Published on April 1st, 2017 | by Beth Bengtson6
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.
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.
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.
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.com, Zappos, and Amazon.
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.
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.
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!