You know when you kinda like something, but just not enough to buy it? That’s how I feel about boat shoes. Not that they’re not great – and I’m not just saying this to avoid any unnecessary attacks on the blessed colour purple – It’s just that I prefer trainers that look similar to boat shoes over actual boat shoes. Like these Victoria plimsolls.
They’ve got everything I like about boat shoes – they’re navy, low cut and would allow your ankle to breathe during the hot summer – and they have the added bonus of not taking on all the quirks of the boat shoe. Oh, and they cost a grand total of £18, as they’re on sale. If you shop like a man, then this would mean a lot to you.