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    Water wear for the feet

    Does anyone wear any footwear while riding? Teninis shoes get trashed. Bare feet are ok when just cruising safetly n slowly. Any good footwear out there that really works for grip annd warmth, and safety..(like having to walk your ski thru shallow water with unknows on the bottom.

    I walked a small boat a couple hundred yards in the lake and my feet were trashed when I hit the shore. all cut up...

    What are some good choices that have been water tested that really work from experience.?


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    Just snoozin' on the couch M447's Avatar
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    I wear either water shoes or wet suit booties - always. They've got good grip so you don't slip. Also, the booties keep my ankles warm in cooler weather as they overlap the leg of my wetsuit.

    My booties are O'Neill and my watershoes are Teva. They seem to stand up well, as I've worn them scrambling over lots of rocks. I got the O'Neill's two years ago and the Tevas last spring. I expect they will last quite a while.

    Do buy good quality and your feet will thank you.

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    I only wear the best - https://www.otbboots.com/main.html
    right now I ride/race with the Odhin's

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    I thought Pirates wear pegs???

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlovebk View Post
    I thought Pirates wear pegs???
    That's only on one leg...he has a right boot for sale!

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    i like too go barefoot but i normally wear an old pair of sneakers.. i feel like i get better grip and when i walk the ski or get on rocks im not trashin my feet on zebra muscles.. they are killer on conesus!

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    Really like the new Slippery Switch shoe. Very comfortable with excellent traction and drainage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M447 View Post
    My booties are O'Neill and my watershoes are Teva. They seem to stand up well, as I've worn them scrambling over lots of rocks. I got the O'Neill's two years ago and the Tevas last spring. I expect they will last quite a while.

    Do buy good quality and your feet will thank you.
    +1 on the Tevas for casual riding.

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    Hey randi, I usually go barefoot also.i'm usually fine. But,,,,,,thats on a smooth lake not getting crazy..

    I Jump waves and ride crests of bigger waves and always in the air. when you come down hard , you may slide to one side of the ski and slam your toes or ankles against the hull. Thats why I'm looking for booties or shoes or whatever may work.

    The other reason is for rocks walking the ski.. And of course, something that works well with the hydroturf. no slipping while the ski is almost vertical!.

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    These are what I use in the winter. They are warm and great traction. Only 29.99 at Sports Chalet. 6 mil. and comfy.
    Summer I also use Teva's.
    If you are looking for ankle support, the pegs Pirate uses are good.
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