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Old 10th April 2009, 03:45 AM   #8
Join Date: Aug 2006
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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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