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Dive Booties/Socks

I ordered some of these (2mm), low-cut, and tried them on.
Jeez, the traction is fantastic.
I bought them to 'fill in' some new fins. Never tried them before

Now I'm thinking they would be good for wet ondeck work...at night. Or to keep feet warm...and maybe sweat/stink...

I have no idea how long they would last on a boat deck, but these things stick.

What are your experiences...good and bad?
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Iíve never tried it but have thought about it. I keep banging me toes.

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Iíve never tried it but have thought about it. I keep banging me toes.
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I've worn them everyday for the past many years.
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Re: Dive Booties/Socks

Yes, I wear neoprene booties for a lot of my sailing. You have to be careful though because they are designed to hold moisture and they will keep your feet wet if you get them wet and they will rot your feet, potentially seriously. My strategy for avoiding rotten feet:

1) Wear them as overbooties on your dry suit. You can do this pretty much indefinitely. I just wore mine as over booties on my dry suit for close to 5 days straight: no rotten feet.

2) wear them in dry conditions, theyre pretty good if you keep them dry.

3) if conditions are wet or you get them wet, take them off as soon as possible. If its wet and I dont have a dry suit i prefer bare feet or rubber boots in the cockpi, and might change into booties to go forward.

Basically, theyre pretty good provided you dont have them on your feet wet for more than 2 or 3 hours.

This is the model I wear. They are so cheap I use them almost like disposable shoes.

https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5021-6...prene-Slippers
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I wear a pair of SUP booties from mec in my dingy sailboat ,like dive boots but with more grip...Ralph

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Iím a tech (cave & wreck)diver and purchase most of my gear and mix through these people..

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..good selection and very good prices. Plus living very close to this store has advantages...
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Re: Dive Booties/Socks

Neoprene booties can be good, but 2mm sounds like a thin slick bootie, more of a sock. If the bottom has a harder layer sewn onto it, if the material is a little thicker, you get a little protection with the traction. As mentioned there is zero protection if you back your achille's tendon into a winch, or stub your toes, compared to any deck shoe.

But they will stay warm when wet, without the burden of sea boots.
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