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Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice Giulietta is just really nice
In other words about half the population of Portugal would be waving at me??
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I have flat wide feet and I have found white soled tennis shoes to work for me. Reboks has a white soled model that I wear for five years before replacement.
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maybe the rockports don't like my 'new to me' boat..they liked the J/24, maybe they aren't crazy about the Sabre..who knows...i only ever wore them sailing, so it isn't like they were worn out on the asphalt.
it did take me a while to stop laughing at Cam's post so i could reply...touche'
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Lightbulb Shoes and non skid?

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Sam- I'm really surprised the Rockports aren't providing good traction. They are my favorite boat shoes for both comfort and traction and have never had a problem.
Interesting, I too find the rockports do well on our boat, (Tartan 37) This makes me ponder if different shoes perform differently on different non skid? Sounds like a good test for Practical Sailor uh?

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Crocs are Best

They feel that you're getting a foot message with every step. They are also great on deck, don't skid and best of all are relatively cheap. I have bought every other kind over the years. No comparison!

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slip slidin' awaaay

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Interesting, I too find the rockports do well on our boat, (Tartan 37) This makes me ponder if different shoes perform differently on different non skid? Sounds like a good test for Practical Sailor uh?

this begs an interesting question about age.. the shoes have only ever been worn on the boat ..the remaining 'tread' is fairly significant, but the shoes are 6 years old.i keep wondering if just roughing up the soles a bit wouldn't help..
the worst part..they are really comfortable, but damn if i want to try to swim w/ em on...and they weren't cheap if i remember correctly...
speaking of practical sailor..mine came today...i guess the safety tether article might be appropriate to read....
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Sam- I wonder if the rubber on your shoes hasn't dried out a bit making them slick. I have noticed on some of my older Rockports (the ones now used for working on the boat/painting) get a little dried out??? The other idea, I don't know your boat, but if you have a layer of oxidation on the gelcoat, that could also make the deck slick. (even with "non skid")
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Don't wear shoes on the boat. Bare feet has the best traction there is.

If you're worrying about showing your gnarly toes and green moldy stuff on your toenails, go to a slip-on, or BUY Giullettas new improved plasticised foot covering. It sprays on and it totally environmentally friendly. Once it starts to peel, you can strip off pieces and use for stink bait. As the product wears, simply spray on more layers. Note: 6 to 7 coats are suggested with sanding between coats.
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Bare feet are fine when lounging on deck at the end of the day, but not when water is splashing over the deck when heeled 20 degrees--it gets slippery then! And barefeet increases the chances of stubbedd toes or cuts if you are going forward quickly and misjudge where the chainplate or padeye is located.
I think a good pair of deck shoes is a safety requirement.
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Frank, I think Ian was joking...I hope
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