Water/boat shoes-advice?

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Posted by LeeH on 2014-04-04 16:30:06

In the past, I have had good luck with boat shoes that double as water shoes, and am in the market again.

Wanted to get advice from this forum on shoes with a good footbed, and support, as well as functioning as a water shoe.
It seems that whenever I am in the tropics, eventually my feet get wet, and leather shoes just don't cut it! Even fishing from a boat you end up getting out, and wading, for one reason or another, not to mention the occasional downpour.

Last year, while fishing in the Bahamas, my guide eased up on a break in the levee and had me cast to water beyond the levee. Well, you guessed it, I hooked a good sized tarpon and the fight was on. As I eventually worked the fish back to the levee, it was necessary that I crawl out of the boat, and onto the rock levee. As you might expect, once I got to a point where I might land the tarpon, I was soaked, with waves pushing up on the levee. Well, I landed the fish, but had wet shoes for the rest of the day.
Lesson learned.

Looking to get feedback on:

Merrell Storm Rush water shoes...or

Sperry Shock Light Performance boat shoes.

...or other suggestions.

Thanks, in advance, for your help!


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