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Old 22 November 2009, 14:28   #1
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Recommend me footwear for my dry-suit?

Just bought a drysuit with soft feet (ie. waterproof but you need to wear something over it)

I had planned on using my wetsuit booties, but they're too small and hard to get on, so i'm going to buy some footwear. Anyone have any recommendations?
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Old 22 November 2009, 14:39   #2
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I have wetsuit boots and also a pair of ankle dive boots, so you dont tear the drysuit sole and have good support for ankles and feet on and off boat

Try looking for what they call a rock boot like these with or without a sock- designed to get wet
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TYPHOON-ROCK-B...item518cbbd701
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cut down wellies or crocs and as said above old trainers or if your in the usa sneakers ,
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Wellies Aren't trainers a bit slippy for boating?
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I was thinking and old pair of runners would do the job, as i've often seen this done before, but would like something that wouldnt absorb water and take an age to dry off. Crocs came to mind, but thought that they might slip if doing messy work
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I have wetsuit boots and also a pair of ankle dive boots, so you dont tear the drysuit sole and have good support for ankles and feet on and off boat

Try looking for what they call a rock boot like these with or without a sock- designed to get wet
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TYPHOON-ROCK-B...item518cbbd701
This look's the job alright! Can you tell me, is there a full wet-suit bootie inside these runners? Or just at the top (like in the pic) - The reason I ask is that I found it very hard to get into my wetsuit booties yesterday -getting it past the ankle park was no prob, but hard to get it down to the sole)

And also, since i've a sock and the sole of the drysuit, should I be getting a size bigger ie. i'm a size 12 UK, so should I be getting the size 13? I'd prefer a little bit loose (can tighten with the laces) rather than too tight


PS. Thanks for other suggestions with similar products, but they didn't seem to stock in my size
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There are quite afew of these products around going usually by the name of "Rock boots"

Namron, Seac Sub, Scubapro, Typhoon, DUI.

etc and a few others all do them. Some will have neoprene in them so will be softer that the ones designed to be simple mechanical protection for the socks of the dry suit.
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