Dinghy boots are generally made of insulating neoprene. This flexible material helps to keep your feet warm in the same way as a wetsuit insulates the body. Sailing boots designed for windsurfing are often not sturdy enough to be used for dinghy sailing purposes. Using toe straps do help you to stay on the board, but they will quickly begin to wear this marine footwear away
Sailors should ideally look for wetboots with reinforced uppers. These shoes are designed to resist the wear and tear caused by toe straps and other attachments. It is also very important that your dinghy boots provide an effective level of grip. This will stop you from losing your footing when walking around deck in choppy waters. A pair of highly effective Aquatech shoes is a great alternative to standard sailing footwear.