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Old 15-04-2018, 21:58   #46
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Re: Sailing Shoes ?

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Also, the hygiene stuff. Cruising in bigger cities. We always leave our footwear in the dinghy. I get weirded out people's houses when they wear their street shoes inside and even put them on their furniture/upholstery. Different strokes.
+1 on that. I used to know people who'd wear street shoes onto their bed. Yecch!
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Old 16-04-2018, 06:32   #47
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Re: Sailing Shoes ?

Several years ago I began wearing shoes for crews. They are a specialty shoemaker catering to the food industry.


https://www.shoesforcrews.com/

Their shoes are non-skid, very very long wearing, comfortable and come in a variety of styles from Croc-alike to dress, fashionable, and shoes that look like deck shoes.

They are comfortable, available in your size, and best of all washable. After day or so if wearing, my shoes go in the laundry with the rest of my boat clothes. As a result they are not only non-marking they are impeccably clean. I wash them in hot water and bleach, hang them out to dry and put them back in the closet looking like the day I purchased them.

This works for every type of shoe, I have nonskid deck shoes, non-skid dress shoes, non-skid casual shoes and… You get the picture.

Their prices moderate their return policy is generous and they’re very comfortable.
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Old 16-04-2018, 07:08   #48
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Usually clean converse with white soles, but inherited a pair of crocs from the previous owner of my new boat and LOVE them. When things get wet, my scuba dive ankle booties are the way to go.
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Old 17-04-2018, 03:25   #49
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Sailing Shoes by Little Feat (Live)

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Old 17-04-2018, 03:38   #50
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Re: Sailing Shoes ?

If it's wet and rough and I have to go forward to raise sail etc, barefoot is the only way to get good traction on an old boat with worn nonskid.

On nice days, just about any thing will work from flip flops to gym shoes......but be careful with the sun on untanned feet
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Old 17-04-2018, 04:44   #51
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Re: Sailing Shoes ?

[QUOTE=RobD527;2615135]I've been powerboating for 30yrs and after a few trips on my first sailboat I was thinking wow theres alot of stuff to stub your toes on this boat and the flip flops almost put me on my arse a couple times

What kind of shoes do you wear ?[/QUOTE


I wear boat shoes made by a company called Soft Science. They are very, very comfortable, and they stick like sh*t to sheet. I do not take them off the boat. They are very reasonably priced. They also make flip flops which I have found to be very, very comfortable as well. Comfort means a lot to me....I broke my fib and tib, dislocated my ankle a few years back....
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Sailing Shoes by Little Feat (Live)





I prefer the studio version on the same titled album “Sailin’ Shoes”
Best work from Lowell George and nearly perfect album. One of my favs.
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Usually clean converse with white soles, but inherited a pair of crocs from the previous owner of my new boat and LOVE them. When things get wet, my scuba dive ankle booties are the way to go.
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I did plan on trying my dive boots
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Old 19-04-2018, 19:26   #54
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Crocs have been great for me. Easy on/off and the toe is protected. They're still ugly as hell though.
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Helly Hansen Make very good boat shoes. Mine stick better than any Sperry shoes if had.
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