The Viking Neo for Men and Women

(24 customer reviews)


Outdoors men and women with wider calves and those looking to tuck in hunting pants will appreciate the roominess of the Viking boot. The Viking Neo has a neoprene lining ideal for cool-to-cold temps. Like our other neoprene lined boots, you are essentially wearing a 4 to 5 mm neoprene sock around which we construct the natural rubber boot.  All the neoprene is inside the boot. The expandable vent in the boot shaft accommodates up to 21-inches in circumference in the largest men’s sizes. This keeps the Viking looking neat, stylish and discreet while also allowing extra calf room. Great for duck, deer, bird and turkey hunters, early season and ice fishing, dog trainers, horseback riders, and workmen.  To maximize the durability of your Gumleaf USA boots and protect your investment, we highly recommend treating them at least 2 to 3 times per year with Granger’s Rubber Boot Care – available at the time of boot purchase ONLY.  Shipping included.  Care products are not sold separately.  See your Owner’s Manual for care instructions.

  • 85% natural rubber resists cracking
  • Expandable top gusset is 100% waterproof
  • Accommodates up to 21″ calf circumference
  • 4mm neoprene lining in the upper for comfort and warmth with excellent ankle support
  • Stitched in 5mm neoprene footbed stays put when removing boots
  • If you wear a half size in shoes, size DOWN – not up
  • Air-cushioned heel and forefoot add comfort
  • High-performance, non-slip, custom Vibram sole with all-terrain grip
  • Natural rubber provides better grip in slippery conditions
  • Oil resistant
  • Adjustable canvas stop strap for the perfect fit
  • Dark green with brown trim

The Viking Neo has the widest calf of any Gumleaf or Arxus boot.

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24 reviews for The Viking Neo for Men and Women

  1. Rives (verified owner)

    Fantastic, quality boots that are sure to last a lifetime. Plus, exceptional customer service (I emailed with sizing questions and they got it just right!). I am not a wilderness expert, but I do have a dog that loves to run and explore nature. These boots are comfortable enough for me to chase after her in fields, on trails, and even on the beach in the winter, and stylish enough for me to wear with skirts or dresses, or simply with coveralls in my garden. I purchased both the Viking Tex (for my mother) and the Viking Neo (for me). Both are great options–the Tex can be worn really all year round, with added warm socks in the winter if needed. The Neo is great for colder climates like where I live, as it has a little extra layer to keep the calves warm. I also have larger calves, so the adjustable calf area on these boots makes for added comfort with or without pants. As another reviewer wrote, these boots are worth every penny.

  2. Mark Reif

    I just got boots today so cannot really give an informed hypothesis on the excellence of the boot. I can/will give a review of Jack aka the CEO. I had probably around 10 questions and Jack suggested he call me. He called and introduced himself and said he was the CEO of the company. I was a little taken aback since I was speaking to the CEO. I mean seriously how many hours of angst and trying would the average customer have to try to attempt to reach a CEO and most likely fail. We talked for over 15 minutes (never felt rushed) and not just about the boots. I was feeling a little guilty since I had been in a discourse for 15 minutes since he was the CEO and probably extremely busy. The ONLY 4 things I can tell you about the boot is: 1. I put on my 3 pair of socks like I normally would for Nov hunts and the size 9 fit perfectly even though I have a 9.5 running shoe, 2. Dan Infalt(very famous YouTube Deer Hunter) raves about the boots, 3. John Eberhart(extremely renowned Michigan hunter) absolutely loves the boot and the 85% rubber since most boots are now only made with about 30% max rubber, 4. Jack(CEO) was so knowledgeable and the salt of the earth type of guy that by the time I ended the conversation I was 1000% sold on the boots even though I have never touched a pair.

  3. Mike M (verified owner)

    Just had my 3 year anniversary of these boots. I think the biggest question most buyers have going in is are these boots going to hold up? I have at least 300 miles on them. They come with me every scouting trip. Every turkey and early season deer hunt. Countless sharp sticks hidden under ferns have stabbed the boot. Countless rocks have scraped against the sides. And the boots to this day look brand new. No leaks, no holes. The sole is holding up great too. They’re backed by a great owner and company. Not made in China. I couldn’t ask for much more. Buy em and don’t look back.

  4. Nick P

    I got these boots for grouse and woodcock hunting in wetter areas. I am 6 ft tall 190lbs and normally wear a size 12. With Jack’s help I wound up getting the 11 and they fit as good as possible. My heel tends to rise up when walking so I will need to install an additional insert or wear a heavy sock. First time out spring woodcock training I did 4 miles in 25f weather through a wetland and the boots were great. Again Jack was great emailing me on the weekends to get things figured out.

