First off — set aside your preconceived notions of boat shoes. We know that the comfy slip-ons are beloved by frat dudes and Georgetown waterfront regulars, but if your first reaction to "boat shoes" is "lame sauce," you're in for a surprise. We've hunted down the most amazing, stylish pairs of yacht-friendly footwear you've ever seen — think splashy neons, glitzy metallics, and crazy colorblocking. That's right: We've got legit proof that you don't need to join a sailing team to make these old-school staples look utterly cool. Whether you pair them with colored denim, shredded cutoffs, or a flippy summer dress, these kicks are just the thing you need to change your perspective on preppy. And don't we all need to shake up our personal style every now and then?
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Milly for Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original 2-Eye Boat Shoe, $125, available at Sperry Top-Sider.
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Old Navy Faux-Leather Boat Shoes, $29.94, available at Old Navy.
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Guess Neomas Boat Shoes, $89, available at Guess.