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Water shoes

Let’s talk water shoes. They’re a versatile bunch, with super-grippy options for any aquatic escapades you might find yourself on. We’ve got classic sock-style shoes for when you’re out paddling, sporty sneaker picks for running in humid conditions, and durable lugged shoes for crossing through babbling brooks on the trail.

Have you ever wondered what keeps water shoes from slipping? Sticky, textured rubber soles on the bottom of the shoes help you find purchase in even the slipperiest of situations, helping you worry less about going under and more about which of those freeze-dried meals you’re going to tuck into later. If you’re not quite sure what style you want to go with yet, check out our options from popular brands like Level Six, Keen, Vibram, and more. Your feet will thank you for it.

So, pull on your water shoes, and grab a tube of reef-ready sunscreen and some UPF clothing so you can enjoy the waves. If you’re running low on ideas, you can always check out our section on watersports tips for suggestions on how to put those new shoes to use. And while you’re here, you might as well check out our watersports essentials to make sure you’re all set.