Recommended Water Temps: 32F+.
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 10. Women should order 1-1.5 sizes lower to convert from Men's sizing. So if you are a Women's 8, order a Men's 7. If you are a Women's 8.5, also order a Men's 7. NOTE: If your feet are exceptionally narrow or low volume, you may want to size down even more.
Pro-Level Performance in the Coldest Conditions
The 8mm Custom Fire has revolutionized frigid-water warmth and performance with Solite's unmatched light-weight and renowned barefoot feel. While regular neoprene cold-water boots have a spongy, sloppy feel underfoot, our heat-moldable Thermofoam Sole and secure 360-Wrap Strap gives you a direct connection to your board with zero delay in response. Perfect fit equals instant response and comfort, and the Round-Toe design insures all toes touch each other for maximum warmth. The Thermofoam Sole is 8mm thick in the toes/heels for extra protection and 7mm elsewhere.
Thermal Rebound Lining from Top to Bottom
The 2022 8mm Custom Fire gets even warmer with the addition of our Thermal Rebound internal lining and a matching Round-Toe 1mm Neoprene Heat Booster Sock, also with Thermal Rebound lining.
These socks are a critical component of our Solite "system", particularly in the frigid waters where the 8mm Custom Fires are used. Benefits of the 1mm Neoprene socks are numerous:
- Add 5-10F warmth to the boots for longer sessions in frigid conditions.
- Increase comfort with a soft, plush barrier between the foot and the Thermofoam sole.
- Make the boots easy on/off with a low-friction outer surface.
- Keep boots smelling fresh since the socks can be easily washed/dried separately.
Further fortifying the exterior is our exclusive Tatex Flex-Spine. The Flex Spine stiffens the back of the boot, acting as a shoe-horn for easy entry and also providing a sticky surface to grab your wetsuit leg and prevent flushing.
EZ-O Cuff with Overkill Seams
Our 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 5mm thickness. Since booties take serious abuse, we cut no corners on our neoprene seam construction. Our 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, we've integrated our low-profile Stealth-Loop in the heel. The Stealth Loop is laminated between the neoprene and our 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.