Sperry Men's 7 SEAS Knit Boat Shoes Tan - Size - 8.5. This is going to sound crazy, but have you ever considered buying a pair of knit shoes for boatingWe're not talking about those knit shoes you put on infants before they start walking. Although they're about that comfortable. No, these Sperry 7 SEAS Knit Boat Shoes utilize technology developed for America's Cup athletes so they're tenacious in their ability to handle everything Mother Ocean and Mother Nature can dish out. Sail, motor or paddle the ocean, lake, river or any other body of water you encounter. Scramble across a rocky shoreline. Slip them on and wander across fields and through forests. They're as surefooted on deck as they are on wet or dry land.The best boat shoes are quickly forgotten once you put them on. In the heat of competition, either against yourself, other competitors or just the conditions, the last thing you want to do is worry about slipping or feel like your heavy, soggy shoes are holding you down. That's where these shoes shine (so to speak). Traction, fit and comfort that feels like an extension of your own body, only better. Imported.Beastly TractionLet's face it, if your shoes don't offer superior grip, you're going to spend all your time:A. In the waterB. Getting back up off the deckC. Wiping mud off your kneesAssuming you prefer to remain upright on whatever surface you find yourself, you'll appreciate the soles that are at the very heart of these technically savvy shoes. At first glance, you can't help but notice the Terrain Traction Pods (those oval-shaped lugs on the bottom of your Sperry 7 SEAS Knit Boat Shoes) and the deep grooves at the heels and toes. The pods provide extra grip on land, whether the conditions are wet or dry, while the grooves help disperse any water away from the soles. Now bend the flexible soles upward in your hand and you'll see what makes these shoes really stand out on the water—Razor-Cut Wave-Siping. Tiny, wavy slits have been cut into each of the pods. These slits, in combination with the larger, deeper grooves mentioned previously, are almost guaranteed to keep you securely attached to the gelcoat most boat decks are covered with. And speaking of gelcoat, the rubber outsoles on Sperry 7 SEAS Knit Boat Shoes are non-marking. Translation: No ugly black streaks on the white deck.Fierce FitOkay their soles have awesome traction. That's all you need to keep
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