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Fishing Shoes For Wearing In The Boat?

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I've got plantar fascitis that can lead to bone spurs in your heels. Anyone try any of the "fishing shoes"? I've got inserts in my boots I wear when the weathers nasty and a pair of sperry top siders that do okay for the most part but I'd like to find something a little more durable and comfortable

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Are they custom made inserts? Can you put the insoles in the Top Siders? I have the same problem and I put my custom insoles in everything except dress type shoes.

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Great topic.  I have been looking for something comfy to wear in the boat that is also waterproof, or with venting that dries very quickly, or breathable, etc.  Something that your feet can be rained on and either your socks stay dry in cold weather or you wear them in the summer with no socks and the shoes dry out quickly...etc.  And above all are comfy!!! 

 

I've been wearing hiking boots during cold weather and hiking sandals during warm weather and these have worked out for both the warm weather and cold weather needs, but neither is super high on the comfy scale in a boat.  The boots are clunky and the sandals leave some soreness after being on your feet all day.  I've been interested in the Zeko's but they are so stupid looking that they are not worth the price of entry unless they are really great.

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I like the Nike running shoes. There are other brands that make the same style of shoes obviously, I just Nike's are just better though. They're comfortable, breathable, and durable. A lot of their running shoes in the $75-100 range have a lot of mesh type materials that will dry very quickly when wet. Also, there are shoes in that price range with a memory foam type insole so you may not even need to use your inserts in them.   

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I wear Shimano Evair

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I hate to say it but I wear crocs in the summer. How do you like the evairs?

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I had planter fasciitis many years ago and had it corrected with surgery. I'm barefoot in the boat until the sun heats up the chrome latches. Then it's just regular sandals. New Balance shoes during the colder weather 

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I went from Crocs to Evair.  I didn't want water proof leather because it can stay wet and chaff your feet.  The Evair's dry like a Croc.

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I use Zeko when it is nice out and Daiwa DS 3100 when it is nasty and like them both.

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Myself it's Merrell's when it's cool or maybe Danners. Summer it's barefoot rain or shine.

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 i wear olukai sandals.  they are a little pricey, but the most comfortable sandal i've owned.  my buddy wears sanuks.  they have soles made from the same material as yoga/wrestling mats.  i have a pair & they are super comfortable too.  they drain & dry quick also.

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Vibram fivefingers or Chaco sandals are my usual fishing shoes.

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I had the same problem and bought a pair of Sanuk's from a beach shop. They were around $60 but helped a great deal. The inside is made with beer coozie material and the outside is a thin kinda hemp material that dries really quick when wet. Hope this helps 

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My biggest problem is size. I wear 15's and in most catalogs and even stores, after 14, good luck. I did manage to find and order a couple of pairs of Reebok DMX MAX in 15's and they are very comfortable & light so maybe now my problem is solved.

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My biggest problem is size. I wear 15's and in most catalogs and even stores, after 14, good luck. I did manage to find and order a couple of pairs of Reebok DMX MAX IN 15's and they are very comfortable & light so mabe now my problem is solved.

I feel for you man my ariats are 15's and my tennis shoes are 16's

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Personally, I fish in Crocs sandals. I have three pair in various styles. I wish I would've found these years ago… I went thru so many crappy pairs of boating shoes.

 

By the way, I'm not talking about the ugly clogs. I actually own those too, but I won't wear them outside the house. haha. They're my 'house shoes'. Seriously. I have wood floors, and Crocs clogs are the most comfortable thing that's ever graced these two feet. I wear them instead of slippers inside the house.

 

In regards to your foot pain, it's worth a shot trying Powerstep insoles. They can be purchases on the Net for a decent price. They may seem expensive at first at roughly $30-40 apiece, but you may like then enough to buy a few pairs. I own 5 pairs right now, and I won't even own work shoes without them again. I have flat feet, and they've greatly improved my life. No exaggeration. I used to put icepacks on my feet and ankles to reduce swelling and foot pain my feet were so bad, but I no longer do that, thanks to these $30 insoles. I should mention, there are $30 blue insoles, and there are $40 maroon insoles. I just recently tried the maroon ones. They offer better heel support and are arguably worth an extra $10.

 

Keep in mind, I am really cheap, but these seemingly overpriced sandals and insoles I've mentioned are a no-brainer to me. They're a total bargain. For what it's worth...

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I have a pair of camo redheads and camo bogs. Go check out the tennis shoe style of bogs.

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