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I am looking to bye a pair of quality boat shoes I've try the chepeer ones and I'm not impressed. I'm looking for something that is comfortable, cool and light weight. Any suggestions to help narrow my search would be appreciated.

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I've got the Columbia drainmaker and have been very happy with them.  

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 I was looking for something different. 

Something other than a sandal - which I've been wearing for a few summers and have been generally happy with. 

Something I could step into the water with if need be and would dry quickly. 

Something that was supportive but cool.

Went with the Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe. 

Been about a month - they are very good.

Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe .jpg

http://www.merrell.com/US/en/all-out-blaze-aero-sport/17524M.html

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00RAPHCB8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

A-Jay                              

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Sperry makes some really nice boat shoes.  They're generally geared more towards sailing but they work great for fishing too.

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I love flip flops. But I'm tired of cooking the top of my feet I. The summer time.they're so tan it doesn't bother me after the first few weeks of summer. But I know the sun can't be good for my feet. I've been wondering the same thing 

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I've been wearing a pair of the Astral Porter water shoes for the last couple years now.  They are light, comfortable and dry very quickly. 

Astral - Porter Water Shoe - Men's - Gray/Gray

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The Merrell sandal with a closed  toe and a comfortable back strap is a great water shoe with no slippage.  Toes are protected, very cool and supportive. 

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Prefer being barefoot also but have a pair of Ecco sandals that I've used for a couple years that are very good.  Great support....ugly...but comfortable.

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Bill Dance Rugged Shark.

Excellent.

BPS has them.

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2 hours ago, Redlinerobert said:

Sperry Billfish or Keen Rialtos for me.

I have the Keens as well - love them.  

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I'm a fan of crocs, but I have seen some nice Simms shoes but my crocs haven't got me looking to hard. Still gotta apply sunscreen to the top of my feet or wear socks in cold weather (70*) lol S. Texas has its perks I guess. 

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I like flip flops for boat fishing. Easy to take on and off, doesnt matter if they get wet, and comfortable.

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I usually just wear my running shoes or athletic slides. 

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I have a couple that I switch off on.   I have some New Balance walking shoes that have good arch support and I have a pair of boat shoes that I got at BPS.   They are a little lighter than the New Balance and they also have good arch support.  Not a big fan of getting them wet, but it happens from time to time.  Putting them on the shoe dryer overnight fixes the dampness issue.   I've tried wearing  Aqua Socks and similar water shoes but overall I didn't like them.   If you're going wading in a creek I think that's the way to go.

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Been asking my wife for a pair of Simms water tennis shoes that I saw in cabelas awhile back. Can't remember the exact name but they don't require socks and all water runs out and they don't hold water. Still waiting for em though

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The only problem with Keens is that after a few days of wearing them straight you end up with tiger stripes on your feet.  :)

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I prefer a well padded athletic shoe for the cooler months, but now that it's hot and getting in the water feels good, I'm wearing a pair of Columbia PFG's. I'm not sure the model name, but this is what they look like. 

15CMBMBHMVNTPFGPBFOT_Collegiate_Navy_Coo

 

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Shimano Evair Deck Shoe

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I have a pair of water shoes made by Speedo that I bought at Costco for like $20. I'm sure there are better shoes out there but at that time I didn't want to pay much more than $20. I am a big fan now of water shoes as flip-flops/sandals just don't provide you with the protection that your feet need sometimes...this weekend I sliced my heel open on a rock getting the boat loaded :(. From now on you won't catch me wearin g anything but water shoes. I really like the looks of those Merrell's that A-Jay has and they make a really good shoe...the price I'm not a fan of though...lol.

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4 hours ago, kickerfish1 said:

I like flip flops for boat fishing. Easy to take on and off, doesnt matter if they get wet, and comfortable.

I have this problem with things between my toes so flip flops never worked for me. But yeah its nice to kick them off in nice weather. I use some sunblock as it is just safer for you and your skin anyway so barefeet on the boat are great to me. 

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8 minutes ago, S. Sass said:

I have this problem with things between my toes so flip flops never worked for me. But yeah its nice to kick them off in nice weather. I use some sunblock as it is just safer for you and your skin anyway so barefeet on the boat are great to me. 

I don't like the sandals that split the big toe and 2nd toe either. I wear the type that has a velcro strap that rides over the entire top portion of the foot. Google Puma flip flops and you should be able to see what I am referring to?

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