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Old 05-11-2017, 09:40 PM   #1
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Deck Shoes - Sperry Sux

I have been a loyal customer of Sperry for years and bought their shoes before they were trendy. I liked that they didn't mark decks and you could slip em off and on without the fussing of Blundstones. The latest pair I bought were the most expensive ones, the ones that come in a snazzy, useless cloth bag. They are crap! The company support is also crap. The soles began to fall off about a month after I bought them, I took them back and it was nearly 2 months before a rep saw them and he glued the soles back on! Now, months later, the soles are falling off again - go figure the glue didn't work. If the rep had been more receptive I probably would still be blissfully happy and might even buy them again, but never again.

Anyway, save yourself some bucks and don't bother with these shoes, they may have been good once but those days are gone. Just another low quality crappy product, probably outsourced to China.

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Old 05-11-2017, 09:53 PM   #2
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It was hard to keep a straight face when the Coasties paid me a visit, but did not want to walk on my decks in their black combat boots.
I have an older pair of Sperry's seem to work fine. Best traction so far was a pair of sea boots from Gill.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:55 PM   #3
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Like any shoes, most of them are rubbish nowadays. My favorite brand is Clarks, the only affordable good quality ones I found that last more than few weeks for me.

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Old 05-11-2017, 09:59 PM   #4
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Skechers Go Walks have 5 pairs and most others on the marina also wear them under $100

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Old 05-11-2017, 10:41 PM   #5
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You know that Sperry was bought out ten years ago by Payless right?

I wear Quoddy's. Very high quality. Quoddy does not put brand symbols on the outside of the shoe like most manufacturers do. I don't like being a walking advertisement.
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:16 AM   #6
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Could be just Xsbank`s feet?
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Old 05-12-2017, 12:33 AM   #7
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Like any shoes, most of them are rubbish nowadays. My favorite brand is Clarks, the only affordable good quality ones I found that last more than few weeks for me.

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Have you tried Ecco? If you like Clarks, you'll love Ecco. I have both and both are great but I prefer the Ecco.
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Old 05-12-2017, 03:08 AM   #8
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Like any shoes, most of them are rubbish nowadays. My favorite brand is Clarks, the only affordable good quality ones I found that last more than few weeks for me.

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I picked up a pair of Clarks last time I was in Canada. Half price at the Hudsons Bay store.

Great shoe!
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Old 05-12-2017, 07:09 AM   #9
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Clarks customer support is top shelf also.
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:35 AM   #10
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You know that Sperry was bought out ten years ago by Payless right?

I wear Quoddy's. Very high quality. Quoddy does not put brand symbols on the outside of the shoe like most manufacturers do. I don't like being a walking advertisement.


Actually Sperry is owned by Wolverine since 2012.
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Wearing a pair now, no issues, although the insert doesn't hold up well, creature of habit I guess, where do you get Clarks?
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Old 05-12-2017, 09:03 AM   #12
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Wearing a pair now, no issues, although the insert doesn't hold up well, creature of habit I guess, where do you get Clarks?
A lot of local stores are selling Clarks, I even found a air at Costco one day.
But you can also find them online: Clarks Online

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I have Clark's dress shoes. ANd I will agree!!! Great shoes!!! I did not know they made a deck shoe or similar.
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Sperry changed its sole material about 10 or so years ago. The replacement "rubber" sole material hardens quite fast so that deck shoes with perfectly good tops become slippery. Do not ask how I know!!
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I also have a pair of Timberland that are very comfortable to wear on the deck, and very well made, I like them too.

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Wearing a pair now, no issues, although the insert doesn't hold up well, creature of habit I guess, where do you get Clarks?
A quick web search shows Amazon will get you whatever you want. Zappos has them as well. I would recommend Zappos(although I want to say it is owned my amazon now) because shipping is always free and return shipping is free as well....in case your shoes don't fit. Any woman knows who/what Zappos is...

http://www.zappos.com/clarks-men-boa...lesStyle/desc/

Edit: I just searched and Zappos is indeed owned by amazon. Zappos mades it name with free shipping and free return shipping. Now that they are owned my Amazon, I do not know if that is the case anymore....since it would be advantaged over Amazon.
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I never experienced Sperry Topsiders coming apart. I wore out many pairs of Sperry's back when they had the best boat shoes.
I switched to shoes like New Balance and Skechers because they offer better arch support, insole construction and all round comfort. Non-marking soles are available in most models. I'm looking forward to trying out memory foam insoles on my next pair.
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I see another brand called "Dunham" who I found on Zappos. They are not cheap but all reviewers regarded them very highly.
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I've always had a problem looking for boat shoes, getting different style Sperry's for years. My problem stems from requiring an 8.5 WIDE size, tough to find. Last year I bought a pair of Bass shoes from a local shoe retailer, who's now going out of business. Now my "boat shoes" are cheap, light-weight joggers that I buy at WalMart, Target, or K Marts. My only criteria is... light, comfortable, 8.5W, and, most important, the SOLES BE STICKY-SOFT. My latest pair squeak on fiberglass and wood floors, and are super sticky. Cost... $24.99.
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