Thursday, October 19th, 2017

#23 Deck Shoes

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EBPs love to be “the exception.” There is no better way to separate themselves from regular BP, than by an EBP’s choice of footwear. The deck shoe or boating shoe is very popular in the EBP community. Most EBP prefer the Sperry brand of deck shoe.

EBPs love wearing their deck shoes with shorts, khakis, or seersucker pants. The shoes complete the ultimate EBP weekend look. However, this look confuses most WP. It says to WP that this EBP must be going out on a WP’s yacht because no black person could own his own yacht. As the WP thinks more about the EBP in deck shoes, he wonders if the EBP is being forced onto the yacht. This is because WP think most blacks hate the water and/or do not know how to swim. My statistics show that for every black person that can swim, there are the same number of WP that can dance. So, only a small number of BP enjoy the water; and they are mostly EBPs .

Deck shoes also provide an alternative to those athletic slippers or “house shoes” so many UEBP wear in public. The ones with a large velcro strap that are worn with athletic socks. When rushing out to the market, an EBP can easily slip on deck shoes, as they coordinate with any ensemble, to keep from looking like an UEBP who wears these slippers in public.

EBPs love deck shoes because wearing them allows them to remain prepared. An EBP never knows when their boss or co-worker will call them on a yachting emergency, so they must remain fully dressed at all times. However, most EBPs who wear deck shoes will never step foot on a boat while wearing them; well maybe Al from Bay Shore, but he’s the ultimate exception.

Comments

17 Responses to “#23 Deck Shoes”
  1. Richard says:

    This is all a joke right? Ha ha, right? Black folk in deck shoes, ummmmmmmm, like the ones they issued on our maiden voyage to America . Ok, one more time, this is a spoof, right? Please tell me it is!!!!!!!!!

  2. W.P. Whizzer says:

    [My statistics show that for every black person that can swim, there are the same number of WP that can dance] SO funny!!! A BP in deck shoes is definately make us whisper “Really? They’re not going out on BOAT, are they? Should we call the Coast Guard?” and then we’d be genuinely concerned, thinking “Gee, I sure hope that they can swim”. Anyone BPs want to trade swim lessons for dance lessons?

  3. Nyanga says:

    I’d have to agree on the popularity of the shoes, but maybe not the reasons. Going to an Ivy in the 80s, everyone wore these–black, white, brown, red and yellow. They are simple, comfortable, based on Native American Moccasin design and relatively inexpensive compared to sneakers. Nothing to be ashamed of–they are an American product (buy American!) and last I checked, Americans of African descent have been on this soil since the Spaniard’s time.

  4. Raven says:

    Morehouse anyone?

  5. Ap says:

    I’m on the floor laughing at this one, especially:
    “EBPs love deck shoes because wearing them allows them to remain prepared. An EBP never knows when their boss or co-worker will call them on a yachting emergency, so they must remain fully dressed at all times. However, most EBPs who wear deck shoes will never step foot on a boat while wearing them;”

    SO TRUE so many times @ the Ivy where I’d want to throw on the Converse’s but in my Carlton voice was like “My God, what if Cindy sees me!”

  6. Rdk says:

    I love my Sperry’s!

  7. Gavino! says:

    I love me some timberland deck shoes. My mom raised me with sperry topsiders, but the fact that they’re “tims” keeps me feeling secure.

  8. chocolatemint says:

    I LOVE my Sperrys and I have them in different colors. Yes I have been on a boat while wearing them. They are comfortable. I’m a mom on the go and I’m a teacher. I never know when I’m going to run into a student at Walmart. I rock my Sperrys with my pink golf shirt and some khakis. That way I can stop by the driving range while my kids are at soccer. This is a new millenium for black people. Act like you know!

  9. anu says:

    aint nobody got time for that

  10. Brandon says:

    EBP will wear Sperry’s in a snowstorm. You hit the nail on the coffin. They gotta be retired!

  11. Erasto says:

    I actually have a sizable collection of Sperry’s and boat shoes on my yacht just in case of emergency. Some of my white friends from the office often call me a bit of a WP because I opt for boat shoes rather than the Air Jordans or U.S.P.A shoes most of the other blacks, especially on our cleaning staff, wear. I don’t really think of it as a social or class difference just your preference of style.

  12. Keisha C. says:

    Come to think about it, I see African Americans wearing Sperry shoes, and they do look comfortable. I as an African American might invest in a pair myself.

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