Protect your feet from the elements and rough terrain. Yes, barefoot can be ok in the summer, but booties are essential for cool and cold climates. Many put-ins are not bare feet friendly. Don't miss our Article: Watersports Clothing Buyer's Guide For Kayakers What to wear, when to wear it. How to shop for Wet Suits, Dry Suits, Footwear and more. An illustrated guide to kayaking apparel, fabric types, brands. The overview includes clothing charts for a variety of weather, climate situations, as well as links to on-line outdoor clothing stores that support TopKayaker.Net.