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The Best Men’s Boat Shoes For Reliable Boating and Excellent Performance

Updated on November 26, 2010

Being in the outdoors, you never know what the weather will bring sometimes. Because of that, I make sure that all my gears are fully capable of providing me the comfort and protection I need. Being confident with the quality of my things gives me more peace of mind during all the activities in the outdoors and I am telling you, there are really lots of fun things to do – you’ll never run out of them. When camping or taking a trip near lakes, or streams, one of the most enjoyable things to do is boating.

During boating, one of the things I really love having around is my pair of men’s boat shoes. These shoes protect my feet from water and give me the traction I need to avoid slipping and tipping the boat over. They are usually made of water-resistant leather on the top part and of rubber on the soles. With these, I’m provided with the footing I need and the protection I need from splashes. These shoes are usually worn without socks and they allow the feet’s skin to breathe.

Lots of people find these shoes very convenient to wear during rainy seasons or with other wet conditions. Because they are also made of leather – a material deemed as classy – they can also be worn to formal occasions as long as you don’t pick a style that sticks out like a sore thumb. As for me, I love going for classic styles. These also go along well with khaki short and dark pants. Here are some of my great choices for boating shoes and suit me fine in terms of quality, comfort and style.

Dockers Men's Castaway Boat Shoe
Dockers Men's Castaway Boat Shoe

Dockers Men's Castaway Boat Shoe

This pair of hand-sewn boat shoes comes in a neutral tone and a classic design that will go well with anything in your closet. The shoes are made of top notch smooth and glossy leather so you can wear them even on formal occasions. The material is waterproof which gives reliable protection for your feet on rainy days and wet condition. The shoes also feature rust-proof grommets that will stay new-looking for many years. These shoes have ample toe space and outsoles made of flexible rubber that make it easier for walking and give you excellent traction so you don’t slip. Wear them to work, to the park, to camping or boating activities – these shoes will deliver nothing but maximum satisfaction wherever you go.

Sperry Top-Sider "Authentic Original" 2-Eye Boat Shoe
Sperry Top-Sider "Authentic Original" 2-Eye Boat Shoe

Sperry Top-Sider "Authentic Original" 2-Eye Boat Shoe

Here’s a classy and sporty pair of boat shoes that’s perfect for casual outfits with its neutral color and subtly funky orange strings. These boat shoes come in a classic design that’s been around since 1935. They feature a top made of leather and suede, the materials are water resistant to protect your feet from wetness wherever you go. They also have a 360 degree lacing system and rust-resistant eyelets that will surely great for a long, long time. To keep you from slipping, these boat shoes feature soles made of high quality non-slip rubber that will really make a difference in near-water activities like boating. These shoes also have EVA insoles that provide your feet with support and cushion so you’ll feel comfortable even with long distances.

Timberland Men's Kiawa Kia Wah Bay 2 Boat Shoe
Timberland Men's Kiawa Kia Wah Bay 2 Boat Shoe

Timberland Men's Kiawa Kia Wah Bay 2 Boat Shoe

These gorgeous shoes are made of smooth, glossy, brown leather that’s great to wear at any occasion, whether with jeans or slacks. They are waterproof to provide your feet protection from the damp. To give you a good and comfortable fit, these shoes feature a 360 degree rawhide lacing system. They also have insulated outsoles made of top notch rubber to keep your feet protected from very cold or very hot temperatures aside from preventing your from slipping on wet surfaces and also EVA heel cups for absorbing shock. These are great to wear during rainy days or during camping or boating activities and they also feature rust-proof eyelets that will surely keep you looking neat for a very long time.

Columbia Sportswear Men's Boat Tech Deck Shoe
Columbia Sportswear Men's Boat Tech Deck Shoe

Columbia Sportswear Men's Boat Tech Deck Shoe

These loafers are a must for any guy with their stylish and subtly rugged feel. They are made of high quality full grain leather on the upper part that’s waterproof to keep your feet dry while you’re boating or while you’re anywhere near water. Their outsoles are made of high quality rubber that provides excellent traction in both wet and dry surfaces so you don’t lose your footing. They are also thicker than the usual boat shoe outsoles to enable them to better withstand heavy use for longer periods of time. Inside, these boat shoes feature Techlite insoles specially designed to keep your feet dry with their drainage ports that dry fast. They also provide excellent cushion and support for your feet so you stay comfortable. Plus, at the rear part of the shoes’ interior are neoprene parts that add protection to your heels. These shoes are quite a handful for tough guys with tough needs for the outdoors.

Sebago Men's Clovehitch II Boat Shoe
Sebago Men's Clovehitch II Boat Shoe

Sebago Men's Clovehitch II Boat Shoe

Sebago is another name that’s very well-known and respected when it comes to high quality boat shoes. These loafers are made of first-rate nubuck and full grain leather at the top part which are both waterproof to provide you feet with maximum protection from wetness. There are also mesh panels at the top to allow your feet to breathe therefore, keeping them fresher longer. These shoes come in an elegant and warm-colored hue that will look great with anything you wear. They also have rust-resistant eyelets that will look good even with many years of use. The outsoles are made of rubber which gives your feet adequate insulation and traction while shock-absorbing EVA insoles give your feet the support and cushion they need. Whether it’s the concrete jungle or the wild outdoors you’re hitting, these shoes are guaranteed to keep you protected and comfortable.


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