You need to wear dry suit boots while diving or snorkeling to keep you warm, dry and comfortable in cold water. They’ll also protect your feet on rocky beaches and from coral reefs. Dry suit boots come in a variety of designs to choose from. To help narrow down your options, we did some research and curated a brief list, including a few of our favorite styles on the market for men and women. Each of our choices is designed with high-traction soles for walking on slippery surfaces and provides thermal support to ensure your feet remain at an optimal temperature underwater.
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1. Neo-Sport Hi Top Zipper Boots
These boots are made with premium neoprene, heavy-duty abrasion-resistant threading and a sturdy side zipper for easy on and off.
Pros: Glued and sewn construction delivers reliable durability. A WEB water-entry barrier prevents water from easily flowing into the boot through the zipper. They come in three thickness options for different water temperatures.
2. Seac Pro HD 6mm Boots
These 6mm neoprene boots supply arch support and a heel air bubble that helps reduce stress.
Pros: These feature an easy-to-grip zipper and a reinforced hook-and-loop closure. Over-molded toe and heel caps prevent wear. All seams are glued and sewn, and the top edge of the upper is elastic seam-taped and sewn for additional strength and durability. A fin strap heel lug keeps fins straps from slipping off the boot.
3. Seasoft Ti Stealth 6mm Boots
These use neoprene and two layers of titanium flake foil to ensure heat retention and toughness.
Pros: They feature a fin guard, zipper keeper, rubberized toe cap and shock-absorbing athletic sole. An elevated heel and 5mm of cushioned arch support enhance comfort and reduce stress.