The perfect water sandal
I've had lots of water shoes/sandals. These are the best. The problem with closed toe sandals/water shoes is the protection is increased, but sand and stones/shells get in no matter what- on my Columbia water shoes, Teva Wraptors, New Balance 921's and Keen h2o newports-same thing. Once the junk is in it doesn't go anywhere. On these Teva's, the junk gets in and the water quickly washes it out. I never have to take them off to clear pebbles or sand.
They are very comfortable. They are very sure footed. I was able to carry my 45lb. son down a steep trail with loose gravel and sand and didn't slip at all.