These are our top picks for yachting shoes for a range of budgets. Nowadays, deck shoes range from the traditional leather moccasin style to technical trainer style footwear. Deck shoes are a very personal thing so please bear in mind we have only selected a few styles, there are many more brands out there. However, if you are looking for a new pair of deck shoes, we hope this will give you some idea of what is available.
Unfortunately, many brands are still making ‘mens’ shoes rather than unisex or ladies so if you are after a ladies pair there isn’t a huge choice but I do like the look of Zhik’s pink amphibious shoes!
In no particular order:
Helly Hansen Foil Shoes
A versatile trainer style sailing shoe, combining the best features of the hydropower and sailpower models. The open-mesh construction enhances breathability, and flexibility, whilst the engineered structural overlays protect the feet from both deck and hardware you may stumble into. It has a comfortable, internal, moulded eva removable midsole which boasts a quick-drying surface. This sleek performance shoe is designed for all water sport activities and has a custom outsole built for multipurpose water sport use. Available in black or blue , size 7 plus.
Sebago Mens Clovehitch Lite Shoes
Very lightweight and stylish deck show with leather uppers and memory foam insoles. Good for walking not just on the boat. The sole has two types of rubber for extra grip. The Eva midsole has been designed for additional shock absorption and promotes all day comfort. Rubber outsole with non-marking, slip-resistant lightfast properties.
Quayside Mens Sydney Boat Shoes
This is Quayside’s best selling men's shoe, a good quality moccasin style with pull-up leather uppers, and a side stitched rubber slip- resistant sole for good grip and stability on deck.
They have a soft lining which makes them really comfortable, right from the start and the leather is very soft, so there is no rubbing at all on the heal. The lining gives some extra warmth when worn with no socks.
Timberland Classic Shoes
A traditional pair of men’s deck shoes , perfect for sailing on the high seas, or for off-duty days in the city, these Icon Men's shoes are dependable and comfortable. Crafted from premium leathers with patented foam cushioning, the smart finish of these classic Men's deck shoes is enhanced by a sublimely soft fit. Slippery surfaces - on deck or on the street - are less of a worry with a siped rubber outsole for maximum traction and durability. Made with premium leathers, these offer comfort and durability with an additional layer of poron foam under the forefoot for cushioning.
Zhik Amphibious Shoes
Zhik, the latest sailing wear worn by Figaro sailors and the likes. These trainer style shoes haven’t many reviews so far but look very comfortable, come in three colours and can be worn on the boat and on the street without looking out of place. This amphibious street wear has a high grip rubber sole and perforated neoprene upper, providing exceptional levels of grip when wet whilst also maintaining excellent levels of durability. Made with a highly perforated neoprene upper which allows the foot to breath and water to drain quickly. Flexible and comfortable, you should get a fair amount of durability and wear from them. They are available in pink, grey or blue and other marine outlets, where they may be cheaper.
An excellent quality traditional boat shoe suitable for both men and women. They are hard wearing and comfortable with good quality leather. Quayside also do a women's bermuda boat shoe, which is very similar, also made from leather with a non-marking slip resistant durable rubber sole. Perfect if you just want a pair of simple deck shoes.
Sperry Top Sider
If you are after a truly classic deck shoe, then these are the ones. Sebago’s hand-sewn shoes using time-honoured craftsmanship, with premium materials and the wet/dry traction that made them legendary. Effortlessly setting the bar for what a real deck shoe should be, seafarers love the top sider’s capability; street-farers crave its classic cool.
Full-grain, unlined Leather uppers resist effects of salt and freshwater to provide long lasting wear two-eye design with rust-proof eyelets and functional one-piece rawhide laces genuine hand-sewn moccasin construction conforms to your foot for durable, broken-in comfort. You can wear them as relaxed or tightened up as you'd like, the shock absorbing heel cup and ortholite insole provides added stability and comfort. The soles have the original razor-cut wave-sipping for ultimate wet/dry traction, with a non-marking, rubber outsole, providing long-lasting durability and flexibility. That’s why you’ll pay a little more for Sperry top siders.
Unisex Race Shoes
These aren’t on Amazon but are from Decathlon, these trainer style deck shoes were developed for yacht races and training sessions. They have been approved by a network of experienced testers at Decathlon. These lightweight shoes with great grip will be a precious asset for your yacht racing manoeuvres! And as a bonus, these shoes are very quick drying thanks to their plasma coating which reduces water absorption by 70%. A very reasonably priced deck shoe.