Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, Tx
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Thanks all for your responses. My interest is driven more by the poor performance of "deck shoes" than anything else. I've tried several brands and models and all of them become very slippery in one season. I've tried abrading the soles to overcome the glazing that occurs because of heat and ozone and uv rays, but that only helps for a very short time. What attracted me to 5-Fingers was "vibram". As a young 2LT in the Army I purchased a couple of pairs of Cochran's with Vibram soles. None better. Right now I'm using New Balance 558s and they are better than deck shoes, but are they ever so hot! Shoes have always been a problem for me because I have thin feet with a very high arch/in step, so much so that my sandles are Teva womens size 11,which work great but leave black marks on the deck.
Wish the 5-Fingers were not so expensive. Hate to waste $100 on more shoes for the bottom of the closet.