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Old 14 November 2014, 12:00   #1
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Drysuit Boots Again?

What are the current best buys for drysuit boots suitable for the Musto HPX drysuit, the socks are made from gore-tex and not rubber.

I need the boots to be nonslip and to work on land too.

They will be completely submerged during launch and recovery.

Anything new out there?
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Old 14 November 2014, 14:37   #2
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I just use sailing wetsuit type boots with the zip up sides to protect the drysuit socks, works ok but nothing to write home about !.
I did however buy some Gill socks that are designed to be worn over the drysuit socks to make it easier to get your boots on and off, these are brilliant and I wish I had bought some years ago rather then fafing about with plastic bags.
fleece wellie socks underneath have been another big hit this year, toastie toes !.
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Old 14 November 2014, 15:40   #3
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Converse type boots work well with these.
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people suggest rock boots ..so I googled them ....Click image for larger version

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Converse type boots work well with these.
I use Converse hi-tops with my drysuit. In order to stuff thick socks and 400g booties into them, I upped them a couple of sizes over my normal shoes, and ripped the insoles out. Great traction even on slippery ramps, and they work okay in the sand. I do get sand into them when entering surf zones, but not enough to bother me. Best part is from ebay I got them for $20.
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What are the current best buys for drysuit boots suitable for the Musto HPX drysuit, the socks are made from gore-tex and not rubber.

I need the boots to be nonslip and to work on land too.

They will be completely submerged during launch and recovery.

Anything new out there?
Typhoon Spider Boots
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Dui rock boots get a vote from me
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I use neoprene yard boots from horse equipment suppliers 100/pair bit expensive but you can use at home to get the wear out of them alternately ring SDS water sports at Sheffield they use to sell boots for latex socked dive suits I also got them to stick a pair of boots on my typhoon dry suit
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