Best foot forward, a watershoe review

Drysuit socks, mossy rocks and running are some  (but not all) things to consider when buying watershoes for any paddling activity.

For white water kayaking but also sea kayaking and open canoeing in particular you need some good soild footwear. These days that is  usually a watershoe or boot. A quick draining item that has a really nice grippy sole. This is important for moving about safely on the river bank amongst the mossy rocks or seaweed covered shores. An injury caused by falling over could have terrible consequence.

Watershoes rather than wetsuit boots tend to fit over the modern paddling wear better that a wetsuit boot. With a nice fleecy sock inside they are just as warm and can still allow the foot to breath a little.

Here are three very popular models that we have on a special offer for a limited time.
Grab a bargain online or instore.

Five Ten Water Tennie
The Water Tennie is a total classic paddling item.  This reincarnation brings together the ultra sticky 5.10 stealth C4 rubber (developed for rock climbing shoes).
The slightly higher ankle offs a bit more support in uneven terrain. A big rubber toe cap gives good protection and grip if you are kneeling in an open canoe and can let you even do a bit of scrambling in those awkward spots.
The Water Tennie has a slightly narrower fit than the Rassler and Camber,but not supper narrow. Remember to have enough room for drysuit socks (if you use them)  and some fleecy liners.
All in all a light weight, sturdy, well fitting classic. In the snazzy Ocean Depths Blue colour or a business like Black and Grey. 

Now with £10 off the RRP for a limited time JUST £75.00

Astral Rassler
The Astral Rassler is another ankle height boot. There is a low back on it though and this allows a full range of movement. Quick draining and made from fully synthetic materials that don't absorb water. They have a clever little drain in the heal. 
These boots generally come up a little smaller so you might need to go up a half size or even a full size to fit in socks and drysocks. 

Check out this Bobby dazzler deal £89.00 including Shipping. 

Palm Camber Shoe   

The new kid on the block. The Palm Camber shoe is the lighter weight shoe based on the popular Gradient shoe. 
A softer more flexible sole unit from Vibram and a full mesh upper make this the ideal shoe for summer (and winter) but for a less demanding environment. The mesh upper is not quite as supportive as the Gradient Shoe but its perfect for most jobs, Sit on top kayaking, SUP (paddleboarding) sea kayaking and more. 
Good enough to wear to the pub afterwards (or cafe for post paddle cake). 
The Cambers have a good fit and are slightly wider that the Rasslers or Tennies and fine with a drysuit sock in them. 

Don't slip up on this offer:
 Palm Camber shoes now just £60.00

We have all sizes available and can offer expert advice on performance and fitting in store. Come in and try some on.