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Converse All-Stars (Chuck’s) for diving

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by hroark2112, Sep 20, 2018.

  1. boat sju

    boat sju Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I have a size 9 foot and can wear 1 or 2 pairs of smartwool socks inside my drysuit's neoprene socks with size 11 Chuck's. But that's matched with an XL OMS Slipstream - so your fins play into it too.
     
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  2. jvogt

    jvogt Solo Diver

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    Location: Lakewood, CO USA
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    Now that I have used them in both fresh & salt water, I don't think I will be going back to the Chucks any time soon. I even got some neoprene socks to replace my wet boots so I can use these when wet suit diving.

    https://www.amazon.com/Salomon-Amph...pID=41n0qTRH7zL&preST=_SX395_QL70_&dpSrc=srch
     
  3. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
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    And, now Steven Tyler dives rebreathers. I think you need to go laceless to "do it right" though.
     
  4. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    Are these the ones?

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  5. Outbound

    Outbound Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Michigan
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    I don't do a thing to mine except to rinse them well after and put them in the sun to dry. When it's not sunny or warm enough to dry them outside I put a small fan on them (with my gloves on top with the wrist openings facing the fan) and everything dries out quickly.
     
  6. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
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    Trace,
    Once again you came through with flying colors ! I certainly appreciate you being a member of this board

    Yes ! These were the exact coral boots we purchased at Palleys war surplus for 19 cents a pair. They were great! constructed of white sail canvass light weight, almost sand proof and had a very thin tough composition sole

    The second picture is also very historically unique ! The gentleman is wearing a mask on top of his head ( Oh the horrors -On top of his Head!) but he was either UDT or OSS so it should be allowed .

    The mask was designed and patented in 1940 by a local Hal Messinger and produced in Terminal Island ( LA harbor area) by a company called Sea Net owned by a gentleman named A. "pops" Romero. The company was disbanded up on his death in 1954

    For a number of years the Sea Net was the mask of choice until the European imports arrived around 1950. Even so many chose to make their own mask like the one Charlie Sturgil made for me (there is a threads some where titled "the Mask" if interested in mask making)

    Yes dicers used tennis shoes of coral boots 75 years ago !

    Seems nothing is New - Only the materials and the people

    Thanks for researching and posting - your efforts are appreciated

    Sam Miller, 111

     
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  7. RainPilot

    RainPilot completey delusional scientology snowflake Staff Member

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    It’s Lloyd Bridges but your point stands, if anyone is allowed a mask on forehead it’s Mike Nelson.
     
  8. Sam Miller III

    Sam Miller III Scuba Legend Scuba Legend

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    Location: CALIFORNIA: Where recreational diving began!
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    @RainPilot

    It’s Lloyd Bridges but your point stands, if anyone is allowed a mask on forehead it’s Mike Nelson.
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    You apparently need glasses !

    Never the less "You Made my day !" as Clint as Dirty Harry once stated ( or words to that effect)

    Now time for a California breakfast an a walk on the beach with dog Lucky

    SDM III
     
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  9. Trace Malinowski

    Trace Malinowski Cave Instructor

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    Location: Alexandria Bay, NY
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    @RainPilot LOL! No, that isn't Lloyd Bridges, but looks a little bit like him. That's an authentic WW II photo of a UDT frogman in the Pacific.
     
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  10. TexasTaxi

    TexasTaxi Angel Fish

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    My first pair of fins were some basic Aqualung, like the Express SS. OK at first, but if I did more than 2 dives, they started hurting the top of my feet. I recently switched to Apex RK3, which seem to have a roomier pocket, height wise. Do these water shoes have a thicker sole, mainly under the ball of your foot, like a tennis shoe, that would make the front part of your foot "thicker". I like the idea of a shoe, rather than a neoprene boot, but I don't want to get back to a tight fin due to the overall thickness of my foot/boot.
     

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