Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 22 November 2009, 14:28   #1
alt
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway, West Eire
Make: Cranchi
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2 x Volvo KAD300
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 663
Send a message via MSN to alt
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?
__________________

__________________
alt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 November 2009, 14:39   #2
Member
 
chewy's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Up Norf
Make: Avon SR4,Tremlett 23
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 55, Volvo 200
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 5,217
Old trainers?
__________________

__________________
chewy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 November 2009, 14:40   #3
Member
 
ashbypower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Salisbury
Boat name: Blue C
Make: XS 600
Length: 6m +
Engine: 125hp Opti
MMSI: 235082826/235909566
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 1,439
Check out
http://www.cottontraders.co.uk/ct/li...rt=&c1=34&c2=0

Page 5 Aqua Trainer... I use these and very comfortable and light weight.
__________________
Brian C
APS Marine Centre
ashbypower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 November 2009, 14:42   #4
J S
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: N.Wales/Southampton
Make: Zodiac
Length: 3m +
Engine: Honda 15hp
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 449
http://www.typhoon-int.co.uk/product...es/rock_boots/

James
__________________
JG Marine Services
J S is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 November 2009, 14:48   #5
RIBnet supporter
 
C2 RIBS's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hants
Boat name: Gemineye
Make: Ribeye S850 charter
Length: 8m +
Engine: 300hp
MMSI: 235097445
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,029
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
__________________
Ian
Rib charter and Rib hire with www.c2ribs.co.uk
C2 RIBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 November 2009, 17:31   #6
Member
 
m chappelow's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: yorkshire
Boat name: little vicky
Make: avon ex RNLI
Length: 3m +
Engine: tohatsu
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,310
cut down wellies or crocs and as said above old trainers or if your in the usa sneakers ,
__________________
m chappelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22 November 2009, 17:36   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Southampton
Boat name: DynaMoHumm/ SRV/deja
Make: Avon8.4, 5.4 & 4.777
Length: 8m +
Engine: Cat3126 Yam 90 &70
MMSI: 42
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 6,562
Wellies Aren't trainers a bit slippy for boating?
__________________
Here it comes again, I don't stand a chance
Soul possession, Got me in a trance
Pullin' me back to you - Deja Voodoo
Rogue Wave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 November 2009, 05:11   #8
alt
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway, West Eire
Make: Cranchi
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2 x Volvo KAD300
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 663
Send a message via MSN to alt
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
__________________
alt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 November 2009, 05:17   #9
alt
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway, West Eire
Make: Cranchi
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2 x Volvo KAD300
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 663
Send a message via MSN to alt
Quote:
Originally Posted by C2 RIBS View Post
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
__________________
alt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 November 2009, 05:56   #10
Member
 
Simon B's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Leicester
Boat name: Vixen
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki OB 175
MMSI: 235071839
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 1,621
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.
__________________
New boat is here, very happy!
Simon
www.luec.org
Simon B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 November 2009, 05:59   #11
RIBnet supporter
 
C2 RIBS's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Hants
Boat name: Gemineye
Make: Ribeye S850 charter
Length: 8m +
Engine: 300hp
MMSI: 235097445
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3,029
Agree with Simon B as mentioned earlier I have some of these

http://www.divelife.co.uk/product_in...oducts_id=3769

Great grip, and great protection to dry suit / ankles/socks
__________________
Ian
Rib charter and Rib hire with www.c2ribs.co.uk
C2 RIBS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23 November 2009, 08:43   #12
alt
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway, West Eire
Make: Cranchi
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2 x Volvo KAD300
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 663
Send a message via MSN to alt
Thanks a LOT guys, 'rock boots' it is!

Will take a look at various different designs over the coming days.

