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Old 20-06-2008, 00:34   #1
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Shoes

This isn't a food or drink thing but it seemed better here than in /general.

How many pairs, and of what kind, of shoes do you bring cruising?

I am going to avoid a big "what did you pack" class question and try to hit line items as they come to me. Better for conversation anyway.

So, yeah, shoes.

Where do you store them?
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Old 20-06-2008, 05:19   #2
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Budget versions of Crocs are great. Also deck shoes that look OK to wear out and 1 pair hiking boots and thats all for me What else could one need?
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Old 20-06-2008, 06:19   #3
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Kenneth Cole outlets have good deck shoes under $50 normally sold over $170.
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Old 20-06-2008, 06:30   #4
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No shoes on the boat, a pair of Crocs for walks ashore.
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Old 20-06-2008, 06:37   #5
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*Pair of non-marking Teva sandals
*Some Nike running shoes that double as something you can wear with jeans
*One pair of Prada loafers for if I need to be dressed up for something
*Pair of hiking boots
*In winter, a pair of snow boots

and... the latest addition:

*One pair of nearly knee-high commercial, rubber fishing boots! ha ha Very good in Maine.

Usually, I can be found barefoot though.

PS: I'll try to hold my tongue on those crocks. lol For some reason, trendy as they are, I want to puke when I see them.
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Old 20-06-2008, 06:42   #6
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*One pair of nearly knee-high commercial, rubber fishing boots! ha ha Very good in Maine.

You planning on doing lobster work when the chartering is slow? Or better, take the charter guest out, get lobster and have a nice feast to close out a day charter.
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*Pair of non-marking Teva sandals
*Some Nike running shoes that double as something you can wear with jeans
*One pair of Prada loafers for if I need to be dressed up for something...
Your investment in footwear might have funded a dinghy dock rental for a year.
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*In winter, a pair of snow boots
LOLOL Suffer!

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*One pair of nearly knee-high commercial, rubber fishing boots! ha ha Very good in Maine.

PS: I'll try to hold my tongue on those crocks. lol For some reason, trendy as they are, I want to puke when I see them.
Fishing boots we are on the lookout for.
The budget version of crocs here are $1.50 a pair. You wouldnt puke at that! (As for the Prada fancey stuff! No comment!)
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Your investment in footwear might have funded a dinghy dock rental for a year.
Shhhhh!

Don't tell anyone the Prada loafers are leftovers from when I was a "successful" business owner in Manhattan.


The running shoes are fairly important to me, so I can get some aerobic exercise easily. Being on boats is great for keeping the muscles toned, but I can't get any aerobic exercise.

None of the shoes are new... many are more than 3 yrs old.

One thing my wife taught me about shoes: You spend less buying expensive shoes than you do buying cheap ones.

Kind of like quality boat stuff. Buy a cheap knockoff and it breaks. Same with shoes.

My Pradas cost $300 (US), purchased at that big, outdoor mall in Milano, Italy in 2001. Here they are, 7 years old, looking completely brand new and could be worn to the most fancy social obligation (or funeral since they are black) without me looking like a poor slob. If I bought a $100 or less pair of less quality dress shoes, I would have had to re-buy them several times in the same 7 year period both for blow-outs and for them going out of style.

That's the theory, anyway.
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You planning on doing lobster work when the chartering is slow? Or better, take the charter guest out, get lobster and have a nice feast to close out a day charter.
I think the northern climate liveaboards will know what they're for...

They're for those fantastic 45 degree mornings where the dinghy has rainwater up to your ankles, no sun, lots of fog and you're just not interested in stepping in that crap in bare feet. ha ha
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Old 21-06-2008, 22:37   #11
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Yeah, I gotta back you on the crocks. All of the sudden everyone is wearing old lady gardening sandals.

Even in my current "real life" I spend 95% of my time in soccer sandals but even though they grip the ground okay when wet- your foot slides on them!


I will be investing in something from Teva probably.

Well, this sounds like I am not too far off. I imagine most people suffer from a little bit of "wanna take too much" syndrome. I have sandals, running shoes, boat shoes, and some indoor soccer shoes set aside. I might drop the soccer shoes but my strength of will was wavering by the time I got there.

Maybe we could expand this?

What is your clothing inventory? Where do you store it?
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Old 22-06-2008, 05:20   #12
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Those coming to the tropics often underestimate the need for long sleeve t's and sweatshirts and windbreakers. etc.
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Having lived in Southern Italy there is a reason men where a sweater over their shoulders during the early evening walks. As most walks don't end until late-ish the temp' can drop a lot. heck even on the Great lakes in Mid summer with days above 90F and over 40% humidity the nights could get real cold quick. I always found a good amount of under garments to be the most important part, if you are luckily enough not to soil the over garments or get them sogging wet. Always buy quality but make sure that it is quality and not just marketing. I mean HD motorcycles are still ride one work two and most yuppie idiots still want them (Don't you love Mercantlism at work).
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Old 13-11-2008, 19:53   #14
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Warning!!! crocks are really slippery when wet!
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The Crocs trend is clearly over. Anyone see their share price?

NASDAQ:CROX BigCharts - QuickCharts

http://www.reuters.com/article/hotSt...4AC5Q520081113


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