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Extra-Wide Boots?

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by Knight_of_Avalon, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. Knight_of_Avalon

    Knight_of_Avalon Angel Fish

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    Can anyone recommend a good, thick-soled line of dive boots that runs wide? One that has extra wide sizes would be ideal. My old ones are tearing, and narrower than I'd like, so I'm looking to make a change.
     
  2. grantctobin

    grantctobin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The FE Amphibian week for me, esp if you pull out the insole and size up 0.5 size.
     
  3. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Depends, what is your shoe size and width?
     
  4. tridacna

    tridacna ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    11 EEEE - What recommendations? (Thread hijacking for personal gain).
     
  5. divezonescuba

    divezonescuba ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Mares trilastic

    I normally wear 10.5, 2E which is a tight fit in Bates and New Balance.

    in the Mares trilastic, I use a 10 but have to use a 1.5 mm thick sock.
     
  6. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have an 8.5 EEEE width and have not been able to find proper fitting boots since Wenoka went out of business!
     
  7. Altamira

    Altamira ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    10 6E shoe size, and Scuba Pro Delta Boots work great for me. I would describe the sole as more medium thick than thick, but they are very tough. I wore these for two tank shore dives at Bonaire, Curacao, and others without problems or discomfort walking across broken coral and rocky roads. I also have a pair of Bare 3mm HD boots, which have a very thick sole, plenty of width, but tend to get stuck in my fin pockets so I have not used them since discovering the SP Deltas.
     
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  8. Akimbo

    Akimbo Lift to Freedom Volunteer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I wear 8 x 6E shoes, high arch. The H2Odyssey Endura 3mm - BK53 fits very well, but the Endura 6.5mm is a little tight on the sides but still much wider than most. The sole is about like a tennis shoe (not running shoe).

    I have found some used Tusa Imprex in a dive shop's rental disposal bin that has a very heavy sole and is plenty wide but the cut may have changed. Those are the only ones I have found that fit me. I even had to have 7mm freediving socks custom made. :(
     
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  9. SpecialTest

    SpecialTest Angel Fish

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    I've been enjoying my 11-Wide Altama Maritime Assault boots. More shoe like than anything, so they are great for rocky shore entries. No thermal protection though, so I'm going to have to figure something out as we start to get colder and colder water.
     
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  10. -JD-

    -JD- Eclecticist ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I have a pair of them (10.5W) for use with my DS. You might try some neoprene socks to add some thermal protection.

    I've been thinking of trying a smaller pair for warm-water LOB travel #aspirations. Maybe 9.5Ws - my typical shoe size is 9. Travel and dive shoes. With the insoles removed, I can probably fit some 3mm or even 5mm neoprene socks to add some thermal pro in cooler season dives.
     

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