Waterproof shoes may seem like a niche market, but we could always use some really sturdy footwear when we’re galavanting on the beach or on a boat. Not all water shoes are the ones you had to wear at summer camp. We scoured the web for some fashion-forward shoes that will keep your feet safe while also maintaining that summer style you worked hard to perfect.
Sea Star Beachwear Beachcomber Espadrille
This water shoe/espadrille combo takes all the things you appreciate about a water shoe (quick drying, sturdy, breathable) and pairs it with the stylings of a shoe you’d wear outside of the beach. They’re stretchy and have a non-skid rubber boat shoe sole so you can wear them on the beach, boardwalk, or even under the waves without worrying about slipping.
Sorel Women’s Out ‘N About Plus Sneaker
While these look like your average, everyday sneaker, they’re much more. They have rubber outsoles for better grip on wet streets and a fully waterproof upper.
Allbirds Mizzle Wool Runner
The Wool Runner is Allbirds’ flagship shoe and the Mizzle is the waterproof version. It has a layer of breathable, waterproof fabric to keep your feet feeling great all day, even if it’s pouring.
Sloggers Women's Waterproof Rain and Garden Shoe
These may not be the perfect beach shoes, but they’ll keep you nice and dry if you get caught in a sudden summer downpour. Think of these like your warm weather rain boots.
Native Shoes Jefferson Sneaker
Injected molded EVA gives this “sneaker” its waterproof capabilities. The slip-on construction means there’s no worrying about tying wet laces and the cutouts give you breathability and quick-drying abilities. Plus, they come in a multitude of colors and patterns to fit your mood.
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoes
If you need some heavy duty trekkers, these are ideal for hiking in. The sealed seams keep water from getting in while the mesh upper helps keep things breathable.
Women’s Kilchis Sneaker
The highly breathable textile upper paired with the contoured footbed is designed for maximum drainage and means these sneakers are water’s worst enemy. Pair these with a pair of shorts and hit the town because they’ll take you from beach to boardwalk without much thought.
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