  5. Brent Kneifl (verified owner)

    I have had these boots for a few months now, and I am extremely pleased with them. I have hunted upland game in temps ranging from single digits to upper 60’s and have been perfectly comfortable. They are by far the most comfortable rubber boot I have owned. I was a little nervous about spending that much for a boot I could not try on, but the customer service was excellent. I will likely be ordering an uninsulated pair for spring turkey hunting and dog training.

  6. Tom Schmiedlin (verified owner)

    Customer service… Jack is amazing for responsiveness to customer questions and concerns. I was a little unsure of which size that I needed and Jack’s advice was that I’d probably need a size down than the ones they had in stock. I decided to take a gamble and try the larger size, which they did have in stock. They arrived within a few days, and they were indeed a little too big. Jack quickly responded with instructions on how to exchange them. He is so fast to respond that I can hardly keep up with the speed of his emails!

    Although the boots I received are a little large for me, I am impressed by the workmanship and I’m very eager to receive the proper size when available through backorder. If the quality of these boots is half as good as the customer service, then they will be a 10/10 in my book. I’ll update with a review of the boots after I get them and put them to the test.

  7. Oleg (verified owner)

    Quality boots and outstanding customer service!!!

  8. Blaine Emery (verified owner)

    Bought these in early spring to use while fly fishing high mountain brook trout streams. I found them to be comfortable, to grip wet rocks well, to have a good shank, and to be a huge improvement over hip waders.

    As summer transitioned to fall, they were on my feet when I harvested a whitetail at 12 yards with a traditional bow. They were warm, quiet, and scent free.

    These have become my go-to boots and are already in my truck for an upcoming elk hunt at 9,000 feet.

    Thanks for a great boot.

  9. Dave Eastep (verified owner)

    I purchased the Viking Neo and have worn them about 10 times over the summer so far. I bought these boots because I wanted a comfortable, durable rubber boot that I could wear working on the land, and archery hunting. I was tired of my rubber boots only last a few years. Jack was wonderful to work with and very responsive and helpful. Since I’ve only had the boots about 6 months I cannot comment yet on the durability, but so far I am very happy with the comfort. Even wearing in the middle of the summer my feet didn’t get overly hot, and I am anxious to test them on stand this fall. The only downside I see so far is the back buckle does not stay closed all the time so they loosen up a bit, which is why I rated them at 4 stars (4.5 would be a better rating). Other than that I am very satisfied so far.

    • Jack

      Dave, try flipping the clasp so it faces backwards, not forward.

  10. Ben keppel (verified owner)

    These boots are well made and comfortable. The first boot I ordered was to small but Jack helped me out and sent me the right size. Very happy with theses boots.

  11. Jeni Roberts (verified owner)

    These boots are very well made and comfortable even in warm weather conditions. I had excellent customer service prior to my purchase when inquiring about sizing. These boots have gone many miles without a comfort issue.

  12. Holly W.

    My favorite rubber boot – more comfortable and effective than my Hunter and Le Chameau boots – they are the warmest, best fitting, and easiest to put on and take off. I use them for cold weather chores and walks. Jack is very helpful.

  13. Michael (verified owner)

    Purchased a pair of Viking Neo sized 43 EU. I’m a 10 1/2 wide width US typically. At first the width felt too tight but I decided to keep them and see how they worked out. I took them on a four hour test hike, through swamps and forests to replicate hunting conditions. The tightness I initially felt turned into snugness and I have no concerns about a proper as a result. I decided to post this for the benefit of anyone in a similar situation.

  14. Rachel Evans (verified owner)

    I love my boots! I am a field soil scientist who works in wetlands, ponds, forests, grazing lands, and cropped fields. It’s been difficult to find good women’s tall field boots that will actually do the job well and with comfort. When I described my job conditions, foot and calf size to Jack, he recommended the Viking boot. I chose the Viking Neo and these boots are working well slogging through wetlands, briars, and then over the hills, woods and pastures, to other difficult sites. I wear them all day with no foot or leg fatigue at the end of the day.

    I usually wear 2 pairs of thick wool boot socks with them since I have small feet and the smallest size was a little big. The boots fit very well, and the walking heel makes a huge difference going through rough terrain. I work in the hot humid south, but we have our cold temps as well, and my feet stay comfortable in hot and cold weather in these boots.

    Pulling them on and off has not been an issue, but they stay on very well in mucky situations. These boots are much easier than my old boots to walk in said deep muck.

    Jack gives the best customer service that I have experienced in a long while. I emailed/chatted and then he even called me to answer my questions better! He has answered every question promptly and he gave me good guidance on which type boot to select. Since then, when I have had questions on boot care or anything else, he’s replied promptly with detailed instructions.

