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Postby goanywhere » Tue May 22, 2012 1:49 pm

I would appreciate ideas on how to either avoid getting wet feet on launching, or what socks etc are available that will keep those poor tootsies warm even if they get wet. I have neoprene booties but they still get wet, and once wet aren't particularly warm.
Water lapping against the hull, warm gentle breeze, fish straining on the line... how much sick leave do I have?
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby Bogey » Tue May 22, 2012 3:03 pm

You can get neoprene ( wetsuit material) socks for wearing inside dive boots ( I have these)
I got mine from a windsurf shop but I'm sure you could get from a dive shop.
Think I paid no more than 20 bucks.
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby Marty75 » Tue May 22, 2012 3:10 pm

I do plan on (eventually) getting something like this myself but for those cold mornings what I used to do is just go in without the boots on in some rubber sandals or things and then dry feet off with a towel straight after launching and then into my dry boots. Bit of a hassle but if you don't fish too often during the cold times it didn't bother me too much.

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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby GlenelgKiller » Tue May 22, 2012 6:33 pm

I have been playing around with different options on this front during my quest to catch a mulloway, floating on rivers on cold nights. Have managed to launch with dry feet, put on woolen socks covered in plastic bags and then the neoprene booties. Worked once but second time water still found its way in and it certainly impacts the enjoyment of my relaxation time!

No solution sorry but i will be watching with interest to see what others can offer up!
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby Scruffy » Tue May 22, 2012 6:37 pm

I have a pair of sharkskin socks and they work great. I wear them inside neopene boots
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby goanywhere » Tue May 22, 2012 7:36 pm

Today I went into Paddy Palin and bought a pair of dual layer polyester thermal socks that are supposed to keep wet feet warm. I'll see. I actually like your idea Marty75. I was thinking about that as well. If you're going to be in the yak for 5 hours, and can avoid having to sit there with wet feet for the sake of just launching that seems a smart way to go. Of course if it's freezing cold your feet can get very cold very quickly and take a while to warm up again. I also like the plastic bag idea GK. I was thinking of a similar idea but with elastic bands around my over pants and the plastic bags inside them at just above the height of the boots, just until launched. Might seem a bit wierd but there are no rules to keeping dry and warm. :?
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby camel » Wed May 23, 2012 9:05 am

patwah wrote:I have some socks from here, awesome!!

http://www.sealskinz.com/socks

About $80 or cheaper on ebay/online

Worth every cent


What Pat said.

Although not cheap. They are a good investment. Warm and dry.

Go for the knee length ones and pull-em up.
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby Clarkos » Wed May 23, 2012 10:20 am

camel wrote:
patwah wrote:I have some socks from here, awesome!!

http://www.sealskinz.com/socks

About $80 or cheaper on ebay/online

Worth every cent


What Pat said.

Although not cheap. They are a good investment. Warm and dry.

Go for the knee length ones and pull-em up.


And what he said. Look after them and they'll pay you back ten fold with warm and dry feet.
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby Wrassemagnet » Wed May 23, 2012 10:21 am

My feet still got cold the other night with sealskinz inside neoprene boots so I'm going to try thermolactyl socks inside sealskinz inside neoprene booties next.
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby labrat » Wed May 23, 2012 1:09 pm

Some reviews on supplier sites indicate that water will seep down from the top of the Sealskinz - has anyone here found this and is that why you need the long ones?

Comments have also been made about sizing - do you need to go a size larger or do they fit OK with your usual size?
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby camel » Wed May 23, 2012 1:46 pm

labrat wrote:Some reviews on supplier sites indicate that water will seep down from the top of the Sealskinz - has anyone here found this and is that why you need the long ones?

Comments have also been made about sizing - do you need to go a size larger or do they fit OK with your usual size?


The water will seep down. That's why I bought knee high. Mine are lined with wool, nylon on the outside and a water proof membrane in the centre. They keep me warm in Sydney conditions. I just make sure i don't go in deeper than shin deep to stay dry. I found the sizing to be pretty true to size.
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby Marty75 » Wed May 23, 2012 5:10 pm

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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby camel » Wed May 23, 2012 5:46 pm



Marty, I had a look at the link. The description sounds like my model. But the pic is of a shorter sock. That's a decent price too.
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Re: Cold tootsies needing help!

Postby Squidley » Wed May 23, 2012 6:58 pm

What's your shoe size and sealskin sock size camel?
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