Maintaining your footing is essential during the fight. Ensure you’re ready to go the distance with these top boat shoes for 2018.
Simms Challenger Mid
Designed with slippery decks, easy movement and maximum comfort in mind, Simms created the Challenger Mid to tackle treacherous conditions. A siped rubber outsole grips wet decks while the Right Angle-technology foot bed promotes good foot alignment.
The new Evair boat shoes from Shimano offer both style and function for any fishing pursuit. An ultra-lightweight EVA midsole provides all-day comfort, and the upper mesh is made with a quick-dry fabric. The nonmarking sole provides traction on any wet surface.
Easily transition from the boat to the bar with Crocs’ new Swiftwater casual slip-on. Dual Crocs Comfort provides a deep cushion for all-day support on deck, while molded Croslite outsoles and fabric and leather uppers work together to keep your footing secure in any condition.
Winner for Best Footwear at ICAST 2017, the Huk Attack is a highly engineered, purpose-built fishing shoe. GripX wet traction, performance lacing and a support cage come together to create the ultimate shoe for bluewater anglers.
Constructed from rubber for flexible wear, the GreatWhite from Rugged Shark is designed for even the harshest conditions. Featuring a removable cushioned water-friendly interior foot bed and a trademarked Shark Grip slip-resistant nonmarking rubber sole, this boot is a must-have for serious offshore anglers.
Inspired by the nautical life, the Nohea Moku from OluKai is made for wet conditions. The outsole features razor siping for grip, and the foot bed is crafted from dual-density polyurethane with a gel insert that is removable and washable after a day offshore.
Columbia combined its Omni-Shield Blood ’N Guts technology with Techlite and Omni-Grip to create the ultimate fishing shoe: the Dorado CVO PFG. Super plush and quick-drying, with a breathable mesh upper and wet-grip traction, this shoe will stand up to the harshest environments.
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Flip-flops are the preferred footwear for many warm-weather anglers. Xtratuf’s South Shore combines the chevron slip-resistant outsole for which Xtratuf’s iconic Legacy boots are known with a new molded foot cradle to keep you sure-footed on deck in any weather.