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Good lightweight boat shoes
on October 16, 2012
These shoes are stylish without being loud or flashy. The pair I received ran true to size and fit perfectly. The soles are softer and grip better than most other boat shoes I have owned, which comes in handy if you actually want to use them as boat shoes. The build quality is very good, particularly given the very reasonable price.
After reading one of the other reviews I was afraid they they might be sufficiently stiff so as to chaff the backs of my ankles but that hasn't been a problem. They're perfectly comfortable in this respect.
The only potential downside for some is that the rubber soles are pretty thin and I don't see these lasting much beyond six months to a year if worn very regularly. There is not a great deal of padding on the insoles. While the relative lack of padding and thin soles may not be so great if you plan to be on your feet all day, I found they combine for an unexpected benefit - these things actually make great driving shoes. The tactile feedback from the pedals is excellent.
In sum, good, grippy boat shoes that also work well for driving. Don't expect a lot of longevity if you plan to wear them as everyday shoes.