My last pair of Lakesides are 6 years old, still tough as nails, and look good enough for casual Fridays. They offer a stable stance for boats in motion and a protective sole that’s tough but supple. They’ve been comfortable at trade shows, bass fishing all day, and dashing through the airport.
Oiled leather uppers are breathable thanks to styled fabric sidewalls and moisture wicking inside. Soles with siped pods and dual textures add to the grip. Dual-density EVA insoles and a nonmetallic shank give plenty of arch support plus flexibility. Durable stitching and a rugged casual look help ensure the timeless look stays timeless. DRAINAGE: They drained slowly but dried more quickly than fabric shoes.
TRACTION DRY: 35 degrees TRACTION WET: 30 degrees DUNK AND DRY, 1 HOUR: 18% DUNK AND DRY, 2 HOURS: 11%
SIZES: Half-sizes from 8 to 11, medium and wide to 14
COST: $114.99; irishsetterboots .com