The cold arrives at once in Biarritz and the Sergeant RYET (surfer competitor of the pole France in the 90s) puts back with vexation his traditional surf shoes. As often, the first session is unpleasant because it does not feel the board and hangs on the take off. This fact decided him to go to see his friend Doc Salamy (Designer of Combhard) who has been working neoprene for 20 years in order to develop a surf boots with "barefoot feeling ».
The first prototypes quickly leave the BIARRITZ factory and after multiple tests, the WETTY ORIGINAL is developed.
"We had managed to get the feeling we were looking for," which is why we wanted to have validation from surfers who wear booties all year long. We then contacted our old friend Thomas JONCOUR from Brittany who confirmed to us that he had never had surf boots with such a sensation. It was this exchange that pushed us to launch our brand.
The manufacture of neoprene surf boots and neoprene wetsuits.
In order to bring a truly innovative product to the market, we have developed our neoprene surf booties in the best materials and the most ECO-FRIENDLY :
- With a LIMESTONE neoprene ultra elastic and ultra hot for surfing in 3mm where you surfed in 4mm.
- With a thin SUPRATEX sole that allows you to feel the board while remaining sturdy.
- With 100% natural LATEX that covers the soles and seams to obtain the ideal grip and maximum waterproofness of the surf shoes.
- With patterns on neoprene so that everyone finds his style at WETTY.
- With a patronage to return the booties to dry + quickly and avoid bad smells.
That's how we created WETTY, a brand of technical products made by surfers for surfers.
That's why you will find what others do not dare to do.
Today, our products are conceived in the Basque Country and designed in a small manufacturing workshop in Thailand to ensure the best quality.
All parts are handmade with quality control for each piece.
How to choose your surf booties, kitesurf boots…?
Our surf boots cut like for street shoes. It is useless to take a size below as with some brands. The important thing is not to walk on the heel seam.
For the thickness, below a water at 12 °, it is advisable to take the 5mm polar. Above 3mm is enough.
Before the first use, wax the sole because the latex leaves a thin film that can slide. After the first use, it disappears.
We advise you to rinse your shoes with fresh water and to dry them by turning them to avoid odors.
How to choose your wetsuit of surfing, kitesurf ...?
Choice of thickness:
INTEGRAL 2/2 mm: For water over 16 °
INTEGRAL 3/3 mm: For water between 13 ° and 17 °
INTEGRAL 4/3 mm: For water between 11 ° and 17 °
INTEGRAL 5/4 mm: For water below 13 °
Choice of closure type:
ZIPLESS: total freedom of movement but for surfers who are used to putting on suits because the arm crossing is more difficult.
FRONTZIP: Easy opening and closing. For everyone.