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post #5 of Old 04-13-2013
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Re: Good Deck Shoes?

I go with the classic sperry's. at first I thought they looked like old man shoes but after getting them and wearing them they are the next best thing to being barefoot.

They really stick to a wet deck and let your feet feel exactly where you are. I was going on a cold weather race last night and was wearing gore tex hiking shoes but I had to run back to my boat and exchange them for the sperry because they just felt to clunky.

Same goes for tennis shoes. Too high and ou need something flat that will let you feel the deck and all the deck hardware. If I step on a line or clear I need to be able to feel it, not just tromsp all over everything.
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