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cholo 8th April 2009 04:30 AM

water temperature for naked feet
what is an acceptable water temperature to go naked feet?

wiindz 8th April 2009 08:00 AM

id say it starts around 15-20 depending on who you are and if you have a good suit, why not just wear shoes though?? they protect your feet from rocks and can be bough it very resonable prices

Screamer 8th April 2009 08:26 AM


Originally Posted by cholo (Post 31000)
what is an acceptable water temperature to go naked feet?

try and see for yourself?

benti 8th April 2009 11:02 AM

I like to sail barefoot,but when the temperatur falls below 12-14 celsius i feel there is no gain.The feeling of greater sensibilty dissapears when the feet just feels like a big lump..

mim 8th April 2009 01:42 PM

Once I forgot to take shoes to Silvaplana (1800 meter above the see level) and the water was extremely cold (I guess 11-12 deg. C). It was only possible to sail in 30 minutes intervals and than I had to go out and warm up my feet.

But comfortable is it definetely not and I would not recommend it!
Ciao Michal.

James 9th April 2009 11:30 AM

For me, about 15 C / 60 F. But I agree with Screamer; you just have to try it yourself and see.

Unregistered 10th April 2009 12:29 AM

Just got some
Expensive so I hope they'll be worth it, I'll let you know.

Jean-Marc 10th April 2009 03:45 AM


It largely depends on your metabolism and your fat insulation.

About 9C is the bare minimum I can go without getting feet too numb by cold water. What's very important is to get heat from whole body and head by using a dry suit with hood: as long as I'm getting hot, no problems going barefoot in cold water.

BTW in Silvaplana during summertime, I'm always barefoot with either a shorty or a short arm steamer. I just hate booties.

Cheers !


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