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.
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.’