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Booties for women

Discussion in 'Women's Perspectives' started by Azbuceadora, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Azbuceadora

    Azbuceadora Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Muscat
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    My ancient Dacors just gave out. My LDS has some women's Aqualungs but they have no zipper and I can just see how the stress of pulling them on will cause them to wear out faster. Does anyone have any suggestions for booties that aren't just men's booties in smaller sizes* ? Bonus points if they fit narrow feet. Thanks for any advice.

    * Only men believe in "unisex" sizes.
     
  2. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
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    What size are you? I'm a women's size US 7 (barely) and use the Aqualung Superzip Ergo boot. I found them to fit on the small and narrow side. They are unisex but I don't think there are women specific booties.

    Aqualung Ergo 6.5mm Super Zip Boot. Buy in Canada
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2018
  3. KatieMac

    KatieMac Photographer

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Small town Ontario, Canada
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    I have the same as @Dogbowl. Aqualung ergo zipper.
     
  4. Azbuceadora

    Azbuceadora Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Muscat
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  5. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Somewhere
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  6. outofofficebrb

    outofofficebrb HARRO HUNNAYYY

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    I have the Ellie. Wear Lycra socks and the lack of zipper isn’t a problem. They glide on and off easily. Not having the zipper is actually great when you happen to dive colder water as well. Most of my diving is 4-5 dives a day vacation diving so these boots have been on and off many times in a row for the long run. I bring cement seal for repairs just in case and haven’t had to use it yet.

    The Ergo Super Zip as mentioned is the one Mr OOO has and he also likes it but I found the fit and comfort of the Ellie better for me.
     
  7. Barracuda22

    Barracuda22 Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: USA
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    The Fourth Element Amphibians were a recommendation from my LDS. They are the best booties I have ever owned. Have only used them for tropical diving and the fit is good for "narrower" women's feet.


    Boots - Fourth Element
     
  8. Azbuceadora

    Azbuceadora Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Muscat
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    Thanks for all the responses. I ended up buying the AquaLung Superzip today. They were quite comfortable and did indeed fit well; my feet didn't feel "lost" inside.
     
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  9. aquacat8

    aquacat8 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Savannah, GA
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    Wow a thread about women’s booty that’s not a troll!
     
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  10. Wallin's of the Peninsula

    Wallin's of the Peninsula ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
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    FWIW, since women's calves come down farther than men's, in my experience the most important feature in a bootie for women is that little velco tab the helps keep the zipper up. Without it, the zipper often unzips by its self.
     
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