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Old 11-08-2009   #1
 
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split toes paddling shoes

Hi, I saw some paddlers wore water shoes that split all of their five toes (not just the index), what are they called ? any recommendation ? Thanks

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Old 11-08-2009   #2
 
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Old 11-08-2009   #3
 
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All I can say is don't go with split toe paddling shoes IF you plan on wearing a drysuit or fleece/neo socks while paddling... This wouldn't be an issue if you are not paddling in cold places/water.

Other than that, no opinion....
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Old 11-08-2009   #4
 
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Seems like it would be great for paddling in warmish weather -especially playboating. They are smaller on your feet than most paddling shoes. Also, I have some friends who are marathon runners and they swear by the 5-fingers. They tell me that our feet were designed to be barefoot and the 5-fingers allow us to do that with just minimal protection against cuts, etc.
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NO BUENO, had they suck. id rather use my converse. whats happened to the buzz seems like all you finally got a job and moved out of the parents casa. peace be with you suckas
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Old 11-09-2009   #6
 
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Would only be good in warm paddling conditions. Toes kept seperate would be cold toes in cold weather. i.e mittens/pogies warmer than gloves
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Old 11-09-2009   #7
 
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I used to have the teva shoes that had the big toe separate and stuff always got suck in the crack, which was irritating and sometimes a little painful. I think they would probably be fine for playboating though...
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... and stuff always got suck in the crack, which was irritating and sometimes a little painful...
That's what she said.

Is that better, Casper Mike?
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