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I hate wearing shoes! I have many pair of flip-flop Sperrys, but Keds and the slip-on Skechers are much more comfy! Oh yeah, I DID break down and finally succomb to the fad that is Crocs after I heard how comfortable they are. They sure are ugly (and I have big feet, and they are bimini blue- VERY ugly.) But, I LOVE them! I would never buy the Croc-knock-offs, though- they don't look like they are made from the same polymer.
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Sailing shoes is one of the best albums of all time!


You've got to put on your sailin shoes
Put on your sailing shoes
Everyone will start to cheer
When you put on your sailin' shoes


Oh, and I wear Sperry's.

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While I used to sail barefoot... I've since learned that toes break... and wear shoes aboard... Dropping a winch handle on the foot can be eye opening if you don't have shoes on.

I have a couple different pairs, but during the summer, it's usually the Keen Newport Sport Sandals. Very comfy, okay grip, and leave your feet with a tiger-stripe tan.
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I completed your survey, but I buy shoes for fit. I need arch support and that can be hard to find, and no brand does that consistently.

I agree with Dawg about wearing shoes as well. In one trip this past summer I banged a finger loading ice onboard before even leaving the slip (finger still has a lump, but feels ok now) and then jammed a big toe on a clete while barefoot rafting up with some folks. The toe turned all sorts of colors and hurt for a long time.

And a friend broke his big toe in a stumble in the cockpit while barefoot this past year -- I mean that toe was pointing 45 degrees the wrong way. So shoes do help protect our little feet.
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So far the results have been fantastic! As mentioned, we will post the results.
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Seeing as the decks on my boat are grey i wear shoes so my feet dont get burned. Ive always worn Sperry topsiders and as i type this ive got a pair on. I watch the sales at west marine and boaters world. Ive gotten a few pairs for as low as $15. The most ive ever paid for a pair of top siders has been around $30.
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Been wearing Sperry Top-siders for 20 years. Tried other brands and alway came back to Sperry.
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Hey guys, we are up to about 70 responses so far. We are aiming towards 100!

Once we close the survey, we will display the results and make an announcement.

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