Indispensable Cruising Gear…boat shoes
I prefer bare feet when I am on our boat. But when it comes to sailing, I will admit, I can be a bit clumsy either stubbing my toes on cleats or dropping a wench on them. So I needed a good pair of shoes that will cover my toes.
Buying boat shoes should have the following qualities:
- Non-marking soles–otherwise you might see black shoe prints on your deck.
- Water-proof & dries fast.
- Grips the deck- slipping on the deck can be dangerous.
Style should also be a consideration. I like the light blue and white stripes in the shoe and there are many colors to choose from. But most important is the fact that I can protect my toes with an added bonus of hiding my non-pedicured nails.
Fair Winds! Kelly Girlby