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What shoes work for a wet ride in a dinghy
I am wondering if any of you could recommend the best shoes for wet sailing (dinghy)?
I am new to a saling club in the SF Bay. Most of my time has been, and will be spent in Lido-14s. We get pretty wet each time. Have not capsized yet, but for certain skipper ratings, it will be a must to learn, and demonstrate how to upright the Lido.
I want to purchase some decent shoes. I have done 'some' limited resarch. I have seen such brands:
Keen Newport H2 Sandals
Helly Hansen Hydro Power, and Water Moc
Sperry Top-Sider Nautical
Gill Dinghy boots
Sperry Deck Shoe
Men’s Fathom Fisherman Lace Ups
I am looking (ideally) for something that dries reasonably quickly, that is fairly light (so it's not an anchor when i'm in the water), good traction on the deck, non-scuff (won't cause marks on nice while hull), etc.
I am confident that those of you who have, and continue to sail, know what works, and what doesn't.
Can you share what works for you?