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triracer320 07-09-2001 09:44 AM

Dumb question on shoes
I''m about to go to an ASA school, and I''m confused on the shoe thing. Do they have to be white soles? or can they be sailing type shoes dark soles? I have some seabagos with dark blue soles, are they probably non-marking soles??

Thanks for the help

JeffH 07-09-2001 07:13 PM

Dumb question on shoes
I keep seeing more and more sailing shoes with dark soles. Some are fine as sailing shoes but I also have blue marks all over my decks from a pair of ''deck shoes'' with a part of the sole that is blue in color.


pkrupela 08-03-2001 12:18 AM

Dumb question on shoes
for sailing school - nothing wrong with white soled tennis shoes either.... I''ve found that tennis shoe style boat shoes give more support... I personally use Teva''s but Sperry, Harken and others make good models. I like the support they give.

JeffH 08-03-2001 04:41 AM

Dumb question on shoes
The problem with white sole tennis shoes is that the become fatally slippery when the deck is damp. Sneakers designed to be ''boat shoes'' have ''stipes'' in the soles intended to allow the water to squeegee out from under the sole and are a lot grippier.


rmf1643 08-07-2001 03:38 PM

Dumb question on shoes
Also check out the sneakers that are popular with the younger "skateboarder". Vans and Skeachers are popular brands. These skateboard sneakers are very comfortable and have nonmarking soles that give good grip (check the tread pattern and compare with boating shoes). They also give your feet good protection

kimberlite 08-07-2001 06:14 PM

Dumb question on shoes
does anyone know of a company that makes eee
width sea boots??

RAGTIMEDON 07-31-2007 01:44 PM

Both the sailboat manufacturers and the shoe manufacturers are populated by midgets -- there is no such thing as EEEE sea boots or size 15 deck shoes, and 6 foot headroom is generous in a 35 foot boat. One of the best things technology has brought to the country is the cell phone, so we have finally called an end to the mini torture chamber called a phone booth. Now if we could only have head room in boats and foot room in boat shoes, all would be well with the world!

TrueBlue 07-31-2007 01:51 PM

My guess is kimberlite's shoe size may have changed somewhat in the 6 years since this posting. :rolleyes:

Sapperwhite 07-31-2007 02:02 PM


Originally Posted by TrueBlue (Post 173563)
My guess is kimberlite's shoe size may have changed somewhat in the 6 years since this posting. :rolleyes:

not this again........night of the living deadthread

sailingdog 07-31-2007 05:26 PM

RagtimeDon seems bent on a mission of reviving many dead threads..

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