the opposite of dorky topsiders
you wouldn't catch me in a pair of those goofy sperry sailor type traditional topsiders but these mid water shoes/booties are a different story. picked em up because i stand up paddle board on a large midwest lake well into nov. i wear a pair of defeet woolie boolie 2 socks underneath the bootie and i'm good to go to down to 35 degrees no prob. love this product. sole is thin enough so you get a good grip/feel on the board and they are durable enough to walk around in if you need to. i'd give them very high ratings!