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    Posted: 30 Mar 11 at 11:09am
Hi,
 
Just looking for a recommendation on new sailing boots. 
 
I'll be hiking whilst helming the Dart, I need to walk across a sandy / stoney beach to get on the water and I'm not too worried about warmth as I'll either have the drysuit on or it will be hot enough for a shortie.
 
Can anyone suggest a suitable boot?
 
Thanks.
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I have the Rooster boots and the gill ones.

On a cold day its the Rooster ones, thicker material but the soles are a bit naff. The Gill short ones, aren't as good for hiking but do have a better sole under foot.

Really depends how high up you want the boot to be.
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I've been suffering the dilema for a trapezing boot.  They are all really thin soled...which is great until you need to walk across a stoney beach or have a internal split toe so you can't wear hot socks or the like.
 
I always used to white teh white aigle boots but can't decided if another pair would be good as a trapezing boot and its an expensive mistake to make.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 11 at 3:50pm
This is exactly my problem - I like thin soled boots once on board and sailing.  I enjoy singlehanded wiring on the Dart as well, so need flexibility and grip.  However, the beach was killing me this weekend.  My current boots are shot to bits - the sole must be a couple of mm thick and I could feel every lump and bump!!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zailor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Mar 11 at 4:05pm
Get your thin sole boots then buy those cheap imitation crocs things a few sizes to big and tie them to the boat when afloat :D
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Post Options Post Options   Quote ASok Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Mar 11 at 12:52pm
Sorry, but I am very anti crocs.  Imitating them would be worse than actually buying them!! Sick
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