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    Default Socks or boots on a new drysuit?

    Looks like I will be ordering my next drysuit soon and I am wondering about the pros/cons of socks versus boots.

    I only have experience with neoprene socks on my last drysuit and was wonder how they compare to the fabric socks that are offered. Are the fabric socks usually the same material as the rest of the suit or is it a thinner fabric that will tear easier?

    I have some experience with using boot foot waders in fishing. I know that the wader boots are made large so that you can slip your foot inside and then they flop around when you walk, are drysuit boots made the same way?

    This will be used for shore diving with rocky access, I am leaning towards neoprene socks again with some high top Converse to help my ankles; but wanted everyone opinions and suggestions.


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    I prefer socks but neoprene. I have seen the material ones, they do seem flimsy vs neoprene. That windbreaker material does seem awfully cheap for the price of the suit.


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    I prefer turbo soles. Easy on easy off. I used to struggle with the boot/socks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Diverlee View Post
    I prefer turbo soles. Easy on easy off. I used to struggle with the boot/socks.
    Agreed, as long as you include "fin keepers" in the equation.

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    Neoprene sock. You have the option of a rock boot or a westsuit booty. Have you ever seen anyone's turbosoles not aquasealed to ####?


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    Yep, neoprene sock. More options for footwear.


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    neoprene socks..
    I even had booted dry suits converted..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nitrogenius View Post
    neoprene socks..
    I even had booted dry suits converted..
    My experience also. Socks have lasted longer than boots for me and offer more options for footwear.

    However if you are principley a boat diver, boots are more convenient.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rddvet View Post
    Neoprene sock. You have the option of a rock boot or a westsuit booty. Have you ever seen anyone's turbosoles not aquasealed to ####?


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    I've never had to aquaseal mine. Since 1998. 2 suits. Never.


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    Another vote for neoprene socks. I heard people with attached boots complaining of being unable to turn them inside out to dry or vent, to where they wished they had socks instead.



 

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