Boat shoes are purpose designed footwear, different styles and types are available for the various disciplines of being out & about on the water.
The common theme for all sailing shoes and footwear will be a non marking sole, and a low profile grip. These are both there to stop you from damaging the deck of your yacht or motor boat.
Deep treads will attract gravel and dirt from a marina, and will then mark your boat.
There are three main types of sailing footwear:
- Traditional deck shoes made of leather
- Modern deck trainers made with technical quick dry fabrics and materials
- Sailing boots - which can range from basic rubber wellington type boots to the more advanced leather constructed deck boot