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  1. #1
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    3mm or 5mm booties

    i'm gonna need 5mm booties for winter. but i need some now too. will my feet be too hot in 5mm now?(i live in south jersey btw) also are they uncomfortable compared to 3mm. what do you guys reccomend?

  2. #2
    5 mil is fine

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    i only have 7mm boots, wore em' yesterday. twas fine

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    3 mil now,7 mil in really cold,and maybe 5 mil if you surf like 10 days a month or more,but some of us think when it gets cold just bypass obsolete 5 mils for 7's

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    i think the only argument that can be made is the difference in the mil's which contributes to a "sloshy" factor. Some guys complain that they can't get good footing with boots on and refuse to surf the winter because of booties.
    I would personally stay away from split toes because they are prone to leak in the split. Happened to me already twice, but you feel like you have better traction or footing in a split than a round toe. Also, try them on. Some brands run big and others run small.
    I have a pair of 7mm, and if i'm putting booties on I might as well buy a pair that will get me through the winter. But hey if you have the money get 3's and 7's. I don't see any point in getting 3 pairs.

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    I will never buy a pair of 3mm boots again. I bought a pair of 3 mil split toes last year and they are not one bit warm. I had a pair before that and it was the same deal. The only thing I will buy from now on are 5 mils for right when I have to put boots on in the fall and sping, and 7 mils all winter.

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    we are borderline boots or no boots optional right now so 3 mils are perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by idsmashh View Post
    i'm gonna need 5mm booties for winter. but i need some now too. will my feet be too hot in 5mm now?(i live in south jersey btw) also are they uncomfortable compared to 3mm. what do you guys reccomend?

    id say go with the 5mm. you could always flush yourself if you get too warm (i do that usually at this time of year), but you cant really get warmer if you are too chilly

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    5mil booties are the go to boot for almost any condition when you have to wear boots. 3 mils are a waste of money for mid-Atlantic surfing. 5 mils arnt that heavy either. Better to be warm than cold and the 5mils grip better than 3's I have the Oniel 5 mil split toe. They're good tl about 45 water then its time for 6 or 7s. My next boot will be a 6 or 7 round toe. heavier but worth the warmth. When your limbs are warm you are warm.

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    I'd say it depends on your tolerance as well. I've used 5mils all winter and been fine.