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No shoes in home or on boat 25 21.55%
No shoes on boat but shoes in my home 7 6.03%
No shoes in my home but shoes on my boat 16 13.79%
Shoes both at home and on boat 68 58.62%
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:43 AM   #1
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Poll: Shoes or no shoes

From another thread, this question arose. So do you wear shoes and allow your guests to wear shoes on your boat and/or in your home.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:07 PM   #2
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I voted shoes both at home and on boat, but with one exception -- when we are fishing and the decks are bloody (unfortunately, many trips have no blood), then no shoes inside.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:10 PM   #3
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Shoes are a matter of safety. As a longtime sailor (now in a power cruiser) I have a strong distaste for stubbing toes on a deck fitting.
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Shoes. Without a doubt. Toe stubbing is the big one but errant fish hooks are in #2 spot. Slips and slides, sunburn also on the list.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:36 PM   #5
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Having gone barefoot and dealing with two broken toes (same toe both times), a massive heal bruise from accidentially jumping on a cleat (from boat to dock), and sliding off of a slipery swim platform, I'm a firm believer in shoes on the boat. Comming from sail, like Moby Nick, it really is a safety issue for us.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:32 PM   #6
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It's too cold and wet to do otherwise. Shoes all the time. I do take off the XtraTufs before I come in as they are too hot for inside wear.

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Shoes but not in bed.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:38 PM   #8
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I have indoor and outdoor shoes.
But same goes for clothes!
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I go in stocking feet at home but wear shoes on the boat deck. Stubbing one's toe on the steel frames along the gunwale is too painful/dangerous.


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Old 03-31-2015, 01:45 PM   #10
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I have indoor and outdoor shoes.
But same goes for clothes!
Must go with the Krogen 42. We are the same.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:07 PM   #11
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Shoes. I suppose if you've got cave-man feet, it's no issue, but I'm a tender-foot and I need the safety and support.
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Shoes but not in bed.
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Because you have lived in SE you will understand this story about a fisherman. A dentist friend of mine was trying to explain to his fisherman client that it is not good to sleep with his denture in his mouth. The fisherman was strongly resisting the advice. Out of frustration the dentist asked the fisherman if he slept with his extra tuffs on and the fisherman replied "sometimes". The dentist said "okay" to those nights but the other nights take the denture out.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:44 PM   #13
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Wearing shoes in one's home must be an American thing... I think it is absolutely gross to be walking in public restrooms and then come home and walk around your house with the same shoes. People take their shoes off before coming in my home. They usually see that I am wearing socks and understand my preference without me saying something. It keeps my carpet and tile clean.

I definitely understand the safety concern on a boat but shoes are hot and Florida can very hot. Not wearing shoes keeps the decks scuff free but I have burned my feet on a hot deck! Ouch!
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:56 PM   #14
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I voted shoes both aboard and at home.
However, in the house no muddy, sandy (winter time from sanding the walkways)or greasy shoes.
On the boat ONLY non marking soles, otherwise shoes come off.
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On the boat ONLY non marking soles, otherwise shoes come off.
What kind of soles in today's shoes do you find to be marking?
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What kind of soles in today's shoes do you find to be marking?
Most that have black soles mark the fiberglass. So do most safety shoes (yes sometimes I go directly from work to the boat and I'm wearing safety shoes), and "shit kicker" style work boots.

Boat shoes do not mark, Crocs do not mark, most white soled "sneaker" types do not mark, flips flops do not mark.

It is normally never a problem with other boaters, it's non boating guests that need to be told.
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If "hot" is an issue, wear sandals. I wear them everywhere in Summer, having "dress" sandals as well as "work" sandals. In keeping with my adversity to stubbing toes, out in the yard, on the boat, wherever, I always buy sandals which cover my toes.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:55 PM   #19
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Shoes on the boat, but just remodeled at home and installed heated tile floors, so socks all the way.
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Old 03-31-2015, 04:02 PM   #20
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Most that have black soles mark the fiberglass. So do most safety shoes (yes sometimes I go directly from work to the boat and I'm wearing safety shoes), and "shit kicker" style work boots.

Boat shoes do not mark, Crocs do not mark, most white soled "sneaker" types do not mark, flips flops do not mark.

It is normally never a problem with other boaters, it's non boating guests that need to be told.
I don't wear them to the boat typically but I don't think black soled tennis shoes and basketball shoes mark today. I think they're more colorfast. Now I may need to do a test. Mostly what I've seen is shoes that are polished, black sole dress shoes. And they really mark from the side of the sole where polish is.

As an aside, I know people don't associate them with boat shoes, but Nike makes some great ones. They are light and the right kind of soles, but have more cushioning inside than a lot of boat shoes.
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