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boat shoes from Jones Bootmaker

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Boat Shoe


The boat shoe design was well-received by sailing communities and became widespread within marine workers. In 1939 the US navy noticed these innovative shoes and signed a contract standard issue boat shoes for the US navy sailors in WWII.

Contemporary boat shoes are crafted from a rubber sole and usually have a leather or canvas upper. Leather uppers give a smart aesthetic which can be office-friendly, or canvas give a casual look perfect for your weekend rotations. To let your boat shoes be shown off to best effect, we recommend wearing with trousers or shorts; or try rolling up your jeans a couple of inches or pairing with chino shorts for off-duty looks.

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