Adidas Climacool Boat Lace
Style: Performance wet/dry
Sole: Geometric, siped
Best Application: Paddle sports, river rafting, beachcombing
Top Line: Performance styling coupled with speedy drainage makes this a great choice when frequent drenching is apt to occur. The mesh fabric is breathable and comes in more masculine colors.
Wins: The synthetic tongue material was comfortable and retained little water in the dunk tank test. The drainage system emptied the shoe in seconds.
Losses: The nylon mesh over the drainage ports made this a slippery shoe and interfered with the grippier rubber. In spite of the fast drainage, it dried slowly.
Finish Line: A great choice for rocky beaches, paddling and rafting.