Great boat shoes

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Fishing Fool from New Jersey on Thursday, December 1, 2016
I live in boat shoes as long as the weather lets me. They are not made to give you much support but are more like slippers that can take mild abuse. The construction of these is adequate and they do hold up quite well. I know this because this is my second pair and I am still wearing the first pair over a year later. The leather trim on the inside is in the right place and prevents premature wear-through at the heel and top edge. The sole has lasted fairly long but you must remember that to be a good boat shoe, the rubber compound must be soft so it grips the wet ground/deck. This makes it susceptible to wear so finding the right balance between effectiveness and durability is important. I have worn other boat shoes that have more durable soles, but they were so hard that they slipped when I wore them on wet surfaces. These do not slip easily.

The color has faded over the last year but not too much and they look pleasantly worn. I have the blue suede style and they go well with jeans, khaki and casual slacks. The leather lacing looks nice but as with all my boat shoes, I have to glue the knot closed. It seems that no matter what kind of knot I tie, the laces always come undone at the worst time. Krazy glue to the rescue.

Good value at these sale prices.
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