Boat shoes are a fashion shoe as well as being practical for the original intended purpose of messing about on boats. These extremely comfortable shoes have a special sole which prevents slipping on wet wooden boat decks and naturally this also is a plus when walking along wet pavements.
Boats have been around ever since man first noticed that certain materials floated on water and most notably wood. Doubtless some drowning man tens of thousands of years ago was saved by clutching onto a floating tree trunk and from that moment the idea of a boat was born.
Perhaps the three most important discoveries to put man on a course toward civilisation was fire, the wheel and boats. Boats led to journeys of discovery and even today when most of the world is fully explored people still enjoy boat trips whether a day on the river or a three week cruise.
In recent years cruise liners have become more popular than ever. New cruise liners are being launched every year and if you are thinking of going on one of these trips then do not forget to take your boat shoes.
Your shoes on board will grip and prevent any chance of slipping on a wet deck. Should you choose to fly to Fort Lauderdale you might get the opportunity of joining a cruise on the world’s biggest cruise ship. This recently launched ship has sixteen decks and carries well over eight and a half thousand passengers and crew. This figure means the ship has a capacity of forty per cent more than the next biggest ship.
Even the giant Nimitz class aircraft carriers of the United States navy are dwarfed by this cruise ship. Of course every conceivable activity is catered for on the ship to keep the six thousand guests amused over a two week cruise. One restaurant alone seats three thousand. The figures continue to amaze and the logistics of running this floating city must be daunting.
Despite the fact that flying is so much quicker there are people choosing to spend five days crossing the Atlantic from England to New York on a ship and vice versa. The vast majority will be wearing non slip shoes designed for walking the decks.
At any one time it is estimated there are twenty million people around the world engaged in a long journey. In the air alone at any given moment there are in excess of two million people flying. A greater number are on board ships and the biggest number are on trains. If you add up those on long car journeys then the figure is probably closer to one hundred million. Imagine all those different types of shoes and make a guess at the numbers that are in boat shoes.