Hl deck Grip profile
The razor-cut rubber sole has plenty of grooves, creating a particularly grippy shoe, although a little heavier than others on test. This design was joint top in the dry grip test and joint first in wet/dry average. The black material on the upper is rubberised and gives good protection around the toebox, but doesn’t allow the foot to breathe – without getting the shoes wet they were left with a salt stain from sweat in the toe. Despite drainage holes, water can only really escape through the mesh material.
The Deck Grip Profile offers good support but retains the flat sole of typical boat shoes