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Looking for a boot for my drysuit

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Gear' started by vgeorgeperuv, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. vgeorgeperuv

    vgeorgeperuv Angel Fish

    I'm in the market for new boots to go over my neoprene socks on my drysuit. Anyone have any experience or recommendations about using the 5mm boot deep 6 sells?
  2. NIS1169

    NIS1169 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Seattle, WA area
    While I absolutely love Deep 6 gear - I'd recommend Converse All Star Chuck Taylor High Tops! Get a pair that is 2 sizes bigger than your shoe size.

    I picked up a great used pair for $25 on ebay - and you get to show off some style! (My pair are neon green - goes great with Deep 6 orange. :D)
    Tournesol2000 likes this.
  3. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Victoria, BC, Canada
    Yes, Chuck taylors are a great eco option. I’ve got a few dozen dives on the Deep6 boots and they are easy on, comfortable and good grip. The only issue so far is one eyelet is out and that happened after only a few dives. I have about 4 different boot options for my DS but my first choice is the Deep6 boots.
  4. JohnnyC

    JohnnyC PADI Pro

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: United States
    I don't find Converse to be wide enough for my feet with enough exposure protection plus the neoprene sock. I went with Altama Maritime Assault Mid's. They're purpose designed for combat swimmers. They have much better tread than any rock boot, they drain quickly, and they even come in camo. They also have wide sizes and much better ankle support than Chuck Taylor's.
    AustinV and Dark Wolf like this.
  5. runsongas

    runsongas Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: California - Bay Area
  6. Tournesol2000

    Tournesol2000 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Toronto
    That happened to me too. Only on first dive with the Deep 6 boots. I still like them. I would suggest a neoprene sock to help get them off after the dive. I am also contemplating drilling a hole in the side to let the water out!
    Comfy boots
  7. Diver below 83

    Diver below 83 Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: SoFlo
    Love my altamas. Though I don’t use them for diving. They are my range shoes

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