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Old 02-20-2015   #1
 
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River Shoes!!

I have seen a ton of these threads over the last couple years, but here are some new 2015 offerings. The NRS and Astral look promising! Probably go with a Fiveten (clearance price reason), but may have to drop some dough!

How much bigger does everyone get in water shoes/boots for using with drysuits? I see some say 1 to 1.5 sizes bigger, whereas others say no change to 1.2 size bigger.

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Canyoneer!! Man I love those shoes, sized up by 1. Kokatat dry suit socks are pretty thin. Only downside of these shoes are bulk IMHO.
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This is a boat/camp shoe.
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Dry Suits .............
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I found spoken deal on some Fiveten Water Tennie's.
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Astral all the way. Great company with excellent warranty and custy support. Their spring catalogue looks siiiiicccckkkkk with a bunch new shoes but out now are the Brewers and Rasslers and a few others. I size up .5 to accommodate drysuit or socks.

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Footwear?
Cheapest pair of canvas shoes with a decent sole and shoe laces. Nothing fancy; you're gonna stink em up something fierce, they'll be wet always, and no matter how good or fancy, last one season.

Price; $15
Priceless!
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Footwear?
Cheapest pair of canvas shoes with a decent sole and shoe laces. Nothing fancy; you're gonna stink em up something fierce, they'll be wet always, and no matter how good or fancy, last one season.

Price; $15
Priceless!
I agree except if you are engaging in technical/exposed portages. Then I would upgrade to something with better grip. 5.10 rubber is excellent and exists in the astral line as well.
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I was not an early adopter of the Astral shoes, but I'm a total convert now. Lightweight, excellent wet traction, and they dry very fast. Also, there is no built up heel like so many shoes have and which I abhor in a kayak. I sized up a full size for my drysuit, expecting to be wearing thick pile socks at the same time.
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I wear astral brewers most days, on and off the river. I would get the rasslers just to protect my drysuit socks, had a stick puncture a sock the other day. Bomber shoes.
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