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Suits and Complements

Socks and Boots


Dive sock vs. dive boot: What’s the difference?

Dive socks and dive boots are both types of footwear used by divers, but they have some key differences. Here´s an explanation of their characteristics and distinctions:

Dive socks, also known as neoprene socks or wetsuit socks, are lightweight and flexible foot coverings typically made of neoprene material. They are designed to provide thermal protection and a comfortable fit inside dive fins or other water sports footwear.
Dive boots are more substantial and durable footwear designed for a variety of diving conditions. They provide additional protection, support, and versatility compared to dive socks.

Dive sock vs. dive boot: What´s the difference?

Dive socks are excellent for the closed heel dive fin and snorkeling fins. Dive socks are normally between 2mm and 6mm dense, and they are usually all neoprene, which creates them, particularly relaxing to wear and comfortable to trek with.
Dive boots can arrive with a rigid and stiff bottom. Dive boots are better for trekking on rocks but dive socks are used for trekking on sand or in boats only. You can buy these items from Cressi, SEAC, Mares, Salvimar and Aqualung.
In summary, dive socks are lightweight, flexible foot coverings that offer minimal thermal protection and act as a barrier against minor irritations. They are commonly used with open heel fins. On the other hand, dive boots are more robust, durable, and offer superior physical protection, stability, and support. They are suitable for various diving conditions and often paired with open heel fins. The choice between dive socks and dive boots depends on personal preferences, diving conditions, and the level of protection and support desired by the diver.



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