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Old 8th April 2009, 05:30 AM   #1
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what is an acceptable water temperature to go naked feet?
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Old 8th April 2009, 09:00 AM   #2
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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
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Old 8th April 2009, 09:26 AM   #3
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what is an acceptable water temperature to go naked feet?
try and see for yourself?
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Old 8th April 2009, 12:02 PM   #4
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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..
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Old 8th April 2009, 02:42 PM   #5
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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!
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Old 9th April 2009, 12:30 PM   #6
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For me, about 15 C / 60 F. But I agree with Screamer; you just have to try it yourself and see.
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Old 10th April 2009, 01:29 AM   #7
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Just got some http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/
Expensive so I hope they'll be worth it, I'll let you know.
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Old 10th April 2009, 04:45 AM   #8
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Hi,

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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