Athletic sailing requires performance shoes that are designed to keep you comfortable AND help keep you on your boat. The Sea Kite does all that. For comfort, Sperry has ensured that water has no place to hide inside these shoes. Hydrophobic leather, fabric and mesh are combined to make the uppers and linings not only drain quickly, but not attract and hold water to begin with. Full-length, removable, EVA-cushioned footbeds add an extra layer of comfort. Drainage holes in the forefoot area of the compression molded EVA midsoles further enhance water expulsion. Then to help keep you on deck instead of trying out your auto-inflating life vest, the non-marking rubber outsoles feature Adaptive Wave-Siping™ that works behind, or rather below, the scenes to increase surface contact by channeling water from underfoot and reduce slippage on both wet and dry surfaces. Imported.