Yachting shoes are different. Alas, classic models most often have a flat insole, which causes pain and discomfort when worn for a long time. We have selected five interesting models for the spring-summer period with orthopedic insoles that will allow you to sail around the clock - and forget about the inconvenience (or just improve your swimming experience).
Musto Dynamic Pro II Adapt
Musto is famous for its products for sports - yachting is no exception. The Musto Dynamic Pro II Adapt is perfect for true yachtsmen who spend a lot of time on deck.
These shoes keep their shape well and support the foot, thereby reducing fatigue during use. In the heel there is a special frame with shock absorption, which will additionally protect your ankle.
The Ghillie lacing system is another highlight of the Musto sneakers. It uses elastic loops to ensure a great fit. The upper of the shoe is waterproof.
Advantages: durability and comfort, waterproof upper, elastic lacing.
Disadvantages: ideal for racers and athletes, for lovers of coastal swimming, there are simpler models; price.
Skechers Women's Arch Fit Uplift Shoreline
How can you forget about our beautiful ladies! The Skechers Uplift Shoreline are great pumps for a nice sailing experience. The insole in these shoes is removable, which will also be an advantage. The shape of the insole itself is orthopedic, and the sole is shock-absorbing - your foot will be under reliable protection both on water and on land.
The shoes are made of canvas with faux leather. Due to the fabric, the shoes are light and well, as they say, “breathe”. Another advantage will be a wide range of models, as well as a variety of sizes.
Skechers Uplift Shoreline is a great option for women who are looking for a simple yet comfortable everyday shoe.
Advantages: Removable insole, orthopedically correct shape.
Disadvantages: the only drawback is that these shoes are not specifically designed for yachting, but for a weekend on board they are great.
Price: €91.98 – €167.15
Sperry Gold Cup Billfish Plushwave
Now let's pick up a pair of pumps for men. Next in line is the Sperry Gold Cup Billfish Plushwave, a shoe made of high quality materials with good cushioning and grip.
The upper of the shoe is made from real leather, while the side panels are pierced with small holes for better breathability. The lining is made of sheepskin, so your feet will always be warm.
The sole of the Sperry Gold Cup Billfish Plushwave is non-slip, the tread is clearly defined and performs its function properly. The shoes are waterproof. There is a wide choice of models, colors and sizes - you can definitely find a pair to your liking.
Advantages: use of high quality materials, powerful cushioning and support of the foot, comfortable protector.
Disadvantages: price, for some may seem thick.
Chatham Buton G2 Deck Shoe
Let's move on to moccasins for yachtsmen who spend much more time on board than a couple of days, but do not yet live on board. The Chatham Buton G2 deck moccasins are the perfect option for boaters and sailing enthusiasts looking for a solid pair of shoes for the spring season.
The Chatham Buton G2 is a premium shoe that, in addition to the price, will also surprise you with its characteristics. For owners of flat feet or high rise, these moccasins are a great option.
The upper of the Chatham Buton G2 is made from nubuck leather and mesh panels that reduce weight, improve breathability and speed drying. In these moccasins, the toe is stitched for extra security, and the lacing is standard for yachting shoes - three loops.
To justify the price, the manufacturer was not too lazy and also added an antibacterial lining to keep it clean and smell fresh. It also has a good cushioning sole.
Advantages: high quality, suitable for people with flat feet or high instep, one of the best pair of shoes today.
Disadvantages: price, skin dries longer than mesh plates.
Helly Hansen Skagen F-1 Offshore
Whether you're into offshore sailing or day cruising, don't let the name of these shoes fool you. These shoes are primarily focused on the comfort and safety of your ankle. There are almost no natural materials, but this pair of sneakers has excellent breathability.
Mesh materials allow the foot to "breathe", and a comfortable synthetic overlay reinforces the upper part of the sneaker, further protecting the foot. Sneakers perfectly cushion and support the foot in an anatomically correct position.
The insoles on the Helly Hansen Skagen F-1 Offshore are made of microfiber and treated with a special antibacterial coating. By the way, there are both men's and women's versions of these sneakers.
Advantages: comfortable, lightweight, durable, excellent grip.
Price: £121.11 – 128.90
The list presented in this collection is very approximate. We just give examples of what kind of shoes you should choose. The main thing is that your shoes are comfortable and practical for you. After all, no one but you will wear it :)
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