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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 12:12 am    Post subject: Booties Reply with quote

I was looking for booties when I came across these water socks:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/3mm-Neoprene-Diving-Snorkel-Socks-Deep-See-High-Tide-Water-Sports-Scuba-pool-Fin-/300739376786?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&var=600048976513&hash=item460576b692

anyone ever try these things? How do they compare to the regular booties?
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

danotknow

but hoza bout these ?

http://www.rei.com/product/829878/vibram-fivefingers-seeya-running-shoes-mens

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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are better:
http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/products/Five-Fingers-Flow-Mens.htm

too pricey for me though
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd expect neo socks to roll around my feet and jam my toes mercilessly. You usually need some kind of sole, probably an ankle strap, and even better a toe or two to really keep them where they belong.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

isobars wrote:
I'd expect neo socks to roll around my feet and jam my toes mercilessly. You usually need some kind of sole, probably an ankle strap, and even better a toe or two to really keep them where they belong.


Thats what I was worried about. I went with split toe booties
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

now I want to try them even more
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O'Neill Heat Ninjas, buy 1/2 size small so they're tight. Frigging amazing for windsurfing. Thin neoprene, just enough to work, soles coated with tougher smooth yet grippy stuff, top (instep) slippery so it won't hang up in footstraps, split toe so it won't squish around. They don't last very long on barnacle-encrusted rocks, that's the price you pay for sensitivity. Don't tell my sponsor.
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already got some Hyperflex amp booties Mad Those oneills look perfect and they are the same price...
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dcfordo



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Atan is the only way to go. They are hard to find, but clearly the best I have tried, and I have tried a bunch.

They are comfortable, have great board feel, and last a long time.

Most everything I have tried was bulky and uncomfortable. O'neil, 5fingers, Prolimit.

Excel superflex booties felt great, but would fall apart in about 2 months.
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rigitrite



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

spennie wrote:
O'Neill Heat Ninjas, buy 1/2 size small so they're tight. Frigging amazing for windsurfing. Thin neoprene, just enough to work, soles coated with tougher smooth yet grippy stuff, top (instep) slippery so it won't hang up in footstraps, split toe so it won't squish around. They don't last very long on barnacle-encrusted rocks, that's the price you pay for sensitivity. Don't tell my sponsor.


I don't disagree about the Ninja/split-toe boots, however, if you're like me and have big toes....or other toes that are suseptible to getting ingrown toenails and otherwise getting beat-up by rocks on the bottom or jamming them in the straps, then steer well wide of these boots. I really need the extra room and protection that a full boot gives you. I use the O'Neill 3 mil boots and they work just fine. This is a pretty specific complaint though, and for most people, the split-toe boots are just fine.

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