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Old 02-13-2018, 02:14 PM
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What wading shoes do you guys recommend for wading around oyster bars, rocks, etc?
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:31 PM
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I like these from Academy.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/mag...ldCatid=220411
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:14 PM
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Hey Dustin I know you fish at St George on east end how the hold up on the oyster bar
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Hey Dustin I know you fish at St George on east end how the hold up on the oyster bar
I can usually get a few years out them before they start getting cut up. Just be sure to wash them down after each use and spray a little lube on the zippers.
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Old 02-14-2018, 09:13 AM
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I personally prefer the keen wading shoes, I used to like Simms but they changed the construction in the past year or so and the quality has declined.
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I've gone through many over the years. What I'm using now is a pair of Teva whitewater rafting shoes combined with a pair of 3mm diving hitop diving booties acting as "socks". The booties fit tight above the ankles preventing sand/shell from working their way down to your feet, protect your feet from rubbing/blistering and the Teva's provide very good traction and decent arch support and hold up well to tough conditions like oyster bars. I use this same setup for wading trout streams in the mountains.
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At one time I'd have recommended Patagonia but now the costs come close to a set of car tires. Gil
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Keen shoes hold a lot sand in the toes, I'll give you mine if you wear a 9.5...
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Mike, Have you looked at the Crocs swift water deck shoes? They are a croc, but heavier with a heel strap and thicker sole. I use them and they hold up well here in coastal GA.
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I used to just wear my scuba booties.
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Mike, Have you looked at the Crocs swift water deck shoes? They are a croc, but heavier with a heel strap and thicker sole. I use them and they hold up well here in coastal GA.
Funny you recommended those perryrip, i ordered these and just got them in the mail. I think these will be perfect for what I will be doing.
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