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Rock boot replacements

Discussion in 'Dry Suits' started by Wibble, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Wibble

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    Then my 'generic Chinese booties' must have been "generic crap Chinese booties" and yours must have been the kwality ones!

    Were they from Predator or Otter?
     
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    I wonder if it's just maintenance that keeps them going? Do either of you rinse/soak them in fresh water after being in the sea?
     
  3. Wibble

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    Rinsing drysuits & boots... Only if diving in a mucky puddle. Or there's a shower on Swanage pier!

    Can't see why sea water would rot the stitching as it should be nylon/whatever. They did literally fall apart at the seams.
     
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    Predator. In better condition than the suit.
     
  5. Alex Denny

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    Silly question probably - getting a new drysuit with socks for use with rock boots for the first time. My real world UK shoe size is a 10. Does that mean I should get size 11 rock boots, or is it better to squeeze into my usual size?
     
  6. Wibble

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    The socks are (possibly) 5 mm neoprene. So definitely bigger. Does the suit not come with rock boots?
    Best bet is to ask the suit manufacturer
     
  7. Alex Denny

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    Normally yes, but COVID has upset supply chains...
     
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    Thanks - I think the safest thing is a size up from normal
     
  9. Wibble

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    Why can't the suit manufacturer let you know which size boots they'd recommend now they can't supply them?

    To be clear, you've size 11 feet. Which type of rock boots do you favour?

    Has anyone else feet of that size and who can recommend the right size?



    I've been putting off getting replacement rock boots for a while. I know that I need to try some on with my drysuit as too tight is uncomfortable and too loose is just as bad. My original plan was to pop in to DirDirect if I ever dived out of Portland. This didn't happen this year and my shabby old DUI boots have lasted.
     
  10. Alex Denny

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    I've never used rock boots before so don't know a preference yet... my normal shoe size is 10, so I'm thinking 11. Hammonds said that's what I should go for with their normal stock (but they don't have any...)
     
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    Last couple of weeks (before lockdown) I replaced my size 10 rock boots with some size 12 aqualung wetsuit booties and they seem to fit as well and are (I think) a little warmer. I could probably fit my feet in size 9 rock boots but would be tight.


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  12. snowman

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    I think one full size up should work.

    Neoprene is about as thick as a really thick pair of walking socks.

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