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Old 03 June 2010, 14:14   #1
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Found these the other day while I was looking for some wet shoes with proper soles and bought a couple of pairs




http://www.endlessriver.co.uk//produ...roducts_id/835

They arrived today and I'm quite impressed. A tad difficult to get on due to the inbuilt neoprene 'sock', but very comfortable once you do.
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Old 05 June 2010, 09:02   #2
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Similar to typhoons rock boots. What are you putting them on over? If you need something to slide past neoprene use either; bags from sliced bread or those thin carrier bags the super markets use. Clearly one per foot!?
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Look good and a decent price!

I ended up going for these Northern Diver Rock Boots from here http://www.divecourses.co.uk/acatalo...wim_Boots.html which I am very impressed with.



I also tried the OTB water rescue boot but UK importers are hard to find and expensive.

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Old 05 June 2010, 18:23   #4
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Similar to typhoons rock boots. What are you putting them on over? If you need something to slide past neoprene use either; bags from sliced bread or those thin carrier bags the super markets use. Clearly one per foot!?
I was putting them on barefoot,though the bags sound like a good idea.


The Northern Diver boots and the Typhoons look good. Might have to look at them when it's time to replace these.
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Old 06 June 2010, 08:00   #5
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I use the Jobe jetski boots which are similar to these. They are comfy on rocky shores and give more protection than many other wet boots but try getting them on over the latex socks on a drysuit!

I use Gill lycra socks, which help to get the foot into the boot.
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I use the Jobe jetski boots which are similar to these. They are comfy on rocky shores and give more protection than many other wet boots but try getting them on over the latex socks on a drysuit!

I use Gill lycra socks, which help to get the foot into the boot.
Try the plastic bag trick, also works for neoprene gloves if you nick some of the fuel station diesel gloves. The largest of appedages can slide in with ease - result!
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Old 07 June 2010, 03:14   #7
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I was putting them on barefoot,though the bags sound like a good idea.
You might also try very thin 'trainer' socks. Comfortable, let your feet slide in and help reduce boot pong. I use them in neoprene canoe booties and they help a lot.
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