Originally Posted by BrianCO
Hey Guys I have these NRS Desperado socks for play boating currently but I hate them. Can you guys give me some options so my toes are not destroyed after every session.
Consensus seems to be that the best options are 5.10 water tennies, astral brewers, and my addition- Keen gorge booties. I wear keens w/ drysuit, and Astrals with no socks when its warm enough.... (too tight for wool sock and drysuit bootie)
I always dress for river running,(read: swimming/ or walking on rocks) luckily both my options fit in my superstar. I know NRS has some newer neoprene sock options with padding. not reallyof interest to me tho.
another low volume option for warm weather is vibrams fivefingers, which are pretty cool, but get hot spots on your pinky toe, and very gritty. (dont keep sand out at all.... which is lame.
similar to that is vivobarefoot running shoes, which are kind of a new option my buddy discovered. 35$ on leftlanesports.com, superflexy low profile, and a good sole for foot protection. theyre actually a really good budget option....