Second the foot covering thing
Posted by: willi_h2o on Sep-21-12 10:55 AM (EST)
Kayaking involves walking/sitting around "protected".
Feet on foot pegs play a major role in paddling.
Protecting from friction on heels, ankle bone, etc. matters.
Getting out/in kayak slippery ramps, sharp rocks,
hot sand, twigs branches poking exposed toes, etc.
all make for uncomfortable experiences.
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