The typhoon ones seem to tickle my fancy the most as they go a little higher up the ankle than the rest. Might get the Typhoon ones with the neoprene... does anyone know if the neoprene goes the whole way through the boot (so essentially a bootie inside the boot itself) and should I go a size bigger than my normal foot?
__________________
alt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 November 2009, 09:49   #13
Member
 
Paul Cannell's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Kings Lynn
Boat name: Blow 'N' Away
Make: Coastline
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 175
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by alt View Post
Thanks a LOT guys, 'rock boots' it is!

Will take a look at various different designs over the coming days.

The typhoon ones seem to tickle my fancy the most as they go a little higher up the ankle than the rest. Might get the Typhoon ones with the neoprene... does anyone know if the neoprene goes the whole way through the boot (so essentially a bootie inside the boot itself) and should I go a size bigger than my normal foot?
Yes & Yes, just bought a pair for 33 + 2.99p&p from www.mikesdiving.co.uk
__________________
Paul Cannell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 November 2009, 15:37   #14
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
These rock boots look the bussiness, now must find someone to fix the rubber socks, cuffs and neck seal on my drysuit.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 November 2009, 17:24   #15
Member
 
Paul Cannell's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Kings Lynn
Boat name: Blow 'N' Away
Make: Coastline
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 175
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 503
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
These rock boots look the bussiness, now must find someone to fix the rubber socks, cuffs and neck seal on my drysuit.

http://www.andark.co.uk/
Andark
256 Bridge Road
Lower Swanwick
Southampton
Hampshire UK
SO31 7FL

Phone : +44 (0)1489 581755
__________________
Paul Cannell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24 November 2009, 21:10   #16
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Cannell View Post
http://www.andark.co.uk/
Andark
256 Bridge Road
Lower Swanwick
Southampton
Hampshire UK
SO31 7FL

Phone : +44 (0)1489 581755
Thanks Paul, but when I last got a quote from Andark it was over the 100 mark and I could pick up a new one for less than 200 so seems an uneconomic repair.

I used my single and two piece floatation suits last Winter, but did miss using my drysuit.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25 December 2009, 17:49   #17
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Plymouth
Make: Avon SR4,AX500
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yam 50 2 Stroke
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 418
Quote:
Originally Posted by J S View Post
I just bought some of these to go with my new Typhoon dry suit, excellent boots for a bargain price

www.mikesdiving.co.uk

Highly recommended.
__________________
gibbo500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 December 2009, 05:38   #18
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oldham
Boat name: Aqua Vitae
Make: Ribcraft 4.8
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 75hp
MMSI: 235115057
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by alt View Post
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
Getting wetsuit boots (or rock boots) on over a drysuit is a nightmare, but Gill do a pair of lycra socks for about 6 that you put on over the drysuit sock and it helps no end!
__________________
A RIB is for life, not just for Christmas.
Northern Tim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29 December 2009, 12:56   #19
alt
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Galway, West Eire
Make: Cranchi
Length: 5m +
Engine: 2 x Volvo KAD300
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 663
Send a message via MSN to alt
Quote:
Originally Posted by Northern Tim View Post
Getting wetsuit boots (or rock boots) on over a drysuit is a nightmare, but Gill do a pair of lycra socks for about 6 that you put on over the drysuit sock and it helps no end!
I've been using Fairy Washing Liquid in the meantime - makes the task so much easier, my feet just slip right into the booties!
__________________
alt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 August 2010, 10:53   #20
Member
 
Country: Ireland
Town: Castlebar
Boat name: Clewless
Make: Valiant DR 490
Length: 4m +
Engine: 60 hp ETEC
MMSI: Awaitng one
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 1,338
RIBase
Good service from Mikes Diving

I recently purchased the typhoon rock boots from Mikes Diving. There was a mix up with the order and the wrong boots were sent to me. I sent an E-mail to Mikes Diving to inform him of the problem.

He said for me to keep the boots that he had sent in error and that the proper boots would be dispatched to-day.

I like to recommend good service when I get it. All to often all we hear about is sh*te service. This is the link to Mikes Diving

http://www.mikes-diving.co.uk/

Regards

Leslie
__________________

__________________
two stroke mick is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:17.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.