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Old 13-09-2012, 08:45   #1
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Men, Boatshoes and Marriage

I think there is something very comforting about putting your feet into something you instantly recognize in the morning donít you?

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Old 13-09-2012, 08:50   #2
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Shoes? I think I still have a some in storage. Just feels wrong to wear them now.
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I prefer barefoot or flops for going out.
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i prefer my keen's wonder what that says. NEVER have liked sperry's and tended to get in fights wiht most kids who wore em in highschool.
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I like Sperry's, but not for boating!
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I just blew out a flip flop.
And in true cruiser from i glued it back together.
Saved 5 bucks
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Re: Men, Boatshoes and Marriage

sperry's topsLiders got that nick name for a definite reason.. slipperiest shoes ever to be labelled boat shoes. they just look like richie rich needs to wear em, so they were made.

i wear bare feets on board and so does everyone coming on board. no--there are NO foot rippers in or on my deck. decks on my boat are wide and flat. lovely and perfect for cruising. too hot?/pour sea water over em. then walk.
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$4 Dollar General Old school canvas deck shoes for me. Blue, and just like my Grandpa wore.
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Re: Men, Boatshoes and Marriage

Just got back from visiting parents in the US and had to wear flip flops (actually, the only way to go through airports now without much hassle). First time in a year my feet have been in shoes of any type and I barely survived. VERY occasionally wearing flip flops is the most shoe I've worn in 4 years. Couldn't image how long it would take me to get used to an actual closed in shoe.

I usually put my foot in my mouth somewhere close to first thing in the morning - Michele lets me know exactly when each day. Over the years, it has become somewhat comforting...

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sperry's topsLiders got that nick name for a definite reason.. slipperiest shoes ever to be labelled boat shoes. they just look like richie rich needs to wear em, so they were made.

i wear bare feets on board and so does everyone coming on board. no--there are NO foot rippers in or on my deck. decks on my boat are wide and flat. lovely and perfect for cruising. too hot?/pour sea water over em. then walk.
Yikes, your getting tough in your, er, maturing age.

Reminds me as a kid running through a stubble field... barefoot. THAT made for tough feet.
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Re: Men, Boatshoes and Marriage

My foot size is 13, EEEEEE.

Yep, six "E"s. When I shop for shoes, it's usually me and a couple of Toronto Raptors alone in the bigfoot aisle at New Balance.

I wear Sperry sandals, because I get them for $29 as a Boat Show Special, but really, I should just go to bare feet. Hell, I never fall over...too much surface area.

The thing is that I find shoes so rarely that fit and are comfortable, I think I should wear them to death. I have yet to accept that whatever deity or biology that created me didn't want me to have covered feet. My mix-and-match foot tan lines reflect this, as I assume is generally the case with sailors.
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I wear Sperry sandals, because I get them for $29 as a Boat Show Special.......
Wow, $29! Guess I've been gone from "civilization" a long time. I pay about Q25 (about $3.00US) for sliders here in Guate and about Q5 more for bootleg "crocs".
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Re: Men, Boatshoes and Marriage

Hmmm, crank up memory... yep, I think that I do remember some folks around SF marinas wearing Sperrys. Even tried them once myself, but I found them uncomfortable (no arch support, very low heel) and bloody useless on a wet deck after about a month of weathering of the rubber sole.

Once out really cruising, they soon disappear from folks feet, never to reappear. If you look around the anchorages far from home one sees (in the tropics) bare feet, flops of one sort or another, or nowadays, some sort of Croc knockoff. In cooler climes, some sort of inexpensive "trainer" or running shoe seems more common than dedicated "yachting shoes". They seem to stick to decks about as well and cost WAY less than chandlery footwear.

Each to his own I guess, but no votes cast for Sperrys around here!

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I've got a pair of those Sperry topsiders. My mother-in-law gave them to me because she figured it was what a sailor.

I have them on the boat, because you never know when a small piece of leather might be needed.
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Re: Men, Boatshoes and Marriage

I usually put my foot in my mouth somewhere close to first thing in the morning - Michele Denise lets me know exactly when each day. Over the years, it has become somewhat comforting...
My shoes just get comfortable & I have to haul them out of the trash & hide 'em in
my boat shed. (along with sweaters, T's you name it)
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