View Full Version : What mm booties?

09-13-2007, 23:51
I will be going diving where I will be wearing a 7mm-8mm wet suit. I am assuming 3mm booties won't do good, and need to buy thicker ones?

09-14-2007, 01:28
All my (local) diving is done in a 7mm wetsuit and I wear 5mm booties. That's usually fine unless the temperature drops to around 17C and then my feet do get cold. I want to get some Pinnacle booties that are thicker and with Merino, they look comfy and will hopefully be warmer!

09-14-2007, 02:26
I have a 7mm wetsuit, a hooded vest that is 6/5 mm, and I think my boots are 5mm, and my gloves are 3mm (which are WAY too thin for under 62 degree water!!).

09-14-2007, 09:59
I use 5mm booties in the winter if I am not wearing my drysuit. You can also wear a pair of athletic socks then put on the booties for extra warmth.

09-14-2007, 10:01
I dive in a 7mm farmer john and 5 mm booties work fine for me, in fact, my feet are the last thing to ever get cold.

09-14-2007, 10:56
I wear 7mm booties with my 7/5 semi dry wetsuit...my gloves are 3mm to keep dexterity.

Charles R
09-14-2007, 11:25
Used 5mm Booties with My 7mm wet suit now I dive Dry

09-14-2007, 15:07
you did not say where you're diving. in approx. +7 C and up water i'm very comfortable in my 7 mm pinnacle booties or in henderson 7 mm hyperstratch. it's usually the head and torso that gets cold in my case. i never tried 5 mm boots. as long as the seal is good, they should do the job.

09-14-2007, 15:48
I use a 7mm wetsuit and a 5mm hooded vest. My booties are 7mm. I've never had a problem with my feet being too hot, only too cold. So, I would go for a 7mm bootie over a 3mm bootie.

09-14-2007, 15:55
well, I would probably shoot for the same or more. extremities get cold first. am I right? I think if you are diving with 8mm its time for a dry suit. one thing though. I had a pair of 5 MM and they were uncomfortable at depth and even caused pain. th sole was a thick ruber that compressed at depth and squeezed my heal. someting t think about.

09-14-2007, 15:59
Diving in the UK with ice cubes in the water I found that it was so much easier to dive dry than faff about with semi dry's and booties.

I found a similair issue with regard to 5mm booties where compression just made them a pain in the foot.

Ebay resolved the issue however.