I love booties. Period. I never surf without ‘em. Like having warm feet. Like sticking to my board better. Like being able to run over the reef at Millers without cutting my feet to shreds.
Been test driving my new Xcel Infiniti Drylock booties for a few sessions now, so thought I’d throw up a review for fellow footwear lovers.
Construction is top class and it looks like the reinforced stress points will mean the bootie can take some abuse and not start falling apart on you. Built to last methinks.
To be honest, I'm pretty much sold on these Drylock booties. They are definitely the warmest, most watertight boots I've ever used. And a big plus is that they’re super easy to get on and off.
My one gripe would be for some unexplainable reason Xcel has an odd sizing system going on, where they only have even numbered sizes. So you get a size 8 and a size 10 for example, but they don’t make a 9. Weird. But you’ll most likely find a pair that fits just right anyway.
That strange anomaly aside, these things are as lekker as hot buttered toast with peanut butter. Go grab yourself a pair and be warm this winter. And if you’re a lightie – get em cos you can stick bigger airs!
Available at the Billabong shop in the Boardwalk and Surf Centre on the beachfront.
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I hate shopping, but I LOVE buying surf stuff. So I'll be posting reviews of whatever new kit I lay my hands on. No sales talk fluff, just telling it like it is. If it rocks I'll say so. If it sucks I'll say so. Simple.