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Old 11-27-2019, 08:55 PM
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I currently have a pair of Teva boat shoes. They are very comfy and light weight. Have good grip too but they STINK. once wet they smell like the worst foot odor ever. I wash them regularly but regardless, once wet, the just stink bad. Looking for fishing shoes that drain well and will not smell after being wet. I read previous post regarding boat/fish shoes but none really spoke about smell.

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I rotate through a few different pairs of shoes because of the STINK. My favorite right now are the Sperry shoes. They drain well but feet still stay wet. not sure there is a pair that wont STINK after getting wet and fishing in all day....
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I never wore shoes until I dropped a fish box lid on my big toe. That hurt. The next day I snagged a pair of Columbia fishing shoes, megavent 2 I think, and I love them. Worked great, and kept my feet protected. They're comfortable, don't stain, and don't smell.
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I never wore shoes until I dropped a fish box lid on my big toe. That hurt. The next day I snagged a pair of Columbia fishing shoes, megavent 2 I think, and I love them. Worked great, and kept my feet protected. They're comfortable, don't stain, and don't smell.
That's what I use in the boat always
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If you can live with function over form...Crocs. Lots of cushion, tons of drainage and dont keep odors.
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I always fish with my feet protected. Too many close calls with hooks and teeth. Keen H2 Newports have been my favorites for years. The rubber toe caps saved my feet on multiple occasions and the grip on what surfaces is solid. The only downside is that they tend to stink in humid conditions. However, they dry fast in direct sun and/or lower humidity.

Another vote for the standard rubber Crocs clogs. Decent toe protection. Great for the beach. Ugly as sin. Ditch them when the soles start to wear out. Or else, slip and fall.

Shimano fishing shoes: Hard to find but promising. Nice cushioning, solid build. I found out the hard way that I should have ordered 1/2 size larger. Problem: no half sizes.

I had Columbia Drainmakers (?) for about a year. They were pretty good but (for me) were a bit narrow and hot/sweaty in 90º Florida weather. Even without socks.

Just received Crocs Swiftwater Waves. The grip is outstanding and they are lower profile, less ugly than the Croc clogs. Keen H2 Newport are the over all winner for me but the Croc Swiftwater Waves seem pretty good for plastic shoes. Not much cushioning in comparison to the Keens or Shimano.

If you try the Crocs Saltwater Wave, heads up: Amazon was selling some discounted, deformed pairs. I returned mine immediately then went to the store.

My feet are somewhat problematic so I figured others might benefit from my experiences.

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I currently have a pair of Teva boat shoes. They are very comfy and light weight. Have good grip too but they STINK. once whet they smell like the worst foot odor ever. I wash them regularly but regardless, once wet, the just stink bad. Looking for fishing shoes that drain well and will not smell after being wet. I read previous post regarding boat/fish shoes but none really spoke about smell.

Reminds me of a beautiful girl I use to date. Beautiful, but stinky.
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Originally Posted by Scott1115 View Post
I currently have a pair of Teva boat shoes. They are very comfy and light weight. Have good grip too but they STINK. once whet they smell like the worst foot odor ever. I wash them regularly but regardless, once wet, the just stink bad. Looking for fishing shoes that drain well and will not smell after being wet. I read previous post regarding boat/fish shoes but none really spoke about smell.
I use sink the stink
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Works very well.

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To be taken seriously at the pier you need a pair or chest high rubber waders.
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I'll 2nd the Sink the Stink.Any wet suit cleaner will work. I'm currently using Mirazyme .
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most will stink -after fishing I wash with a good smelling dish soap or similar product-smell goes away and shoes are clean
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I use a pair of Nike running shoes with an all white sole. I am not in the pit very often so they rarely get too wet. When they do, I fill up a bucket with boat soap or Dawn and soak them then let them dry in the sun. One thing that I have found though, is wearing socks and then drying in the sun keep smells to a minimum. Light weight ankle socks work great.

I used to mate some and that was the set up pretty much all of us had. Lightweight running shoe which grips well and socks.

I tried a lot of the fishing shoes and they just weren’t comfortable enough on the tower all day on my feet.
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I fought this battle for years until I bought a pair of Xtratuf boots. Mine are about ankle height, extremely comfortable and keep my feet dry. No more ruined and stinky tennis shoes and my feet are dry all day long.
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I wear the soft science fin 2.0, very comfortable shoe. They have a removable insole and are easy to wash then lay in the sun to dry. I may try the wetsuit cleaner. I have two pair so I can rotate them.
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Another vote for Crocs, at least in warmer seasons.
Comfortable, easy to clean, cheap to replace.

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Very pleased with Croc Swiftwaters, have 3 pair and they fit well, grip well, and don't stink.
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Originally Posted by SharkSugar View Post
If you can live with function over form...Crocs. Lots of cushion, tons of drainage and dont keep odors.
And their Swiftwater Wave's are on BLACK FRIDAY Sale now @ 50% off ! I have several pairs of Crocs and if you have not ever tried them, at $20/pair (for the Grey colored ones - Blue is $24), now may be the time!

https://www.crocs.com/p/mens-swiftwa...id=0DA#start=8

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I use a pair of Nike running shoes with an all white sole. I am not in the pit very often so they rarely get too wet. When they do, I fill up a bucket with boat soap or Dawn and soak them then let them dry in the sun. One thing that I have found though, is wearing socks and then drying in the sun keep smells to a minimum. Light weight ankle socks work great.

I used to mate some and that was the set up pretty much all of us had. Lightweight running shoe which grips well and socks.

I tried a lot of the fishing shoes and they just weren’t comfortable enough on the tower all day on my feet.
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