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Women's Wetsuit Boots

In general, wetsuit boots, and all dive clothing as a matter of fact, are more concerned with functionality rather than fashion and elegance. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a pair of sleek looking booties and dive in style. Overall, there is a wide variety of dive boots, each with their own design, structure, material, and protection level.

While most dive boots are labeled as unisex and listed in men’s sizing, it is not uncommon to catch sight of the models designed specifically for women. Even though there is usually no big difference, between men’s and women’s wetsuit booties, ladies often prefer to buy those female specific models. The two main benefits of purchasing wetsuit boots labeled for women are the appropriate sizes, which means that you won’t have to convert from a men’s size to a women’s size and usually a wider variety of colors and designs, allowing to choose the dive footwear in the same color pattern as the rest of your equipment.

On the more practical side, ladies wetsuit boots are necessary to protect delicate women’s feet. Thicker boots, such as 5mm and more, will provide good thermal protection in colder waters, whereas thinner 3mm ones are great for shielding from blisters and small hazards around the beach or in the water in tropical areas. Those, who want some additional protection can go for boots with rubber soles, as they are often supported with thickened toe and heel bumpers.

Not less importantly, the sole in most boots is designed to provide better traction and help to prevent some nasty slips and falls on the wet surfaces, such as boat decks.

Last, but not least, when choosing women’s dive boots, ladies should consider the cut and closure of the product. As for the cut, it is generally recommended to go with the higher booties, since they provide better ankle support. Regarding the opening, many women, especially those with narrower ankles prefer zipless slip on boots, as they find that the zipper tends to slide down and create discomfort.

Dip ‘N Dive offers a wide range of both unisex and female specific dive boots, so that you can find a functional and stylish pair that will be a pleasure to dive in.

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There are a few basic things you need to remember when choosing diving boots. First of all, you should select the thickness that is right for your needs. Just like your wetsuit, most dive booties are made of neoprene and range in thickness from 2mm to 8mm. Most divers prefer their boots and wetsuit to be of the same thickness. Heavy boots, such as 5mm and thicker are great for colder water conditions, while thinner ones work well in warmer water.  

Wetsuit Boots also come in different sole thickness. In particular, there are boots with the soft sole, medium sole, and hard sole. Soft sole is mainly used for boat diving or beach entries in the areas with little to no debris. It’s best to go for boots with medium sole if you will be diving in the areas with some small hazards. Hard sole booties are designed for areas where you would have to step on rocks or dead corals. In general, heavy soles provide more protection, while thinner soles offer more flexibility.

As for the cut of the boots, the rule of thumb is to go for the low cut or mid-height, if you are primarily diving in warm water and pick high cut boots in case you will do some cold water dives.

With that said, purchasing diving boots is a good idea if you are using open heel fins, as most boots simply won’t fit under the full foot fin. If you want to wear something for additional warmth and protection against blisters with your full foot fins, neoprene or lycra socks will be a good solution.