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Boating in the Pacific NW

best shoe boating water shoes

When you think of summer in the Pacific NW, chances are the image of water and boating will pop into your head.  And in more cases than not, you are on the water or planning to be within the next week.  Big boat, kayak, rowboat…hey, honestly, I am hard-pressed to think of a better way to spend my summer days.  Well other than golf, gardening, BBQ, playing with the dog at the beach, watching the Mariners etc. 
One thing I find when out and about on the water is what you wear on your feet can be vitally important.  Sure, you want to wear an easy on-off flip flop.  But as many can attest, this is a dangerous choice.  Keeping those toes protected is vital, also stability and support come in really handy when dealing with rocky uneasy movement as well as hiking to or getting in and out of the boat.
You probably already have a corner of shoe space dedicated to outdoor shoe-wear.  But whether you need to update your footwear, add to your collection, or replace due to ineffectiveness, here is what I recommend to keep you comfortable, safe, and looking good all at the same time!
For you ladies, these 2 pairs of shoes will take you far.  In fact, hiking isn’t out of the question either!

The Teva Tirra –

River Rubber®
Shoc Pad™
Three adjustable straps with hook-and-loop closures

 
The Ahnu Tilden-
Dual-density EVA footbed and midsole
Lateral-to-medial heel clip
Mesh and synthetic upper
Numentum™ Traverse Technology
Padded back
Rubber traction outsole with ESS protection plate

     
     
    Men, 3 pairs to take you on and off the boat:
    Equipped for wet conditions, the OluKai® Nohea Moku is inspired by and designed with nautical life in mind!
    Stretch bootie construction for barefoot wear and medial water drainage ports.
    Uppers of premium canvas and mesh for breathable, lightweight, and quick-drying wear.
    Removable and washable dual-density PU anatomical footbed with polyurethane gel insert and soft microfiber cover.
    All-weather, non-marking rubber outsole with razor siping for grip on wet surfaces.
    Vegan-friendly construction.
     
    Olukai Makani Lace Leather –
    Uppers of premium full-grain leather.
    Multi-density EVA provides lightweight cushioning and support.
    Triple-layer EVA anatomical footbed.
    Moisture-wicking microfiber cover.
    Footbed is easily removable and washable.
    Versatile Drop-In Heel® offers both shoe and slide functionality for effortless island living.
    All-weather, non-marking rubber outsole with rubber foxing and coconut fiber strip on bottom center.

       Teva Omnium -

      Rubber sole
      Closed-toe sandal featuring bungee lacing system, quick-release buckle, and adjustable hook-and-loop heel strap
      Encapsulated shock-absorbing ShocPad heel
      Integrated toe protection
      Non-marking outsole



         
         
        Happy Boating!
        Chris

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