Thanks for the testimonials all! I figured that they are worth the premium over sperry's, but was looking for that last little bit of confirmation. A boat like this looks like it requires an exceptional boat shoe. He can still wear his sperry's while he's washing the car. Usually a boat out of water is one of the most unattractive things IMO, but this one is good looking even on the trailer. He used to drive boats like this on a lake in Canada during the summer when he was a teenager. Now he is about to retire, so he is reliving that part of his youth. He is having a bigger motor put in and extra coats of varnish to make it suitable for saltwater where he lives now, so it won't be ready till September. We used to have a fiberglass speed boat when I was growing up, but I've never been in one like this. I hope to make it home to check it out if I can. I'm also going to give him genuine Chris Craft dock lines, fenders, pennants, ect. along with the shoes, so he'll have everything he needs to enjoy it properly. He does enjoy fine things, but not to the extent that I do. Like he has cordovan shoes, but covers up the patina with polish and just doesn't have the same eye for detail that I do.