Product Overview

Musto-Clark Orson Drift shoes

Pros:

  • Cosy sheepskin lining and Clarks Atsu massage footbed.
  • Great grip in all directions on a wet forehatch and shiny foredeck edges
  • Easy to put on, supportive and comfortable

Cons:

  • The grip did not feel so secure on wet non-slip decking

Product:

PBO Tested: Musto-Clark Orson Drift shoes

Price as reviewed:

£100.00

These smart but sporty deck shoes feature premium, salt water-resistant leather; rust-resistant eyelets; ROCK rubber soles with a siped and microsiped
tread pattern for traction and aquaDX Technology for water drainage. The EVA insole has a sheepskin lining and there’s an EVA/ROCK midsole.

PBO editor David Pugh and PBO boat tester David Harding tested the size 9 in dark grey and loved the comfy sheepskin lining and Clarks Atsu massage footbed.

David P felt their grip performed well on the wet forehatch, in all directions: ‘They’re not drifting at all.’ The grip wasn’t so good on the non-slip decking, but felt secure on the shiny foredeck edges; the ‘quite flexible’ soles bent around the surface. The sole test – of standing on a deck eye – was ‘uncomfortable’, and the stub test ‘painless’.

David H found these shoes easy to put on, supportive and comfortable.

Verdict

A good hybrid between smart deck shoes and sportier trainer styles. David H said: ‘These feel much more secure than normal deck shoes. I like the textured insole.’