Boat Shoe Roundup

Perfect for life aboard or ashore, these boat shoes offer comfort, grip and durability.

February 3, 2016
sperry shock light
Sperry Shock Light Boat This ultra-lightweight shoe weighs only 6.7 ounces and has a removable EVA footbed for comfort underfoot. Perfect for quick trips ashore in the dinghy, it features nylon and mesh uppers that promote fast drying, and the stretch laces allow for easy on and off. $85 • Sperry
softscience drift weave
SoftScience Drift Weave SoftScience shoes are built around comfort. All the offerings from this new company are constructed out of a proprietary closed-cell copolymer that’s lightweight, odor-resistant and shock-absorbent. The shoes also won’t absorb water — and they float! The Drift Weave has a generous fit that allows for excellent breathability and ventilation. $60 • SoftScience
sebago dockside
Sebago Dockside Ariaprene If you’ve ever spent the day in wet deck shoes, you’ll appreciate the neoprene uppers on the Sebago Docksides. The shoe is hand-sewn moccasin-style for a classic look, and the OrthoLite footbed helps with foot fatigue during long stints at the helm. Wave siping on the slip-resistant sole ensures a secure grip underfoot. $99 • Sebago
zhik zkg
Zhik ZKG The Zhik ZKG is not your typical boat shoe. Its street-ready look belies its made-for-thewater construction. The uppers are made of perforated neoprene, which allows the foot to breathe and water to drain out quickly. The soft, nonmarking soles are easy on teak yet provide a high degree of traction. $90 • Zhik
helly hasen 5.5m


Helly Hansen 5.5m This performance sailing shoe is designed for protection, agility and comfort on the water and off. It features a quick-dry, breathable mesh upper, perforated EVA sock liner, and heel protection, and the soles have Helly’s HydroSiping for on-deck traction. The 5.5M is also available in women’s sizes. $100 • Helly Hansen

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