Boat shoes, Sperrys, Docksides, deck shoes. Whatever you call them, they're back with a vengeance on a campus near you. More casual than a ballet flat, less stuffy than a smoking slipper, the classic boat shoe pairs perfectly with your denims and twills whether you actually go yachting or just type in a cubical. While Sperry Top-Sider corners the boat shoe market, I'm presenting nine more for your consideration.
1. Keen Catalina: Sharp, non-clunky style by outdoorsy Keen. Read reviews before ordering as the shoe seems to run wide and slightly big. $70-95 at Zappos, free shipping both ways (available in canvas too).
2. Tsubo Milon: Not one of Tsubo's most popular styles, but worth sharing as a modern boat shoe option. Contoured, cushioned footbed with a removable insole that may accommodate an orthotic. $110 at Tsubo.com, free shipping and returns. $30-52 at Amazon with free shipping and returns.
5. Naturalizer Hanover: New for Spring 2013, the Hanover comes in this pretty muted turquoise leather plus red, navy and taupe. Available in narrow, medium and wide. $68.95 at Shoebuy, free shipping and returns; $69 at Zappos, free shipping both ways.
6. Eurostep On Deck (not pictured): Unique to Famous Footwear and Shoes.com, Eurostep is a diamond in the rough. Rave reviews for comfort and support, "Like Tempurpedic for your feet." Available in wide widths too. $54.99 at Famous Footwear, free shipping. $59.99 at Shoes.com.