Boat shoes – the comfortable fashion choice for decades


We have mentioned it before, and we mention it again. The maritime style is one of the hottest trends this summer. Make sure you have some navy striped items in your wardrobe, and invest in a pair of good boat shoes. These stylish, comfortable styles of shoes can blend nicely with your fashion and give you that nice finishing touch that only a great shoe can offer.

By Bjørn Annaniassen

Boat shoes are typically made of leather or canvas with a non-marking rubber sole designed for use on a boat. Leather is the first choice for sailors due to the repellant function it carries. As the boat shoes have become a popular choice for non-sailors as a fashion product, other materials as canvas and even synthetic leather has emerged for a more reasonable priced alternative.

Having a pair of boat shoes is a handy convenience when you need a casual but well-put-together look for your outfit. These are popular to wear in the spring and summer, when warm weather and light rain showers come through. They can be more comfortable to wear than rain boots, and while they don’t keep your feet necessarily completely dry; they provide a more stylish alternative when you need to keep your footing.

Another consideration when you buy boat shoes is what colors and combinations you want to buy for your first pair or second. You can wear these with a variety of clothing – khakis, jeans, shorts and chinos look great. Chances are you will be wearing lighter-colored pants and shorts with these, depending on the season. That means you have some options when choosing the color and style of your boat shoes. Something more neutral rather than flashy is bound to go well with more of the items in your closet. And keep in mind; real sailors don’t wear socks in the boat shoes!

Our Sanded Leather Boat Shoes comes with sanded leather uppers for a nice and soft touch and quality look. Contrast stitching, laces and thread through styling gives a fashionable edge. A classic non-slip rubber gives a god grip, even on wet surfaces.

Alternatively, we can recommend the Trendy Leather And Canvas Boat Shoes. As the name indicates, they are featuring canvas uppers with leather details. The combination of two materials gives a fashionable touch. They come with a contrast non-slip rubber sole and a slightly padded collar for added comfort.

A classic, yet fashionable alternative is our model Two-Color Leather Boat Shoes, that comes with a cool contrast vamp. Made of genuine leather for a smooth and comfortable wear, with the classic two eyes lace up fastening and thread through detailing to the sides.

A more urban alternative is our City Style Suede Boat Shoes that comes in a smooth suede leather and canvas finish. They have a printed canvas joint panel for a fashionable look, and a chunky contrast rubber sole.

VANCL is China’s largest online own label fashion retailer. We offer free worldwide shipping and no minimum orders. It is important to us that you have a positive shopping experience with us. If you are unhappy with your purchase for any reason, you can return it to us within 7 days for an immediate refund or exchange.

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Posted on April 23, 2012, in Shoes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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