I will buy another pair asap. I have not laced up a leather boot to hunt in since I got these.

  30. Andy Bauer

    These boots are great! I needed to get new boots for a pheasant hunting trip and Ron from The Hunting Dog Podcast always says that these are the best so I gave them a shot. I was surprised on how light weight they were and how comfortable they feel. Some of the other guys had blisters on their feet after the second day and I was still going strong. Something I need to add is the rush order. I got a hold of Jack on a Saturday morning. He was more that willing to answer my questions and had shipping figured out by the end of the day. No way other brands would do that. Jack was professional and took the time to explain to me why GUMLEAF is different than other brands. Special shout out to Ron for helping me get in touch with Jack. Cant wait to use these in the grouse woods next year.

  31. Jerry Tabacca

    I’ve spent an adult
    lifetime hunting grouse and woodcock. Recently I’ve had a challenge finding a boot that would work with an ankle orthotic. The size of the brace required a boot with a zipper that would accommodate the brace and Inserting my foot into the boot. Not knowing whether or not the Royal Zip would fit the bill I contacted Jack and relayed my problem. Without hesitation he said I’ll send you a pair of the Royal Zip boots and you try them and if they don’t work you can return them at no charge including the shipping. Unfortunately they wouldn’t work and I had to return them but I wanted to comment on the unparalleled service. Jack went “above and beyond” and the quality of the boot was equal to the service. I wish it would have worked out. I would recommend the boots for the Upper Great Lakes grouse woods without hesitation.

  32. Jeff Baum

    I just got back from my first grouse hunt at Pineridge Grouse Camp near Remer, Minnesota. In doing my research before going, I kept hearing about Gum Leaf boots from the Project Upland and Gun Dog podcasts. In fact, Ron Boehme told me over the phone I needed knee high rubber boots for grouse hunting in Minnesota in mid-October and that Gum Leaf boots were the best. Still being a little uncertain if I needed to spend that kind money, I called the owner, Jack Butler, who spent quite a bit of time over the phone to tell me about the boots. I then pulled the trigger on the purchase and took my new Royal Zips up to Minnesota to try to get into some grouse. Almost immediately, I knew I had made the correct decision. Not only were the boots true to size and a perfect fit out of the box, they were almost a requirement for that type of grouse hunting. I had no idea how difficult walking the covers was going to be and how wet they were in places, especially the places the grouse and woodcock liked to be. People can tell you, but it is something you need to experience first-hand. I am glad I listened and bought the boots. My new Royal Zips now have just the right amount of skuffs, and I suspect they will look just like that and last me for years because the quality is obvious. And if for some reason they don’t, I know I can always call Jack.

  33. Derek Yost

    Bar none the best rubber boots I have ever owned. Upon first putting these on they do have a fit unlike other boots- the fit is that of running shoes. Quality is unsurpassed. I was reluctant due to the price compared with other boot makers however, do yourself a favor and buy the best boots made and thank Jack later.

  34. Mike Neiduski

    I use these training, judging, and hunting. They have yet to let me down. It’s a year later and they still look brand new despite miles of wear in multiple states. Customer service is second to none. Received a personal email from Jack, the US distributor, upon my order and he helped with sizing and expediting shipping as I was leaving to go judge and needed the boots before I left. You will not be disappointed.

  35. Tom

    One of the best purchases I made last year. Very comfortable, I’ve put many miles on them in the last year while training and hunting behind a couple bird dogs.

  36. Stephen Faust

    As a professional upland guide, I walk mile after mile in unforgiving terrain. My livlihood depends on my feet and my feet depend on my Gumleaf boots. I guide for Ruffed grouse and Woodcock, and they live in unmanicured places. I have to be able to get to them, and back out again, day after day. My days rely on my Gumleaf Royal Zips.

  37. Chip Laughton, Days Afield Photography

    I just wanted to let you all know. I have had my Gumleaf boots for not quite a year yet, but they have proven themselves over and over. Being a full time hunting and fishing photographer I am pretty rough on my gear. My Gumleafs have been put to the test, mud, water, snow and they are holding up nicely. Comfortable to wear and well made. I have traipsed the muddy river bottoms of the south shooting woodcock hunting, spring turkey down here in North Carolina and just cold wet days sitting in a duck or goose blind. You make a great pair of boots.

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