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Kaito
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Postby Kaito » Tue Oct 08, 2002 4:29 am

Any tips/suggestions on a good pair of kite/surf suitable aqua shoes? Still want to "feel" the board, and slide my feet into the footstraps with out problems. Alot of reef around here. What are you all using?
Where can they be purchased online?
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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Tue Oct 08, 2002 6:09 am

Okespor, comfy, tight and keep your feet safe and glues in the straps until you wanna let go, cost about 35 euro.
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Postby loeuftok » Tue Oct 08, 2002 7:24 am

I use Neilpride windsurf booties. I get no problem to get in or out the straps, I just have to have my straps a bit looser than when i'm barefoot. I tried low cut booties at first, but moved to high cut ones. they fit better around my ankles and therefore I don't get any sand inside when I get through the shorebreak.

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Postby Guest » Tue Oct 08, 2002 10:26 am

Who do you buy your Okespur booties off Mr Joe - email address or tel number

thanks

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Postby Mr Jo Macdonald » Tue Oct 08, 2002 10:29 am

Got 'em in the local sports megastore but any good surf shop should have em. They have velcro straps that keep em tight around your heel and ankles, rubber on the bottom and neopreene uppers.
The important thing is they have to be comfy but tight or your foot will twist in em when you're pulling against the kite.

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Postby Guest » Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:49 am

I have a pair of Gul booties. They are really thin on bottom with just enough for foot pretection but limited warmth. They originally felt like loose slippers but ended up being comfy in the straps, good board feel, and lasting a long time.

My toes used to blow through my Okespores once or twice a season so I had to try something new.

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Postby Kaito » Wed Oct 09, 2002 12:20 pm

thanks for the great input everyone!
I'll let you know what I have decided on, or what I could find, & let you all know how they perform!
Have a blast & stay safe!
Catch the breeze,
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Postby Fabjet1 » Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:38 pm

Hey kaito what did you buy and where, phone No or Web adress.
I need some
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Postby Air Vermont » Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:05 pm

I also have the GUL booties. I sail in some seriously cold water and find that these are the warmest and most durable booties of many I have tried. They have a thin sole and feel pretty good. I am so used to them that I use them year round. We also have zebra mussels (read as underwater razor blades) up here and you need foot protection. They run a little big, so I would recommend getting a size a little smaller than your shoe size.

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Postby Air Vermont » Wed Oct 09, 2002 3:05 pm

I also have the GUL booties. I sail in some seriously cold water and find that these are the warmest and most durable booties of many I have tried. They have a thin sole and feel pretty good. I am so used to them that I use them year round. We also have zebra mussels (read as underwater razor blades) up here and you need foot protection. They run a little big, so I would recommend getting a size a little smaller than your shoe size.

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