All my shoes slip on wet decks. So, I needed a new pair of sailing shoes. There was no way in Hades I was going to spend over $100 on sailing shoes. So I made a decision to go with Converse or Van's. Heck, I'd crossed the Atlantic in some low top all*stars, they're good shoes.
But then I found out that they're $45 on Zappos. And $40 at Nordstrom. I'd rather fall overboard than spend that kind of money on tennis shoes that I planned on trashing. Heidi told me, "you skinflint dog-bastard, that's how much shoes are". Yet, I couldn't spend the money. So I continued slipping and sliding all over deck, relying on my extraordinary athletic prowess to stay on the boat reasonably close to where I wanted to be.
Then it hit me. Target. Payless. They would have shoes for the $30 that I intended to spend. First stop, Target, and I found these:
Thirty buck Chucks. Well, they're not Chucks, they have that cut out star but what the heck is the difference. I have sailing shoes that will keep me on board. For $30.