Features July 2010 Issue

Sailing Sandals for Women

Practical Sailor tests waterproof footwear made for sisters of the sea.

Testers set out to find a womenís shoe that was comfortable wet or dry, didnít absorb water, provided traction and support, and was built to resist the odors typically associated with boat shoes. We looked at eight designs from four makers: Teva, Keen Footwear, Columbia Sportswear, and Sperry Top-Sider. Each sailing shoe faced grip tests on wet and dry surfaces, and funk tests to determine their ability to stave off stink and mildew. Men in the market for new sailing sandals can expect that the menís versions of these designs will have the same performance as far as grip and construction.

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