Which shoe for shorereef is better,spike or felt?

Which shoe for shorereef is better,spike or felt?

Have you had a good fishing life?

In this web site,I have insisted that anglers on shorereef should wear shoes for shorereef.
This article is about that shoes for shorereef.

Especially,I will explain“Which shoe for shorereef is better,shoes with spike or felt?”

They have advantages and disadvantages.

The difference by types of shoe sole

There are about 3 types of shoe sole,spike,felt and felt spike.

I explain each them below.

Characteristics of spike shoes type

A spike shoes is shoes for shorereef that many spikes stand out from gum sole.

There is a bit differences from pins material,pins form of pins,form of sole,
but caracteristics of spike shoes is that contact area is very small and grip power is very strong.

So,on rugged or weeded or wet shore reef ,you can walk safety by the spikes grip power.

Put another way,on very smooth shore reef,spikes can not  catch hold of shore reef .you fall down shore reef.


Summarize brief,

spikeshoes is suit rugged shore reef well,but is not suit smooth shore reef or embankment or boulder beach.



about pins material

Pins usualy is made from stainless.

Stainless pins is strong ,but there is more suit material.

I recommend shoes with tungsten steel pin.

Tungsten steel resistant to high surface pressure and  has strong grip power.

In shoes for shore reef made in Japan,I think that this shoes is best.

(below picture is shoes with tungsten steel pins)

To the product above picture in Rakuten global market
(tungsten pin shoes:shoes for shore reef)→https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/point/item/4562185283235/



Characteristics of felt shoes type

A felt shoes is shoes for shore reef that has felt on their sole.

Because felt has elasticity,you can walk on smooth shore reef or embankment.

Felt shoes don’t make you feel tired walking on shore reef by that elasticity.

Felt shoes slip on  rugged shore or wet shore.



Summarize brief,

Felt shoes is suit smooth shore or embankment,but is not suit rugged shore or wet shore.

Some felt shoes have excangeable sole by Shimano.

To the product that exchangeable felt shoes in Rakuten global market

(felt shoes for shore reef)→https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/fugashop2/item/443526/

Characteristics of felt spike shoes type and pin felt shoes

Felt spike or pin felt has characteristics of middle between spike shoes and felt shoes.

(picture above is felt spike shoes.)

This type is often sald in fishing store these days,but I think that this type sit on the fence.

Which type should you select?

I explain characteristics of each type.After all,which type should you select?

In my opinion,

You should select spike shoes.

On embankment or boulder beach,you can fishing with normal shoes.


When you are concerned tungsten pin spike shoes,visit below page.



To the product above picture in Rakuten global market
(tungsten pin shoes:shoes for shore reef)→https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/point/item/4562185283235/



How to take care of shoes for shore reef

When you buy expensive shoes for shore reef,take care of this.
When you take care of shoes for shore reef properly,you can use this for a long period.

Shoes for shore reef is made strongly,but you should maintain it is removed salt.

In order to use it without bad smell,take care of it.

Immediately you back home,wash it with water

It is most important that wash it with water closely to remove salt and bad smell.

Water drain off and dry up it in shade

If you dry up it with much water drain,It might get mouldy.

Let the water drain off with newspaper etc..

Because a gum deteriorate by sunlight, dry it in shade.

Maintain it with a dehumidifying agent.

Copper or newspaper may take the place of dehumidifying agent.

If you can do it,put dehumidifying agent in shoes and maintain it in the place with low humidity.


I recommend dehumidifying agent picture below.

It is for snowboading,but it suit fishing shoes.



To the product above picture in Rakuten global market
(dehumidifying agent)→https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/auc-breakout/item/btdryer/?l-id=rgm_search_en_rvp_widget

Summary of “Which shoe for shorereef is better,spike or felt?”

If you can’t decide to buy which type shoes,you should buy adjacent shoes.

And yet,If you can’t decide,you should buy spike shoes.

One way or other,whatever shoes you wear,you should pay attention not to turn over.

Enjoy fishing without injury.


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Thank you for watching until the end.

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I am in poor English, but I would like to translate my Japanese articles into English little by little.

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