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Old 14 September 2007, 12:09   #1
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Im after a good pair of sailing boots that are breathable and part leather, there are a few make that do them ie Musto's Ocean Boot, Henri Lloyd - Inshore racer boot etc. but as its for RIB use the sole needs to offer really good cushioning from all the G-shock, as all these boots are over 100 I need to make the right choice

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I have always wonder WHY they use leather on boots or shoes that go near salt water. I wrecked a good pair of mountain boots that way. Leather and salt water don't mix. Besides which leather stays wet for a very long time.
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Old 14 September 2007, 12:54   #3
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I have always wonder WHY they use leather on boots or shoes that go near salt water. I wrecked a good pair of mountain boots that way. Leather and salt water don't mix. Besides which leather stays wet for a very long time.
If that were the case, leather deck shoes would also be a waste of time. But they are not.
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Leather deck shoes I have tried stay wet - they seem more about fashion than anything else. The best shoes I have for use on a RIB are trainers with open mesh on the tops - water comes straight in but goes straight out again. No use for winter unless you wear a wetsuit boot or sealskinz socks inside.
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I find that leather dries out on its own after getting wet with salt water. It does not require rinsing in fresh water.
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I find that leather dries out on its own after getting wet with salt water. It does not require rinsing in fresh water.
Yes it does dry out - eventually!!!
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For what it's worth, I have been using Dubarry leather sailing boots for years... and I swear by them.

But then that's only IMHO I know other people that hate them........
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http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/c...1&bbwm=1&asb=1

Maybe this could be the next material for sailing boots - yes I was thinking of boots honestly!!!
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I use Sebago boots if its really cold. Very comfy. Most of the time though I wear Sebago Plunge shoes or Gill tall boots.

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I have a pair of the Musto leather boot and they are warm, breathable with a good sole, would buy again if I needed to.
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