The Royal Zip for Men and Women

$350.00

A unique design makes the Royal Zip the top choice of men and women choosing to live a life outdoors. A full-length YKK® zipper, the #1 zipper manufacturer in the world, affords an easy on/off convenience, especially at the end of the day. Royal Zips are 100% waterproof and incredibly comfortable. The Vibram® high-performance sole adds traction whether you’re launching a duck or fishing boat, following bird dogs in the woods, hunting whitetail or turkey, early season and ice fishing, working around the barn, or planting a field. They are equally at home in the woods and waters as they are around town on a rainy day. Neoprene lined and available in Olive green.


  • 85% natural rubber resists cracking
  • Top-to-ankle, heavy duty YKK heavy-duty nylon zipper for easy on/off
  • Internal gusset is 100% waterproof even with the zipper down
  • 4mm neoprene lining in the upper provides warm and excellent ankle support
  • Stitched 5mm neoprene footbed
  • Air-cushioned heel and forefoot for comfort
  • Custom Vibram® high-performance sole with all-terrain grip
  • Adjustable canvas top strap for perfect fit
  • Accommodates up to 17″ calf circumference (varies by size)
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12 reviews for The Royal Zip for Men and Women

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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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