WORDS: Scott Rawstorne from Global Paddler.
As a paddle sports tour guide and instructor, I need comfortable paddling footwear that offers great grip and a high level of protection from oyster shells and other nasties. I also want it to be “set and forget”. Distractions of any kind resulting from footwear that is poorly designed or constructed takes away from the enjoyment of my paddling adventures, and that is not something anyone should have to contend with. It is at the very least inconvenient, and it can sometimes even be dangerous, when your shoes unexpectedly slip off mid-paddle or when you are walking through deep sand or mud to get to or from the water. That is why I wear Blitz Booties from Sea to Summit.
Sea to Summit calls the Blitz Bootie the heavy duty workhorse of their range. It has a super grippy laminated rubber sole that is strong enough to offer protection from sharp objects but it is still flexible enough to give you a good feeling for foot pegs, rudder pedals, and any ground that you need to walk across. To protect you from the cold, the Blitz Bootie has a 3 millimetre neoprene upper with a high cuff that can overlap with a wetsuit if required.
- Rugged water booties for kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding, rafting, portaging, wading, fishing, sailing
- High traction rubber sole for grip on wet surfaces
- Stiffened sole for added protection and walking
- Secure Y-pull velcro strap system
- 3mm neoprene
- Colour = black/blue
Sea to Summit Blitz Booties are available in sizes 5 to 13 (US Men’s) and have a recommended retail price of AUD $59.95. Use the store locator on the Sea to Summit website to find the Sea to Summit stockist nearest you.