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Kayak shoes #13611387 06/28/20 11:10 PM
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Got a questions for all you guys out there, What kind of shoes do you where when you are on the river or lakes.

Been thinking about the neoprene shoe/socks.

Thanks for your time, stay safe

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I wear some kind of synthetic sandals i got years ago.
i used to have these and LOVED them ( well an older version )
https://www.salomon.com/en-us/shop/product/tech-amphib-4.html#color=20064
I also worked at a store that sold them, so i got them cheap. But i really did like them.

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I wear these and really like them. Very light weight, drain well, dry fast and very comfortable.

Magellan Outdoors Pro Men's Rayburn Drainage Fishing Shoes

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/magellan-outdoors-pro-mens-rayburn-drainage-fishing-shoes?campid=71700000057604311&adgroupid=58700005323904772&device=c&keyword=92700047332861789&Channel=pla&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI0YXRkOel6gIVE77ACh0kZANcEAQYAiABEgL2YfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#repChildCatid=7790049&ogmap=SEM|LOC|GOOG|SHOP|c|FW||NonBrand-Shopping-Local_Inventory-Footwear|Footwear-Men's||71700000057604311|58700005323904772

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It depends on how cold it is, I've been out in December and January.
Cold, cold water--NRS HydroSkin Wetsocks + NRS Paddle Wetshoes.
Cold water--NRS Paddle Wetshoes.
Starting to warm up--NRS Hydroskin Wetsocks + Columbia Drainmaker III shoes.
Hot weather--Columbia Drainmaker III shoes.

I just tried some Aleader water shoes this weekend, very good drainage, fast to dry, and pretty cheap.


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Re: Kayak shoes [Re: Basstwister] #13611518 06/29/20 12:59 AM
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Some kind of sandal (Keens, Walmart knock-offs, I have both and can't really tell the difference) about 97% of the time. Old running shoes 3% of the time. Never Crocs, they get wet and twist on my foot. Once launched, I usually un-shoe and throw them in the footwell. The shoes are only essential for when I'm on the bank loading and unloading.

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Warm weather . https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KQTKTD7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Just have to be careful in sand so you don't foul the lace tensioner . I have had mine for 2 yrs and the silt and sand have not been a problem yet .

Re: Kayak shoes [Re: Basstwister] #13611636 06/29/20 02:23 AM
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I got a pair of the Columbia Bahama style water shoes a couple years ago on sale for like $30. They are perfect for kayaking and even some light duty wading and surf fishing.

If it’s cold or I want to keep debris out I’ll wear them with neoprene socks.

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I like cheep running shoes.


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Water temp below 50 degrees--almost knee high water proof boots
Water temp 50-80 degrees--old running shoes
Water temp 80+--cheap slip on water shoes from Wmart


Whatever shoes you choose, wear long dry wicking pants and long socks.
Very few things worse than sunburn kayak leg. You get a bad case of it one time, and you wouldn't wish it on your worst enemy.


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Thanks guys for all your input,

Have safe weekend,

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https://www.underarmour.com/en-us/mens-ua-kilchis-water-shoes/pid1268873-290?scid=scplp1268873-290_9&sc_intid=1268873-290_9&cid=PLA%7CUS%7CB%7CGGL%7CMOB%7CSiC%7CROAS%7CGeneric%7C&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI_orPhZGv6gIVAdbACh1tYQMaEAQYASABEgJu1PD_BwE&geat43=a

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I got some of those on sale and will try them out tomorrow. They run narrow, though.


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I personally don't care for self draining shoes on the kayak. Seems like everytime I step in the water before I climb into the kayak my shoes get filled with gravel, mud, sand, etc. I usually just wear my wading boots (Simms Zip It Booties). On occasion I'll wear a neoprene type water shoe but not often. Regardless of what I wear I avoid black soles. Got tired of cleaning black marks off the deck of the kayak.


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I have Soloman Amphib Bold. I like them. Bought them in a rush because I had a trip coming up.

Cold weather/water, I wear much boots or my duck waders.


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I use Magellan Outdoors Men's Neoprene Wading Boots
These have a stiffer sole than normal water shoes or dive booties making it painless to walk on gravel or rocks.
The sole is not stiff enough to fish in a rocky river all day but more than adequate for getting kayak from vehicle to/from water.
Price is pretty good to as they are under $30 at Academy.
I have over 200 outings on mine and still in good shape.

I wear my sims wading boots when it gets colder out.

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