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.
Our 8mm Fire gets the Solite 2.0 technology upgrade for Winter 2023. The 8mm Custom Fire 2.0 integrates our new 3-Point Strap with the 2.0 Sole for precision fit, instant response, and enhanced durability and protection. Simply put, our 8mm Custom Fire 2.0 is the best cold-water boot in the world. Full stop. Here's why:
3D Molded Natural Rubber Sole
Like all of our new 2.0 Series boots, the 8mm Custom Fire 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 Round Toe Design
Our patented heat-moldable 2.0 Thermofoam sole has also been completely redesigned including a Round Toe design for max warmth. The Thermo Foam Sole is 8mm thick in the toes/heels for extra protection and 7mm elsewhere.
3-Point Strap with Floating D-Ring
Another Solite innovation, our 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. Our Floating D-Ring on the strap isn't stitched in place, allowing it to "float" naturally to the optimal position on your foot. Our 3-Point Strap is also 100% Tatex-coated for extra durability and zero water absorption.
Thermal Rebound Lining from Top to Bottom
The 8mm Custom Fire 2.0 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 Fire 2.0s 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. The inside is lined with a plush quick-dry lining material for max airflow, improving warmth and comfort.
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.