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I had saw people wearing Sperry Topsiders and a few family members touted them as comfortable. I initially ordered a pair of Spe
on May 4, 2016
Last summer (2015) I wanted to try something different, footwear wise. I had saw people wearing Sperry Topsiders and a few family members touted them as comfortable. I initially ordered a pair of Sperrys, but my width was out of stock everywhere. So I decided to try Sebago, and instead of the classic boat shoe look I went with the mesh sided Clovehitch 2 in EEE width. I had never owned a pair of boat shoes before, and have always wore socks, but nevertheless I opted to go sockless with these shoes. After a year of wear they have broken in and are comfortable, but don't make the mistake I did, buy yourself some no show liner socks or you will get blisters. I actually have a scar on my left heel from last summer where the skin was rubbed away after a day of walking around. Don't let that scare you away! Buy some no shows, don't plan on wearing your out of the box boat shoes in situations where you will be walking all day, break them in a few hours here, a few hours there and after a while you will have a pair of comfortable, hard wearing, unique Sebagos, that are definitely not the average pair of Topsiders. A huge plus is the Marine Grip soles, which seems to work equally well on wet grass or concrete and is very stable, if thick. All in all I recommend getting these if you like the style. The mesh doesn't help cool your feet as I had hoped but might work well if you actually get water inside the shoes.