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How to Choose Your Water Shoes

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE TO PURCHASE YOUR WATER SHOES

 

While exploring the seashores, wearing aqua shoes can protect your feet. Say goodbye to floppy flip flops that get stuck in the sand. Let us teach you how to choose a pair of aqua shoes for your summer adventure!


In this article, we will explain to you what you must look at when purchasing your aqua shoes:


1. What Are Water Shoes?
2. 5 Functions & Characteristics
3. Criteria To Choose Your Water Shoes

 

 

1. What Are Water Shoes?

You can’t miss a beach day without playing around the sandy shore, and going into the crystal clear water! But the sand is scorching hot from the sun, the reef is slippery with sharp edges, and there might even be broken glass bottles hidden in the san. That’s why whether you are playing beach volleyball, surfing, water skiing or snorkeling, you should have a pair of water shoes. The aqua shoes are worn in the same way as regular sneakers, but they are specifically designed for beach and water activities

 

 

2. 5 Functions & Characteristics

 

1. Grip

A pair of good aqua shoes must have slip-proof soles as slipping often causes serious injuries. The studded design could reduce the risk of slipping with increased traction.


The shoes with thinner soles and finer studs have a wider range of uses, such as walks on the beach. If you want to visit a beach with reefs or rocks, then the aqua shoes with thicker soles are more suitable.

 

2. Level of shock-absorption

The thickness of EVA insole is proportional to the level of shock-absorption. Aqua shoes with a 1 to 2 cm thick sole are ideal for walking on rocks. Aqua shoes with thinner bottoms are more suitable for water sports and beach activities.


3. Snug fit

Even the aqua shoes are soaked, they should be able to stay on. In addition, Subea's aqua shoes now have a rubber strap, so you don't have to worry about it falling off.



4. Salt-resistant and quick-drying

Most of Subea’s aqua shoes are salt-resistant and quick-drying. The design also reduces the chance of sand entering the shoe. The new generation of Subea aqua shoes comes with a detachable EVA insole that adds comfort. If sand enters, it will only take you about five seconds to clean the inside!


5. Comfort

Our innovative aqua shoes design avoid discomfort and avoid blisters. We have styles, color and size for all, including men, ladies, children, even babies! With the complete range, it is an easy task to take your whole family to the beach for snorkelling and underwater exploration!

 

 

3. Criteria To Choose Your Aqua Shoes

There are several types of aqua shoes, reef shoes or water shoes: different thicknesses of soles, with small or large crampons, with velcro strap for better support or not ... So make your choices to protect your feet!

The choice of a pair of aqua shoes is based on 3 criteria: Support, shock-absorption and grip.

 

Staying on our feet

Most models have integrated elastic straps. For a more secure fit, there are also models with adjustable straps, that stay in place better and adapt to your needs at the moment.

Protection provided by the shoe

For more comfort and shock absorbing, opt for aqua shoes with an internal sole made of EVA. 1 to 2 cm thick, the latter is very popular and will enable you to walk on stones for quite a good distance.

Grip of the sole

The external soles have studs in order to prevent slipping as much as possible. Thin soles with small studs are very comfortable on sand, but nevertheless versatile. For walking on rocks, aqua shoes with a thick sole and big studs are recommended.

 

TIP: For the maintenance of your aqua shoes, soak your water shoes in clear water after each use and dry them out of the sun. On your way back from holidays, offer them a warm machine wash that will revive their colors. Then keep them flat, dry, away from light and heat. Ready to go back next summer!

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