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Old 06-15-2016, 12:29 AM   #81
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Do you think if my wife leaves heels out near him they'll disappear too?
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Old 06-15-2016, 12:34 AM   #82
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Can't be me, not enough toes.
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Old 06-15-2016, 01:14 AM   #83
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Not mine... too skinny! Mom always told me when I was young - "You have BIG bars of soap for feet"! 13 EEE - that's what became me!!
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Unless I'm kayaking or canoeing I see no reason to wear anything but the shoes I usually wear .. leather Keen's or Clark's.

Wore flip thongs about ten years ago while living on the boat and walking to my shower in the morning .. up and down the ramp w no arch support .. low tide included. Developed a serious Planter Fascious problem and I do'nt ever want that back. In hot weather I wear sandals as my feet get too hot in leather. Think it's an age thing as I don't recall that problem from my youth.

I suspect that a lot of footwear mentioned on this thread is very bad for feet. I don't know what I'd wear if I lived in the hot south. I tripped (in my back yard in AK) on the flexible toe end wearing sandals. Could'nt get my hands out quick enough and went down on the rocks like a falling tree. Could'a died. Just broke my wrist. I don't wear sandals on the boat.
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Old 06-15-2016, 11:19 AM   #85
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Unless I'm kayaking or canoeing I see no reason to wear anything but the shoes I usually wear .. leather Keen's or Clark's.

Wore flip thongs about ten years ago while living on the boat and walking to my shower in the morning .. up and down the ramp w no arch support .. low tide included. Developed a serious Planter Fascious problem and I do'nt ever want that back. In hot weather I wear sandals as my feet get too hot in leather. Think it's an age thing as I don't recall that problem from my youth.

I suspect that a lot of footwear mentioned on this thread is very bad for feet. I don't know what I'd wear if I lived in the hot south. I tripped (in my back yard in AK) on the flexible toe end wearing sandals. Could'nt get my hands out quick enough and went down on the rocks like a falling tree. Could'a died. Just broke my wrist. I don't wear sandals on the boat.
I've seen some serious injuries from sandal and flip flop accidents/tripping. You're right about bad for feet shoes in thread. I change inserts or add inserts in many. I also find by not wearing the same shoes daily, I reduce stress. And, I never wear a leather sole shoe, always soft. Even my dressiest shoes are soft soled.

All the shoes I wear aboard are also those I'm comfortable wearing out and about although I do have some additional walking shoes for days with lots of walking. I don't jog or do any sort of running on pavement. I save that for basketball courts, tennis courts and treadmills.
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Has anyone else had quality issues with Sperrys? I bought some Gold Cups at the boat show and not a month later the soles started to fall apart. Almost two months it took for Sperry to return them and all they did was glue the soles! I could have done that without the wait and the lack of use.
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Has anyone else had quality issues with Sperrys? I bought some Gold Cups at the boat show and not a month later the soles started to fall apart. Almost two months it took for Sperry to return them and all they did was glue the soles! I could have done that without the wait and the lack of use.
I've been wearing standard topsiders for about 15 years now. I usually get a good year out of them as 'presentables,' then another year as work shoes, then they get downgraded to lawn mowing shoes for a while.
After about a year, the insole is usually on it's way out. Otherwise, I haven't had any quality issues. Maybe you got some lemons?
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:08 PM   #88
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As you can see ...
Xsbank's overweight and combined w being such an active dude .... hard on shoes. Avatar may not be truthful. Perhaps Xsbank will someday start a thread on hats to wear on boats.

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I usually use those green "Super Feet" inserts. Mostly protecting my Planters Facitus". Also switch shoes. Heavy agreement here.
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Old 06-15-2016, 02:28 PM   #89
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In summer Sperry's, flip flops, Crocks boat shoes, and bare feet. Crocs make real/specialized boat shoes that stay nonskid a long time yet are soft and comfortable. They are hard to find and I usually have to special order.
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Sperry Topsiders or West Marine knock-offs when docking, transiting the locks or setting the hook. After that it's down to barefoot on board, and simple flaps ashore, unless its a formal occasion, in which case it's dress flaps.
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Teva or Keen sandals. We mainly boat down south so that is year round. Both have good toe protection too.
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Greetings,
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Old 06-15-2016, 06:55 PM   #93
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In summer Sperry's, flip flops, Crocks boat shoes, and bare feet. Crocs make real/specialized boat shoes that stay nonskid a long time yet are soft and comfortable. They are hard to find and I usually have to special order.
Those look pretty nice!
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Old 06-15-2016, 07:47 PM   #94
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I had plantar fasciitis once, first question from the physio was, had I begun wearing boat shoes? Make sure any you buy give good support, it is a hard condition to fix.
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Mr. W. I like the new avatar...
Yeah, my admittedly feeble attempt at showing support to my brothers and sisters in Orlando. Such a waste.

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The Crocks boat shoes are canvas, but great casual footwear. They are lite weight and are like walking on pillows or in soft mud.
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Do you think if my wife leaves heels out near him they'll disappear too?
I'm not quite sure. It would depend on his wardrobe that day. Just to be safe, I wouldn't leave them (or her) unattended.
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I have this pair of flip flops too, and they are very comfortable. Walked 7-8 miles in them up and down the hills at Augusta National at The Masters the day after I bought them. Love 'em.
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I had plantar fasciitis once, first question from the physio was, had I begun wearing boat shoes? Make sure any you buy give good support, it is a hard condition to fix.
Yeah, PF is a chronic issue. Many years as a long distance runner got me very familiar with it. One of the reasons that I don't wear boat shoes unless I am going to be on the boat. I also avoid going barefoot.

Since I can't run anymore, I can be more flexible in shoe choice than I used to be.
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The Sperry's I've had seem to come standard with a funky smell. They're the only pair of shoes I've had that smell bad after one week of wear.

I tried a pair of West Marine boat shows. They're reasonably comfortable but not durable.

I've been wearing a pair of Columbia boat shoes for a year. So far, so good.
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