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Old 22-02-2011, 08:59   #1
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Need Some Deck Shoes

Hey guys. I need some deck shoes and im not sure which ones to get. Im looking at the sneaker type of shoes. Ill be going up and down rigging on a tall ship and the loafer type shoes just wont cut it i think. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Old 22-02-2011, 09:56   #2
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My girlfriend got me a pair of Harken HydroFlux shoes. I love them!

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I wear crocs 90% of the time because they keep my feet healthy, I can work on my knees, and they're excellent for getting a little water on them (beach landings, etc). If I'm hustling around on deck I'll wear sneakers or if the weather is bad foulies and boots.
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Re: Need Some Deck Shoes

Before the current pair of deck shoes, I had a pair of Rockport. They were comfortable, gave good adherence to deck and mast but were unpleasantly smelly when new (it improved with time). And they were not very sturdy: the sides burst after maybe 2 years of use.

Presently, I have a pair of Henri Lloyd. Good traction, no problem with smell, will probably last longer than previous pair.

Beside adherence, one important point is the fit: I have wide feets and many European brands follow the Italian style of narrow shoes.

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Old 22-02-2011, 15:23   #6
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Best boat shoes I have ever had. Better than Topsiders. The canvas version explodes really fast, but leather should last.

I would also suggest these:


They last reasonably well in canvas, and a long time in leather.

Canvas shoes dry faster, but leather shoes last longer, it's a trade off.
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Bought a pair of these last year and really like them. Comfortable, breathable, built in drain if they get wet.

Mens Outpost Hybrid 2

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I have a pair of Merrel Waterpos and they have done really well. They dry really fast and grip like a monster on deck. Non marking as well.


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I love my crocs.
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Hey guys. I need some deck shoes and im not sure which ones to get. Im looking at the sneaker type of shoes. Ill be going up and down rigging on a tall ship and the loafer type shoes just wont cut it i think. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Attachment 25758I will be trying these "Five Fingered" running shoes this season.
Yep, I know people who love them. on the boat or off!

My trek water sneakers make me happy in rolley conditions.

and I confess that my crocs are my usual dock shoes...
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I love my crocs too - but I have to confess they only last a few months on the boat, then they get relegated to the beach. The problem is the soles get worn down fairly quick, and then they become a hazard when our plastic pontoons get wet...
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