Our friend Jim Caldwell with Fotobug gave us a nice review of the NEOS Overshoes awhile back. We wanted to share and show just how handy these overshoes can be in the outdoors. Keep your feet dry and pick up a pair!
Hi, I’m Jim Caldwell, and welcome to a Fotobug review. Now, on a recent broadcast Chris Klapheke had recommended NEOS overshoes for the fall photographer. Why overshoes? I mean, that’s not really a photography item is it?
We decided to give the NEOS overshoes a real workout. Now, these are the NEOS overshoes. They come in several different styles and sizes. These are the Adventurers, the ones that we’re going to be reviewing. There’s also the Villager model, and the main difference between these is the length of the skirt. They even have models that have much extended skirts, almost like waders. They also have insulated models, but we’re going to be testing the Adventurer.
Now, the overshoes consist of Velcro snaps, there is a lightweight but strong rubber inner lining, and these are overshoes. What they essentially do is they fit over your shoe, quickly snap up. Snap them in place, and you’re ready to go.
We’re shooting this in Florida, and this is a pretty typical situation. I’m here, in the mangroves, and I need to get from here to there, and we have water in between us. Ordinarily I’d have to take off my shoes or I’d have to go with wet feet all day, but we’re going to try out these NEOS overshoes and see how they work in this situation. So here I go.
Now, these are not waders, so they’re not intended to go into waist-deep water. In fact, they’re good for water about 12 inches deep, no more than 12. As you can see, I’m going through here, and I feel absolutely no water whatsoever coming in. In fact, the water looks like it’s rolling off the boots like off the feathers of a duck, and my feet are nice and dry.
Well, the NEOS Adventurers worked great here, in Florida, in water, here, among the mangroves. But I also understand that they’re supposed to work well in ice and snow. Hmm, wonder how far I’m going to have to go to find some ice and snow.
Well, you can tell that I’m not in Florida