Adidas Boat Lace Deluxe
Sole: Geometric, unsiped
Best Application: Street casual, boardwalk
Top Line: The upper was of synthetic canvaslike material reminiscent of Red Ball Jets mated with retro Adidas runners.
Wins: The tread gripped well in our puddle-jogging test.
Losses: Surprisingly, the shoe was equipped with no drainage points and held moisture like a bucket. The fabric itself was slow to dry.
Finish Line: A boaty-looking shoe that goes well with jeans, but we felt it was better suited to the gangplank, thanks to its tendency to smudge the deck. It failed our drainage test and was still wet after two hours in 100-degree sun.