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Post  harryopal on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:59 pm

Often found gum boots to be rather a burden. If it's warm they chafe the back of my calves. Then the penny dropped. I have rubber diving shoes. They are ribbed on the bottom so they are not too slippery. Ideal for warmer areas where you don't mind if your feet get wet and just so much easier to get around. You can get them at dive shops and they are probably a bit cheaper than gum boots.
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Post  davsgold on Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:56 pm

I don't get it, if it's that wet that you need gum boots it's surely to wet for a detector pirat or are you panning Idea
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Post  TheH0ward on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:27 pm

maybe the gumboots are taipan proofing his legs up in QLD Question
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Post  harryopal on Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:43 am

I was thinking about sloshing around in a creek bed when panning.

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Post  Pickman on Thu Nov 11, 2010 2:07 am

harryopal wrote:Often found gum boots to be rather a burden. If it's warm they chafe the back of my calves. Then the penny dropped. I have rubber diving shoes. They are ribbed on the bottom so they are not too slippery. Ideal for warmer areas where you don't mind if your feet get wet and just so much easier to get around. You can get them at dive shops and they are probably a bit cheaper than gum boots.
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I'm unsure how good they would be (i dive as well). Of course they won't do much to keep your feet dry, in fact, once they are filled with water, they seem to keep it in there quite well. I personally don't like having wet feet for extended periods. If you are tossing around dirt and small stones etc, and walking through water with stirred up silt, you might get a lot of annoying visitors in your boots, which is, well, annoying(i suppose gaiters can help with that). Yes, they do have pretty decent grip on the bottom, for rock hopping, but they don't offer much by the way of support, in any of the areas you want it if you are going to be walking around for extended periods. My 2c.

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Post  harryopal on Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:11 am

Considering the inconvenience of gumboots my experience is that the dive boots are really much more comfortable. Doesn't bother me having wet feet and didn't have the kind of problems referred to above. But anyway, am not looking to pass legislation to make it compulsory to wear dive boots. An alternative that I just find much better.

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Post  Vb4meta on Thu Nov 11, 2010 9:50 pm

I thought I was the only one who wore dive boots!! a bonus is that even with water in em they kep yer feet warm.

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Post  Guest on Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:07 pm

waders of various kinds ?

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