Men’s and Women’s Boat Shoes, Sperry Topsider
Good boat shoes, also known as deck shoes or ‘topsiders’, are designed to prevent you from slipping on a wet deck.
Sperry are perhaps the best known brand and they come in a huge variety of styles for both men’s and women’s shoes.
They’re made from water resistant material, often oiled leather and have a flexible, tightly rippled sole. Even though many styles have laces, they are low cut at the front and sides and can be slipped on and off easily and you don’t need to wear socks with them for comfort.
When choosing this style of shoe, ensure they are comfortable and fit your feet snugly. Your feet should not slide around inside the shoe but neither should your toes be cramped.
Good quality deck shoes will last for several seasons if cared for well so it is well worth ensuring a comfortable fit.
They have become very fashionable for casual wearing off the boat deck as well. Being both stylish and comfortable they can be worn with dressy sportswear by both men and women. Although this type of footwear may not be ideal for the office, they’ll be right at home on the patio, at a barbecue, strolling along a beach or at a picnic … as well as the deck of a yacht!
Protecting your Deck Shoes
Most good quality boat shoes are made of leather, and they can be treated with various kinds of leather conditioner and waterproofing material. Products specifically made for extremely wet conditions will provide the best protection possible. A regular spray to the inside with a shoe deodorizer will help to keep them fresh and clean smelling.
The machine washable Sperry Top-Sider Women’s low-cut solid socks are the perfect compliment to keep your desk shoes fresh.