Reintroduced as a major summer trend this year, boat shoes bridge the gap between laced-up shoes and casual moccasins. A blessing for people who appreciate dressiness in a casual silhouette, boat shoes are here to stay.
What are boat shoes?
Originally designed to be worn on boats, the boat shoe or the deck shoe was usually crafted in canvas and leather. Modern boat shoes come with two major elements: one is the piping that runs across the shoe’s upper. The piping leaves a trail of wrinkles on the round-toed upper which accentuates the style of the shoe. Inspired from the usual moccasins, boat shoes come with a laced-up twist. A leather lace is added to the shoe to customize the fit.
Another major element in the boat shoe is the use of a non-marking sole. Essentially used for sports, the non-marking sole of the shoe adds to its comfort factor.
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