New Gear: Chatham Java G2 Deck Shoe

British boat shoe brand Chatham is expanding its popular G2 range with the durable new Chatham Java G2 deck shoe.

With a classic all-leather look that will appeal to fans of the traditional deck shoe, the Chatham Java G2 is built to perform well on board and ashore.

It features many of the details and style that made Chatham’s gorwing G2 line of shoes so popular. But the focus is on sustainability, with careful sourcing of natural raw materials.

Chatham crafts every pair of Java G2 shoes from premium leather sourced from the LWG Gold-Rated Tannery, Tehchang. This LWG rating encompasses the entire supply chain behind a piece of leather, from chemical inputs to animal welfare.

Through its use of the Genesis leather concept, the Chatham Java G2 line of deck shoes aims to reduce the consumption of water, harmful chemicals and energy throughout the manufacturing process.

The deck shoes also feature Chatham’s Solespring comfort technology, in which natural latex foam replaces polyurethane foams. This natural latex outsole provides the best durability and slip resistance, even on wet decks or pontoon boards.

And they are also waxed and sewn by hand, using a special rot-proof natural waxed cotton thread. The one-piece leather lace comes from another LWG Gold-rated tannery, ISA TanTec.

“It’s a collection we’re extremely proud of,” says Philip Marsh, MD at Chatham. “We have significantly expanded our product range across both men’s and women’s collections, and we believe there is a product for everyone, whatever their adventures.

“Java G2 is an exciting first for Chatham and we have chosen the best sustainable materials. They have been rigorously tested to ensure they can withstand whatever the coast and countryside throw at them,” continues Marsh.

These classic looking leather deck shoes are priced at £105 and £110, depending on size. They are available in sizes 6 to 12 for men or sizes 3 to 9 for women.

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