Originally Posted by pdqaltair
I'm curious; do some people have naturally occuring non-slip on their bare feet? In my case, at least, I certain my skin has far less grip on a wet deck than my worst shoes. I've slipped on evening dew and passing rain far too many times to accept any truth in this.
the few times i have worn shoe things on my feets while sailing were near tragic.
without shoes i only broke a toe rather than lose my balance. toes are not bad to break--they recover--losing balance can cause much worse damage than a toe.
i wear no boat shoes--been sailing since 1955.
properly maintained teak decks are proper anti skid---if not oiled, varnished or treated with anything other than sea water. is why they existed.