Solite 5mm Custom Pro 2.0 Neoprene Boots
Solite 5mm Custom Pro 2.0 Neoprene Boots
Usually when the term "game-changer" gets thrown around, we roll our eyes - but with Solite's latest boots they've changed the game. Solite's goal is to make the best watersports boots in the world. The integrated 3-point strap and heat-moldable soles create a boot that fits perfectly and supports the foot and ankle, and a plush, quick drying liner keeps your feet toasty all session.
3D Molded Natural Rubber Sole
Like all of the new 2.0 Series boots, the 5mm Custom Pro 2.0 features a 3D-molded 1mm natural rubber sole, wrapping up the toes and heel for increased durability and protection against rocks, urchins, and reef. The one-piece sole design leaves no exposed gaps between sole pods, insuring extra protection and durability.
Custom-Fit 2.0 Thermofoam Sole with Internal Micro-Split
Solite's patented heat-moldable 2.0 Thermofoam sole has also been completely redesigned including a more comfortable Micro-Split internal split toe. The Micro-Split is only 1cm long, providing round-toe warmth with split-toe response. The Thermo Foam Sole is 6mm thick in the toes/heels for extra protection and 5mm elsewhere.
3-Point Strap with Floating D-Ring
Another Solite innovation, the 3-Point Strap anchors under both the arch and heel on the inside of the foot, and under the heel on the outside of the foot. When the strap is tightened, the boot snugs up evenly under the arch and through the rear of the boot, providing instant response and slop-free fit for all arch and ankle profiles. The Floating D-Ring on the strap isn't stitched in place, allowing it to "float" naturally to the optimal position on your foot.
Thermal Rebound Lining
The Custom Pro 2.0 features a unique Thermal Rebound plush, quick-dry interior lining material in the upper. This material features a thin, flexible metallic grid-layer between the neoprene and the outer lining, reflecting body heat back to the skin for enhanced warmth. Lab tests on the Thermal Rebound laminate show an increase in insulation exceeding 10%, which extends your sessions and increases your odds of getting the wave of the day.
The calf area features Solite's exclusive Tatex Flex-Spine. The Flex-Spine serves three distinct purposes:
- Enhances durability with an abrasion resistant rubbery surface.
- Reduces stretch to act like a shoe-horn, making it easier to slide your heel into the boot.
- Provides a sticky external surface to grab your wetsuit leg and prevent flushing.
EZ-O Cuff with Overkill Seams
The EZ-O Cuff design provides a seamless barrier against flushing with a larger panel than other o-ring seals, providing much easier on-off and reducing stress on the seams. To reduce bulk under the wetsuit leg and allow for easier on-off, the EZ-O panel is reduced to 3mm thickness. Since booties take serious abuse, Solite cut no corners on their neoprene seam construction. Their Overkill neoprene seams are triple-glued, blind-stitched, then sealed on the exterior with liquid seam seal for maximum durability and longevity.
To ease on/off, they've integrated their low-profile Stealth-Loop in the heel. The Stealth Loop is laminated between the neoprene and the co-molded rubber/textile heel reinforcement patch, providing incredible durability and pull-strength. The Stealth Loop is also Tatex-coated for extra strength and zero-water absorption.
Split-Toe Heat-Booster Socks in the Box
The unsung hero of the Solite "System", the Knit Split-Toe Heat-Booster Socks are included in the box. Knit from a Nylon/Poly/Spandex blend, the Heat-Boosters stay warm and comfortable when wet. Benefits of the Heat Boosters are numerous:
- Makes boots easier on-off and reduces stress on seams.
- Increases comfort by providing a soft barrier between the feet and the Thermofoam sole.
- Adds warmth to extend session length and comfort.
- Absorbs excess water from flushing to prevent puddling in the boots.
- Absorbs bacteria to reduce bootie-stink.
- Machine wash and dry for convenience.
Recommended Water Temps: 45F+
Sizing Tip: Order your regular shoe size or 1/2 size down. For example, if you are a size 10.5, order a 10. If you are a size 10, also order a size 10. NOTE: If your feet are exceptionally narrow or low volume, you may want to size down even more.
Solite Custom Pro 2.0 Neoprene Boots - At a Glance
I've never liked boots and try to go as long into the season as I can barefoot, but temps have been dropping locally and it was time to wrap up the feet. We recently started carrying Solite so I decided to give the 5mm Custom Pro a try. I tried on the size 12 and they were a little snug but instantly way more comfortable than my old boots. Solite recommends a snug or even tight fit prior to heat-molding, as the heat molding process allows them to conform to your foot.
Heat molding was a quick and easy process, it takes about 15 minutes and some boiling water. This took the boots from being comfortable to being probably the comfiest, best fitting footwear I own. I was on the fence about using the included socks but opted to use them as Solite touts a number of benefits including increased longevity and easier on-off. They are also machine-washable and help keep the boots smelling fresh, which is a plus.
In the water, they are very supportive, thanks to the 3-point strap, with excellent grip on the board. There is very minimal flushing, and any water that does get in is absorbed by the socks, it doesn't feel like your standing in a puddle like with some boots. They are super warm and have kept my feet toasty for 3+ hour sessions.
These are by far the best boots I've owned, and I'll likely grab a thinner pair to use for the warmer months when I'd normally go barefoot.- Riley
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