Besides having a good paddle the other accessory that a kayak angler has got to have is exceptional footwear. Footwear allows the angler to move around on the bank by providing traction on various surfaces. An exceptional pair of footwear not only provides traction, but support when portaging over rocky terrain, dragging your kayak over shallow shoals, or wading through creek bottoms with slippery rocks. If you wear anything less than high quality, performance footwear your day out kayak fishing can turn into a calamity. Footwear technology is what separates average water sport shoes from great. With that in mind, Sperry Top-Sider® developed their SON-R technology, a patented “outsole-to-insole-to-brain” sensory feedback system.
The Sperry Top-Sider SON-R Bootie (www.sperrytopsider.com) gives anglers the ability to feel what’s under the surface of the water just like a submarine utilizes SONAR to navigate uncharted waters. Each step an angler takes the SON-R provides sensory feed back to what is underneath their foot charting what cannot be seen. This is done by a patented design that features anatomically positioned pods in an ultra-flexible outsole that works together with a textured insole having independent chambers. These independent chambers react to pressure exerted to the food thru enhancing proprioceptive feedback. This feedback allows anglers the ability to actually feel what the terrain is under their feet and helps them to retain their balance plus stability.Features of the Men’s SON-R Bootie
For anyone kayak fishing there are only two things that you need beside your kayak. First is a paddle. Without that you just might as well go home. The second thing is performance water sports footwear. Of course you can fish without a pair, but why would you. They eliminate subjecting your feet to abuse and let you have more time to fish; in addition to providing balance and stability. Without them you just might as well go home.
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