    I have been pleased to spend my money with such great company and on such a great product. I am so happy with my Viking Neo Gumleaf boots. My only regret is that I did not buy a pair years ago. I would definitely recommend this boot!

  15. Robert Burnett /UP michigan

    Great people to deal with. Jack was super fast to respond to e-mail questions. On the spot advice about sizing and Incredible speed of delivery.

    If you want quality rubber hunting boots and great service
    This is It!!!!!!

  16. Frank P (verified owner)

    Long ago when I decided to upgrade my hunting boots I went with high end insulated leather hiking boots. They were not even close to what I was looking comfort I ended up a big fan of Rubber boots like Lacrosse and Muck. They still left my feet sore after long days and miles scouting/ hunting. I am a fan of John Eberhardt and decided to heed his advise and try these. I paired them with a think Lamalite sock. My right foot is bigger than my left and it was really tight. I emailed customer service and met Jack the owner. With his very quick responses and me sending pics of where my toes were, I decided to try and wear them in. Im glad I did. Ive hunted 15 full days so far with my last trip in Northern Maine where I was walking hills, stepping over blow downs and climbing embankments. I am amazed at the comfort of these things and the lack of soreness. The lightness and spring make walking seem easier. I had no slipping issues in steep terrain. No buyers remorse here. And the customer service is second to none with the owner Jack responding quickly to all emails.

  17. Michael Czaharynski (verified owner)

    I found Gumleaf while looking for a replacement hunting boots. After alot research, I decided on the Viking Neos. I’ve taken them for a walk through some hay fields and a few ditches to go check on my treestand and have also taken out them out duck hunting. The boots are really light and comfortable to walk in. One of the biggest differences I noticed was how easy it was to walk; the flex in the boot and their weight made it feel like walking in sneakers. I’m looking forward to using them during the upcoming hunting season and this winter in Ontario, Canada.

    The customer service was also fantastic. I really appreciated the emails and the phone call to talk about the fit for the boots and alternatives to my original order. It was extremely helpful and Jack went above and beyond what I would have expected.

  18. Ryan Palmer (verified owner)

    Very comfortable, shipping was fast and most of all the quality of this boot is incredible. I absolutely wish I found these boots before other leading brands.

  19. Michael Montini (verified owner)

    Best hunting rubber boots you can buy! Insanely comfortable. Walking is so soft compared to competing hunting boots. I do not have big calves, but wanted room to tuck in my pants and with the adjustable gusset these worked perfect. Aggressive sole so it bites well into every terrain. Also, a snug fit around the ankle and foot. Much morso than my other big name rubber boots. And most of all, I have to give a massive shout-out to Jack, the owner of gumleafusa. An absolute gentleman by all accounts. These are the kinds of brands and people we need to be supporting. I know they’re pricy especially for a rubber boot, but I know it’s going to last me years.

  20. Adam Rajala

    Excellent boots. I’ve hunted grouse and woodcock in these boots and was very impressed with there durability and comfort.

  21. Jack

    An 11 1/2 (EU45) is available now in selected styles. Thanks for your review, Rich!
    Gumleaf USA

  22. Rich H.

    I’ve had these boots for a month and taken them upland bird hunting 6 or 7 times, going at least 5 miles each time. Although I’ve hunted in temps over 70 degrees I’ve yet to find the need to take these off at midday due to the unexpected benefit of them being exceptional ‘briar boots’ compared to the normal upland boot I’ve historically worn. I’ve not had them in truly frigid conditions yet, but they’ve handled wet 25 degree weather with ease.

    As far as comfort goes, they’re easily as good as my prior upland boots, which all lost their water resistance after 1.5 to 2 years (and became decidedly uncomfortable after that). They’re a little heavier, but not enough that I’ve longed for lighter weight. The Vibram sole is really good.

    FYI my typical terrain is not flat but hilly and rocky with plenty of sandplum, blackberry, sharp rocks and tall grasses. The boots are a little scuffed, but I anticipate they’ll hold up better than my other leather moc-toe style boots, all of which I’ve worn the stitching out on the top of the toe after about a year to year-and-half. Lastly, I thought I’d punctured or torn them several weeks ago when I slid down a rock with a really sharp edge. I was pleasantly surprised to find only a scuff mark instead of an abrasion or puncture.

    My only gripes so far are (i) I wish they came in half sizes – I’m a Nike running shoe size 12 and these in a 12 run a little bigger than that; an 11 would be too small, but an 11.5 would’ve been perfect for me, (ii) and the gusset closures sometimes open up when I’m in really rough terrain, so I wish the closure faced rearward instead of forward.

    Long story short – yes I most certainly recommend this boot.

  23. Bill Youngstrom

    Top quality product and excellent customer service

  24. James Payne

    These are the most comfortable rubber boots on the market.

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