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Old 07-06-2016, 09:05   #16
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Re: Crocs will kill you

I had bad plantar fasciatis in both feet to the point that an orthopedic doctor proposed an operation to cure it. Turned out it was only about 50% successful!
I got on the web and found Healthatpain.com. Bought the heel cups and within a week i was running again painfree. They have flip-flops now also. I was pretty much on crutches prior to that. Amazing product when you have been in that much pain. I have no other relationship with the company.
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Re: Crocs will kill you.....

I've gone barefoot, worn flip-flops, sandals, sneakers, BUT personally really love "amphibious" / water sports shoes. Astrial's PORTER model is my current sailing shoe. Great sole drainage and "cool" design.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:16   #18
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No matter how practical or comfortable, I just cant bring myself to wear the ordinary crocs, like wearing sandals over white socks, I can't explain it, it's just wrong.

Imagine the warm fuzzy feeling I got inside when
I found these crocs...

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Old 07-06-2016, 09:26   #19
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Re: Crocs will kill you

No one with a deck safety concern is going to recommend flip-flops or Crocs. A deck shoe needs to stay on you foot despite a force in any direction, and supply better deck traction than you bare wet foot. Toe protection is also a concern - there are lots of projections on a deck waiting to injure your toes.
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Re: Crocs will kill you

Like Capt Bill I have very wide feet, helps me walk on water, but makes it's hard to buy shoes. I wore Crocs every day for a couple of years and they didn't cause me any problems.

Crocs do become very slippery as the pattern wears off the bottom. Don't try to make them last. Replace them as soon as you notice that the bottoms are worn.

I've switched to Teva sandals. I haven't worn real shoes in about two years. I just wear the sandals with black socks for formal occasions.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:33   #21
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A buddy just bought a pair of these at the boat show">Miami Boat Show. Tucket , pricy @ $60 , verdict still out.
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Re: Crocs will kill you

BARE FEET for over 60 years, now. no complaints. broke almost as many toesies as i did playing field hockey as a goalie. wotza big deal on busted toe?? there s nothing ye can do about it and you are still on the boat-- so-- tape it up and keep walking.
barefootin continues, and will continue for rest of my life. the only problems i ever had with barefeet on a boat were due to the demands of a skipper that i needed to wear shoes. i damn near busted m y back on that, with resultant overboadosis. no way am i wearing shoes on deck. wrenched shoulder saving self from briny monster
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:47   #23
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A buddy just bought a pair of these at the Miami Boat Show. Tucket , pricy @ $60 , verdict still out.
Almost picked some up myself. Have your buddy give us a review when ready!
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:06   #24
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A little known Crock fact. If you have two different sized feet and many people do, you can shrink crocks in the dryer.
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Here's What Podiatrists Think About Your Crocs



But so are flip flops or any other backless shoe...



So what are sailors in warm climates supposed to wear?


Oh what a letdown.


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I've always like canvas loafers. They breath, take water well and if your feet get hot throw some water on them an instant swamp cooler.
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My experience is that comfortable shoes are important but there are also other considerations. Foot protection being one. A toe stubbed on a cleat can be debilitating. And I once had my foot roll out of loosely laced boat moc when a gust heeled the boat suddenly. The sock covered foot had no traction. Had to retrieve the shoe. Luckily not a critical moment
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CShawn, Will do, he is a fisherman and has a Century 30' Center Console. So an opinion he will have. Steve
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Fascinating book about running and feet - mostly about barefoot running -
"Born To Run" by Christopher McDougall
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