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Comfortable Sandals Water Shoes for Women

Published on April 1st, 2017 | by Beth Bengtson

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Water Shoes for Women: Great Summer Sandals, Shoes & Slides!

A good pair of water-friendly shoes or sandals can be an important part of a summer shoe wardrobe.    We’ve found some great water shoes for women, in a handful of styles from sporty hikers to a waterproof recovery slide for when your feet need some comfy down time.  If you’re into hiking, boating, water fitness, splashing around with the kids, or just appreciate not having to worry about getting your shoes wet, we bet one of our picks will be a perfect fit for you this summer.

Water Shoes for Women: Teva Tirra

Teva Tirra — Photo Credit: Oh My Sole Footwear and Orthotics

Literally thousands of online reviewers LOVE the Teva Tirra, a sport sandal that’s water-friendly and has good cushioning and arch support.  The adjustable straps accommodate wider feet and/or the swelling so many of us experience in warmer months. Available in medium width; whole and half sizes 5-10, 11 at Zappos and Nordstrom. Find a deal at Amazon and 6pm.com.

Water Shoes for Women: Chaco Outcross

Chaco Outcross Free

The Chaco Outcross Evo is one of our favorite water shoes for women. It accommodates a wide forefoot, high arches and orthotics and its versatile styling is perfect in water, or out & about. Available in whole and half sizes 6-11.The Chaco Outcross EVO free is pictured above, but also comes in a shoe, mary jane and hiker–see the entire collection at Chacos.com. Also available at Zappos and Amazon.

Water Shoes for Women: Oofos OOlala

Oofos OOlala Sandal

Oofos slides offer foot-friendly comfort for those with plantar fasciitis, bunions, bone spurs and a host of other foot issues.  You may associate slides like these with the pool or beach, but they feel so good you’ll want to wear them everywhere.  They feature “Oofoam,” an impact- absorbing recovery foam technology which provides ultimate cushioning, and they also have great arch support. Whole sizes 5-11; available at Oofos.comZappos, and Amazon.

Water Shoes for Women: Crocs Swiftwater Mesh

Crocs Swiftwater Mesh

The Crocs Swiftwater Mesh is lightweight, protective, has great support & a great price point, and is accommodating to wider feet. Available in whole sizes 4-11 from Crocs.com, Amazon, and Zappos.

Water Shoes for Women: Keen Whisper

Keen Whisper

Slimmer and lighter than some other popular Keen hiking sandals, the Keen Whisper comes in a large selection of fun colors & patterns.  It’s soft, comfortable,  supportive, and earns oodles of 5-star online reviews. Available in whole and half sizes 5-11 at KeenFootwear.com, Zappos–find a deal at Amazon and 6pm.com.

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Ryka Hydro Sport Cross-Training Water Shoe is an aquatic cross-trainer perfect for boating or water fitness classes.  This is a great pick because it’s chlorine-friendly, has a supportive upper, removable footbed, and good arch support.  It also features a water drainage system in the sole for quick drying and has great traction for safety on wet surfaces. Whole and half sizes 5-11. Available at Zappos, Amazon, and Famous Footwear.

Water Shoes for Women: Hoka One One Ora Recovery Sandal

Hoka One One Recovery Slide

The Hoka One One Ora Recovery Slide is the sandal to slip into when your feet need little extra TLC. They feature a waterproof, soft EVA footbed, a rocker sole for comfortable walking, and a grooved sole for great traction. Whole sizes 6-11. Available at Zappos, and Amazon,

Have you found any other great water shoes for women?   Please leave a comment and let us know your favorites!


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9 Responses to Water Shoes for Women: Great Summer Sandals, Shoes & Slides!

  1. Loretta says:

    I routinely wear the Teva tira for my water exercise class. They have held up in the pool over several years of regular use.

  2. cedar says:

    Great review with lots of choices!

    For walking or working in wet, warm conditions, I like the Teva Omnium. I tried several shoes (including the Keen Whisper) before my feet told me the Omnium was perfect. They last forever, too. Not as pretty as that Teva Tirra, though!

    My go-to flipflop type shoe is Olukai Ohana. Good support and cushion, and great around water. I get a ton of wear from them, and also travel to Hawaii in them.

    The Crocs Swiftwater shoe looks like a perfect reef walker!

  3. Valerie says:

    Have you tried the new Chaco cloud? The original strappy Chaco have the arch support and stiffness I need. However, after a few hours, my RA achy feet crave more cushion. Before I give up the money, I want to learn if they are really that much different than the originals.

  4. Amy Ungemach says:

    I tried the Hoka slides and love them! Great arch support, nice and cushy for RA feet, nothing between the toes and they don’t bother my bunions. Was a little concerned about the textured footbed but so far no blisters or tender spots.

    Thanks for the suggestions 🙂

  5. KathMac says:

    Teva Tirra’s are SO comfortable. I have torn ligaments in my left foot along with plantar fasciitis. These sandals are great. I’m a lifeguard and need good support walking on concrete all day. Reasonably prices and great for those who need support.

  6. Sharon says:

    Not one of these shoes come in size 12 or up. Not blaming this website, but the manufacturers. I love shoes, and i don’t like knock offs or cheap ones. What can we do to convince manufacturers to make great shoes in larger sizes?

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