Gear Review

4 5

Used in the 2010 Texas Water Safari

I wanted a water shoe that had a little more support than the Salomon Tech Amphibian so I tried these and actually liked them better.

They fit true to size and drain water well. I also got a lot less rocks/sand in my shoe then I would with the Tech Amphibian. The lacing system is easy and keeps the shoes on tight. The only thing I didn't really like was the lack of traction I would get walking on wet or submerged rocks. But since I only had to get out of the boat a few times for the Safari, they worked fine - I just had to be really cautious. If they had the traction of the Tech Amphibian, I would have given them a 5 star rating.

If you're looking for a water shoe that has more support and traction isn't as important, I would go with these over the Tech Amphibian, The North Face Padda and the Columbia outpost. If traction is important, go with the Tech Amphibian. I'd say about 95% of the people who do the Texas Water Safari wear the Tech Amphibian.