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 Post subject: Do you hate wearing booties?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:20 am 
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i bought a pair of neoprene socks, which give me enough warmth to stay out for a couple hours in cold water, while gaving the tactile feel and control of going barefoot.

unless you are in incredibly cold water or need soles for protection against a sharp beach, this seems like a good way to go. i was never able to enjoy cramming booties into the straps.

they aren't as warm as real booties--but they make otherwise impossible water bearable and uncomfortable water fine. i am in the seattle area and have been happy with them as long as i keep the rest of my body warm.

the socks also come in different thicknesses, which should provide greater warmth. my pair is only .5mm, but i got a thicker pair to try on cold days. they cost about $30.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:43 am 
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I've been thinking about switching to the dive booties to wear... I have a pair of prolimit booties, but you can't dry step into the straps and they catch every damn line on the beach I try to walk over...


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:57 am 
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I hate booties!

With booties the board-offs are f**** difficult...

But in areas with reefs etc it is better to have them!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:15 am 
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Location: Not where its bloody cold...
i solved the booty problem by moving to warmer reef free climte :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:37 am 
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love bobbies, though ;-D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:08 pm 
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I hate booties, it's a struggle to get into your straps, then you get trapped by at least one foot when you wipe-out. My feet still get cold and probably from the loss of circulation in my foot due to the boots.

Why do boots always stink like you had a poo in them no matter how clean and carefull you are ?

Must try neoprene socks then. Still going to stink though. Oh by the way, I dont have smelly feet normally.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 7:06 pm 
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Try a pair of fleece socks under neoprene socks. A real soft, warm, foot like feeling. Both wear out pretty fast though, when either used in tandem or alone but better than booties.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:27 am 
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YES!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:40 am 
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[quote="noody"]

Why do boots always stink like you had a poo in them no matter how clean and carefull you are ?

a welshman.... boots stinking of poo...there's a joke to be crowbarred in there somewhere! :thumb:

I'm really bored... :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:57 am 
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Booties are okay if they have the split toe. It gives you good warmth/board feed back. They aren't too expensive ($45) and they last forever.

-calikites


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