Barracuda in shallow water with seagrass
The flats of the Turneffe Atoll are an endless platform of foot and fly line-destroying coral. Hours are commonly are spent wading flats with nary a grain of sand to be seen, flats that seem to be blanketed only by coral and ankle-turning rocks and boulders that seem likely to have been plucked from the streambed of a mountain stream and flown to Belize. On the atoll's flats, the ZipIt booties got the job done, but a pair more substantial boots like the Flats Sneaker would have allowed me to wade more quickly and much more confidently. And, in fact, they did — when on the third day of our trip I switched to a pair of lodge loaners and didn't look back.
From the article "Flats wading shoes: how to choose"
Photograph by Chad Shmukler
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