Friday, April 13, 2012

Alden Boat Shoes

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By Ryan Reed

The market is flooded with womens boat shoes or deck shoes nowadays. Also known as deck shoes or topsiders, these shoes have been designed as rugged and tough footwear with very good traction to provide good grip for boaters on slippery decks and during wet weather.

It is thought that the modern boat shoe probably evolved from the Native American moccasin and today it still bears a resemblance to this familiar and comfortable shoe. In recent years, with so many men and women wearing this style of shoe, the boat shoe has became a fashion accessory as well as a functional boating accessory.

The best part of these shoes apart from its functional utility is that these shoes for women come up in varying sizes and colours.

As a result of this popularity, boat shoes have become a footwear style in their own right. These brands in order to exist in this competitive market designs and manufacturers different sizes, colours and styles of shoes to cater the needs of their potential customers.

A good pair of quality boat shoes will be flexible and comfortable and fit snugly.

They have become a major part of European women's wardrobes and a major player in the preppy style of North America. The feature that sets topsiders apart from a regular shoe is the sole.

Deck shoe soles display a very tight ripple designed to squeeze out the water from the sole and provide strong grip on a wet deck.

Many women's boat shoes and some men's shoes have laces but they are low cut at the front and sides so that they can be slipped off and on easily. Most quality boat or deck shoes are manufactured from leather, and they can be treated with waterproofing compounds and protected with leather conditioner.

Shoes with removable liners should have the liner removed regularly and aired and sprayed to help keep them fresh. From a fashion standpoint, this type of footwear may not be ideal for the office but they'll be right at home on the patio, at a barbecue, strolling along a beach or at a picnic... These online sites stock popular footwear brand's shoes.

The prices for a quality shoe will range from $39 dollars to as much as $170 dollars.

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