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What to look for in diving socks and boots

There are many different kinds and types of diving socks and boots, and choosing the right ones might be more difficult than expected. From the materials they are made of to the environment they are specifically thought for, these diving clothing items offer a wide spectrum of choices. You should look for them having in mind the kind of diving you will practice as well as the environment in which you will wear them.

Some diving boots are made containing a titanium barrier which makes them very warm. These kinds of boots usually come with a lifetime warranty which allows divers to trust on their proper functioning in the future. The clothing worn for diving must always be very strong and resistant not only to avoid water infiltrations but also to maintain the diver’s body temperature and comfort in general.

It is important to look for boots that contain nylon zippers or any other kind of zipper which doesn't allow water to infiltrate through it. Most boots come with nylon zippers and you should not have problems with this, but it is always advisable that you check this feature before buying them. Besides this, you should also check that you feel comfortable while wearing them, you should not feel them too tight or this would restrain your movements, and you should not feel them too loose or this might be a signal that water could enter through them.

If you are going to dive into tropical environments then you should look for short tropical boots. Tropical boots often come made from nylon and also offering a lifetime warranty. Whether you are looking for tropical boots or regular ones, you should always check they have a reinforced glued and stitch which makes them strong and doesn't allow water to enter.

Diving socks are usually worn with wetsuits and dive skins. They can also be worn with boots whenever the water environments in which the diver will practice his activities are very cold and he needs extra clothing. Usually, these socks come made from nylon and are available in sizes which go from S to XL.

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