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Old 10 April 2016, 05:29   #11
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Remember wetsuit goes over boots or they will quickly fill up... my boots have withstood 8 years of surfing and that always involves a lot walking to and from the beach.
Really? Always had boots over the legs of my suit (when wearing a full suit obviously not when wearing a shortie!)

If your a 9.5 I would go 9 unless you feet are very wide.
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>>>Remember wetsuit goes over boots or they will quickly fill up..

Now just before I click on the order... does this matter? My use for them is to walk a few mins to the slip... into the water thigh deep to launch... and then continue wearing without taking off to drain.
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Wetsuit boots - How durable?

Will still fill up with water, just slightly slower if under wetsuit. Won't make any difference to size, but snug fit is best for both warmth and comfort. No need to drain either, unless you want to.
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I'd be interested in this last thought too. In my experience wet suit boots fill up with water and depending on the fit of the boot this can mean a little water - manageable/you don't notice it, to walking around with balloon feet boots :-)
Does the wet suit or Velcro do enough to keep the boot dry?
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Wetsuit boots - How durable?

No they are not dry boots. Water will get in regardless as generally not blind stitched. Zipped ones, while easier to get on and off will fill up quicker. You can get dry boots but I wouldn't usually wear these with a wetsuit.
Make sure they are a snug fit so not much room for water to slop around. 👍
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>>>Remember wetsuit goes over boots or they will quickly fill up..

Now just before I click on the order... does this matter? My use for them is to walk a few mins to the slip... into the water thigh deep to launch... and then continue wearing without taking off to drain.
I have some 25+ year old wet boots and usually put the suit over the boot at its more comfortable, but if I wear with shorts or my float suit I've never worried about or had a problem with them filling quickly. I'd rather walk a mile on a road in them than a mile in my sailing wellies once water has gone over the top.

My wet boots are coming to the end of their life, and I have been looking at sea kayak boots as a possible replacement.
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OK thanks all. I'll go for the 0.5 size down rather than 0.5 up as HDAV advises to avoid adding too much weight in water.

Wetsuit trousers inside or outside boots?? Well I'll go for the etiquette of the area where we're launching... in case of any regional differences... Essex coast vs Scottish west coast.
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I don't notice the water in mine until I take them off and am always amazed how much water is in them! There are some with drain holes (rock boots) but these won't keep you warm as the water will flush through, I am used to wet legs (wet all over infact) coming from windsurfing so it's just normal for me.


These have interested me http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/22150...&ul_noapp=true there are 2 types with a sock and without for use with dry suits.
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I have the same pair of Gul's that are pictured above, and they are perfect for what you want. I do exactly the same, when going out on the kayak or paddle board, walk from home to the beach. Just for an extra bit of comfort, I sometimes when an ordinary pair of socks underneath them, but notice no difference with regards to the sizing.
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I use these with my Drysuit there very comfy
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