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What Wet Weather Footwear Do You Like

No flip-flops or Tevas. We all wear those in the summer.

No "there is no winter here" cracks. A waste of electrons.

No "multihulls don't get wet." Mostly true, but it does rain... Everywhere.

In the past, if it was cold and wet, I would wear Gore-Tex sneakers with neoprene socks. Boots always seemed clunky, and I have always had fairly dry boats... except when it rains. I also generally avoided sailing in the rain. Now I'm looking for something better that fits like a shoe.

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Winter? what is that?

oh, not supposed to say that!

I bought a pair of Sperry Fathom Boats a year ago, used a number of time with poly style socks. So far stay warm, grab the deck well etc. down to 30f temps.

I also use Sperry Gradiants in the summer, even if it is wet out, and appropriate poly style socks, sometimes just footy socks.

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Warm wet weather? Keens sandals, superior toe protection and great drainage.

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I use merrels on the windjammer similar to keens and super comfortable only warm weather though.

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Believe it or not, if it's raining I wear crocks, if it's just really cold I wear uggs, sailing I wear Sanuks or Vans rain or shine wet or dry

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Gotta agree with this... love my keens.. but for colder weather, they just don't cut it. Got some boots for the colder weather rain... A couple different pairs...

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PNW = rain & cold. I wear Xtra Tuffs and Bogs, depending on temp. (Bogs are neoprene, very warm, but they do occaisionally leave a black scuff mark even though they claim to be non-marking).

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I'm going to have to try some of the boots that were mentioned here, because the WM Short Yachting Boots that I have suck if my socks aren't tall enough...the top of the boots rub my skin raw.
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I've got a pair of Gill dinghy boots that I wear if it's wet, cold or wet and cold. I like them better than most of the other things I've tried.
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Even in the warm weather conditions I generally encounter on the Bay, wet feet can be a bummer. An afternoon thudershower just before dark can mean cold feet until you go below and turn in, so unless it is very warm weather I will change out of my deck shoes if it looks like a soaking is imminent. I admit I despise being cold, so I break out the boots when conditions are such that my deck shoes are likely to get soaked. I also have an open transom boat, so in BFS conditions a following wave will sometimes board and soak the helmsmans feet.

I have Sperry Figawis and they are very comfortable for wet/cool condititions but not a cold weather boot.

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