Move over, Crocs. Once the utilitarian shoe that your parents made you wear at the beach as a kid, water shoes have recently gotten a major makeover.

“Since they were mainly used for water activities like kayaking, hiking and swimming, water shoes have not been regarded for their style,” explains RetailMeNot’s shopping and trends expert, Sara Skirboll. But as more people are finding new ways to stay active outdoors, water shoes are getting their day in the sun.

No longer just a simple mesh slip-on, many of these stylish options do double duty as hiking shoes while drying quickly after water activities like boating, paddle boarding, swimming or wading through creeks and riverbeds.

Check out our favorite styles to try now for that next outdoor adventure.

The Best Water Shoes for Your Next Adventure

DSG Women's Water Shoes

DSG Women’s Water Shoes ($14.99 $9.99) at Dick’s Sporting Goods
Keep your feet comfortable and protected with these neoprene and mesh slip-ons. Reviewers love these for their durability, comfort, grip ability and, you guessed it—price!

Teva Hurricane

Hurricane XLT2 ($70) at Teva
These sandals feature an upgraded sole and soft heel straps for added comfort in and out of the water.

Zhuanglin Women’s Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes ($29.99 $25.49) at Amazon
With nearly 4,000 5-star reviews, Amazon customers can’t get enough of these lightweight, comfortable and breathable water shoes.

Lands End Men's Slip on Water Shoe

Men’s Slip on Water Shoes ($29.95 $20.96-$26.95) at Lands’ End
These no-frills slip-on water shoes are designed to hug your foot and feature a quick-drying polyester/mesh upper and an adjustable locking bungee cord ankle closure for a snug fit.

MEN’S SKAGIT WATER SHOE

Men’s Skagit Water Shoe ($95 $57) at The North Face
Mono-mesh screens allow water to drain quickly while preventing debris from getting inside these ultra-comfortable shoes.

Men's Monhegan Sandals

Men’s Monhegan Sandals ($69) at L.L. Bean
These amphibious sandals are great for both hiking and wading, plus they feature a massaging footbed for tired feet.

Kids Water Shoes at Lands' End

Kids Water Shoes ($44.95 $31.46-$35.96 with code BASEBALL) at Lands’ End
Drainage holes and mesh fabric help these shoes dry quickly once they’re out of the water. And a new rip-and-grip closure helps adjust for a secure fit on little feet. Plus, tie-dye!


Crocs Men’s Swiftwater Mesh Wave Sandal Water Shoe ($35.99-54.99) at Amazon
A sporty and minimally designed water shoe with the iconic Crocs comfort.

Women's Water Shoe Lands End

Women’s Water Shoes ($59.95 $41.96 with code BASEBALL) at Lands’ End
Outsole and footbed drainage holes, bungee laces and odor control are just a few reasons to love these stylish water shoes.

Merrel Men's Hydro Moc

Hydro Moc ($50) at Merrel
Durable Crocs lookalikes that are easy to slip on and off. Need we say more?

Columbia Water Shoe

Columbia Vent Water Shoe ($84.99 $63.74) at Backcountry
Put these comfy water sneakers on for your next outdoor adventure.

Teva Hurricane Drift

Kids Hurricane Drift ($30) at Teva
They’ll never lose their shoes at the beach or lake again with these fun, nearly-indestructible water sandals.

Crocs Water Shoe

Men’s LiteRide Pacer ($59.99) at Crocs
Wear these water-friendly, streetwear-style shoes that come with the well-known level of Crocs comfort.

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