Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Cruise Dress / Packing
Register Forgot Password?

Cruise Dress / Packing Recommendations for the best clothes for traveling on ships

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old November 14th, 2007, 06:21 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 4
Default Men's Shoes

What shoes would you recommend bringing for use about the ship? Sneakers, Topsiders, sandals. Tell me your thoughts. Oh and this is for a Western Carribean trip. And thanks.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old November 14th, 2007, 06:30 PM
rinker250's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest
Posts: 2,881
Default

I'd stick with the sneakers and Topsiders (read: comfortable) for the day time.
Personally, I find sandals and flip flops cumbersome.

As for men in sandals...I'd rather not see them in places where food is served.
__________________
Dan
Peace through superior firepower.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old November 14th, 2007, 10:10 PM
mehawk's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
Posts: 9,687
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
I'd stick with the sneakers and Topsiders (read: comfortable) for the day time.
Personally, I find sandals and flip flops cumbersome.

As for men in sandals...I'd rather not see them in places where food is served.
Not picking my friend, but why is is bothersome to see men in sandals at food areas but not women? Or are you including women also?
__________________
Michael

Cruised more times than I can remember.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2007, 07:11 AM
DougR.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Erial, New Jersey
Posts: 3,310
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
I'd stick with the sneakers and Topsiders (read: comfortable) for the day time.
Personally, I find sandals and flip flops cumbersome.

As for men in sandals...I'd rather not see them in places where food is served.
__________________
Doug




Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2007, 09:23 AM
rinker250's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest
Posts: 2,881
Default

Well, to be more specific.
I meant sock-less feet ...and men's feet, as a rule, are usually a wreck.
But, now that you mention it, I've seen some women with tree roots for toes.

So....

__________________
Dan
Peace through superior firepower.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2007, 12:49 PM
mehawk's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
Posts: 9,687
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
Well, to be more specific.
I meant sock-less feet ...and men's feet, as a rule, are usually a wreck.
But, now that you mention it, I've seen some women with tree roots for toes.

So....

That is what I'm..... talking about.
__________________
Michael

Cruised more times than I can remember.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2007, 01:02 PM
dina's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
Posts: 7,431
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mehawk
Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
Well, to be more specific.
I meant sock-less feet ...and men's feet, as a rule, are usually a wreck.
But, now that you mention it, I've seen some women with tree roots for toes.

So....

That is what I'm..... talking about.
I think its safe to assume that our friend here does NOT have a foot fetish.
__________________
Carolin


Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.


Carnival Destiny Feb. 2006
Carnival Fascination Feb. 2007
Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas Feb. 2008 The DTW & MsBJ tour
Carnival Valor MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2009
Carnival Glory MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2010
Carnival Dream MsBJ and Dina Feb. 2011
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2007, 01:50 PM
rinker250's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest
Posts: 2,881
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dina
Quote:
Originally Posted by mehawk
Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
Well, to be more specific.
I meant sock-less feet ...and men's feet, as a rule, are usually a wreck.
But, now that you mention it, I've seen some women with tree roots for toes.

So....

That is what I'm..... talking about.
I think its safe to assume that our friend here does NOT have a foot fetish.
Not while I'm eating!

Yellow nails with toe jam so thick they can't spread their toes...
MMM MMM good!
__________________
Dan
Peace through superior firepower.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old November 15th, 2007, 10:33 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 4
Default

