Toes cramping!!!

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  1. fisheromen

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    OK guys, I know I can't be the only one with this issue. The feet in my stocking foot waders are big enough, but when I put them into my booties the toes get bunched up. Sometimes I can get my toes situated and sometimes not. When I don't I get these awful toe cramps. Here is what I think I am going to do. I am considering cutting away a portion of the toe of my booties to allow me to pull the stocking foot through.

    By chance has anyone else tried this, and did it work? I do see one downside; gravel may get into the booty.
     
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    Would a larger sized booty help with the bunching?
     
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    Maybe, but the ones I have already feel too big. I'm gonna cut 'em. If I ruin them I will get some 14's.
     
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    Hope it works for you.
     
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    I has that problem a long time ago because my booties were too hard on the sides and squeezed my toes when they were in my fins. My new booties are hard on bottoms only and soft on sides and one size bigger then normal. Nothing can ruin a float tube trip faster then feet pain! Check out mares dive booties.. 22 bucks. Good luck!
     
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    Could be more to cramping the squeezing your toes . I use Mustard large amount to stop cramping .
     
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    Hmmm..I use over the shoes fins..with some old shoes a size or two bigger..no issues
     
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    No matter what your wader, bootie or shoes and fins setup is, it cannot be too tight or even borderline tight when you enter the water. Unless your not kicking much your feet will swell and even a small swelling of the feet could ruin a day quickly. Opt on the side of lose everytime!
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. I have Force Fin Pros in XXL. The part of my foot that gets uncomfortable sticks well beyond the stirrup of the fin. My booties do not come any bigger. If I have to I will cut the entire end off. I will leave the sole so I can still walk and not worry about wearing out my waders. What I am experiencing is not constant and nothing like what I had with Aqualung Rocket fins! Those were torture!
     
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    I have 13 double wide size feet and using XXL Cabelas stocking feet waders and XXL Glacier Glove booties along with adjustable XXL Force Fins my feet are very comfortable. Cramped feet means cold feet during winter tubing.as you well know. Look on the 'net for GG booties that close with velcro and have a thin .walking sole.
     
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    3 of theese and you're good for a few hours.
     
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    Cramping can easily just be due to using muscles you aren't accustom to. Drink lots of water and get some potassium pills. Take a couple before you go out. And when you get leg and foot cramps - point your heel HARD (as opposed to pointing your toe). It helps.
     
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    With my Force fins, I've switched to a soft water shoe and eliminated all foot discomfort. I've tested it in 40 degree water for 8 hours a shot and not had any problems.
     
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    Here is what I did that seems to have worked. I was fortunate enough to come across some smaller Force Fins (long story) I wear them with no booties, just my stocking foot waders. Nice and comfy!
     
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    I hope that solves your problems. Cramps are no bueno.
     
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