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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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Old 14 September 2018, 01:55   #3
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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


Thanks anyway

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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