2-EYE BOAT SHOES
One of the first things we do with a boat shoe is walk in the water with it. Our demo revealed the wet shoe opened up a little more than the dry shoe. It cradled the foot in a foam pad perforated to let water drain to the bottom, but not out.
Nubuck and split leather are hand-stitched to join the upper and midsole leather, which is then bonded to the rubber sole. Inside, a super-soft threequarter-length leather insole adds cushioning and breathability to the foam foot bed. Eyelets are antique brass. You can customize your shoe with leather color combinations for upper, trim and insole for $120. Make them match your boat if you like. DRAINAGE: These shoes didn’t drain but dried almost completely in an hour because the oiled leather didn't absorb water. TRACTION DRY: 40 degrees TRACTION WET: 35 degrees DUNK AND DRY, 1 HOUR: 2% DUNK AND DRY, 2 HOURS:
SIZES: Half-sizes from 6 to 10, wide through 15.
COST: $95; timberland.com