From a selection of the latest kit in Yachting Monthly’s New Gear pages

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One of the standout products at 2018 METS was the Spider Shoe.

A modern trainer design, which can (for €80 more) be fully customised with colours, logos or even a photo.

The leather shoe shown is €180 and made from a lovely soft leather – almost too good to wear near salt water.

The summer shoe is a mesh which lets water escape; the winter shoe uses a warmer fabric and can be customised.

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Zhik Seaboots 900

Zhik Seaboots 900

From a selection of the latest kit in Yachting Monthly’s New Gear pages

It is, however, the sole that makes these shoes stand out.

On the stainless-steel test surface that was covered with soapy water they gave firm footing where a trainer slid like the surface was ice.

Truly amazing.

The U-Sail Spider Shoes costs €160 (£142) and is available from www.usail.it