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Chicago190
06-20-2008, 11:56 PM
Anyone have any ways to keep boat shoes from smelling after a day of wearing them? I have 2 pairs that I rotate to dry them out, but even after a few hours of wearing them outside they start to smell.

spanielman50
06-21-2008, 01:01 AM
try no scent sprays that hunters use,,,,,,,,,
anti pers. on the feet would'nt hurt either

coz
06-21-2008, 08:44 AM
Anyone have any ways to keep boat shoes from smelling after a day of wearing them? I have 2 pairs that I rotate to dry them out, but even after a few hours of wearing them outside they start to smell.

Sperry Topsiders are the worst for letting your feet breath :confused: I havn't worn those since I was a kid and they reeked back then :(

Flip Flops work for me

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3013/2380116205_4df265afc6_o.jpg

But seriously Vans deck shoes are an original boat shoe in my eyes.

http://www.racingwest.com/images/news/large/07/ad-vanschk.jpg

mattsn
06-21-2008, 09:08 AM
Buy a pair of Crocs - Islander model. Best boat shoe available. Cool, no smell. I sell boats at a marina and live on a lake. Great shoe.

Chicago190
06-21-2008, 10:08 AM
Buy a pair of Crocs - Islander model. Best boat shoe available. Cool, no smell. I sell boats at a marina and live on a lake. Great shoe.

I thought they only wear Crocs in California, if you know what I mean.

TX.X-30 fan
06-21-2008, 10:11 AM
Damn Coz nice toes!! :D

TX.X-30 fan
06-21-2008, 10:13 AM
Reef flip flops!

bigmac
06-21-2008, 10:27 AM
I'm a big fan of Keen shoes and sandals. Legend has it that they were designed by a dedicated boat guy who got tired of Topsiders smelling, but he kept stubbing his toes on deck rigging while using conventional sandals. Mine work great. Waterproof so you can wade in them (even the leather ones), very comfortable, very durable in my experience.

http://media.rei.com/media/661496.jpg

flipper
06-21-2008, 10:35 AM
Reef flip flops!

I just bought a pair!!!! I love them. And to make them even better, each one doubles as a flask!!!!! Some have a bottle opener on the bottom instead of the flip flop being a flask.

TX.X-30 fan
06-21-2008, 10:39 AM
I just bought a pair!!!! I love them. And to make them even better, each one doubles as a flask!!!!! Some have a bottle opener on the bottom instead of the flip flop being a flask.





dram's ehh!!!! :D never like flip flops before these Reef's but I love em.

TX.X-30 fan
06-21-2008, 10:40 AM
I'm a big fan of Keen shoes and sandals. Legend has it that they were designed by a dedicated boat guy who got tired of Topsiders smelling, but he kept stubbing his toes on deck rigging while using conventional sandals. Mine work great. Waterproof so you can wade in them (even the leather ones), very comfortable, very durable in my experience.

http://media.rei.com/media/661496.jpg





Get a funny tan in those?? :D

flipper
06-21-2008, 10:42 AM
The only shoes I've seen that say drink responsibly



36676

TX.X-30 fan
06-21-2008, 11:08 AM
Have you tried it out yet? Will each shoe hold enough for a good drink??

I can just see the look on a dates face, She will have a coke and just a glass of ice for me. then woop the old flip flops and mix her a cocktail. :D

flipper
06-21-2008, 11:10 AM
No, I haven't tried them out yet. I didn't even know until I got home with them. I tried them on at the store, liked them, brought them home and noticed the tags saying "quench your thirst". Then I figured it out. I thought they were air bags, little did I know......

They make for a great conversation piece though!

bigmac
06-21-2008, 11:47 AM
Get a funny tan in those?? :DI confess, I've never been very concerned about the nature of the tan on my feet. On the positive side, it's likely to cut my risk of melanoma on the top of the feet by about 50%.

Those that are concerned about tanning even-ness on the tops of their feet could always wear black socks with them...

coz
06-21-2008, 11:48 AM
Damn Coz nice toes!! :D

Ah shucks! thanks :o

TX.X-30 fan
06-21-2008, 12:36 PM
I confess, I've never been very concerned about the nature of the tan on my feet. On the positive side, it's likely to cut my risk of melanoma on the top of the feet by about 50%.

Those that are concerned about tanning even-ness on the tops of their feet could always wear black socks with them...



You go first OK?? :D

TMCNo1
06-21-2008, 12:38 PM
Cut the toes out with a gig saw so they will get some air!:rolleyes:
Are you short? You may just be farting in your shoes!:eek: Do you have a lot of sand in them when you take them off?8p

TX.X-30 fan
06-21-2008, 12:49 PM
Cut the toes out with a gig saw so they will get some air!:rolleyes:
Are you short? You may just be farting in your shoes!:eek: Do you have a lot of sand in them when you take them off?8p



How low have we stooped now #1 smelly shoe threads?? 8p

bigmac
06-21-2008, 03:12 PM
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You go first OK?? :D


My wife would never allow it.

atlfootr
06-21-2008, 04:52 PM
The only shoes I've seen that say drink responsibly
36676
Let's see ya get a pair of those through security at a airport or ball game.
Soon they'll be check'n flips ...

atlfootr
06-21-2008, 05:04 PM
Creative Brainstorm
http://www.reef.com/guys/productdetail/guys/footwear/sandals/2597#

Chicago190
06-21-2008, 05:07 PM
Well I wear flip flops at the lake and beach, but I wear boat shoes all the time during the summer for walking around and Fridays at work. I'm going to try some odor eater inserts and see how that goes.

BTW: Rainbow flip flops > Reefs

atlfootr
06-21-2008, 05:09 PM
Watchout where you wear those things :rolleyes:
So when ya com'n down ?

dapicatti
06-21-2008, 05:30 PM
What about the ladies version- "Stash". Bought a pair for my wife, she loves them but doesn't really use the "drawer" that slides out the back. Supposed to be for keys or credit cards, but who knows what it gets used for.

TMCNo1
06-21-2008, 05:59 PM
How low have we stooped now #1 smelly shoe threads?? 8p

As long as the shoes smell and not whine, it's all good here on Team Talk!:rolleyes:

jacobe
06-23-2008, 12:02 AM
Try putting your boat shoes in a plastic bag and then putting them in the freezer over night...I've heard that works.