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Old 17 July 2013, 12:31   #1
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What shoes do you wear?!

Hello!

I have a random question.

Up until now (starting from when I was 16...a long time ago) whenever taking out a rib I always wear flip flops / go barefoot. I can't help but feel this isn't the best option though really...maybe.

I'll be in the water on launch and recovery as I do that on my own most of the time so I just chuck flip flops on for the walk back from the truck.

I tried wetsuit type shoes but they were the slipperiest things ever! I looked like a newly born foal trying to navigate around the boat

What do you wear and is it any good?
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Old 17 July 2013, 12:41   #2
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Not all 'wetboots' are created alike.

My 'normal' footwear are "sailing wellies" but this week I've largely just been using my walking boots - but the boat has been on the pontoon so I've not had the added fun of trying to launch/recover without the water going over the welly. (I have an 80% failure rate).

If you did a proper risk assessment you wouldn't launch/recover bare foot - you'd probably have steel tow caps!
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Crocs without socks!
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Old 17 July 2013, 12:45   #4
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Old canvas pumps full of holes (through use rather than by design) or Keen sandals.
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Old 17 July 2013, 13:10   #6
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Second that they are the best thing ever made for boating , some people think they are not cool though ! As if
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I use to use sharx (like crocs) but now use sailing shoes with sealskinz socks.
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