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Old 04-18-2013
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Re: Good Deck Shoes?

I've found decent boat shoes at target for $17.
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Re: Good Deck Shoes?

Have to agree with the quality on the Sperry's. I've worn them ever since I was in my teens. Used to last three or four years. Ever since they became "trendy" 5 or so years ago, I can only get them to last a year. Same old traditional leather boat shoe. Hell of it is, I think I remember being able to get them for $50, now I can't pick a pair up for less than $65.
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Re: Good Deck Shoes?

Bare feet.

Sperry topsiders if it is really cold. Also picked up a pair of boat shoes from Timberland - seem okay, but early days yet.

But normally, bare feet.
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Re: Good Deck Shoes?

Originally Posted by zeehag View Post
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.
I think I'd probably rather lose my balance. 9 times out of 10 you just land on your butt and feel foolish. Rather break a toe? Really? Sailing the tropical seas isn't going to be as fun when you are hobbling around for a month.
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