Okay, so we took the time to scour the internet’s top-rated river shoes and then took that list and paired it down to our favorites. Our goal is not to tell you what is best or not, but to provide you with solid information about water shoes and how they can help make your floating adventures that much better.
Merrell Men’s All Out Blaze Sieve Water Shoe
These shoes are designed for multiple terrains and surfaces. Its sandal-like design keeps your feet staying comfortable while adding excellent traction on slippery river bedrocks. These shoes are also quick to dry which make them ideal to wear after your float is over.
- Synthetic Sole
- Slip-resistant (with comfort unify midsole)
- Leather and Fabric
- Light and breathable design
- Easy on and off
- Bungee lace
KEEN Men’s Evofit One Water Sandal
KEEN Men’s Evofit One Water Sandal is another great product in line with the Merrel Shoe. This show features moisture-wicking EVOFIT fabric that provides breathable protection. With excellent traction in and out of the water and a footbed design that gives great arch support for those long hikes to your floating destination.
- Evofit fabric for comfort and protection
- Aquagrip Traction
- Heightened ground-feel midsole
- Metatomical Footbed design for excellent arch support
- Cleansport NXT™ for odor control
Quicksilver Men’s Amphibian Plus Athletic Water Shoe
The sneaker-like water shoe that is a great multi-use shoe for those floating with style. Quicksilver’s water shoe is designed with drainage ports that make it great for draining water out after your done floating down the river. This pair of shoes also comes with a rubber pod on its outsole that creates excellent grip and traction. The added quick-dry mesh upper area helps it dry out after a long day in the water.
- 100% Textile and Synthetic
- Synthetic sole
- One-piece upper mesh
- Lava anti-odor technology
- Custom mesh liner for comfort and breathability
- Cushion layer in between footbed lining and outsole
- Outsole designed by MICHELIN
Columbia Men’s Drainmaker III Water Shoe
Columbia Men’s Drainmaker III Water Shoe is a hybrid tennis shoe with a sneaker-like feel and works on both land and in water. It’s multi-purpose features make it great for both rocky terrains and on the water while you float. It is lightweight and breathable and is designed with open-mesh and a protective toe bumper. Has a single-pull lacing system making it easy to put on and take off.
- Made of 100% mesh
- Rubber sole
- Protective toe bumper
- Single-pull lacing
- Padded collar
- Heel-pull tab
Vibram Men’s Signa Athletic Boating Shoe
This Athletic Boating Shoe is an ultra-thin, flexible and lightweight footwear that features its signature five fingers toe shoe design. This shoe is ideal for feeling like you are barefoot, but have protection against the many dangers of the river. It is great for multiple water sports or water adventures. This shoe has great grip and comfort that make you feel like your floating with nothing on at all.
- Rubber Sole (3 mm)
- 100% Stretch Polyester Mesh
- Drainage holes
- Abrasion-resistant stretch polyester mesh upper
- Wave grip outsole
Teva Omnium Closed Toe Men’s Water Shoe
Teva Omnium Closed Toe Men’s Water Shoe is equipped with a quick-drying and breathable mesh leather combination. The gripping rubber outsole covers your toes and helps your feet be prepared for wet and wild conditions on the water. It also comes with an elastic bungee lace and a quick-release buckle for that easy one and off use.
- 100% Synthetic, Mesh
- Closed-toe sandal
- Grosgrain webbing overlays
- Elastic gore stretch
- Multiple drainage ports
- Shock-absorbing ShocPad technology in the heel
- Bungee lacing
ALEADER Men’s Outventure Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes
This shoe is designed with a solyte midsole that provides an exceptionally lightweight feel, excellent bounce-back, and durability. The open-air mesh on the upper and holes on its sole enables it to dry quickly after being soaked in water on your float all day. It features exceptional traction in wet and slippery terrains and has a comfort dry sock liner. It also one of the best-priced water shoes on the market.
- Open mesh on upper
- Breathable and durable air mesh
- Solyte Midsole
- Water grain outsole
- Comfort Dry Sockl Lner
- Rubber Sole
Zhuanglin Men’s Quick Drying Aqua Water Shoes
Made with lightweight mesh and a midfoot webbing system with slip features make this a great water shoe to start. It’s lightweight breathability and adaptive fit make this shoe a great choice for riding the down the river with. Its water grip outsole provides exceptional traction in wet and slippery conditions as well. It is also a great price for those of us who like a bargain.
- Rubber sole
- Made of 90% fabric
- Breathable and durable air mesh upper
- Solyte midsole
- Water Grip outsole
- ComforDry sock liner
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