I wanted a pair of neoprene socks that I could wear with a pair of trainers or my river boots. Therefore they needed to be nice and thin whilst at the same time offering a good level of warmth and comfort. I had been looking for some time and then spotted the Sandiline socks at North Shore Watersports. The socks are constructed from 0.5mm neoprene and come in a range of different colours.

The shaping is just right, and for my size ten (UK) feet there is little bunching or excess material with the large sized socks. The shape has been achieved with a minimum number of seams and each seam has been sewn so that there are no ridges. I have worn these inside of my Five Ten Water Tennies and a pair of Salomon Trainers and have found on all occasions that they have been extremely comfy to wear.

The sock is of a good length and is long enough to go over or tuck inside of a pair of overtrousers or wetsuit. The design is simple and clean, no over designing or large flashy logos.

Although they will never be as warm as a normal pair of thick wetsuit boots they kept my feet nice and warm each time I have used them. This included standing in the Tees moving blocks on the whietwater course for 4hrs one evening.