Rain Gear For Your Feet

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Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby Revoke36 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:20 am

This is my first rainy season that I'll be fishing on a regular basis. What are you guys using for foot wear? Im a motorcyclist and have rain boots for that but they're way too stiff to kneel down in. So what's out on the market for us to keep our feet warm and dry?
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby SKTR 20i » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:22 am

I use Seal Skinz socks.

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby rico » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:31 am

Muck boots are like slippers. I wear insulated Seal Skinz with them

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby blkdog812 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 11:53 am

ditto on the muck boots..... no more cold or wet feet
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Postby Brian D. » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:19 pm

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Deck Boots are good with insulated socks.
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby ASD » Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:07 pm

Get a good pair of "hunting" boots :wink: water proof and insluated (sp?) and your feet will be VERY :D

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby jloo283 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 2:53 pm

I wear a pair of RedHead bone-dry non-insulated water proof hunting boots that covers up to about 6" above my ankle. For the shoes to be really effective though, I also wear a pair of waterproof bib with the bottom cuff over the shoe.

I've fished many years in the rain, both in boats and kayaks. The bibs are more effective as far as covering your a$$ (literally) as opposed to the regular non-bib style water proof pants because the latter tend to slip down as you move around, exposing your buttocks to the elements, allowing water to leak in there. Many will tell you it is not a very enjoyable experience.

If your will be regularly fishing in the rain, I'd suggest you get the best rain/cold gear your budget allows.

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby elfish16 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:11 pm

I just throw on some good wool socks and wear my Xtra Tuff deck boots.
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby mrobinett » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:41 pm

When it's really cold or in the rain, I use my Sorells. They keep me feet warm and dry.

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby FishDiver » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:33 pm

SKTR 20i wrote:I use Seal Skinz socks.

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These work with ANY shoe - even sandals! Wear them with thick socks and and a cheap pair of sneakers, great for California winter fishing.

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby Revoke36 » Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:41 pm

Thanks for the tips guys. I've been looking into the sealskinz socks and will definitely pick up a pair. I'm still looking into some decent footwear. Something that will give good grip on slippery surfaces and has good flexibility while I'm kneeling over to lip fish. Thanks again guys.
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Postby rickyshabazz » Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:15 pm

I have done a lot of research on the best shoes to fish in the rain and here is what I finally decided were the best...and they cost....but they are very light...fishing in normal rain boots will kill your back. I finally broke down and baught a pair. Ecco Track 5 Plain Toe High $200


http://www.eccousa.com/shoes/mens/outdo ... etail.aspx
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby bassdaddy » Sat Dec 31, 2011 9:32 pm

PHD wool socks from Smart Wool...paired with calf-high SealSkinz. Your feet and lower legs will stay warm and dry regardless of what shoes or boots you wear with them.
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby Andy Giannini » Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:55 pm

The Seal Skin socks work well, they keep your feet dry but also smaller than big boots.

(When used with your regular fishing shoes, sport tennies, whatever.)

That means, you are going to move around more safely and quietly in the boat.

Also your "feel" for the troller motor and operation will be much the same.

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby RipnRog » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:14 am

if you cant afford the expensive boots go to big five and get some waterproof boots I picked up a pair that has worked great for me for 2 years now for 25 bucks.

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby Brian » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:56 pm

MUCK BOOTS only way to go.
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Postby scottsweet » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:20 pm

Simms makes a great boot that is 100% waterproof.
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby Sacto John » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:12 pm

Another fan of sealskiz here...I ware them with tennies or Crocs... comfortable, dry and warm
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Postby Lugnut » Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:21 pm

+1 Seal Skinz I have been using them for a good 10 years and haven't had wet feet since. You can wear them with boots, tennis shoes, crocs, etc. I am a very firm believer in high quality rain gear and I wouldn't consider my gear complete without a pair of Seal Skinz.
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby stillina99pro » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:35 am

Seal skinz can make your feet sweat so....... I have fished in them with sandals and my feet started to get cold and "felt" wet then I tested them and they came up pretty dry except for a lil leak in the top seam after 3 days in a water bucket. Those were some of the first models I believe. New Balance makes a waterproof shoe now, I bought some but have not tried em yet in the rain. Cabelas sells em

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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby RogerB » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:38 pm

I've had excellent service from my Neos overshoes. They easily slip on over any other shoes or boots, are totally waterproof, very flexible, have excellent traction, and are lightweight and easy to pack/store. I've never had a problem with sweating in them. Several styles available in different heights, insulated and not, and with and without stabilicers. I got mine (uninsulated) from Campmor but there are numerous sources found by Googling "Neos overshoes."
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby TeamBeefmaster » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:44 am

SANDALS BABY

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Postby elfish16 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:04 pm

only the guy from Boston would say sandals... :roll:
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Re: Rain Gear For Your Feet

Postby DannyP » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:08 pm

Been using a gortex 100% waterproof Merrell shoe/hiking boot for the last 3 years and they are great rain shoes. Super comfortable, great traction and feel just like any other sport shoe when wearing them on the water all day long.
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