Home Tournaments Calendar Weather Merchandise Sponsors

Go Back   Spearboard.com - The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Boating Social Media Forum > Spearfishing Gear > All Other Gear

All Other Gear Tanks, BCDs, Regs, Fins, Stringers, and all other gear we use in Spearfishing.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-15-2018, 07:55 PM   #1
fuzzybabybunny
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 16
Rock sock recommendations? For wider feet?

Right now I use a 3mm sock with a thin rubber sole that flexes just as much as the neoprene itself. It totally sucks when walking over rocks, barnacles, etc. so I actually walk out with Crocs first and tie them to my float when I'm in the water.

Are there any good rock socks with a firmer and stiffer sole that will still work well for full-foot fins? I've also got super wide feet if that matters.
fuzzybabybunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2018, 06:30 AM   #2
Mikel_24
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Bilbao (Spain)
Posts: 160
Re: Rock sock recommendations? For wider feet?

I think that you are taking the best approach right now. Use crocks or sandals to get to the water and then hang them in the float.

I have used some heavier soled neoprene socks and that stiffness may get uncomfortable when you put them in your fin pockets. the stiff soles don't give anything and if they are heavily reinforced, you usually break them on the seams. They just rip appart.

Y use cheapo sandals instead of crocks, but the idea is the same. If you ever get caught by a current and end up getting out of the water far away from where you entered (and where likely your car is parked), you willl be thankfull of carrying the crocks or sandals. Even the heavily reinforced socks are not meant for long walking.

Last time I screw up it took me 45 minutes to get to my van. Luckily I walked along a nice beach, but it could have been much worse.

Mikel
Mikel_24 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 AM.


The World's Largest Spearfishing Diving Social Media Forum Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©2002 - 2014 Spearboard.com