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Old 11-27-2019, 03:38 PM
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Since you mentioned it, why are water proof shoes a bad idea? I play a lot of early morning rounds, so there is usually dew on the grass and my hikers and socks get soaked.
I've gotten use to it, but was thinking of going to water proof shoes with my next purchase.
In addition to what has already been said.

Waterproof shoes tend to be less flexible, making them more likely to rub.

If one steps into a puddle taller than the shoe, one is walking in a swimming pool until one finds a dry place to remove the shoe and drain it.

Boots are better as they tend to be taller so water dies not run in. Well waxed leather is not water proof but most people are not going to stand in water for the amount of time that it will require the water to seep in.

There are water resistant shoes that are designed to wick water away instead of being water proof. Those are a happy compromise for dewy mornings or light rain.

The big drawback with boots for disc golf is that they restrict one's range of movement. Nothing is perfect.
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Old 11-27-2019, 08:04 PM
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I wear SmartWool socks when disc golfing. I forget the model, they are relatively thin.
My wife picked up some Carolina Ultimate Outdoor Obsession socks for <$10 a pair at meijer. They are 80% merino wool, 17% nylon and 3% spandex. The socks are pretty thick. I'm going to try them out next time I play when it's cold.
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Old 11-28-2019, 08:40 AM
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There are water resistant shoes that are designed to wick water away instead of being water proof. Those are a happy compromise for dewy mornings or light rain.
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This. Also Waterproof shoes are slightly warmer, they'll buy you about 10 degrees or so, they're nice on days in the 40s that are a bit chilly for regular runners but you don't wanna wear boots. They are a nice compromise.

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Old 11-28-2019, 08:47 AM
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Mostly Smartwool, Omniwool or running socks, but I have used Sealskins or Goretex oversocks in rainy winter conditions at Milo and other NW courses. Granted, you sweat in them, but it's a lot more comfortable than a constant soaking of cold water. Waterproof shoes on occasion, but their pros/cons have been documented well here already.

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Old 11-29-2019, 09:02 PM
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If I’m wearing waterproof boots or socks I’ll be treating my feet with a spray antiperspirant. When I wear waterproof boots, I’ll be wearing wool (Omniwool) socks with a nylon liner. When I’m wearing waterproof socks, (Randy’s) I’ll be wearing breathable boots.
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Old 11-29-2019, 09:09 PM
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I just wear a pair of ankle socks under my regular socks and try not to step in puddles.
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Old 11-29-2019, 11:21 PM
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No bread bags mentioned?

knee high SealSkins with a light sock under are my bullet proof choice. Too warm for fast no stops disc though. Allows me to use a running style hiking shoe, never liked boots or high tops much.

Otherwise heavy 100% wool which are pretty much daily wear October to April. If a heavy wool sock gets soaked I can tough through it or change to fresh ones using dry part of the wet ones to dry my feet.

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Old 11-30-2019, 09:14 AM
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No socks, sneakers with scuppers (i.e. mesh / totally breathable) and pretend you're playing in a stream. Fear not the wet feet....
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Old 11-30-2019, 03:43 PM
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I have both Smartwool and REI outlet brand. They are both great, with the REI brand being a bit cheaper. Not waterproof but wicking and warm. I have a friend who loves Sealskins. They are on my Christmas list, so here's hoping!
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No bread bags mentioned?.
Ya know, I used bread bags when cycle commuting in Seattle in the early '90s. Eventually I realized that an hour on the bicycle (each way) kept me plenty warm that just wet feet were better than stinky wet feet and I quit using them. Also the same time I pioneered socks with Tevas (well, in Seattle. We were actually wearing that combo when guiding on the Ocoee in the late '80s.)
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