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Best boat shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by BAB, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. BAB

    BAB Well-Known Member

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    who makes the best boat shoes and where can one buy them online?

    thanks!
     
  2. JayJay

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  3. Timeless Fashion

    Timeless Fashion Well-Known Member

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    Quoddy and Allen Edmonds also make boat shoes that are made in the US. Sperry topsiders are popular but I don't know if their quality is still as good as they are now made in China.
     
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    I have a pair by tanino crisci that are very well made.
     
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    NakedYoga Well-Known Member

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    What kind of boat will you be wearing them on?
     
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    Macallan9 Well-Known Member

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    What kind of boat will you be wearing them on?

    Probably a FRIEND SHIP
     
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    What kind of boat will you be wearing them on?

    Boats, although a nice accessory, are not required to wear boat shoes.
     
  9. abrocketsfan

    abrocketsfan Well-Known Member

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    Are boat shoes just a fad or classics?

    I know they've been around for a while but I've noticed a lot more interest in them this summer, which makes me wary about spending $200+ on a high quality pair

    Any thoughts?
     
  10. Agnacious

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    I prefer Sebago docksides. I think they are much better constructed than the topsiders. They are stiffer when you first get them than the topsiders, but once broken in they will last 5 times as long.

    I just bought a pair and would suggest you get them in person so you can size them correctly wearing thin socks to simulate no socks. The place I purchased mine had several makers and when compared side by side it was an easy decision.
     
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    BAB Well-Known Member

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    Boats, although a nice accessory, are not required to wear boat shoes.

    exactly!

    they can be easily worn off-board just instead of jack purcells
     
  12. alliswell

    alliswell Well-Known Member

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    Are boat shoes just a fad or classics?

    I know they've been around for a while but I've noticed a lot more interest in them this summer, which makes me wary about spending $200+ on a high quality pair

    Any thoughts?


    Yes.

    Buy Quoddys. You're supporting American artisans, and getting a product that can be resoled forever.
     
  13. spertia

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    NDC, in my opinion. Here are mine:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Normal people have been wearing them for years, but now and again the fashion crowd picks up on them - that might be what's happening now. It's no bad thing - I liked the sleeker lines some designers introduced in their versions of the boat shoe a few years ago.

    I don't think you'd need to spend 200 bucks on boat shoes. My Paraboots were about €80 and you can get good US brands for even less. They're meant to be treated fairly roughly - they're going to be soaked in sea water, sand and so on, which is murder for leather, but spotless boat shoes look suspicious.
     
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    Sebago docksides...Love them...I used to wear them more than 20 years ago and they still look good...
     
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    NDC, in my opinion. Here are mine:

    [​IMG]


    I hate it when people wear boat shoes with jeans.
     
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    Why / Boat shoes are casual by essence even if they look better with chinos,shorts or bermudas..
     
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    I buy ther PRC made Sperrys Down Under and I can't falt them. In fact Sperrys are now superior to Timberland IMHO speaking as one who has worn the USA and PRC made baotshoes for 25 years.
     
  19. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Well-Known Member

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    Lobb boat shoes are great.

    I've worn them sailing, and they offer good support and grip.

    - B
     
  20. Standard Toaster

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    Sperry are alright if you don't mind shoes covered in branding.
     

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