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uncomfortably narrow but a quality sock
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I splurged on all IR gear for winter SUPing and couldn't be happier, except for these. at 2mm thick, they are nice and cushiony with tiny pattern along the bottom which helps with traction on the board or driving shoeless. they are comfy along the ankle and are high enough to meet up with the wet suit pant leg. they are easy on off, a BIG bonus, and are well made, just not so well designed. if you have any issues with any toes -- ever broken, bunyon, torn ligaments -- these will pull and nag at the injury b/c they're so narrow. a women's 10/mens 8.5 is a size Medium on their web site. problem is they are too narrow. length was off by about .5 size but if they were wider, it wouldn't have been a big deal. the seem crosses at the top of the foot and pulls toes inward from both sides the entire time. my feet got wet immediately upon putting in at low tide so these inside a Camaro mesh river moc kept my feet warm for only 45 minutes. when i reached the shore, 70 minutes later, my feet were stiff and toes numb, a combination of poor circulation from the tightness as well as wet feet. i would most likely add thick wool socks and maybe Seal Skinz liners, which lasted as long without these last time out. if you are truly planning to be in winter temps, i'd get something thicker and shaped more like a sock. IR folks custy service has been great thus far, so hoping they will help me rectify this sock issue with an exchange or refund.
Used for hiking
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these to hike the Zion Narrows in the fall. I wear a size 11.5 and they fit nicely into my Merrell water shoes. They did a good job of keeping my feet warm as long as the cuff didn't go under water, but most of the hike was near knee deep so I'd have to turn my foot upside down and dump the extra cold water out once I got onto land.
These would probably do a great job for their intended purpose, boating.
Hot thick and how tall are these. I'll...
Hot thick and how tall are these. I'll be canyoneering in moderate temps and will be sing Merrell Manistees. Thanks,
keeps yer feet warm! good for boating and canyoneering
Good seams, rubber dots on bottom. Good under sandals or as insulating layer. XL was snug on size 13 feet.