Geez! . Ok, first off I certainly wouldn't be wearing sandals to dinner fer crying out loud! I've been reading all the debates over what is Formal Wear. And second off, the Lamisil cleared up that nail problem in no time at all! So no worries about yellow toenails. But around the pool etc. I sure can't see any problem with sandals. But for strolling the decks, or shopping or whatever, I'm thinking the Topsiders would be best and comfortable. And I promise, I'll wear real shoes to meals!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old November 16th, 2007, 02:16 AM
rinker250's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest
Posts: 2,881
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jcburns
Geez! . Ok, first off I certainly wouldn't be wearing sandals to dinner fer crying out loud! I've been reading all the debates over what is Formal Wear. And second off, the Lamisil cleared up that nail problem in no time at all! So no worries about yellow toenails. But around the pool etc. I sure can't see any problem with sandals. But for strolling the decks, or shopping or whatever, I'm thinking the Topsiders would be best and comfortable. And I promise, I'll wear real shoes to meals!
So...you agree.
__________________
Dan
Peace through superior firepower.
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old November 16th, 2007, 09:14 AM
DougR.'s Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Erial, New Jersey
Posts: 3,310
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
Quote:
Originally Posted by dina
Quote:
Originally Posted by mehawk
Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
Well, to be more specific.
I meant sock-less feet ...and men's feet, as a rule, are usually a wreck.
But, now that you mention it, I've seen some women with tree roots for toes.

So....

That is what I'm..... talking about.
I think its safe to assume that our friend here does NOT have a foot fetish.
Not while I'm eating!

Yellow nails with toe jam so thick they can't spread their toes...
MMM MMM good!
So you eat sitting on the floor staring at others toes????
__________________
Doug




Explorer of the Seas October 2013
Caribbean Princess July 2006, May 2010 & November 2012
Monarch of the Seas November 2008
Crown Princess November 2007
Celebrity Zenith November 2005
Enchantment of the Seas August 2004
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old November 16th, 2007, 10:57 AM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: oregon
Posts: 116
Default

My DH and I both just bought some Keens. A very cool shoe that is water resistant, you can get them wet. They are super comfy and they have several different styles. Some have less shoe tops than others, some are much more open. I guess you will just have to see them to see how cool they are. They will give you comfort and styl and yes suppor in other words, if you are zip lining across the river, you don't have to worry about losing your shoes. check them out, I think they are cool
Cozzette
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old November 16th, 2007, 12:10 PM
rinker250's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest
Posts: 2,881
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DougR.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
Quote:
Originally Posted by dina
Quote:
Originally Posted by mehawk
Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
Well, to be more specific.
I meant sock-less feet ...and men's feet, as a rule, are usually a wreck.
But, now that you mention it, I've seen some women with tree roots for toes.

So....

That is what I'm..... talking about.
I think its safe to assume that our friend here does NOT have a foot fetish.
Not while I'm eating!

Yellow nails with toe jam so thick they can't spread their toes...
MMM MMM good!
So you eat sitting on the floor staring at others toes????
Of course not, but gross cannot be overlooked.
__________________
Dan
Peace through superior firepower.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old November 20th, 2007, 10:29 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Palmer, Massachusetts
Posts: 12,716
Default

what about dress shoes? no one even mentioned that ! lol
what you will need: dress shoes, sneakers, casual shoes like topsiders, water sandals
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old November 21st, 2007, 11:58 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 47
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rinker250
I'd stick with the sneakers and Topsiders (read: comfortable) for the day time.
Personally, I find sandals and flip flops cumbersome.

As for men in sandals...I'd rather not see them in places where food is served.
I hope we never cruise together. On my recent cruise I had a problem with my feet swelling the entire cruise and the only thing I could get on them were sandals.

(Fortunately the sandals are almost entirely enclosed.)
__________________
Carnival, HAL, Celebrity, NCL
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old November 21st, 2007, 12:06 PM
rinker250's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Northwest
Posts: 2,881
Default

I'm certain you can see the point I was trying to make.
Fat feet don't bother me.
__________________
Dan
Peace through superior firepower.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old January 25th, 2008, 05:19 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: portland, oregon
Posts: 88
Default

4 pairs total
sandles you can wear in the water (Teva, like)
top siders for casual
sport shoes for lots of walking
dress shoes for dress up night/aka formal night
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old February 6th, 2008, 07:35 AM
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Indiana
Posts: 14
Default Shoes?

