Learn More About Water Shoes
Protect Your Feet with Water Shoes
Jump in with both feet in high-quality water shoes from DICK’S Sporting Goods. Find comfortable, versatile water shoes for men, women and kids in a variety of colors and styles to match your active lifestyle.
Water shoes are an essential item for anyone who enjoys boating, kayaking and other paddle sports. With lightweight designs, flexible materials and rugged outsoles, water shoes deliver an ideal balance of protection and comfort. Choose from surf shoes, beach socks, clogs and other water shoe styles from leading brands like Speedo®, Merrell®, DBX®, Lodge Outfitters® and Body Glove®.
Water shoes provide an array of important benefits, including increased traction on boat decks and other wet surfaces, insulation in cold water and protection from rocks and other sharp objects underfoot. Consider the following points as you look for your new pair of water shoes:
- Water shoes can also be a useful piece of swimming gear. Many swimmers look for a lightweight, well-ventilated water shoe with a thin outsole that allows a more natural feel underfoot.
- If you are looking for a shoe for sailing or other activities in which you do not plan to have your feet in the water for extended periods, you might consider a water shoe with a more substantial heel for increased cushioning.
What to Look for in a Water Shoe
Many outdoor enthusiasts keep several pairs of water shoes in their closets, so they can choose the right shoe for every occasion. Here are some tips on getting ready for your next outing:
- Beach socks are a great choice for days at the shore, especially if you want to keep sand off your feet while surfing, body boarding or playing volleyball.
- Water hiking shoes provide excellent drainage and ventilation, with traditional hiking boot features like arch shanks and cushioned soles for added stability and comfort.
- For kids, look for lightweight shoes with sturdy soles and soft, comfortable uppers. DICK'S Sporting Goods carries a wide selection of slide-on and sock-style water shoes for kids, in a rainbow of fun, eye-catching colors.