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i`d like to know what you guy`s are wearing on your feet - i am wearing CROCKS - i tend to get my feet wet getting in and out so the CROCKS seem good - the weathwer is changing so do you guy`s go bare foot all season or what ?? THANKS
 

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I've really enjoyed the Simms RipRap shoe when the weather is mild. Good foot protection and excellent traction in a variety of conditions. When it gets chilly, I know several folks that have really liked the Chota Mukluk Light....waterproof to about the knee, warm and not big and clunky.
 

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I've really enjoyed the Simms RipRap shoe when the weather is mild. Good foot protection and excellent traction in a variety of conditions. When it gets chilly, I know several folks that have really liked the Chota Mukluk Light....waterproof to about the knee, warm and not big and clunky.
Richard, the RipRap shoe......as good of traction as felt on slick rocks??....surely not. I can definitely see it being better on muddy banks though. Your opinion?
 

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No....not as good as felt in most cases for wading, in my opinion. If doing a lot of wading in rocky streams and rivers I still pick felt. But, as a kayak or canoe shoe, for ocassional wading and launching etc., it is light, drains water quickly, offers excellent foot protection, keeps most rocks and pebbles out, and does well in a variety of bottoms (sand, mud, moss, asphalt, concrete etc.). Several folks like it as an everyday shoe (and apparently it does well as a golf shoe....)
 

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i wear crocs until water turns cool, then start wearing neoprene socks with them. once it gets really cold, switch to tall neoprene boots (i bought a Muck Boots knock-off from Academy Sports that have served me well -- esp for $40 vs. ca. $100 for Muck Boots). I do NOT wear crocs when fishing in the salt marsh when wading is a possibility -- might not be able to reclaim them from the mud!

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I just wear old sneakers and suffer wet feet. Heard good things about these though http://www.backcountry.com/astral-brewer-water-shoe could be paired with neoprene socks.
You're a better man than me. No way would I deal with wet feet in January/February. I'm a hot blooded person and am hot when most are complaining of it being cold, but I'm a wimp when it comes to my feet being cold.
 

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You're a better man than me. No way would I deal with wet feet in January/February. I'm a hot blooded person and am hot when most are complaining of it being cold, but I'm a wimp when it comes to my feet being cold.
Nah, I wouldn't do that in winter. I can get away with it spring through fall. My limited trips in winter months involve waders on water where there's practically no chance of taking a swim.
 

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I wear a keen knock off in the months when its seasonable to do so. Reason is oysters and launch locations. I will use my foot to hold me in place occasionally. Plus I am a wimp when it comes to being barefooted due to standing a lot. When its too cool for this I add wool socks or knee high lacrosse boots. Cold weather chestwaders.
 
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