Are there lined wading shoes?
High quality wading shoes are often equipped with neoprene inserts. This provides additional warmth and corresponding wearing comfort.
Can I combine wading shoes with normal pants?
Wading shoes are rarely combined with pants, with this variant you do not stay dry. Mostly waders are used. This way you stay dry.
However, you can wear waders only over a sock for certain uses.
E.g. in salt water to protect against sharp ground, for longer trips e.g. in New Zealand only with long underwear along a stream, or for longer trips to higher lakes. But this requires special knowledge, in this case a wading shoe acts like a mountaineering boot and additionally gives important hold at the bottom of the water. Be careful when choosing the size, because in wading shoes usually by the producer additional space for the neoprene footling of the waders was included.
Are there special wading shoes and wading boots for women?
There are special women's cuts in high-quality wading shoes at the brand Simms with different models.
There are different fits for wading boots, e.g. high instep, wide, narrower, etc.
Are there wading shoes and wading boots in oversizes
Especially American brands often offer wading shoes in oversize.
With wading boots there are individual models in oversize. However, you should pay attention to the circumference of the lower or upper thighs when trying them on.
Can I go into salt water with waders or wading boots?
Wading shoes and wading boots can be worn in salt water. However, adequate care should be taken after use. Many materials are affected by use in salt water and the life span may be shortened as a result. Rinsing with fresh water is recommended.
What do you wear in a wading shoes?
In the wading shoe, one usually wears a neoprene footling of the waders. Between the wading shoe and the neoprene boot there is water ingress. However, the closed system of the waders protects you from moisture and you stay dry.
Under the neoprene booties we recommend to wear wading socks made of natural material on the skin. For example, technical merino socks from Geoff Anderson. This variant offers many advantages over plastic socks. The enzyme of the merino sheep regenerates the wool and reduces odors. The socks are breathable and impart a great wearing comfort. Socks are available in four different styles.
Geoff Anderson BootWarmer socks: high model to below the knee, strongly warming, highly breathable, ideal under the waders
Geoff Anderson Wooly socks: goes up to half of the shin, strongly warming, highly breathable
Geoff Anderson Reboot socks: outdoor socks with reinforcements on the heel and ball of the foot, ideal for the transitional period
Geoff AndersonLiner socks: lightweight leisure socks, can be combined with the other Geoff Anderson socks models.