Is the Deck Shoe Dead?

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  1. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    I just got a pair of Quoddys in anticipation of spring - traditional with the white sole. For the "fashion crowd," I suspect you will continue to see riffs on the classics this spring - blue leather, brick soles, chukka style, etc., before they move on to something else.
     
  2. TheDroog

    TheDroog Senior member

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    All the fashion magazines and stores are still pushing boat shoes, so I'd say it's not dead yet. They're in brighter colors and new fabrics though.

    I wonder if this is the segue back to flashy sneakers (A Bathing Ape, retro Pumas), which were popular not too long ago ...
     
  3. Desi

    Desi Senior member

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    I think it was only Steinbeck. But for a male model, hey, at least he's reading something!

    aren't they always reading?
     
  4. JesseJB

    JesseJB Senior member

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    They will always have their function. Therefore, they might stop being trendy but they will never "die."
     
  5. Naf Nasitra

    Naf Nasitra Senior member

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    The deck shoe was dead in the late 1980s, and should have stayed that way.
     
  6. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    I'm looking forward to the return of warm weather so that I can break out my boat shoes again. Nothing is more comfy in summer IMO.
     
  7. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    aren't they always reading?

    Ha ha. Right.
     
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    I'd say dying for the hipster set. But, for those who've always worn them, I think they're still fair game.
     
  9. Naf Nasitra

    Naf Nasitra Senior member

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    Along with acid-washed jeans.
     
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    The deck shoe was dead in the late 1980s, and should have stayed that way.
    Hear, hear!
     
  11. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    Agreed. I was generally referring to the "fashion world" (whatever that means); I will - undoubtedly - rock my Quoddy's til they fall apart.

    I am actually seeing more boat shoes than ever for the coming SS seasons just from the previews and current releases.
     
  12. Robert

    Robert Senior member

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    So if it did "die" in the 80s but didn't stay that way... it wasn't really "dead," right? (scratching head). Maybe just comatose?
     
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    everybodynobody Senior member

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    I don't wear boat shoes myself, but I think they're classic and never really in or out of style.
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    coppin new pair to bust out mem day weekend
     
  15. Naf Nasitra

    Naf Nasitra Senior member

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    So if it did "die" in the 80s but didn't stay that way... it wasn't really "dead," right? (scratching head). Maybe just comatose?

    Well, Huey Lewis and the News never broke up either. They've continued to tour, playing on the casino and state fair circuit in front of dwindling crowds of corndog-stuffed fans who can't recognize a walking corpse when they smell one.
     

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