The Beginner’s Guide to Footwear

Types of Water Footwear

In any body of water – lake, river, ocean and the rest – you need the right pair of water shoes. They don’t only protect your feet, but they keep you from falling or slipping too. Then again, not all water shoes are the same, so you have to spend time to learn what specific type is right type for you.

Water Boots

If you prefer more coverage, water boots are your best option. They couldn’t be better for paddling, surfing and snorkeling. For surfers, a pair that provides insulation will be helpful in cold water. Not all booties can insulate, but you will find this special footwear in colder regions.

Five-Toe Footwear

Five-toe shoes may have waned in popularity now, but that doesn’t mean they’re any less perfect for those who still want that barefoot feel, plus some extra protection.

Thisunique footwear is actually as versatile as ever, being able to work on any type of slippery surface. Like water sneakers, they also have effective drainage, meaning you need not remove them to drain the water.

Boating Footwear

Boating shoes, unlike other footwear included in this list, are made of leather or canvas. While this material is suitable for fishing or sailing, they are not automatically recommended for other sports, water or not. But because of their anti-slip and anti-slide soles, it would be good to have these shoes on hand.

Water Sneakers

Water sneakers are about good for water as well as for land, and while they often look similar to regular sneakers, they are made of materials that allow water to dry and drain fast.

Mary Janes

Many of the water shoes available today are hardly style award material, but Mary Janes are without a doubt outstanding when it comes to combining form and function. For light activities on the beach, the typical Mary Jane style, which has a simple strap going above the foot, is a fantastic option. Above all, MJs provide all the advantages offered by a sandal, while getting the quality of support of a utilitarian hiking sandal.

Aqua Shoes

Lastly, aqua shoes are lightweight footwear that you can easily slip on and off, aside from being reasonably priced and long-lasting. If convenience is a big factor for you, these shoes are your best bet. However, aqua shoes shouldn’t be used on rough surfaces. They’re perfect for kids and may be worn in the water. But they won’t actually dry your feet, although the material – latex with a mesh upper – drains water easily.

As you can see, there are good choices of water shoes that you can choose from. Depending on your planned activities, buy footwear that is the safest and feels most comfortable to you, while giving you the level of mobility you need.