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Boat shoes (sometimes called deck shoes) are canvas or leather shoes with non-marking rubber bottoms that are meant for use on a boat. To give grip on a wet deck, the soles have a siping pattern cut into them; the leather construction, combined with the application of oil, is meant to repel water; and the stitching is extremely durable. Traditionally, boat shoes are worn without socks.Boat shoes are casual, comfy shoes made of leather or canvas. Due to their beginnings as a handy boating shoe, their soles are usually rubber and grip well. They’re designed to be worn without socks, exposing the wearer’s ankle and upper foot. They’re easy to put on and take off, and they’re extremely popular, especially in bursts every few years. Many people find them appealing, partly because they provide a foot-tease for those who find feet appealing.
In southern, warmer regions, boat shoes are particularly popular. Boat shoes are frequently connected with wearing them “around the ocean,” but this isn’t always the case. Boat shoes are particularly functional far away from a water supply because of their easy in/easy out nature, as well as their comfort and appeal.
Indeed, one of the most common applications for a boat shoe nowadays has nothing to do with sailing. Boat shoes are now commonly used as a “work shoe.” And the fact that this has occurred is quite understandable.