Protect Your Feet with these Great Water Shoes

Water socks are good for so much more than a day at the beach

Man walking barefoot on a beach
Protect your feet on the next trip to the beach or shore with water socks. Pixabay

Maybe you always think of “water socks” as just that – basically rubber socks to protect your feet in the water – usually a beach with a rocky or unpredictable terrain. Water socks – also called water shoes – are a must-add to your packing list whenever the destination is tropical, but do you really know the best pair for your needs?

Truth is that these “socks” are good for more than the water. Wear them during yoga class, while cycling – even for a stroll through the house to protect your feet and toes. We’ve found several pairs of water socks that should fit just about any need you have. So pick a pair and pack your travel bag with confidence.

VIFUUR Water Sports Shoes Barefoot Quick-Dry Aqua Yoga Socks Slip-on for Men Women Kids
This model has a size chart to find the right pair for you. And there are more color combinations than we can count. VIFUUR

These quick-dry shoes are perfect for not only the beach or swimming pool but also for weight training, cycling, yoga – even the shower. Toe and sole areas have extra reinforcement to offer added protection where it’s needed most.

SIMARI Womens and Mens Water Shoes Quick-Dry Aqua Socks Barefoot for Outdoor Beach Swim Surf Yoga Exercise SWS001
The smooth neck on these socks is designed to prevent chafing while the sole is intended to absorb shock and provide cushioning. SIMARI

We love these socks for the comfortable fit and the protective sole. The upper portion of the socks are made of material similar to wetsuits, which helps with the drying time when not in use.

Mens Womens Water Sport Shoes Barefoot Quick-Dry Aqua Socks for Beach Swim Surf Yoga Exercise
This pair is built with lightweight lycra fabric for fast draining and improved ventilation. z-joyee

Here’s a pair that look more like shoes than socks. Maybe that’s ironic because Z-joylee touts their shoes as the closest thing to walking barefoot. Still, their shoes offer added protection for toes and heels.

BPS 'Storm Sock' Ultra Premium Water Fin Sock (Low Cut - Unisex) 3mm Neoprene Glued and Blind Stitched w/Fit Adjustment Straps for Snorkeling, Tide-Pooling and All Water and Sand Activities
A secure fit means a better grip on slippery surfaces. BPS

If you’re looking for socks with some additional warmth, these could be the pair for you. These “Smart Socks” are made with 3 mm of extra soft Neoprene – what scuba suits are generally made of – which provides the added comfort.

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