Originally Posted by Paul Glatzel
Hi. Know exactly what you mean re boating wellies. I find after a few hours afloat with dubarries on as much as they are awesome boots they have no shock protection and I end up with sore feet and am generally more prone to a sore back etc.
As back issues were one of my key concerns pre round Britain last year we spent a while looking into it and came to the conclusion that the ultimate was shock matting combined with top of the range running shoes. They don’t look overly nautical but without doubt they did the job. Some days we were running 12+ hours and they were a godsend. Shock matting may have some ergonomic issues but nothing that cant be overcome – information on what we used etc in this thread
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Hope this helps - Paul
Thanks Paul, all these posts are helping, I will take some time and consider all the options, I was going to order some mats from skydex in the USA but am having no luck as you cant even selct UK as a delivery option. Skydex sounds good but they are not interested in an individual boater or even small scale commercial interest, they seem focussed only on the military where they can make more money.