If anyone ever saw the amount of sailing footwear I’ve collected over the years, one might suspect I have a fetish. My collection is a wide assortment of sailing sneakers, sea boots, dinghy boots, wetsuit booties, open-toed sandals, you name it. For small keelboat sailing, I prefer wetsuit booties to anything else: if my feet are going to be wet, they might as well be warm, and they fit nice and snug. But mostly, I need to feel the deck underfoot for better grip and balance. That’s why, when I discovered the new SON-R bootie from Sperry Top-Sider, I knew I’d found the Holy Shoe.