I bought 2 pairs of these for my husband and I prior to our trip to Thailand. We had many outdoor all day water activities planned and both wanted a shoe of higher quality and cooler looking than those cheap lame water socks that we've always bought for our adventures before which usually only last a week. While adidas makes a similar water shoe for women, I wanted a shoe with more coverage that would lace all the way up that I could wear with an ankle sock. The womens version isn't suited for that. I bought the lime green ones for me and they looked cute and not too masculine at all. I wear a size 8.5 in womens and ordered the size 7M. They are slightly long but I didn't have time to send them back and try the next size down before the trip. Width wise they fit perfect and they weren't huge so I kept them and they actually worked great! We ordered the same size for my husband that he wears in regular, non-water, adidas shoes and they fit perfectly.
These are the greatest water shoes ever... let's do pros and cons.
PROS You don't look like a dork wearing water shoes when you're in public... they look like regular sneakers. Nobody has beaten me up in these.
The bottoms are open, so water comes right out, you're not walking around with solid soles lifting 5 pounds of water with every step
You look all cool and rebellious when you walk into water with what looks like shoes on.
They aren't exactly plush comfy shoes... after a day at the water park, or on the beach, and your feet are kind of happy to get out of them... but they're water shoes dammit, not soft frilly slippers.... suck it up, buttercup.
Water park life guards might call you out for wearing sneakers in the pool... and you have to show them that it's really okay.
People think they're so awesome when you show them that they're for the water that they say "Where'd you get them? How...
Three families attended our first cruise last week and these were perfect for walking around the deck, but more importantly hitting the pier for our port stops. We each wore them brand new, not broken in, without socks. They were comfortable and perfect for the beach as well as the snorkeling boat. We simply rinsed our sandy beach feet off and put them on in the water to start walking back to the ship. Don't expect the insides to completely dry quickly, even with all of the water drainage holes. That's to be expected. The shoes are great for the purpose they serve. Lastly, they are very low cut. I don't own low cut converse all stars but that's what they remind me of.
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