When To Use Water Shoes?

If you wear sneakers kayaking, and your sneakers get wet, you’re officially stuck with gross, uncomfortable, and heavy wet socks and shoes for basically the rest of the day.

That’s where wet shoes come in. Also known as water shoes, wet shoes are made with breathable material that doesn’t hold water at all. Not only do wet drain and dry water quickly, but they usually provide protection from abrasions and for the soles.

Since using water shoes, my experience kayaking, paddle boarding, island hopping, rock jumping, roping swing into lakes, and playing in waterfall has been much more fun. Especially since I’m the type of person who hates going barefoot.

So What Situations Are Wet Shoes Used For?

  • Boating
  • Kayaking
  • SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard)
  • Beach (Including In The Ocean)
  • Beach Sports
  • Sailing
  • Pool
  • Fishing
  • Diving
  • Tubing
  • Surfing
  • Rock Jumping In Water
  • Rope Swing Into Water
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Sauna (For The Sweat)
  • Walking in the rain


The wet shoes I use are the UBFEN. I like these because they’re comfortable, durable, drain quickly, provide great sole protection, provide adjustable laces, and are reasonably priced. But aside from that, water made water sports more enjoyable for me, and I hope it does the same for you. Thank you so much for reading!

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