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    steve andermatt

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    Water footware?

    What do you guys and girls wear?I am looking for something better than the water shoe I have.Also do they make a wide width?Looking for something proven and couldn't think of anywhere better than asking some actual users of said products. Thanks in advance.
    back of the boat

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    Colonel

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    I’ve been using these Mares for years and they’ve served me well. I have two pair which I rotate after each time out. When I get home, I soak them in water and white vinegar and dry them on a shoe dryer. Doing so makes them fresh and ready to go next time up.

    Mares Trilastic 5mm Sneaker Sole Dive Boot https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000EZN0N0..._vWRqFb2AJBBGH
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    Mar 2011
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    I use a Mares dive shoe too, but, a slightly different model. I've been using this pair for about 3 years now, so, I can't read the label anymore to give you a model number. Otherwise, they're still in good shape.
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    I see some guys wear crocks
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    CASPER

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    do a google search for dive boots - get a 5mm or 7mm - with a good sole
    I used a bunch of different brands - i hunt colder waters so mine are 7mm
    make sure you get high tops - low ones you will get rocks - sand and coral depending where you hunt
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    I’ve been using these for the past 12 years. Just bought my 3rd pair. They work pretty good down here in central Florida. https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001O...b_b_asin_title
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    Take a look at the SoftScience Terrafin wading boots, pricey, great sole for digging, comfortable -- I like them better than neoprene.
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    I have been wearing keen's newport water shoes. They run wide also. A little expensive but they usually last 3-5 years with heavy use.
    https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-NEWPORT.html?dwvar_M-NEWPORT_color=1001870&cgid=mens_footwear
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    I just wore through the bottoms of my surf booties after ten years. I think they were Quicksilver brand or O'niell. In the ocean I don't wear shoes but at night that means lots of spines and crab bites. I've never been debilitated but a few times I bet there were some sharks following the blood trail lol. Kicking those surf scoops is like a foot cheese grater. They'll toughen up after a bit. Forget anything but surf boots foe the beach.
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    I been using the Bare Dive boots, idk if they're 5 or 7mm, they pretty tough.
    I usually order them off ebay, they last for years, even with heavy use.
    I guess they're comparable to those Mares...
    Check Ebay, you can usually get a decent deal.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Swimming-Ba...Cclp%3A2334524
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    Mar 2011
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    Don't forget to get the booty socks too. They make putting them on and taking them off a whole lot easier!
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    Booty socks! That's what I must need. My 7mm boots are just a smidge big and after a few hours i find my skin being peeled off!!!! argh
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    Same as the Colonel..Mares.. great sole.
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    John

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    TUSA Dive boots. Good place to buy is Divers Direct.
    Last edited by Flipperfla; Aug 26, 2020 at 07:11 AM.
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    How much arch support is in these booties? I'm doing fresh water beaches and creeks and could use something a little firmer on the bottom.

 

 
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