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Old 08 May 2016, 14:28   #11
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Good choice Jeff just carry a piece of drain pipe for when it's cold 😃

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Old 11 May 2016, 04:03   #12
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I've a couple of drysuits, the one I use for RIB stuff is a Musto HPX which has goretex socks, it's great, I wear it with warm sailing boots assuming I'm not expecting to go deep into the water. If I am, or for my work in SAR, I use Goliath Water Rescue Boots, Goliath Drysuit Boot - Safequip

Either way I wear Merino wool walking socks underneath and have never suffered with cold feet.

The goretex socks of the HPX suit are much easier and comfier to get on and off than the latex on my rescue suit.

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Old 12 May 2016, 09:50   #13
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Originally Posted by ShinyShoe View Post
Anyway... It has 'fabric feet' which are a new concept to me. They are made of " "Goretex" " and so don't stick to themselves like latex ones do. Latex is 100% waterproof.

I wear wet boots over my latex socks. Two sizes larger than my shoe size. Hoping the non latex ones will fit.
My (diving) drysuit has compressed neoprene socks. I wear a pair of tennis shoes (old school - Chuck Taylors - aka Converse All Stars) a couple of sizes larger than my shoe size (but I'm also wearing a couple of pairs of heavy wool socks.)

Latex is somewhat fragile, and degrades over time; I would say it's not ideal for socks on a drysuit.


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