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Old 08-25-2019, 01:38 PM
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Default Wet Wading Shoes

I had a pair of light hikers that dried out quickly and were grippy enough most of the time, but they have finally given up the ghost. I liked that once I had made it to my spot I didn't have to change my shoes. What do you guys tend to wear for wet wading?
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:26 PM
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Same thing, bought a pair of hikers on sale($100) this spring and they’ve held up well(30+ days on the water). Just as good of a grip as wading boots, I had Korkers before.

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Old 08-25-2019, 02:51 PM
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Just where my regular wading boots and neoprene socks with bare feet .Works great as my wading boots are Simms vapours and is pretty close to a hiking boot.
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Old 08-31-2019, 11:02 PM
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Would love to get a pair of real wading boots to use just like you said, with the neoprene socks and some shorts. Maybe once I can invest in some real waders. Yeah Jreed I dithered but I ended up getting a pair of salomon water shoes on sale. Hopefully they'll see some use before the seasons over
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Default Wading boots with Neoprene socks x2

I wet wade all the time and hike to very remote places most times I fish. I find that the best thing is my patagonia foot tractors with simms neoprene socks, never had a blister and never felt tired! Also this way I don't need a special set of shoes for wet wading and neoprene socks are tall enough that I get some protection on my lower legs from thorns and low branches.

Hopefully the weather holds and I get to wet wade again this season!
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Canadian Tire had a sale on Outbound waterproof midrise hikers for $30.

Picked myself up a pair so I can wet wade when I hike up creeks.

Tired of putting on my neoprene waders. I sweat like a pig in them and then the smell is awful
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I wet wade all the time and hike to very remote places most times I fish. I find that the best thing is my patagonia foot tractors with simms neoprene socks, never had a blister and never felt tired! Also this way I don't need a special set of shoes for wet wading and neoprene socks are tall enough that I get some protection on my lower legs from thorns and low branches.



Hopefully the weather holds and I get to wet wade again this season!


How far would you hike in that configuration? I have never hiked in my wading boots and neoprene socks for long distances for concerns of getting blisters. Would love to not have to carry my wading boots and socks.


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Old 09-08-2019, 04:12 PM
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Canadian Tire had a sale on Outbound waterproof midrise hikers for $30.

Picked myself up a pair so I can wet wade when I hike up creeks.

Tired of putting on my neoprene waders. I sweat like a pig in them and then the smell is awful
I have a pair of them, and like them a lot.
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How far would you hike in that configuration? I have never hiked in my wading boots and neoprene socks for long distances for concerns of getting blisters. Would love to not have to carry my wading boots and socks.


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I'll easily hike 10km or more. Because the socks stay wet and are neoprene they are essentially self lubricating. Never had a blister even after a 15+km day.
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Old 09-10-2019, 08:32 AM
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The last couple years for hiking and wet wading I've been using a pair of highly breathable Salomon hiking shoes. Salomon shoes have a very grippy and rigid sole and the uppers are mostly mesh so they dry out really quickly. I used to use goretex hikers but found my feet would be wet for days, breathable shoes dont have that problem.
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I picked up a pair ofhttps://www.simmsfishing.com/shop/me...uder-boot-felt during wholesale sports close out sale and found I like them so much I tend to wear them out quadding during the warmer summer days. They are light weight and comfortable
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