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#1 sharpie71

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Posted March 01 2011 - 9:02 PM

I have a pair of stocking foot waders, and was looking for a pair of either shoes or boots to wear with them. I've been wearing old hunting boots with them, but the stocking on the foot is a little thick and makes the boots too tight. My question is do the wading shoes account for this or should I just go a size larger? Thanks.


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Posted March 02 2011 - 3:40 PM

And the boots keep getting tighter when wet and sand gets in. Tried some open foot type wading shoes (wading sandals) and they did feel a bit better. Even with how much I like waste high waders I will never again buy stocking foot waders for the sand beaches.



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Posted March 02 2011 - 5:01 PM

I'm looking into shoes also. Going to try on both sandals sms boots for beach and jettys just not sure about size. I have same question do they compensate for stocking foot.


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Posted March 02 2011 - 5:12 PM

I use korkers boots. They have the swap-able soles but I just leave the rubber soles in and strap real korkers over em when I go on the rocks.



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Posted March 02 2011 - 5:23 PM

Check out the cabelas ultra light wading shoe. It they are $49 without studs and $59 with studs.. Great boot, they have lasted me years (going on my 4th year with one pair)..

If you have a normal width foot, buy your shoe size, if you have a wide foot, order up a size.. another grea thing abou these wading boots is that they go to size 15.

very light, and very stable.. best buy in footwear for waders ive seen !!

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Posted March 02 2011 - 5:26 PM

I use Korkers Cross-current boots; light and no metal parts to corrode. Order a size up from your regular shoe size.


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Posted March 02 2011 - 5:34 PM

I have the older model(first model I think) of the Korker boots with the removable soles. they discontinued them but if you need the replacement soles(metal spikes) call Korkers directly, I did and got the replacement's for $10.00 because they discontinued them, I bought 3 pair.. regularly $32.00 a pair...... $10.00 to ship....


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Posted March 03 2011 - 12:03 AM

I have a pair of stocking foot waders, and was looking for a pair of either shoes or boots to wear with them. I've been wearing old hunting boots with them, but the stocking on the foot is a little thick and makes the boots too tight. My question is do the wading shoes account for this or should I just go a size larger? Thanks.



depends on who makes them and the shoe last they use. these days i'm using simms and they're pretty good for a half size larger than normal for me. just a few years ago wide enough without sizing way up was impossible to find and it's still not the industry norm but simms gets it and from what i hear some cabelas boots are eee too.



#9 Ray Yee

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Posted March 04 2011 - 12:23 AM

are you fishing on beaches or rocks sand gets in 99% of all boots unless the boots are attached to the wader ie orvis wader bootfoot with laces on sand the eva foam sandels are hard to beat lightweight /velcro strap on rocks i like felt soles



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Posted March 04 2011 - 10:23 AM

Best way to check for the right shoe is to take your waders to the store with you. put them on as you normally wear them and than try the shoes on. I found that the sizes vary among the different brands. and also this way you can try the different styles too



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Posted March 04 2011 - 11:26 PM

I never had a problem with sand and pebbles with Simms stockingfoot waders and korkers streamborn boots. I wear a sz 11.5 and got sz13 korkers. Just pull them tight and pull the gravel guard over the boot.
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Posted March 05 2011 - 12:42 AM

My Korker boots served me 2 seasons till the lace hooks corroded. Still usable without the hooks but next purchase may be the Simms. The korkers were comfortable and gave me all the support I needed to manage many miles of rocky terrain for M.


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Posted March 05 2011 - 5:53 AM

Cabella's or Bass Pro Shop have a Good sellection as mentioned above . A sandel is a great option for the open beach and a shoe style is better used for jetty or any rocky type of beach with korkers. As for "do" the shoe style compensate for the neopreme booties is yes. Most shoes allow for the booties but the widths vary. I bought a pair of wading shoes from both Cabella's &BPS and have gotten many years out of them. Cannot help you with the name or style, both have been discontiuned.Go to their on line stores and check out what have. Prices are fare and their warranty policies are honored. Good Luck this season ... TWorms


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Posted March 05 2011 - 6:09 PM

I got the cabela's lightweight wading boots.
Very cheap and held up all of last season very well. Still in good condition.
They are felt bottomed and come with spikes for rocks, but I don't use them as I use korkers.
But all in all, they are well made for the money and are light, so it's easy to walk with them.
Which is also a plus if you are using them with korkers


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Posted March 16 2011 - 12:19 PM

Thanks for the advice. It is appreciated


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