Sailing in Styling with Chatham Marine Footwear
SAILING IN STYLE – MUST-HAVE FOOTWEAR WHEN YOU'RE ON THE WATER
Chatham Men’s Aqua-Go G2 Performance Sailing Shoes
It’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week and, as the Official Footwear Sponsor of this renowned regatta, we’re there showing off our sailing shoes, sailing boots and deck shoes. To celebrate this action-packed event, here’s a handy guide to the footwear every sailor should have in his or her kit bag.
Sailing Shoes – Practical Footwear for Sailors and Other Sports Fans
If you’re planning to head out on the water regularly, it’s a good idea to pick up a pair of high-quality shoes that have been designed with the needs of sailors in mind. The key to choosing a great pair of sailing shoes is to look for styles that are packed with practical features – and, if you opt for some that are stylish and versatile enough to be worn while you’re participating in other activities, you’ll get even more for your money.
Our award-nominated Men’s Aqua-Go G2 Performance Sailing Shoes, for example, feature our advanced Aqua-Go Tread+ System, as well as razor cut siping on the soles to give you outstanding grip when it’s wet. They also dry exceptionally quickly, thanks to a unique, three-layer drainage system. Ultra-light for convenience, they are anatomically designed, so you’ll be able to enjoy the superb comfort that comes from wearing a barefoot-style shoe while you’re on deck.
Versatile enough to be worn when participating in a wide range of activities, including kayaking and hiking as well as sailing, our Aqua-Go G2 Performance Sailing Shoes are available in three striking styles – the Mist, Breaker and Coasteer. We stock each style in a selection of appealing colours too. When you buy a pair, we'll also donate money to our partner and the Official Charity of this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week, youth sailing charity, UKSA.
SAILING BOOTS – KEEP YOUR FEET WARM WHEN YOU’RE AT SEA
If you’re a keen sailor, you’ll find that good sailing boots are essential when tackling rough seas, particularly in winter, as they’ll keep your feet cosy even when water gets on the deck. The most important thing to look for when choosing sailing boots is to ensure that they are waterproof, so that your feet will stay dry. You should also choose comfortable, breathable sailing boots that provide you with the grip and support you need while you’re on the water.
Our Men’s Rig Waterproof Sailing Boots, Men’s Finn Waterproof Sailing Boots and Women’s Catamaran Sailing Boots, for example, are all waterproof and boast bamboo membrane linings for breathability. They also have non-slip, non-marking rubber soles, so you’ll get excellent grip without damaging the deck.
BOAT SHOES – PERFECT FOR SAILORS AND FASHION FANS
No sailor’s footwear collection is complete unless it contains at least one pair of boat shoes. You’ll find some handy tips to help you when you’re shopping for boat shoes in our previous blog post, ‘Five Top Tips for Finding Great Boat Shoes’. However, make sure you choose a pair from a reputable manufacturer and look for practical features, like non-slip soles and rust-proof eyelets, as well as stylistic ones.
Our Men’s Pacific II G2 Boat Shoes, for example, boast rot-proof thread, rust-proof eyelets and non-marking, grip-enhanced rubber soles. Machine-washable for the ultimate in convenience, they look just as good when worn shoreside as they do on deck.
Our Women’s Alycone II G2 Slip On Boat Shoes are also ideal for wearing on the water or dry land. Beautifully stylish in natural tones of navy, grey or stone, they are made from soft, washable, nubuck leather and feature full length, padded and perforated leather socks for comfort.