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Topic Review (Newest First)
05-14-2013 06:29 PM
INMA
Re: New Shoe Review

I have been using CROCS Islanders for the past 4 years and now don't wear other styles of shoe. Life is too short to wear uncomfortable shoes.

In the past I have used boat shoes and I would still find most good quality boat shoes good on yachts and the shore.

Its just I have found CROCS Islanders and CROCS Caymans better and more suited for everyday life.

I even use Islanders for work, I have black Islanders that go with my dark business wear. At first people thought me strange which was true, now at the end of long meetings I get up and leave while many put there leather shoes on and then leave.

I probably should go back to my RM Williams boots for work but going to a hard shoe after wearing CROCS seems strange.

A significant reason I like CROCS is I find I can walk more easily and longer distances with CROCS which has assisted me in loosing some weight. To me CROCS are a life saver.

One funny story, in Luang Prabang in Laos, I was standing in a street when a Frenchman crossed the road and pointed at my CROCS Islanders, he had CROCsS Caymans on and wanted to know where I bought the Islanders. Without a common language, I explained I bought them online from America. Smart travellers have figured out CROCS are great footwear when traveling, they are light, comfortable and protect your feet from damage.

The only issue with CROCS is figuring out when to throw them out, my limit is once the sole is worn smooth in the center which takes about 6 months of continuous use on me. I tended to keep boat shoes longer but CROCS are cheap.
05-11-2013 09:04 PM
arknoah
Re: New Shoe Review

I must admit that I've never worn the Topsiders shoes because I need a lot more arch support than they provide. Instead, I've gotten relatively inexpensive (like $20-25) no-name shoes with a non-marking sole, and I've been quite happy with them.

Obviously, I don't tend to wear 4 inch heels, either.
05-10-2013 03:51 PM
Thistle Dew
Re: New Shoe Review

Seaduction

My first mate simply refuses to wear his before "talktails" at the end of the day ??!!
05-10-2013 03:41 PM
ccriders
Re: New Shoe Review

I find it interesting to see the radical change shoe designers have made to sport shoes in the last couple of years. Previously sport shoes could be described as rugged, lugged, leather, heavy.... A couple of years ago I got a pair of Vibram five finger shoes. Eventhough I was skeptical about their suitability for sailing and didn't think I would like to go very long without my orthotics, I find them almost the perfect warm weather shoe for sailing. Recently I purchased a pair of New Balance trail running shoes which are also minimalist shoes, just not a lot there, and I love them for pretty much everything.
Wearing these minimalist shoes without my orthotics is making my feet stronger and I believe my balance better. Gone are the days of strapping a heavy non-ergonomic soles to my feet, at least until winter time.
05-10-2013 10:05 AM
blutoyz
Re: New Shoe Review

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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
you have friends?







You got me there
05-10-2013 09:38 AM
Minnewaska
Re: New Shoe Review

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Originally Posted by Seaduction View Post
:d:d:d
I kid you not, I was idling in the dinghy last summer waiting for the rest of the crew to go to shore for dinner. My step son's girlfriend comes walking down the sugar scoop in shoes exactly like that. I mean seriously!

I think I was polite enough when I asked her to remove them before stepping into the dink. She's still with him anyway.
05-10-2013 09:34 AM
bljones
Re: New Shoe Review

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Originally Posted by blutoyz View Post
I hope you can run in those crocs...if my friends saw those on my feet I would have to run
you have friends?







05-10-2013 09:32 AM
Seaduction
Re: New Shoe Review

:d:d:d
05-10-2013 09:20 AM
blutoyz
Re: New Shoe Review

I hope you can run in those crocs...if my friends saw those on my feet I would have to run
05-10-2013 07:16 AM
Minnewaska
Re: New Shoe Review

By the way, you can still get Sperry's that are handmade in the USA. Maine to be exact.

They are the original classic style. For $300 !!

http://www.sperrytopsider.com/store/...tId=cat2050398
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