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Old 12-08-2011, 11:39   #31
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Bought a pair of topsiders a few months ago. After wearing a few times I put them away and will never own another pair.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:44   #32
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Re: This Is Tough to Admit, but About Two Years Ago . . .

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Yeah, what the heck is it with Sperry's so-called "Topsiders?" Ditto here. They are without a doubt the slipperiest shoes on the boat. I have some old Vibram-soled Bass slip-on loafers that work best and have a hell of a lot more support than Topsiders which have 0 support/cushioning.
For general use you have to buy the "upgrade" topsiders, they have support etc. Still not boat shoes though!
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:56   #33
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Re: This Is Tough to Admit, but About Two Years Ago . . .

I wear white socks with my sandles, but only when I'm with my kids. I feel like a dork, but it drives them crazy, so I guess its ok.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:14   #34
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Socks? I even wear topsiders with suits.

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Old 12-08-2011, 12:16   #35
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Trail running sneakers, crocs, or foul weather boots. I think that's the only three items I've worn on boats in years. I have a pair of "nice" topsiders that I put on with jeans or slacks with my sport coat to dress up but nothing stays nice if you wear it on a boat a few times.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:51   #36
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Re: This Is Tough to Admit, but About Two Years Ago . . .

I got a pair of Keens a couple of years ago and wear them almost all the time. Would like another comfortable pair of deck shoes but don't want to make another mistake like I did with the topsiders. Have looked at Rugged Shark but I wear a EE and most of theirs are medium width. Last good pair I had came from Cabela's but smelled terrible when they got wet.
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Trail running sneakers, crocs, or foul weather boots. I think that's the only three items I've worn on boats in years. I have a pair of "nice" topsiders that I put on with jeans or slacks with my sport coat to dress up but nothing stays nice if you wear it on a boat a few times.
Crocs have to be the Ugliest form of foot wear around... They don't even deserve to be in the catagory of Shoes.
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Old 13-08-2011, 10:18   #38
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Just bought a shirt made from rip stop. Really great shirt, dries in seconds, well vented, magnetic snaps. Now I want to find a suite made out of this stuff! Shake it once it's dry and it's wrinkle free (well, wrinkle free enough), machine washable and won't shrink, a perfect men's suit.
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Old 13-08-2011, 10:28   #39
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Boy has this thread drifted.
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Just bought a shirt made from rip stop. Really great shirt, dries in seconds, well vented, magnetic snaps. Now I want to find a suite made out of this stuff! Shake it once it's dry and it's wrinkle free (well, wrinkle free enough), machine washable and won't shrink, a perfect men's suit.

Well if it's that good I want matching shirt and shorts and SOCKS to wear with my Topsiders so I will be a fashion magnet for the babes.hahaha
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Crocs have to be the Ugliest form of foot wear around... They don't even deserve to be in the catagory of Shoes.
No reason to hate on them man. No reason at all.
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Just bought a shirt made from rip stop. Really great shirt, dries in seconds, well vented, magnetic snaps. Now I want to find a suite made out of this stuff! Shake it once it's dry and it's wrinkle free (well, wrinkle free enough), machine washable and won't shrink, a perfect men's suit.
You guys obviously missed the whole nylon shirt phase thing in the sixties !
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Well if it's that good I want matching shirt and shorts and SOCKS to wear with my Topsiders so I will be a fashion magnet for the babes.hahaha
Clearly some snappy dressers on CF, so should you wear your nylon shirt inside your shorts? and should you finish off the ensemble with say a nice belt possibly a black one to offset the white socks?

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Crocs have to be the Ugliest form of foot wear around... They don't even deserve to be in the catagory of Shoes.
This could soon become another anchor thread...

Maybe we could get topsiders and crocs to breed... good lookin and functional
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The stump jump pump is a new line of foot wear designed for the cruising lady. The heel is removed so there are no more embarrassing moments getting your pump heel stuck in cockpit grates or shower grates. The pump is designed with a counter balance that eliminates the need for a heel, it comes with two pre placed holes for those ladies with a prosthetic. In an emergency you could use it as a plow anchor.you should disconnect your lady before tossing it overboard. Retail price will be around $250
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