Knowing what to look out for when deciding to buy a hiking water shoe is so important.
Not just for this purpose only but in other cases (shopping for groceries).
This will help you make informed decisions on what to buy and this will eventually lead you to get what you really want.
For hiking water shoes, here they are.
Note: When using it as a guideline, you can choose to follow it in no particular order.
This is the first question you must answer.
Because it is the whole reason why you want to use a water shoe.
Don’t forget that there are many water shoes for different water activities
What’s the use of buying something you can’t use?
Make sure before buying the shoe, you have the accurate size selected. Because in many instances there have been cases of wrong sizes ordered.
Even at times, the accurate size might be ordered but what gets delivered is different.
Therefore, be extremely careful when choosing your shoe size.
This should also be placed into consideration. The type of material used for a shoe make or break it.
The five most common materials used for shoe making according to Kicksguide, are leather, textiles (cotton, polyester, wool, nylon), synthetic fiber, natural rubber and foam.
This is another very important checklist. In this case, going for shoes instead of sandals will be more beneficial since shoes always provide better foot protection.
Your toe and ankle needs to be protected from bruises, scrapes, pebbles etc.
The shoe you intend buying should offer this.
You really don’t want a shoe that gets all soaked, that rarely dries up thereby causing odor.
Therefore you need a hiking water shoe made of fabrics that breathe well, takes moisture away from your skin.
Shoes made of Nylon, tencel and polynosic rayons, plated fabrics, silk and polyester are good choices.
Lastly cost. This really shouldn’t be a problem if you know you seen what you really want.
But at times i know well enough that our pockets are not full. So, to make a good buying decision at less costly price, just look for a shoe with almost all these qualities listed and go for it.
It’s that simple.