Summer is a great time of year. The hot weather makes such activities as boating and swimming desirable. And if you are headed out for a day on the lake, whether for fishing, sailing or water skiing, boat shoes are a must-have.
Boat shoes are not traditionally considered very stylish. They are very simple: canvas (the fashion gods shudder) or leather uppers attached to a rubber sole. The rubber sole, one might guess, is meant to keep the wearer from slipping on the deck of a boat that is most likely wet. In earlier times, boat shoes resembled moccasins more than anything else. Now, though, boat shoes are becoming as high tech as any other shoe.
Worried about foot odor out there on the lake? Some boat shoes are treated with special products that help maintain “all day freshness.” Concerned about stains? You can get boat shoes that are made from stain resistant materials. Is there anything nanotechnology can’t do? Additionally, high-quality boat shoes made with real metal eyelets are often treated with products that resist rust. After all, you don’t want your shoes to get rusty.
Many boat shoes are also made with soles that are molded so that proper support is given to the foot. Your feet can become sore while you are out there padding around on the deck of a boat. Now you can enjoy space age comfort, even while escaping the space age on your sail boat, with items such as venting, sun protection and secured tab collars. Plus, you can get special grip soles that are made with advanced traction to keep you from falling off your boat.