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Deck / rain boots that can take grip studs. For jetty fishing.

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Look for a good pair of deck / rain boots that can take and held grip studs securely. Any recommendations? My last attempt failed miserably. I tried a lacrosse 12" mudlite, after one short trip it had more crooked teeth than a British inbred.  This is not for wetsuiting, just rain bibs + boots for jetty hopping. 

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Keep your eyes open at the outlet paces like Burlington Coat Factory or Marshalls

I got a pair of thick soled hikers for $5 that are perfect for this. Used cheap hex head electrical screws for the studs

 

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The black ones are leftover Simms studs from a wader boot repair - way overkill on these things

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I bought a wading boot that has the screw in studs- which to me are basically machine screws. I also have a pair of slip on korkers. The Korkers are far better at gripping the slippery rocks so be careful.

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Thanks for the suggestion sudsy. the problem with unknown shoes / boots is that I don't know what's the make up of the sole. The lacrosse I tried, look and feel very nice before I screw the studs in. The rubber sole is very thick. But it turn out the rubber sole is not a solid piece, it has a secondary core that's kinda soft, simply cannot take the punishment.  Also, normal shoes / boots cannot take the big auger style screws on the grip studs.

 

CMSTRIPER, that's what I am considering now. A knee high boot will allow me to do some shallow wading before getting on the jetty if I spot something along the way.

 

Might have to reconsider the korker if I can't find a tried and tested candidate.  Don't want to screw another shoe to find out the sole is hollow.  :banghd: .

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Thanks for the suggestion sudsy. the problem with unknown shoes / boots is that I don't know what's the make up of the sole. The lacrosse I tried, look and feel very nice before I screw the studs in. The rubber sole is very thick. But it turn out the rubber sole is not a solid piece, it has a secondary core that's kinda soft, simply cannot take the punishment.  Also, normal shoes / boots cannot take the big auger style screws on the grip studs.

 

CMSTRIPER, that's what I am considering now. A knee high boot will allow me to do some shallow wading before getting on the jetty if I spot something along the way.

 

Might have to reconsider the korker if I can't find a tried and tested candidate.  Don't want to screw another shoe to find out the sole is hollow.  :banghd: .

 

Your only viable option is a pair of Korkers, I've never found a pair of knee boots that could support the type of studs needed out on the stones.

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Another possible option I've been messing with is to wear my normal rock hopping wading boots and a pair of knee high waterproof socks. There's a few companies that make them now. I've tried Sealskinz but they aren't all that durable. Lasted about two dozen trips before I got a leak.

There's another company called Dexshell that's supposed to be more durable but I haven't gotten around to ordering them yet

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get a pair of wading boots that have the fake felt bottoms, and use neoprene socks.

 

I have gone away from rubber soles and screw in studs, rubber soles are slippery on wet rocks especially big wet rocks.

Lace up wading boots with  fake felt soles with stainless washer and grip studs ( size depending on your preference) will work fine.

no waders, some wetsuit socks, oilskins and you will be good to go

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