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Old 14 September 2018, 01:22   #1
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Shoes for slipways

I am sure we all relate to almost slipping over while walking on a slimy slipway.

I was wondering if any of you have recommendations for good shoes with decent grip for walking in the water on slipways

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Old 14 September 2018, 01:36   #2
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Any of the neoprene winsufry/boaty shoes are ideal as you always get wet feet anyway. The soles are quite thin though.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_o...shoes&_sacat=0


Or the type like this has a much thicker sole so better for walking over stones etc:

Like these:

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/C-881107...es-and-booties
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It is grip I am after rather than wet water shoes. I don't think any of those have the sort of grip I am after


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It is grip I am after rather than wet water shoes. I don't think any of those have the sort of grip I am after


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I’d imagine the sailing wellies or well designed wet feet will have the best hope of grip on a flat smooth wet surface (like a deck or surf board). I’ve not been conscious of slipperiness in my chest waders which have a big chunky sole on them - but there was no reference experiment so not sure they are actually “better”.

If it’s slime on slips you are trying to cope with I doubt any shoe will work - perhaps those miniature crampon type covers they sell for really icy paths as you really want to cut through the slime to the substrate underneath. Jumping in a sib with them on though might be more problematic!
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A decent studded Wellington is made for anglers who fish from rocks. https://www.northeasttackle.co.uk/va...-wellies-p1646 Not sure how that would work around inflatable tubes as said
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Looking at this as a river fisherman generally studs are advised for slippery surfaces often combined with a felt sole but as already said they aren't going to be kind to boat material. I currently have thigh boots with studded rubber soles & they seem to be fine for river & stillwater use but I haven't tried them on a slimed slipway.
Felt on its own is not suitable for slippery surfaces!
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neoprene muck boots used in crew yards
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Waders with studs, job done.
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neoprene muck boots used in crew yards
Interesting these look the sort of thing.

I get my feet wet I don't try to keep them dry by the way should have said that

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michigan-Ne...ck+boots&psc=1
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Interesting these look the sort of thing.

I get my feet wet I don't try to keep them dry by the way should have said that

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michigan-Ne...ck+boots&psc=1
thats um but i got the wellies if you have waterproof trousers tuck them in you just about keep dry whilst launching if you paddle the boat out, your feet are toasty too
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I am after them for summer use
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>>>https://www.amazon.co.uk/Michigan-Ne...ck+boots&psc=1

Those have a near identical tread pattern to the neoprene dinghy boots I wear all day when sibbing… the sole despite being durable over the past couple of years is extremely soft and grippy on all slippery surfaces.
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Something else to go on the list to look for at the boat show me thinks
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We have various types of these in our family and they are all super grippy - they are designed for slippery wet surfaces! It's pretty impossible unless pootling in dead calm and launching off a pontoon to keep your feet dry in a SIB so best to use something designed to get wet.
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We have various types of these in our family and they are all super grippy - they are designed for slippery wet surfaces! It's pretty impossible unless pootling in dead calm and launching off a pontoon to keep your feet dry in a SIB so best to use something designed to get wet.
I agree. Never try to keep my feet or legs dry when in one of my smaller boats
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I am after them for summer use
Neoprene Sandles and Shorts then...if you time it for High water launch/recovery (and you have some help) you shouldn't need anything....
Get in the Boat and cast off while the help sorts the Trailer!....Stay in the Boat and drive on!...while the help tows you out
Most growth/slime occurs at Half tide down or further on concrete slips.
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Most growth/slime occurs at Half tide down or further on concrete slips.
Yup that's why I want the grippy Shoes. On my own almost slipped over yesterday. Not going to be restricted by the tide
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i have a pair of Speedo watershoes trainers ,but i cant find any on line to post a link ,bought from costco earlier this year ,very non slip sole ,holes in sole to drain water out ,can get my drysuit boots in them as well if needed ,perfect really ! The Ribcraft of the wet shoe world
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You won't slip on any wet rocks or slipways using studded wetsuit boots like these. I never wear mine, I do wear the boots that comercial fishermen, butchers and abattoir workers use, they don't really slip very much at all.

Any algae build up on slipways is soon pressure washed off by council over here, probably afraid of being suede.
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