What about those Sperry shoes
Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:19 PM
Help me before I blow bucks on another shoe I can't stand!!!
Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:42 PM
That's really all I have to offer you.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:25 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:32 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 02:57 PM
You mean we're not supposed to wear these while yachting anymore?
I remember when I was 15 yo in 1976, I moved from Dallas to Naples, FL. I was wearing adidas with bell bottom jeans and everyone else was wearing top siders with straight legged jeans. I was made heavily fun of but I soon adopted their weardrobe. I always hated those shoes though!!
Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:09 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 03:30 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 09:58 PM
I've got a pair of the new Topsiders. They are very lightweight bare bones shoes. They don't have much that will absorb water. So, they dry quickly and breath really well. The grip seems fine. They are not the most comfortable shoe worn with out socks. But, they feel great when I've worn socks. I can't say anything about durability. It's too soon.
I think you were clear about the feel without socks. I tried them on and they felt a bit weird and very thin feeling souls or rather soft souls. I don't need them as much as a boat shoe as I do a water shoe. It's very rocky here and I need them for launching and retrieval. This shoe didn't feel right at all for the surface conditions we walk on.
Oh well... back to my Keens.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 10:34 PM
Upturned toe is perfect for those deck blocks, I haven't smashed/broken any toes since. Excellent grip.
Still stink though if you don't dry them out properly (no more than others), which is a bit hard to avoid when your on the boat for any length of time. Mind you, I don't wear socks, so that obviously has something to do with it. After a few outings you don't even notice them on your feet, they're so light.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:37 PM
I would go with the chucks or check out the Musto at mad marthas. my sperry experience was poor build quality or rubber degredating to become more like a fun house slide versus sticky
I agree, bought a pair of Sperry's at the NOODS last year in the tent. Build quality is shite, made in China crap. They started coming apart in just a month. I'll never buy another pair again.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 06:53 PM
You know, you could have probably received better answers if you had been more forthright in your original post.
I tried them on and they felt a bit weird and very thin feeling souls or rather soft souls. I don't need them as much as a boat shoe as I do a water shoe. It's very rocky here and I need them for launching and retrieval. This shoe didn't feel right at all for the surface conditions we walk on.
Boat shoes and shoes that perform well on underwater rocks have distinctly different requirements.
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