Boat Shoes and Sailing Boots

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Logo TBS
TBS is a French company focusing on high quality standards and modern designs. Located in the Loire valley, near the Atlantic Ocean, the brand is heavily influenced by its maritime surroundings, which is reflected in the TBS collections. TBS shoes are very comfortable, made from high quality materials, with modern and original designs. Excellent value for the money!
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Logo SEBAGO
SEBAGO Boat Shoes - Worn by sailors everywhere. The company SEBAGO was founded in the USA in 1946 to meet the demands of high quality casual shoes for the emerging New England lifestyle.
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Logo ROMIKA
The european comfort shoe - ROMIKA can look back on an eventful history that began in 1921 in Trier with the founding of Romika AG. The 3 former founders took the respective 2 initial letters of their surnames and came up with the brand name ROMIKA. What began with the production of rubber boots and slippers developed into an expanding company over the years that has been producing modern and high-quality sports and leisure shoes since the 1960s.
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Logo NATURAL WORLD
Natural World is a young brand that was born with the goal of creating a 100% ecological shoe. The essence of the brand is the love for nature and authenticity, blending trends with ecological philosophy. From their offices, located in Arnedo (La Rioja), they work to improve the world in which we live one shoe at a time.
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Logo Seatec
SEATEC - choose quality at an affordable price. SVB's own brand, SEATEC, was established in 1998 in order to serve the needs of water sports enthusiasts and offer quality products at unbeatable prices.
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Safe sailing and in style with the right boat shoe! Now a fashionable classic, keep up with the latest trends with a boat shoe for men or a boat shoe for women. The boat shoes that are part of the range of major high-street brands are fine for walking down the street. However, what makes an original boat shoe or 'technical boat shoe' really stand out is its sole, robust material and durability. With the right boat shoe you can brave any weather on board and protect your boat at the same time. The shoes you wear for sailing depend largely on your foot and your needs. For example, are you looking for a shoe with laces, velcro or a "slip on" like a slipper? Or maybe comfortable moccasins or trainers in leather, mesh or microfibre? Whatever your needs and desires, you can find the right boat shoe from our wide range of sailing shoes and sailing boots. Find the right boat shoes with our boat shoe guide. Learn more about Boat Shoes and Sailing Boots...
Boat Shoes and Sailing Boots

What makes a real boating shoe?

- This is what you should watch out for -

deck shoe needs to fit well and come with a sole that carries as little dirt as possible on deck. Whether a classic shoe in leather, a deck shoe made of nylon with a waterproof membrane, leather/nylon sailing boots or rubber boots with short or long shaft, the right boat shoe is easy to find. Modern boat shoes made of breathable material are not only light and well insulated but also ensure a comfortable wearing environment for your feet, without them getting wet.

As a sailor's tradition, shoes with seawater resistant leather and a slip and abrasion-resistant sole have stood the test of time. They are extremely comfortable, which is certainly one reason why they are still among the most worn boat shoes, and not only on board. Newer shoes made of breathable materials or sailing boots are waterproof and usually more lightweight. For open seas, especially in colder regions, sailing boots are very suitable. Sailing boots made of leather in combination with breathable materials not only keep your feet warm but also dry.

The shoe: outer and interior material

The outer material, the shaft, the interior and the laces of a classic deck shoe are made out of leather. More and more sailing shoe manufacturers not only use leather, but also special textiles and membranes such as Gore-Tex in order to increase breathability and wearability of the modern boat shoe. However, SVB's water sports experts recommend pure leather shoes with greater activity on board, because leather as a shoe material prevents bad odors and sweaty feet. Even though blisters can occur when breaking in a new pair of leather shoes, the pain is worth it - the shoe will turn soft and whether during summer or wet fall days will keep your feet feeling comfortable. Good boat shoes have to be manufactured in such a fashion that they are seawater-resistant, which means for example that the eyelets should not rust.

The boat shoe sole - an original!

The sole of a technical yachting shoe is very special. True boat shoes have a sole that is made of very flexible rubber or natural rubber. With the right sole, a deck shoe is skid-proof, has good grip, bounces your steps, repells water and is of course waterproof.

Over 70 years ago, the passionate sailor Paul Sperry invented the innovative and still widely used soles with a siping pattern. Due to its fine grooves, this particular sole profile is perfect for repelling water, preventing slipping and not attracting small pebble stones that could scratch the deck.
Until recently, the sole of a boat shoe had to consist of white rubber, since it was believed that dark soles leave marks on the deck. These fears have subsided somewhat due to substantial progress in the area of technical boat shoes over the years. Today, yachting and boat shoes come with colourful soles, which do not rub off due to their high quality rubber, even in blue or black colours. However, this only applies to top quality, technical boat shoes - fashionable boat shoes that are sold by outside retailers might not have the same quality standards.
SVB expert tip: break in your shoes a few days prior to wearing them on deck. Factory new shoes can still be very slippery due to wax residues from the production process. You should always walk off any residues. 

Fit and shoe size of boat shoes

Shoes of different manufacturers and brands often vary in size. If you are between two sizes, we always recommend choosing the larger size; this way your shoes will fit comfortably even with thick socks. In addition, boat shoe manufacturers from different countries use different sizing guides. Among others, there are European, English and American sizes.

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Eduardo Martins D. on 17.06.2021

Nothing to say, you are fast to delivery

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Timo O. on 16.06.2021

Good and fast delivery, Thank you.

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Jose M. on 16.06.2021

In tens and tens of orders SVB - even during the hardest pandemic months - delivered consistently and very fast. Outstanding service.