Sperry Men's Billfish 3-Eye Boat Shoes Tan - Size - 8. If your lifestyle involves water, these shoes will work and play as hard as you do!Blurring the lines between function and style, the Billfish 3-Eye Boat Shoes from Sperry are ready to take you from ship to shore without missing a step. But don't just take our word for it, a quick scan of the reviews (found in that tab to the right and below the pictures) should convince you that you'll be in lots of company should you decide these are the best boat shoes you've ever worn.So what exactly makes these shoes popular for boating AND casual wear We thought you'd never ask!Let's start at the top and work our way down to the very heart and sole of these versatile favorites:The Uppers: Full-grain, oiled-tanned leather that's stain- and water-resistant is combined with nylon air-mesh panels on the Billfish so they not only look great (and who doesn't love classic boat shoe styling), they're also durable, long-lasting and supportive. In addition to adding an element of style, the mesh panels serve to keep your feet cooler than all-leather uppers since they breathe and let water drain out when the unavoidable splash or dunk occurs (like that ever happens when you're on a boat).Genuine Handsewn Tru-Moc Construction: Why is this important In a word, comfort. By hand fitting the leather to a last (a shoe form) and then hand stitching it with needles and waxed thread, you get a timeless moccasin upper that fits true to size and width. Moccasin construction also provides more flexibility so it conforms to your feet, not the other way around. The result is a pair of shoes that are so comfortable you'll want to wear them even when you're just wishing you're on a boat.The Lacing: A feature Sperry shoes are known for—their 360 Lacing System with rust proof eyelets. Unlike lesser boat shoes, Sperry provides for a secure fit all the way around your feet, not just across your insteps. Why does that matter Remember the unavoidable splash or dunk we mentioned earlier Once your shoes get wet (and they will get wet unless your boating only involves cruise ships or mega yachts), they will have a tendency to separate themselves from you if they aren't snugged down tight around the outside of your feet. (Trust us on this one. This writer once came back from a whitewater rafting trip wearing only one shoe...without 360 lacing
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