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Anyone out there have a good recommendation for sailing shoes on a 36 foot boat? i am mostly doing racing and since i wore out my dinghy booties on that pesky all grip ;)

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Soft Science.  Bought a pair, love them, so bought another pair to keep on the boat.  Extremely comfortable, don’t absorb water.

https://www.softscience.com/?keyword=soft science shoes&gclid=Cj0KCQjwquTbBRCSARIsADzW88xCBd-PtxF75X0t8BAVKqIDDz4xcyatFC3_GrEl2EbyaYanOXe6Wh8aAvbKEALw_wcB

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I bought a pair of these on the recommendation of an SA'er (maybe Ish?) and I like them. Light, good grip, fast drying, cheap. Not even ugly by Crocs standards...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00DYA8SDO/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1&psc=1

EDIT: I found they run about a half size small.

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i was going to buy a pair of the WM seacoast brand watershoes recommended around here recently and found a pair of SIMMS watershoes on clearance in my size... the sole and uppers are 100 x better then the seacoast,     the soles are very sticky which i needed jumping around on wet teak and mahogany , I was slipping too much with cheap boat shoes and injuring myself.

 

 

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Astral Brewer $110; Sam Hubbard $245; Sperry CVO Sneaker $60

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On ‎8‎/‎19‎/‎2018 at 10:21 PM, Haligonian Winterr said:

+1

+1.

Wear 'em with scuba socks if you plan on sailing in wet/cold weather. 

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On 8/19/2018 at 8:35 AM, Peenstone said:

Soft Science.  Bought a pair, love them, so bought another pair to keep on the boat.  Extremely comfortable, don’t absorb water.

https://www.softscience.com/?keyword=soft science shoes&gclid=Cj0KCQjwquTbBRCSARIsADzW88xCBd-PtxF75X0t8BAVKqIDDz4xcyatFC3_GrEl2EbyaYanOXe6Wh8aAvbKEALw_wcB

Do these run big or small relative to the sizes?

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I like Circa skateboard shoes. But onmy on boats over 40'  dont think they woukd work on a 36' ;)

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They run wide.  Length is accurate, size is deliberately wide.

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21 minutes ago, Peenstone said:

They run wide.  Length is accurate, size is deliberately wide.

Cool, thanks. Wide is good as they will nicely accommodate my aging arthritic toes. 

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Are there any of the sailing brands that make a wide fitting sailing shoe? I wear EE runners and all the brands seem to just make regular widths?

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On 8/19/2018 at 1:04 PM, IStream said:

Not even ugly by Crocs standards...

Hmmm... this requires some thought.-_-

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1 hour ago, Bull City said:
On 8/19/2018 at 10:04 AM, IStream said:

Not even ugly by Crocs standards...

Hmmm... this requires some thought.-_-

I agree that "not ugly" and Crocs in the same sentence is confusing. Let me diagram it:

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^^ Kind of a Tommy Bahama look in front, and Crocs in the back.

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I got a pair of these for a nephew's wedding in New Orleans. Very comfortable. Good for dancing, but not too slippery.

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On 10/8/2018 at 7:14 AM, Why is it so said:

Are there any of the sailing brands that make a wide fitting sailing shoe? I wear EE runners and all the brands seem to just make regular widths?

Dubarry make some sailing boots in wide - not sure about their shoes

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These are really popular amongst the yachties in my Oz Club.  And they leave a charming 'kitten whisker' tan pattern!  :-)

https://www.kroten.com.au/product/acs-mens-gybe2/

I recently bought a pair of HH Hydropower, after coveting them for a loooong time (it's a chick thing).  I'm glad I bought them on sale cos the first time I wore them, I was doing my do, slipped, and landed flat on my arse.  I don't dare wear them sailing unless the boat is flat and/or dry (ie, never). 

Back to the ACs it was!  And I wear the HHs to keep the ACs solely for when the boat leaves the pen.

I also had a pair of Chatham boat shoes I got for $40, and they were great - grippy up the front in the wet, but looked dressy enough to wear around...but after one embarrassing return (where there wouldn't have been a boat big enough to escape the smell), I decided it was time to burn them.

A lot of the guys swear by Dunlop Volleys.  A bloke I do foredeck with wears a KMart Converse copy, and says they're brilliant.

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