I own both types, seen the latex sock blow out twice in the ww environment. I'm okay with wearing either one, the fabric sock is not as warm or as dry but much easier to slip into a booty and more comfortable to walk around in. I am extra careful putting on and taking off the suit with the rubber socks. I try to stand on a mat when I'm slipping on either suit. I consider the feet to be the most vulnerable part of the drysuit. I wear booties over either type. Using knee high stockings to help the socks slip into a booties that have an inner liner. Footwear is very important in rocky terrain where you are getting in and out of your boat to scout or carry and swims tend to be short.
Thick soled booties help as well.
Deck Rigging Gear
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