ICAST 2019: These Shoes are Made for Fishing

Waterproof and fast-drying, here's some great new footwear we uncovered in Orlando.

The best shoes for fishing and boating have to be an all-around contender that combine style, comfort, dependability and traction.

They’re shoes that either feature waterproof capabilities or are specifically engineered to dry fast and drain water quickly. This year several major companies have brought about some fresh kicks to keep you dry and comfortable on the water all day.

We rounded up a myriad of options. If you’re a fan of sandals or a more traditional sneaker, here are some of the newest and greatest from ICAST 2019.

Frogg Toggs Skipper

ICASTFootwear
Frogg Toggs Skipper

Named Best of Category at ICAST 2019 in the footwear category, the Skipper is constructed with premium water drainage technology featuring a quick drying air mesh, breathable uppers “hold tight” elastic lacing system. With color options in mossy green or black, it contains cushioned midsoles with water-expulsion release holes and lightweight outsoles featuring strategic slip grip rubber inserts. Available in the Spring.


$29.95 froggtoggs.com


SIMMS Men’s Flyweight Shoe

ICASTFootwear
SIMMS Men’s Flyweight Shoe

Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a newcomer to the sport, SIMMS is a company that is synonymous to high-quality fishing gear. This year they unveiled the Flyweight Shoe. It features a no-sew, welded TPU upper, and grippy Vibram outsole and midsole provide optimal support and maximum traction. It’s hailed as one of the lightest athletic-style fishing shoes on the market, weighing in at 20 ounces.

$170 Simmsfishing.com

Columbia Women’s Low Drag PFG Shoe

ICASTFootwear
Columbia Women’s Low Drag PFG Shoe

A new addition to the Columbia shoe lineup is the Women’s Low Drag PFG Shoe. The quick-dry open mesh and leather and features Columbia’s signature “Blood n’ Guts Omnishield” technology. In plain terms, the fabric is designed to help prevent and remove stains without affecting the breathability of the fabric. Columbia stands behind its “no guts, no glory” and designs many of its PFG clothing to withstand harsh conditions and their new shoes are no different. Their Omni grip outer sole should provide optimal traction and help keep you on your feet whether you’re on the boat or deck.

$85 Columbia.com/fishing


HUK Makara Sandal

ICASTFootwear
HUK Makara Sandal

New this year from HUK is the Makara sandal that features waterproof leather and EVA grip pads to keep your foot secure and planted no matter the conditions. The Slice traction outsole pattern is specifically engineered for wet surface grip.

$60 Hukgear.com

Frogg Toggs Mako

ICASTFootwear
Frogg Toggs Mako

Some of the sharpest kicks we’ve seen at ICAST 2019, the Frogg Toggs Mako feature premium water-draining technology and quick-drying mesh breathable uppers. The patented Hold Tight elastic lacing system and cushioned midsoles with water expulsion release holes will keep your feet locked in all day. The lightweight outsole features strategic slip-grip rubber inserts. The FTX Aquaclear drainage system bottom construction makes the Mako an ultimate drainage shoe.


$40 froggtoggs.com

Under Armour Syncline

ICASTFootwear
Under Armour Syncline

Under Armour’s new Syncline shoe showcases the perfect combination of fit and on-the-water performance with a unique L6 BOA speed closure system that won’t lose tension in aquatic environments. It’s dual mesh upper provides easy drainage and has plush foam collar for maximum heel comfort. The Syncline incorporates high traction rubber lug outsoles for grip on a variety of surfaces and conditions.

$110 UnderArmour.com

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Recommended Articles

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Humminbird Mega 360 Imaging Sonar

Humminbird Mega 360 Imaging Sonar

As KVD tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead, innovative Humminbird products and cutting-edge technology like that found in the new Mega 360 Imaging sonar are major reasons contributing to his unparalleled success.

BPT Points Champ Edwin Evers Talks New Berkley Baits

BPT Points Champ Edwin Evers Talks New Berkley Baits

After making the switch to Berkley products heading into the inaugural BPT season, Edwin Evers tells OSG's Lynn Burkhead why Berkley baits played such a key role in his recent angling success.

Berkley

Berkley's New Terminal Tackle

OSG's Lynn Burkhead and Chad LaChance, host of World Fishing Network's Fishful Thinker television show, talk about Berkley's new innovative terminal tackle being introduced at ICAST 2019.

Mustad

Mustad's Inkvader Octopus Live Jig

From big fish to small, just about any saltwater game fish out there will love the new Mustad Inkvader Octopus Live Jig that Mustad's Russ Whisler shows to OSG's Lynn Burkhead.

See More Popular Videos

Trending Articles

Want to test the outer limits of your shooting skill? There's more to successful long-range Ammo

10 Best Long-Range Cartridges Ever Made

David Hart - January 14, 2015

Want to test the outer limits of your shooting skill? There's more to successful long-range

Here are the 10 most common spinning and baitcaster reel performance problems and how to fix them. Fishing How-To

10 Most Common Reel Performance Problems

Anietra Hamper

Here are the 10 most common spinning and baitcaster reel performance problems and how to fix...

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies. Panfish

Find and Fish Bluegill Beds Efficiently

Terry Madewell - May 22, 2019

You can catch bluegill faster with these strategies.

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish time after time. Catfish

10 Secret Catfish Baits You Didn't Know About

Anietra Hamper

We found 10 secret (and proven) catfish baits that have the staying power to attract catfish...

See More Trending Articles

More ICAST

Mammoth's soon-to-be-released coolers – the Highlander, Pathfinder, Voyager, and Trooper – are lightweight, durable, and highly portable. ICAST

New Soft-Sided Coolers from Mammoth: Highlander, Pathfinder, Voyager, Trooper

Jessyca Sortillon - July 15, 2019

Mammoth's soon-to-be-released coolers – the Highlander, Pathfinder, Voyager, and Trooper – are...

Waterproof and fast-drying, here's some great new footwear we uncovered in Orlando. ICAST

ICAST 2019: These Shoes are Made for Fishing

Laura Kovarik - July 18, 2019

Waterproof and fast-drying, here's some great new footwear we uncovered in Orlando.

These nets make it easy to land and release your catch safely and quickly. Other Fishing

Floating Trout Nets from Frabill — New for ICAST

Game & Fish Staff - July 10, 2020

These nets make it easy to land and release your catch safely and quickly.

We take a look at the latest self-propelled fishing crafts unveiled at ICAST 2019 in Orlando. ICAST

New Breed of Fishing Kayaks Packed with Features

Drew Warden - July 19, 2019

We take a look at the latest self-propelled fishing crafts unveiled at ICAST 2019 in Orlando.

See More ICAST

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Digital Now Included!

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

Get Digital Access.

All Game & Fish subscribers now have digital access to their magazine content. This means you have the option to read your magazine on most popular phones and tablets.

To get started, click the link below to visit mymagnow.com and learn how to access your digital magazine.

Get Digital Access

Not a Subscriber?
Subscribe Now