Originally Posted by miran
I am in love with the comfort of American boat shoes like the ones made by Quoddy and some of the other high quality competitors.
But my problem is I am no longer a university student. I am committed, I have a proper job, and I am no longer a young kid.
I live in Canada where moccasin means Italian horsebit or driving loafer. But not the white soled boat shoe.
Do you find that boat shoes (with white soles, and the wrap-around lace) are the province of college kids or younger. Does it look look stupid on an adult? Or is it acceptable everywhere and on everyone, but only in the US?
If you are Western European or Canadian, I would particularly value of opinion.
from we, here everybody wears what they like it, boat shoes are not kiddy at all and, even in my town i can see mature, even old men wearing them and nobody cares at all. boat shoes are a classic sailing item and being a classic they are for everybody just like chinos andoxford shirt. Said that i have to tell that boat shoes were very popular in europe few years ago, In these days guys wear sneakers by hogan, tod's, pirelli (yes, the same of tyres!) and other different brands even if the sneakers fashion period, imho, is close to finish. Buy your boat shoes with white soles (the right one for boat's deck!!) and enjoy wearing!!