While all beach shoes will protect your feet from hot sandy shores, if you’re a hiker or a boater or just a shell searcher, you’ll want to choose a pair with the features that fit your lifestyle. Try on our favorites.
Step aside sandals, these utilitarian clogs are a poolside favorite. Crocs come in dozens of colors including the classic black. The low, about three-quarters inch heel, makes them more comfortable than flat beach shoes. Easy to slide on, easy to rinse off, these clogs are dotted with holes so you can rinse them and air them out easily. The rubber-like sole stays soft and is made of lightweight ethylene vinyl acetate.
The neutral grey cloth loafer blends with most outerwear. A step up from sneakers and tennis shoes, these woven shoes add some polish to your beach togs. In rounded-toe loafer style, there are lots of neutral tones of this shoe to choose from. We love the detailing on this shoe, including the complimentary blue accent fabric at the heel. Available in men’s sizes to 15, you’ll be the talk of the dock with these sporty shoes.
Pack a pair of these in your beach bag for an all-around water shoe. When your walk ends at the beach and you don’t have the right shoes, again you’ll be so happy you tossed these sporty quick-dry shoes in your bag. The holes on the bottom make these shoes breathable on hot sandy walks, but also allow for quick drainage and drying. A bendable rubber sole supports an upper of spandex to fit your foot while you’re kayaking, swimming, or sauntering down the beach at sunset. Choose your pair in unisex sizes from women’s size 4 to men’s size 13.5.
Slide on these beach shoes and you’re ready for anything. Playing on the water or on the shore, these water socks are the ultimate beach slipper. Roll them up, wring them out, these quick-dry beach shoes are ready for wakeboarding, hiking, and wind-surfing. If you ride your bike to the beach for yoga and a swim, you can wear these beach shoes for all of those activities. The stretchy upper is made to not pull and chafe around the top for added comfort. In over 40 colors and in unisex sizes from men’s 3 to men’s 12, these shoes are better than barefoot.
Cyndi Mathews is a contributing writer to Florida Travel & Life, an online brand that inspires active, affluent travelers, providing them with insider information on discovering the best of Florida. Informative and engaging, the website showcases travel destinations, arts and cultural venues, vibrant dining scenes, recreational activities, the great outdoors and the revitalized real-estate market. Cyndi recently published her first book and enjoys traveling to Florida in her sailboat.