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10 Ways To Use Your Water Shoes

Interested in water shoes but still not figure out how to use them or when to wear them? Are water shoes only used in water or are they possible for daily use? Today we’ll share 10 ways to use your water shoes. Hope it is helpful for you.

A note of caution when using water shoes. Use more protective shoes if doing more aggressive activities to fully protect your feet and keep your water shoes from wearing out too quickly.

  1. Walking In Town

If you’d like to walk around town after going to the beach or lake, then water shoes should work well.When I walk around in my thin-soled water shoes after the beach, I feel comfortable for about an hour of light walking. I’ll visit stores and grab a bite to eat.

I find that I need to empty my shoe of excess water before I get in the car since mine does not have the holes in the soles like many of the newer water shoes do. Your feet should feel dry if you intend to do much walking and if your water shoes are not mostly dry, consider taking it slow until they are dry.

  1. Hiking

You may need to do some research to find a good water shoe for hiking. Water shoes are not intended for rough use. They’ll usually have a thin to the average-sized sole, a thin foam insole, and a fabric mesh upper.

Try looking at the shoes you normally wear and feel comfortable in, when you go out for the day walking around. See if they have a mostly flat insole.  If so, you may also do well walking in water shoes on a dirt trail.

  1. Biking

Maybe you’ve decided to cruise on your bike along the beach, river, or lake. Being able to transition from water to bike can be quite helpful, especially if you may be trudging through a stream or small river with your bike.

If you find your shoe rubbing a bit, try putting on a sock after your shoes are dry and then go riding. A sock that will decrease irritation and rubbing while you ride.  

  1. Surfing

Some surfers use wetsuit socks that have a very thin rubber sole. It helps keep their feet water and aid in a bit of protection while walking in rocky areas.

A good option is to wear a pair of rubber-thin soled water shoes. These are good protection for rocky areas on the beach and can help protect surfers from scratches and cuts on their feet when they wipe out.

  1. Swimming

Swimming with a water shoe is usually harder than without. You may feel less capable of swimming than you normally would.

Most people will find that swimming with water shoes can work, it may take some getting used to.

  1. Boating, Canoeing, & Kayaking

Using water shoes for boating is a great option to keep you from slipping in damp conditions while letting your shoes breathe.You may want to shop around for a sturdy water shoe because you’ll want them to help protect your feet from anchor points, riggings, and other items on the boat.

  1. Fishing

Having shoes is a good idea when fishing. There’s bound to be something irritating for your feet without some shoe protection.

Having the option to go in the water might be important while fishing, and that when having a nice pair of water shoes will come in handy.

  1. Volleyball and Beach Sports

When running around and doing different activities like playing frisbee, football, flying a kite, or other games your water shoes can protect your feet and help you have more energy, since your foot is not sinking in the sand.


Your feet may likely be securely strapped down when using your windsurfing board, but if you need a little extra grip water shoes may be your solution.

A windsurfing board may also have a gritty texture on some parts to help the surfer’s feet stay firmly in place. If this grip is too rough on your feet, you may decide that water shoes will help protect your feet from rubbing, cuts, and scratches.

  1. Considering Going White Water Rafting?

You’ll most likely want water shoes while white water rafting. The transition from a rocky river bank to your raft will necessitate some foot protection.

During rapids, you may fall out of the boat or the boat may capsize. You’ll need your shoe to help protect your feet and help with the slippery situation you may find yourself in.

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