Originally Posted by Kappelan
I love boat shoes...but for beach it would be evil
On different pages here. I wear boat shoes to the beach often. I also wear them when rafting (not intense rapids, but rocky nonetheless) quite a bit. In both occasions they work perfectly well. Boat shoes are made to get wet and grip slippery surfaces. They also dry pretty quickly and are beyond comfortable.
I'm often the first to say that for many things utility is more important than aesthetics and that SF often gets far too caught up in the idea of "being stylish" at all times. But I don't think these offer any more utility than other options listed. And, beyond that, they're Crocs for Christsake.