Best boat shoes?

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  1. BAB

    BAB Senior member

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

    thanks!
     


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    JayJay Senior member

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    Timeless Fashion Senior 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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    What kind of boat will you be wearing them on?
     


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    Macallan9 Senior 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.
     


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    abrocketsfan Senior 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?
     


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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.
     


  11. BAB

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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
     


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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.
     


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    NDC, in my opinion. Here are mine:

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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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