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WJ Tested: GoLite Footwear Women’s Sail Lite Review
Description: Sail Lite
Engineered for Rafting and Boating.
• Fully Breathable/Drainable Mesh Windows
• Dual Density EVA Midsole
• Non-marking Grip Stick Rubber Outsole
• Women’s Size 7 = 8.1 Ounces
Precise Fit System
GSR Grip Stick Rubber
Soft Against the Ground Technology
Sticky Gecko Sole
These shoes rock — even if the boat is rocking! Super stylish with classic lines and leather lacing make these boat shoes cover-ready for any boating magazine. The GoLite Footwear SailLite color combo of Fossil/Lime had me leery at first, but after so many compliments and “Oh, Wows”, I knew I was a boating fashionista dockside.
Of course comfort is always a key component to any shoe, and these lightweight shoes fit like the proverbial glove. Ease of movement with a lightness of foot is important when boating and the Sail Lite makes for a perfect partner whether canoeing, rafting or sailing. In a maritime setting, wearing a shoe which is fully breathable is important and GoLite goes one step further with the drainable mesh windows (four on either side of the shoe).
I really like the Sticky Gecko Sole developed by GoLite — I have a few different styles with this technology. Obviously, it is the best choice to wear when boating to ensure great traction on a slippery, wet surface. Once again with my GoLites, I was able to custom fit this shoe with their Precise Fit System.
This was also a shoe I counted on for a small ship river cruise this summer. Not necessarily an adventure that requires the true seaworthiness of a sound boat shoe, but I did look the part and enjoyed safe footing on the sometimes slippery deck.
Summer 2012 WJ Tested and proved seaworthy! The functionality of this shoe reigns supreme and nautical fashion hounds will love the look. Built with terrific components of GoLite technology, this lightweight shoe should be an integral part of your locker.
GoLite Footwear Website: GoLiteFootwear.com
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This product was tested and reviewed by Jill Hoelting, WAVE Journey Co-Founder.