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Classic sock-style water shoes: Speedo Surf Knit Pro

Classic sock-style water shoes: Speedo Surf Knit Pro

 

Classic sock-style water shoes: Speedo Surf Knit Pro

Speedo Surf Knit Pro (men’s)

Men’s traditional soft booties

The Speedo Surf Knit Pros are comfy, quick-drying, and look good for what they are: a basic pair of water shoes. They come in men’s sizes 7 to 14.

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Classic sock-style water shoes: Speedo Surf Knit Pro

Speedo Surf Knit Pro (women’s)

Women’s traditional soft booties

Just as comfortable and quick-drying as the men’s version, available in women’s sizes 5 to 11.

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How to wear these: The Speedo Surf Knit Pros (men’s and women’s) are traditional sock-style water shoes. They’re soft booties that you can pull on and off easily; this also makes them well suited for people who might have trouble tying laces.

Why they’re great: The Speedos are protective and comfortable, and they dry about as quickly as other pairs we tried—in about 2 hours 30 minutes. The Surf Knit Pros are also about as good-looking (sleek, unadorned, in non-wacky colors) as you can hope for in this type of water shoe—not suited to going out for a nice dinner but just fine for grabbing burgers after a day at the lake.

In testing, the Speedo Surf Knit Pro water shoes were light, with comfortable polyester knit uppers that had plenty of stretch. And they had thick outsoles that I felt confident would protect my feet from rocky environments. The shoes have soft—and prominently ribbed—hydrophobic rubber insoles, which are supportive without feeling bumpy. The insoles are easy to remove, so the shoes can dry more quickly, too. The Surf Knit Pros aren’t as hearty as some of our other recommendations, like the extra-durable Astral Loyak Water Shoes. But this pair’s stitching and materials have a high-quality feel, and we think they strike a good balance of comfort, simplicity, and reasonable price. We’ve seen some reviewers say they run small, but in our testing, the Surf Knit Pros were true to size.

Classic sock-style water shoes: Speedo Surf Knit Pro

Classic sock-style water shoes: Speedo Surf Knit Pro

Classic sock-style water shoes: Speedo Surf Knit Pro

The Surf Knit Pros air-dried in 2 hours 30 minutes with their insoles removed—not as quickly as the hour it took the Crocs Swiftwater Mesh Waves, but faster than it took most other shoes in this style. For example, the Lands’ End Slip On pair we tested dried in 3 hours 45 minutes, and the Easy USA water shoes dried in 5 hours 10 minutes. Though two and a half hours may seem like a while, it’s enough time for the shoes to be dry enough—after a quick morning dip—on the drive back to the city after lunch.

At the time of writing, both the men’s and women’s versions come in five colors, but we believe some of these are seasonal, so that may change.

Flaws but not dealbreakers: The Speedos are about as attractive as a basic pair of slip-on water shoes can be, but they’re not exactly what we’d deem to be “stylish.” Though the color gradients are a nice touch, they still look like you’re wearing an adult-size pair of baby booties.

Shoe sizes: men’s 7 to 14, women’s 5 to 11
Color options: eight colors
Return window: 30 days

 

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12 Best Walking Shoes for Women That You Can Wear Everywhere

Best Walking Shoes for Women

If you’re anything like Ree Drummond, then you’re a big fan of comfortable shoes, whether they’re wedge espadrilles or laid-back cowboy boots. Of course, Ree’s go-to footwear for everyday activities on the ranch is always sneakers. Wondering about her go-to walking shoes? Look no further than this list, which includes Ree’s all-time favorite sneakers: a colorful, slip-on pair that’s equal parts fun and functional! (And did we mention they come in four more cool colors?) There are plenty more great options where they came from, too.

Our collection of the best walking shoes for women features picks with arch support, cushioning, and shock absorption, for guaranteed all-day comfort. Some of these comfortable sneakers for women make great running shoes, too, so you can slip them on whether you’re running a mile or just running errands.

We’ve got more tips for choosing your new perfect pair: For starters, Maryland-based podiatrist Priya Parthasarathy, DPM, says you should look for sturdy shoes that can’t be bent completely in half. They should also have a removable insole (bonus points if it’s memory foam!) and a firm, supportive heel. Shop the products below to find your ideal pair of walking shoes today, so you can start getting your steps in with style!

 

On Cloud Running Sneakers

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New Balance Women’s 608 V5 Casual Comfort Cross Trainer

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Rothy’s The Sneaker

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The beauty of walking shoes is that they can provide all-day comfort and still be this cute. These fun leopard print slip-ons are neutral enough to go with whatever you’re wearing. Plus, they’re washable and sustainable!


AllBirds Women’s Tree Pipers

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Skechers Arch Fit Sneakers

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Adidas Ultraboost 5.0 DNA Shoes

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Easy Spirit Women’s Romy Sneaker

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This lightweight customer favorite is made for walking and light running, with plenty of cushioning and shock absorption. It also features a removable sock liner for added convenience.


Ryka Women’s Devotion Plus 2 Walking Shoe

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APL Women’s Techloom Phantom Sneakers

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Saucony Women’s Versafoam Excursion TR13 Trail Running Shoes

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Adidas NMD_R1 Shoes

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NOBULL Lilac Knit Runners

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