Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Dinghy Boot Review: Sperry Waterproof SeaHikers

Finally, someone has stepped up to the plate and come out with a lace up boot.  The Sperry Waterproof Seahikers are designed for dinghy sailors employing hiking straps or sportboat sailors who want good foot/ankle protection. 

 I’ve used the Aigle Maramu lace up boots for a long, long time.  If you miss those boots, here’s your answer.

They have slightly thicker neoprene that provides great protection for feet as well as providing insulation for cold weather sailing.  The extra padding on the top of the arch makes hiking much more comfortable.  

Great for frostbiting, the lace up side makes it really easy to insert a drysuit booty into the boot as well as allowing the ability to tighten the laces to whatever tightness you’re looking for.  

With plastic grommets instead of metal, you won't have to worry about rust. The sole is flexible and grippy made with Sperry’s Hydro Grip Technology.  

They run true to size, I'm a size 10 across the board and the 10s fit well. Overall, they're a well built boot ready for life on the water.  

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