These men's boat shoes make you feel like you’re on a never-ending vacation. Originally designed to withstand wet conditions aboard the vessel of your choice, these deck shoe styles were fully stocked with features for traction, moisture-wicking and more.
The original boat shoe was inspired by an avid sailor and his dog. Paul Sperry noticed his dog’s excellent traction when running across ice. When he looked closer, he observed that the natural pattern of the dog’s feet made a herringbone pattern, creating a natural grip on the slippery surface. This pattern inspired the first Sperry Top-Siders that were eventually worn by the U.S. Navy in the 1930s and have remained a classic ever since. Now, deck shoes for men are more of a fashion staple for casual style, worn with everything from shorts to jeans to dress slacks.
Boat shoe brands like Sperry, Eastland and Florsheim, just to name a few, have built the styles to stand the test of time. For a dressier look, leather boat shoes bring a classy appeal to your ensemble. Pair them with tailored pants or dark denim, worn cuffed at the ankle, for an updated night-out style. For casual days when comfort is key, canvas shoes are the way to go with lightweight looks that keep feet cool and dry, all day long. Wear canvas boat shoes with shorts or khakis for summery style that looks as good as it feels.
Shop Famous Footwear for all the best boat shoes on sale from the great name brands you can count on. Look for a great selection of leather and canvas styles, in neutrals like brown, tan and gray, and even a few statement-makers in bolder colors and patterns.
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Set foot in men’s boat shoes and set sail for adventure today!