A couple weeks ago I received an email asking if we would review a pair of shoes for an online shoe store. PlanetShoes.com The deal was, they would send me a pair of shoes and I would say something about them. “Sure I said” as long as I can tell it like it is.. I high risk move for a shoe store, after all the review will be on the web for anyone to search. I did not need any new shoes.. I have a bunch including my trusty Orange Top Siders..But what the hell.. So a couple days later, BAM! in the mail box here are a nice pair of Rugged Shark shoes..
Of course I google them and find out these are the bomb for boaters.. All the fishing folks love them as well. OK… That these are shoes designed specifically for boaters.. Here is the Rugged Shark Link
OK.. For Woody Boaters? We will see.. The first thing I noticed is that they look great and weigh about …nothing… Soft ride to boot…to shoe… Like wearing running soft hiking shoes..
As a traditionalist I wanted to hate them. But Dammmmmmmm I couldn’t.. I slipped them on and had them on all day..Then the next day, and have not taken them off for over a week..
They have been all over Washington D.C, on about 20 boats, in a rain storm and through airports, the LA scene, even Oreo our 3 month old Puppy took a shot at them once.. But, the most trying test.. Jimmy’s Mako with his dogs while we went out to shoot Termite Terror! Dear god! These dogs are crazy.. They run around the boat and bite at the water. Then run around more and more..
Why is this relevant to a shoe..t out story.. They soak the decks of the boat.. SOAK IT! I was dripping wet.. And when I do a shoot. I have to chase the shot on the boat. I am running around. Hanging on things, I need traction.. I have broken a toe doing this in my bare feet.. Slid on my fat a$$ in my slippery crocs, my top siders are the latest go to shoe.. UNTIL NOW..
I was like Spider man on that boat.. And they stayed on my feet.. I recall a time were I had to change directions and got slammed into by one of soaking mop dogs.. I stuck to the boat like glue.. It was amazing.. So.. As a review goes.. I was blown away.. AMAZING SHOE! and would gladly buy more.
Bring on the old splintered dock wood, bring on soaking decks. Bring on the water logged dogs, Bring it all on. Because i have a pair of Rugged Sharks on…
Here are some of the shots of Termite Terror, thanks to my new Rugged Sharks and iPhone!
Thanks to the good folks at Planetshoes.com and Rugged Shark for giving me a reason to go out on the water..