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My Teva wet boots are just too damn tight...need to buy a new pair. Looking for something different/better. Can anyone make a suggestion as to brand that they like.

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I'm using NRS boots. I think they are the "All-terrain wetshoe", as opposed to the "workboot".
They are like a standard side zip neoprene boot but with a sturdy, hiking boot-like sole. They work great for rugged trails to the beach.
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I picked up the " Navy Seal " NRS boot… they are good for walking, have drainage with is great, but I will say with the Hobie pedal system, it's bit much…

getting a boot with drainage is a good idea though
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Man...that Navy Seal NRS boot looks like it has killer support! I really like NRS products too...well made stuff for sure. Thanks guys.

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I have Kokatat boots but recently bought a pair of Columbia Drain Maker II water shoes that look like and lace up like a running shoe.  They're made of a quick drying fabric and have drains that let water flow out quickly to aid in the drying.  They're much more comfortable than booties when worn with a drysuit.  The drysuit feet don't get all bunched up and uncomfortable like they do with the booties.  They also have a great gripping sole that doesn't slip on launch ramp surfaces.  I bought mine at a Columbia outlet.  I think they were $59.00.  They list for around $89.00.  They work great with the Hobie pedals.


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Hey on a side note, I have  Kokatat dry pants with rubber gaskets at the ankles...I've heard of using bottle caps under the gaskets to help with circulation...these things are killers after a long day out on the ocean...does anyone have any other solutions/suggestions for keeping the blood flow going (I always seem to be out of bottle caps when gearing up and launching )

Thanks again for the wetshoe suggestions!

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I ... recently bought a pair of Columbia Drain Maker II water shoes that look like and lace up like a running shoe.  They're made of a quick drying fabric and have drains that let water flow out quickly to aid in the drying.  They're much more comfortable than booties when worn with a drysuit.  The drysuit feet don't get all bunched up and uncomfortable like they do with the booties.  They also have a great gripping sole that doesn't slip on launch ramp surfaces.  I bought mine at a Columbia outlet.  I think they were $59.00.  They list for around $89.00.  They work great with the Hobie pedals.

+1, this all the way!  I have the Powerdrain Cool and the only difference is that mine don't have shoe laces but cords with the cinch tool.  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!  Shopped around and got them for $60.