Rated2out of5bysnavefromFell apart and not comfortable with sandI wore them for a two week long rafting and canoe trip. I wore them everyday on the water except they didn't fit into the kayak. They were only comfortable when I wore socks, I just used thin silk liners so that the shoe didn't rub sores into my foot. And the sand can still get into these which makes it more uncomfortable. I wore them because they were more secure than saddles and have good grip.
Some of the stitching started coming apart after about a week but it didn't get worse and no hole actually formed, so I decided not to return them unless I found a way better product. Then, just using them around the house and yard since they are easy to slip on/off, the lace pull string system broke on one of the shoes. I seem to be unable to fix it and now see other parts of the lace that looks to be wearing out. Now I will return them and try something with finer mesh and hopefully mo durable.
Date published: 2012-12-06
Rated4out of5byShe hikes I bikefromVery good initial impessionI've used these about 10 times for kayaking including short walks to the water. I use them with my orthotics, which fit well. Water drains very well, which is a major plus for boating. They also have excellent traction on sand, mud, and rocky water edges. They dry quickly as well. They do let in small rocks, I think mainly because of the open construction of the step down heel. I prefer my hiking shoes for hiking.
Date published: 2012-09-20
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