My crewmates have all gone and invested in these types of boots:
And I have these:
Granted, these cheap rubber boots have crossed a very cold ocean and survived years of San Francisco Bay sailing. You just wear good socks with them. Problem is I really don't have good socks. Tillerman has good socks. But I don't.
So, do I go out and get some "technical" socks and voluntarily give up any self respect that I have? Or do I wear wool work socks that will keep my feet warm and maybe wick moisture away? Do I give in to the peer pressure of these fancy boots everyone has or do I trust in the fact that I've stayed warm in the exact kind of weather we're expecting for the first few days? After those first few days, it's tropical city baby, and I'm wearing my converse.
This is agonizing. I have three options:
- $350 on boots
- $20-30 bucks per pair of "technical socks"
- wear what I got for free