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Old 06 November 2011, 05:13   #1
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Summer ribbing footwear?

What's the best footwear for inshore summer ribbing / beach-hopping
I have my boots for winter / cold days, and have worn "heavy duty" Crocs in the summers for the last few years but I'm getting fed up with the soles wearing flat within a season, giving no grip - not ideal especially when launching / recovering.

I don't want to be changing shoes all the time, so I want something that:
1) I can happily get wet / swim in
2) can wear ashore to walk round a beach / town
3) doesn't need socks!
4) has a decent non-slip sole
5) won't wear out quickly

Any recommendations?
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What's the best footwear for inshore summer ribbing / beach-hopping
I have my boots for winter / cold days, and have worn "heavy duty" Crocs in the summers for the last few years but I'm getting fed up with the soles wearing flat within a season, giving no grip - not ideal especially when launching / recovering.

I don't want to be changing shoes all the time, so I want something that:
1) I can happily get wet / swim in
2) can wear ashore to walk round a beach / town
3) doesn't need socks!
4) has a decent non-slip sole
5) won't wear out quickly

Any recommendations?
I use my Merrell sandals most of the time - they can do all of the above, and have a Vibram sole which is hardwearing and grippy, and are v.comfy.

Hth, Ian
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wet suit boots or wet suit plysoles. My other half has some pink slipper/plysole type shoes she likes.
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Merrell...Vibram sole...hardwearing and grippy...
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Look for ADIDAS JAWPAW !!

Adidas Jawpaw Wanderschuh: Outdoor-Schuhe Preisvergleich - Preise bei idealo.de

it is in german but shows this fantastic shoe !
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I've got some reef shoes from the dive shop, only I keep forgetting to take them so end up in bare feet which is fine until I get back to Itchenor and the walk across the stones is a bit uncomfortable.
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One size, one jigsaw.
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+ 1 for Tevas!

Those ADIDAS JAWPAW's look good too
+ 2 for when jumping on and off beaches...

for civilised marina boating some kind of deck shoes...think mine are quayside for the last few years.
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Old 08 November 2011, 17:30   #13
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Thanks for the replies. I have tried my Tevas, but prefer to have some toe protction - fussy aren't I.

What I actually want are Crocs with a decent hard-wearing nonslip sole. Are "Sharks" any good?

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Decathalon do a reef type with a covered toe - haven't tried them but may do what you want.
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Old 09 November 2011, 02:49   #15
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Keen Newport Sandals - nothing better! Vibram sole, super tough, comfortable, supportive, protective and made beautifully. They were invented for this very situation by the boating company owner (apparantly), I spend all summer in mine...

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Old 09 November 2011, 03:26   #16
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Funnily enough I have something almost identical to Max's except mine are some generic brand and were about £16 from one of those discount sports shops with a wall of trainers. They are perfect for protecting feet from hard bits on the boat or shore yet drain really quickly after you've been in the water.
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Like anything though you get what you pay for...(you can usually find Keens' discounted to £60ish) - at that price and the fact you will get at least 5-10 years wear from them it's worth going for the real thing...
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I went on boat trip to Jersey 7 years ago, it was so hot when I arrived that I had to get something cooler to wear on my feet. I went into an outdooor camping shop in the High Street and came out with a pair of Karrimor trekking sandals - rubber grippy soles and soft velcro adjustable straps. I have worn them ever since during the summer months and they are still like new. The soles are grippy and are the perfect footwear for me to wear. I also keep them on for swimming ashore and walking up the beach,

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Old 26 November 2011, 06:26   #19
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Thanks for the advice, I'd considered tevas, but wanted toe protection - I hadn't seen trekking sandals with a closed / reinfored front bit.

Scooped up by chance a pair of closed toe Merrlil treeking sandals in pre Xmas sale cheap last w/e, so should be ready for next season footwearwise.

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