overboard in wet
or cold weather.
socks keep feet
dry and warm.
out extreme cold.
Versatile Hoka One One Challenger ATR 2
has a supportive fit with a seamless closed air-mesh
upper that protects feet from errant hooks. Ortholite
insoles cushion and customize fit. The oversize EVA
midsole provides lightweight cushioning, and the sole’s
4-millimeter lugs provide stable traction with agility for
both men and women. hokaoneone.com
The Megavent Dorado from Columbia,
like its fishy namesake, changes color using UV-sensitive materials in the midsole and logo to pull off this neat trick. But theatrics
aside, it’s built for angler comfort, using EVA foam in the sole,
breathable mesh uppers, and drains in the midsole to keep men’s
feet dry and happy. They’re also water- and stain-resistant thanks
to Columbia’s Blood ’n Guts technology, with a non-marking tread
designed for wet decks to keep you aboard. columbia.com
Chaco’s lightweight Outcross Free
amphibious shoes bridge land and sea.
Polyester jacquard webbing combined
with open sidewall construction provide
ventilation, while a synthetic-leather
heel and toecap offer durability and
protection for women’s feet. The quick-cord lock makes lacing a breeze, and an
antimicrobial application prevents odor.
The non-marking, rubber-compound
sole with 3-millimeter lugs provides
The Amphib from Eddie Bauer
is truly built for dirt or deck. Lightweight
EVA provides support and fit for both
men and women, and the perforated
footbed drains keep feet comfortable in
stormy weather. The quick-lace system
secures a good fit, and the non-marking
outsole provides multisurface traction.
water and you’ll start to see why any old pair won’t do the job. Mainstream shoe
manufacturers are creating footwear with technology that crosses over to boating
and fishing. Many are breathable, waterproof, and even prevent foot odor. Here are a
few styles preferred by the pros and some additional models perfect for boaters.