apollo4000 wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:05 am
You Could try https://www.getfyf.com
as an alternative.
FYI - They get slightly bigger when wet so check sizing. When I put them on dry they don’t properly fit over my big toe although they fit the rest of my feet properly. Once wet, they fit perfectly. I now wet them first along with my harness for snug fitting. I hate kiting without foot protection. Hate cutting or injuring my feet. These work perfectly. They will allow a little sand in if kiting on a sandy beach but it’s minimal, but no stones.
yes I had exactly the same problem and found the ideal bootie at decathlon,
its in their wetsuit dive boot section,
only this little gem is made of quite thin very flexible rubber and 2mm neoprene, I buy a size smaller to ensure there are no gaps and the ankle covering is tight which stops any sand getting in, but what is mega helpful is the little solid rubber bit at the back of the ankle as this allows you to get hold of the bootie and yank the thing off in one go without getting stuck half on or half off your foot, a common problem when wearing ankle high booties, the other thing is the price, being decathlon they are mega cheap, around £12 a pair,
I find them great on the foil as well, as the ankle covering stops the wing hurting so much when I knock my foot against it, which is a bonus for me as I have plates and screws both sides of my left ankle which hurt like hell if knocked buy a hard object.