Originally Posted by patyer
Are the booties on stocking foots pretty durable as far as not ripping when putting on boots?
I wear a pair of boot socks over my wader bootie
Gives extra some extra protection from grit and a little more cushioning from stream rocks.
I'm always surprised to see that not everyone does this
To me the socks are more important than the gaiters most people wear
Ard, I had a pair of those Seal Dri waders. They were very comfortable and lasted a long time (with patching of course
Most of my waders since then have been from Cabela's..... not exactly top end and the neoprenes and flyweights are 15 and 14 years old
IMO all waders are going to leak eventually, high end or not. If you're going to buy "the best" I wouldn't count on they lasting much longer than some "lesser" brand.
I have a pair of breathable bootfoots (Cabela's Dry Plus, 4 years old) and my biggest complaint with those light weight boots is the thin sole rather than a lack of ankle support. Walking on rocks all day make for some sore feet.
I wear the bootfoots mostly in the surf however as separate wading boots quickly fill with beach sand. Very annoying.