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Old 21-03-2012, 11:19   #1
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Croc for Liveaboard

I am looking at CROCS to wear as a liveaboard. There are so many styles now. What are your suggestions. Thanks.
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Old 21-03-2012, 11:21   #2
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

i only use crocs during lightning storms as they attract nothing. when i had a comfy pair, they were similar to backless strap sandals, over the top of foot....no back strap, no toes.
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I don't like them because as soon as you get the least bit of wear on them, they become seriously slippery. I busted my butt one time in slightly worn crocs on wet concrete and that cured me of wearing them.
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Old 21-03-2012, 11:29   #4
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

I have never thought about needing specific footwear to be a liveaboard.................
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

The reason I asked was it was raining cats and dogs and I was in the marina parking lot and took off running to the boat. I hit wet grass and BOOM, I hit the ground. I looked up and saw birds circling my head ....I was wearing Sperry Dock Shoes. If these are so slippery on grass I am afraid they will do the same on the sailboat.
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

sperry topsliders do attract vultures to your fall.... there isnt really much in the line of slip free shoes... i use bare feet for deck shoes...yes i DO use crocs in lightning storms, praying they do not attract anything....
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

The fishing equipment people Shimano make a very good pair im my opinion.
I like their Everfair Sandals. I find the track less stuff aboard.
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http://www.tackledirect.com/shimano-fishing-boots.html
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Link didn't come through
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opps...Now it did. Thanks.
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

I wish Crocs made a boat shoe. They are so easy to slip on and comfortable to wear. Unfortunately, they are serious slippery on smooth wet surfaces. Also, when you get the interiors wet, your foot slips around in them so they aren't comfortable if you are walking where there are side loads.

I've got a pair of the standard Crocs that I wear in Kona. Good ventilation, etc. I bought a pair of there offroad models but they weren't good in warm weather. With fewer vents in the toe area, toes got sweaty. They are fine in 70 degree wx and not having the vents in the lower toe area, are way better walking when it's wet out whether on or off the boat.
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

Gees H Kristie, I can't believe there can honestly be a thread on a mindless topic like this. The good lord gave you soles on the soles of your feet for heavens sake. WALK NAKED . !!
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

BARE FEET!!! And after about six months you will know where every shroud, cleat and other deck fittings are without having to look for them.
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Holmek, since you have nothing to offer then WALK AWAY NAKED.
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mexdon--i LOVE my boat with her open wide flat decks...nothing to kill feets on.....
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Re: CROC FOR LIVEABOARD

THANK YOU ALL!

This is one of best news ever! I always have been told that Crocs are great boat shows. But I personally think they are the ugliest foot dress ever made. Really, there is nothing worse in my opinion than this plastic stuff in every eye hurting color.

So learning now that they are not that great for boating is a real relive as I will not miss anything without them: My foot stays naked
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