Comparing Dinghy Sailing Boots: Rubber or Neoprene?

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Not sure what type of dinghy boot is right for you?  Don’t worry APS can help! The two most popular types are Neoprene or waterproof.

Neoprene boots have a zippered closure, velcro zipper keeper, and tend to be more flexible which allows a thicker than normal sock to be worn without cramping the foot.

The waterproof boots typically have a lace-up closure, are more rigid, and hold moisture just as well as it keeps the water out.

Type Materials Construction Closure Primary Use
Waterproof Boots Rubber Rigid Tie up Spring/Summer
Neoprene Boots Neoprene Flexible Zipper Year Round, Good for Winter

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