{Stus-List} Boat shoes

Walt Dickie waltd at crresearch.com
Mon Sep 26 12:12:24 EDT 2011


Five Fingers are pretty nice on the boat. The soles "stick" very well (better than bare feet) and although you could still break a toe you get some protection. I like being able to feel the deck contours - almost as nice as going barefoot.

From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of Dennis C.
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:13 PM
To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Boat shoes

I've seen a few dinghy sailors wearing those new Vibram Five Fingers footwear.  I saw a blurb on TV just recently about them.  A foot doctor was talking about the increase in foot injuries he's seen because of people wearing them.

I was delivering a boat once with a kid who went barefoot despite our warnings.  Yep, within hours on the boat he'd stubbed his foot and broken a toe.

I'll stick with my Chacos.

Dennis C.
Touche' 35-1 #83
mandeville, LA

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From: Jack Brennan <jackbrennan at bellsouth.net>
To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 4:59 PM
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Boat shoes

The bottoms of my feet are like leather. Like a lot of South Floridians, I
don't wear shoes around the house or in the yard. Flip-flops or sandals do
the job when I venture out. Boat shoes are for formal occasions. I keep one
pair of black leather shoes in the closet for when I have to go to a wedding
or funeral.

Jack Brennan
Shanachie, 1974 Bristol 30
Former C&C 25
Fort Lauderdale, Fl.

-----Original Message-----
From: Colin Kilgour
Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2011 5:30 PM
To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com<mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Boat shoes

I'm in the barefoot camp.  Sure you stub a toe or cut yourself once in
a while, but if you go barefoot most of the time, your feet toughen up
and you'll find that those expensive Sperrys will last lot longer.

I've got about 9,000 sea miles out of my current pair of Sperrys and
the soles are still good.  Of course, I only wear them when conditions
are cold and/or nasty - which isn't that often.  And when I go ashore,
I wear flip flops.

Cheers
Colin


On 9/25/11, dwight veinot <dwightveinot at hfx.eastlink.ca<mailto:dwightveinot at hfx.eastlink.ca>> wrote:
> Have you tried Crocs.good grip for one season and quite comfortable.but I
> would not recommend them for racing or active deck work.
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> D. Veinot
>
> C&C 35 MKII, Alianna
>
> Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS
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> From: cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com<mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com> [mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com<mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com>]
> On Behalf Of Dennis C.
> Sent: September 25, 2011 1:14 PM
> To: cnc-list at cnc-list.com<mailto:cnc-list at cnc-list.com>
> Subject: Re: {Stus-List} Boat shoes
>
>
>
> I'm still searching for the perfect boat shoe.  I have a similar opinion
> to
> Bill's on regular boat shoes.  After a while, the soles get hard and they
> lose traction.  It's disappointing to pop a boat buck on a pair that only
> works for a year or so.
>
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> Lately I've been using regular athletic shoes with grey soles labeled
> "non-marking".  I have some Sperry's or something on the boat.
>
>
>
> For summer (and most of the year down here) I bought a pair of Chaco Z/2
> Marine sandals.  So far they've been great!
>
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> http://www.chacos.com/US/en-US/Product.mvc.aspx/19789M/0/Mens/Z-2-Vibram-Mar
> ine?dimensions=0
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> I was trying to get a look at what the AC sailors were wearing while
> watching the video coverage but was unsuccessful in identifying any
> particular shoe.
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> Dennis C.
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