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Old 09-15-2020, 12:45 PM
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I wear Merrill trail gloves and switch shoes/ socks between rounds. The waterproof ones are great for dew, but if you get water over the top it’s not coming out.
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:55 PM
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Waterproof sandals? I think he meant water sandals. Being sandals it would be tough to make them waterproof.

Anyways, any lightweight hiking, trail runner with GoreTex could be good. I'm liking a pair of Merrel Moab's Goretex the best right now. I got probably 8 pairs of waterproof shoes and these are the best for dryness, durability and combination of lightness/mobility.
The leather upper on these sandals are waterproof. Not all sandals handle getting wet well.

https://www.keenfootwear.com/p/M-NEW...otwear_sandals
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:00 PM
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I am a huge fan of waterproof socks when dealing with early morning dew issues. I will say this as a heads up though; when you play a 2 round tournament, plan to change socks/shoes between rounds. I say that because, the waterproof socks tend to trap your body heat and perspiration. On super hot days, after the dew burns off, if my feet get too sweaty, the second round, I find that the pivoting on my feet - I end up with bad blisters. The feet get soft from sweat and you pivot hard on the tee pads. For me, this is mainly only a problem in the second round. I don't really feel the issue till after I'm done throwing for the day.

I love my waterproof socks and have a couple pair. Just watch out for the hot days after the dew has burned off.
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Old 09-15-2020, 01:10 PM
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If you don't mind wearing a full boot I've had great success with these from Columbia... so much that I bought a 2nd pair in black when I saw them on sale. The waterproofing works great for me.



I'm always surprised that Columbia boots don't get mentioned more often. I also have a couple pairs of non-waterproof boots that are super comfortable and durability hasn't been an issue.

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Old 09-15-2020, 01:36 PM
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You can wash your waterproof shoes and they will regain most of the newness of waterproofing. I think that dirt and sweaty oils/whatever gets into the membrane or onto the shoe itself and it makes the membrane soak through much easier. The membrane doesn't work well if it's dirty.

Take the laces out, wash them on gentle cycle, the dry them in the sun. Oh and take the inserts out too to wash together but dry separately.
Thanks for the tips. For me I've found that waterproof stuff like Gortex is useful to keep your feet warmer than that shoe normally would without it. I can get away with using those GTX Terrex trail shoes in some reasonably cold weather as long as there isn't snow down.
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... I wouldn't recommend Merrill, though; try any of the other good hiking shoes (e.g., Keen et al.)...
I've had decent luck with Merrills, most pairs (Chameleons, Moabs) last me almost 2 years, and only then because the shoe has separated from the sole. They still have plenty of tread left (Vibram soles FTW). The one pair of Keens I used (Targhee II) lasted all of 9 months. Barely.

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Best investment since starting disc golf was "lightweight" stormsocks, these are the things you just wonder why you didn't get them years ago...
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Best investment since starting disc golf was "lightweight" stormsocks, these are the things you just wonder why you didn't get them years ago...
These?
https://stormrusa.com/product/stormr-neoprene-socks/
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:20 AM
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In warmer weather, light weight synthetic material hiking boots (they dry quicker than others) with water proof socks. Coupled with spray antiperspirant and foot powder. And a plastic tub to put them in after use.
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