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Re: Best Footwear for summertime racing?

Up here our summer boat shoes tend to be full boots and thick socks, coupled with foul weather gear. It's been a crappy couple of summers

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Re: Best Footwear for summertime racing?

I just bought a pair of Gill Aquatechs. For dighny sailing they are topnotch, although if I would have known about the Bogs I might have gone that route.

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Re: Best Footwear for summertime racing?

I still love my vibram five fingers. They give the best feel of the deck, go in the washing machine and are cool and comfortable. Also, I have a narrow foot and all the other brands are just too wide for me.
I have learned to not leave my shoes on the boat because of the "glazing over" that happens to the sole material.
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Re: Best Footwear for summertime racing?

One more vote for Keens here! They are the perfect compromise between the protection of a full shoe and the comfort and coolness of a sandal. They draint and dry quickly if your feet take a dunking while on the rail, and they have the best grip of any shoe i have owned.

As for the Harken shoe stink, it is the sea water that does it. I have found that if I rinse them with fresh water after racing they are fine. (Or should I say "were" as I haven't bought a pair since I discovered Keens!)

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Re: Best Footwear for summertime racing?

I wear these... comfortable, don't smell, great grip.


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