Im wearing the perfect black dress for formal night and I was thinking black heeled strappies would look great with it. Is this not a good Idea? Or should my dress be long and sown to my feet? Oh wait I gave one of those to but the shoes for it are strappy, wore them to my daughters wedding. First time crusier not sure what to do. Men have it so easy, but us ladies like to look good for our mates.
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old February 6th, 2008, 08:02 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 45 degrees N. of the Equator
Posts: 83
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by LisaK
what about dress shoes? no one even mentioned that ! lol
what you will need: dress shoes, sneakers, casual shoes like topsiders, water sandals
I think this should just about cover the 1 bag/50-pound weight limit for my husband!

Sandy
__________________
Sandy

Golden Princess 8/30/2008 -- 1st cruise but not the last!
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old February 7th, 2008, 08:04 PM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 4,771
Default Re: Men's Shoes

jcburns,

Quote:
Originally Posted by You
What shoes would you recommend bringing for use about the ship? Sneakers, Topsiders, sandals. Tell me your thoughts. Oh and this is for a Western Carribean trip. And thanks.
I usually bring (1) a pair of dress shoes for eveningwear, (2) a pair of moccasins with rubber soles for general daytime wear, and (3) a pair of flip-flops for poolside, the beach, etc. If you plan to work out in the fitness center, you may also want a pair of sneakers.

On a cruise to Europe, bring a good pair of dress shoes that are very comfortable for walking. And you might want hiking boots if you are planning a shore excursion that warrants them.

Norm.
Reply With Quote
  #21 (permalink)  
Old February 14th, 2008, 01:41 PM
colorcrazie's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tampa Bay area
Posts: 2,706
Default

Be careful with dressy shoes with very high heels. Remember that you are on a moving ship. While modern ships are designed to make that motion barely there...a cocktail or two, a walk up some stairs and even a tiny lurge in the ships's movement can be a problem. Doesn't happen often, but be careful!
Marty
Reply With Quote
  #22 (permalink)  
Old February 14th, 2008, 01:49 PM
mehawk's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Houston aka Space City, Texas, USA
Posts: 9,687
Default

I take canvas deck shoes, sandals, wingtips, and tennis shoes.
__________________
Michael

Cruised more times than I can remember.

Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

Courage and perserverance have a magical talisman; before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish into the air.

Pick your company wisely! Hang around people who are going to help you become all God created you to be.
Reply With Quote
  #23 (permalink)  
Old February 15th, 2008, 07:58 AM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: 45 degrees N. of the Equator
Posts: 83
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by colorcrazie
Be careful with dressy shoes with very high heels. Remember that you are on a moving ship. While modern ships are designed to make that motion barely there...a cocktail or two, a walk up some stairs and even a tiny lurge in the ships's movement can be a problem. Doesn't happen often, but be careful!
Marty
Thanks, Marty - I was actually thinking about posting a question on that very subject.

Sandy (who has enough trouble with high heels on solid ground)
__________________
Sandy

Golden Princess 8/30/2008 -- 1st cruise but not the last!
Reply With Quote
  #24 (permalink)  
Old February 15th, 2008, 08:25 AM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,789
Default

My normal shoe assortment is:

One pair of dark Merrell type shoes.
One pair of sandals
One pair of black sport (tennis) shoes.

If it's a cruise with a formal night you need to add a pair of black dress shoes. I have never added the "patent leather" shoes for a tuxedo. A well polished pair of black dress shoes will be just fine.

I have become a fan of Freestyle and CC casual cruising. This eliminates the need for the tuxedo or dark suit, the black dress shoes and accessories. You can still look good without a suit.

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #25 (permalink)  
Old March 23rd, 2008, 02:08 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 3
Default

1 pair of nice shoe's period. It has taken my wife 30 years to stop brining a variety. 1 pair of sneaker for walking or the gym, another pair of comfy shoes for beach, pool. Keeping it simple will free up luggage space, weight and in the end not affect the great time you will have.
Reply With Quote
  #26 (permalink)  
Old March 23rd, 2008, 02:54 PM
dvrdude's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: TENNESSEE
Posts: 104
Default

Crocs period
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
casual, men, shoes, submit, url

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shoes, Glorious Shoes! Trip Styles At Sea 21 May 16th, 2006 12:44 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:49 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1