The Mare Island Naval Shipyard was the first US Navy base established on the Pacific Ocean. In August 1969, the U.S. relocated its training operations from Coronodo to Mare Island, California. The 08/69 is a reissue of the style known as "swim shoes" or "coral creepers" by Naval sea cadets during the era.
Back for the second season, our sea-faring waterproof boot is made of genuine Ventile duck canvas, a durable material developed to keep you comfortable and dry. Perfect for the rain or sleet, it features a gusseted tongue to ensure protection from the elements and sealed seam construction for waterproofing. Our custom contoured footbed is lined in soft cotton canvas providing comfort and airflow, while our signature herringbone "grip lock" rubber outsole give sure-footedness on land or at sea.
Our shoes fit true to size according to U.S. industry sizing standards. Please use our Fit Guide tool to find the size we suggest for you in this particular style. See our Size Chartfor conversions and foot measurements.