Men's Harbormaster Shoes

Add to My List

These may look like ordinary tennis shoes, but get them wet and you'll see what they're made of.

To the casual observer, Sperry's Harbormaster Shoes might not resemble typical boat shoes. But boy do they ever perform like they're made for life on a boat! They're quick to dry and grippy on wet or dry surfaces. We'll explain how they do what they do in greater detail below. You might also want to take note of how they're quite beloved based on the reviews that appear below as well. Imported.

The Look: Athletically inspired, these shoes provide lateral support for the side-to-side movements and shifts in weight you'll be using on deck.

The Uppers: Leather and mesh uppers combined with mesh linings give the Harbormaster Shoes the ability to dry quickly so you won't have to suffer through a day of soggy, clammy, heavy shoes. They're also breathable to keep your feet cooler when the temperature or your activity level increases.

Padded Tongues: This might seem like an insignificant feature...until you snug your shoes up really tight so they stay on when the going gets wet! No one wants insteps that feel like they've been in a vice all day. The right amount of padding in the right place means these shoes will feel just as comfortable at the end of the day as when you first put them on.

The Insoles: Full-length, compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) insoles are included that will mold to the shape of your feet after only a few wearings for a cushioned fit that feels like they were made just for you. The insoles are removable so you can take them out and let your shoes completely dry before your next boating adventure or so you can add your own custom orthotics.

The Outsoles: Any boat shoes worth their salt have to have soles that keep you firmly in contact with wet gelcoat (what boat decks are typically covered in). Harbormaster Shoes go a step further. Making use of Sperry's patented Adaptive Wave-Siping™, these shoes use tiny, wavy slits in combination with larger and deeper wavy grooves to disperse water away from the soles and give you the kind of grip typically only seen with super heroes that can walk up the side of buildings. Whether your footing is wet or dry, these shoes will help prevent a rise in MOB (Man Overboard) statistics while you're scrambling across a heeling deck. Not only that, they're non-marking. That means you won't leave ugly black streaks on the previously mentioned white gelcoat. You'll spend your time enjoying the view rather than swabbing the deck!


Men's Harbormaster Shoes

Name Value
Best Use Casual
Boat Deck
Care Air Dry
Heel Height 1/2"
Material Upper Mesh
Material Lower Rubber
Style Lace-Up
Technologies Non-Marking
Slip Resistant
Warranty Details 45 Days
Water Resistance Water Resistant
Width Regular


The West Advisor articles have answered boaters' questions and provided solutions to boating problems for more than 20 years. West Marine has compiled one of the Web's most comprehensive collections of technical boating information articles.


Product Q & A


FREE DELIVERY to West Marine Stores

  • Available for ALL products including hazardous & truck freight items.
  • Ship to over 240 U.S. store locations.
  • Contiguous United States orders arrive in 7 - 10 days.
  • Hawaii and Alaska orders arrive in 10 - 16 days.
  • Expedited shipping is available for an additional fee.
  • Not available in Puerto Rico.

FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49.00

  • Applicable on orders over $49.00 within the 48 contiguous United States.
  • Does not apply to Truck Freight.
  • No coupon code required.
  • Orders will be delivered within 3 - 7 business days.


We stand behind everything we sell. If at any time your West Marine purchase does not meet your expectations, you can return it for a replacement or refund. If you are a West Advantage Rewards member, you don't even need a receipt - we'll have a record of your purchase. Returns can be made via mail or in person at their nearest store location. If you are not a West Advantage Rewards member, we will first need to verify your purchase by receipt or other method.

We do carry a few items that cannot be returned. This includes: items with expiration dates that have expired such as flares, charts, annual publications; items registered to the user such as boats, motors, EPIRBs, PLBs, SPOT, Class B AIS, life rafts; customized items such as rigging, and boat covers, computer software and electronics charts. Other non-returnable items include carry-on air conditioners, generators and select electronics. We will help you contact the vendor for assistance or repair on product that cannot be returned to West Marine. Items containing hazardous material may only be returned to a West Marine store.

Hazard Shipping

Standard Shipping (ground service) is used to ship items that are considered hazardous. Estimated delivery is 3 – 7 business days and only applicable on deliveries within the contiguous United States. Signature Required for receipt of shipment.

For additional inquiries, you may call Customer Service at 1-800-BOATING (262-8464).