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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:51 am 
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I'm on my 2nd pair of Stohlquist Tideline Low, great watershoes, very comfortable and not overly expensive.


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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 7:46 pm 
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I wear O'rageous Drainage River Shoes sold at Academy for $24. They have a really thick sneaker style sole with a lot of drainage through the mostly mesh uppers and the several drains in the sole of the shoe.
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There are also O'rageous Drainage II shoes that have more padding to them almost like a sneaker, but after just a few months of use the stitching around the padding came out and so did the pads. The original Drainage model has less padding and more venting/drainage. The Drainage II shoes resulted in a lot more water in my kayak at launch because they were slower to drain.

While at Academy buying the Drainage shoes, I noticed that Crocs makes a "water shoe" model now called the Swiftwater Sandal. It has a neoprene upper and and the usual Croc sole, but with a lot better traction. Kinda pricey though at $45, but I guess that's actually pretty good compared to other Crocs models.
http://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/crocs-1 ... er&Ntk=All

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:06 pm 
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Croc's can be slippery on wet surfaces.

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:00 am 
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Costco has a speedo water shoe for $20.00, it's an attractive shoe, looks very comfortable.


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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 8:54 pm 
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STS88 wrote:
Costco has a speedo water shoe for $20.00, it's an attractive shoe, looks very comfortable.


Please field test Costco's $20 water shoe for us then report back: 1.) walk in muck - did they stay on your feet? 2.) walk on oyster shell bars, debris, etc. - no cuts, nicks or piercings to the footwear's soles or the soles of your feet? and 3.) step on the tail spine of a ray - feet protected?

Yeah, I know...heard it before ("been there done that got the t-shirt," yada,yada, yada,..."When I get in the kayak I don't get out...until one day something unexpected goes bump...)

"Comfortable" is important, "attractive", well not so much (fishing vs. fashion show)...foot protection (no infection no pain no Doctor/Hospital/E.R. visit bills) VERY important.

$20? In most cases, you get what you pay for. "The quality of the merchandise is remembered long after the price is forgotten."

Hey, if you think your feet are worth only $20 then wear $20 water shoes.


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 9:26 pm 
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STS88 wrote:
Costco has a speedo water shoe for $20.00, it's an attractive shoe, looks very comfortable.


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That looks like an excellent shoe to me. Thanks for posting it STS88.

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:16 am 
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A friend of mine has a pair of the Speedo shoes from Costco, and although he has only had them for about a month, he really likes them.

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 10:46 am 
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I have used the Columbia Drainmakers for about 3 years and wear low cut socks with them (they go out in the sunshine to dry afterward). I still have that first pair as a backup and although they show some wear and tear, they are still serviceable and I have never had kayak shoes last this long. They may cost a little bit more but you def get your moneys worth out of them and I have never slipped on anything while wearing them...

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:00 pm 
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Croc's can be slippery on wet surfaces.


I think the Swiftwater Croc models have a better traction sole on them, but in the end I think it's what Crocs are made out of that make them slippery rather than what tread pattern is on them. Great shoe otherwise.

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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 11:57 pm 
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Kayak is good does they sell water shoes? Last few days I'm thinking about to purchase water shoes. I check some online reviews such as this page http://bestproducts-4u.com/top-ten-water-shoes/ They are suggesting "Norty" is the best one. Can anybody help my but sharing your opinion? :-B :bounce: :fart1: :beg: :fart6: :smoke: :angryfire: :salute:


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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:02 pm 
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I ran into the folks from Soft Science at ICAST. While there I ordered a pair of the Fins water shoe they offered the cool thing was I could actually get it in my size, 15 to be exact. I wore them for a stream fishing wading trip in August at Rockbridge, MO. Spent the whole time wading the streams in T shirt, shorts and the Fins. The performance was fantastic. I had them on with wool hiking socks and had zero slip issues on rocks, gravel. sand and mud. Even climbing banks was no problem. The best water shoes I've ever worn. They take the light weight construction of Crocs to a new level.


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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:54 pm 
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Like the two posts by CrabbyYak and Redfish Chaser....and they told WHY they liked what they had other than CHEAP crap!! To me, cheap prices mean cheap products!!

DO NOT buy the flimsy "water sox' type products....there are too many ways to injure your feet in them!!
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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:14 am 
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That's what I use too...I like them the best out of the few options I've tried. When they get stinky, just throw them in with your bath rugs and air dry in the sun to get rid of any odor-causing bacteria.

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I wear the Fila FInger shoes; they are comfy and have a hard sole for Oysters and shells. They also do not have a bad smell to them like boat shoes do. I like Crocs on dry land but when wet they get very slippery.


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 Post subject: Re: Kayak footwear
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I wear a heavy soled pair of TEVA`s. Really comfortable, drain well, stay on my feet even in the muck and seem to be holding up pretty well. Don`t remember what I paid for em, think they where around $75.


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