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Sandals and thongs (flip-flops, not the men’s bathing suit, eeewww) are great for boat wear, because they’re comfy and due to their open design, water drains immediately from around your feet. Just be careful that you don’t stumble if one of these minimalist pieces of footwear fails (as Jimmy Buffet says “I blew out my flip-flop, stepped on a pop-top…”).
In recent years, we’ve seen, for lack of a better term, water socks soar in popularity. Their neoprene uppers and soft, flexible soles make these “shoes” an excellent choice for wading—your feet are protected from rocks and submerged debris, without feeling like you actually have a pair of shoes on. A very good invention, in our opinion.
You ought to wear shoes of some sort when you’re boating, but the choice of what kind is up to you.