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Techamphibian 5 Water Shoe - Men's

3.7111111111111112 out of 5 stars
45 Reviews
Color:Black Magnet Monument


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Why We Like The Salomon Techamphibian 5 Water Shoe

Some of us are like frogs, jumping in and out of the water to pursue our outdoor passions. Salomon built the Techamphibian 5 Water Shoe for our amphibious lifestyle. The closed-toe design and substantial outsoles protect our feet on the trail and river bottom while the synthetic mesh keeps out debris and drains and dries quickly to keep us comfortable in and out of the water. We also like the Quicklace system, which makes it easy to slip in and out of our shoes while cinching up tight for a secure fit as we're hiking waterfalls, wading rivers with our fishing rod, and paddling our SUP or kayak.


  • Amphibious assault vehicle for our feet
  • Best for watersports
  • Synthetic mesh made for ventilation and fast drying times
  • Toe cap protects against stubs and underwater obstructions
  • Contragrip rubber outsoles for wet and dry traction
  • Collapsible heel allows for easy pull-on or regular shoe fit
  • Quicklaces tighten shoes with one pull and stow in tongue pouch
  • Item #SALZA8U
Responsible Collection
Upper Material
SCafe (recycled coffee grounds)
quicklace or slip-on
Contragrip FD rubber
Claimed Weight
[single] 10.6oz
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year
watersports, paddling

Overall Rating

3.5 based on 45 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 8 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 7 reviews
4 Stars - 6 reviews
5 Stars - 22 reviews

Fits True To Size

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4 out of 5 stars

June 5, 2024

Nice design, but some size issues

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

Bought for slot canyon hikes, and the design is nice in that they drain well, but also keep the sand out, and stop abrasion on your feet. However, the fit is pretty narrow, and I even bought 12's instead of 11.5 for extra toe box room. Wish it was offered in a wide model like some other Salomon shoe models.

1 out of 5 stars

June 3, 2024

Not what it used to be.

I have owned 3 Versions of the shoe. This is the only one that I wish i kept the tags on to return. Incredibly uncomfortable and stiff. My first pair was from 2008 and reminded me of this shoe. Not the same at all. Cheap materials and very uncomfortable.


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5 out of 5 stars

May 31, 2024


Can’t wait to get outside with these! Lightweight, comfortable, awesome!!


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5 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2024

Fast shipping

Fast shipping, very comfortable. My expectations were fully met.


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4 out of 5 stars

May 16, 2024

Perfect Blend of Comfort and Functionali

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I recently purchased the Techamphibian 5 Water Shoe - Men's from Backcountry, and I couldn't be happier with my decision! These shoes are the perfect blend of comfort, functionality, and style. Comfort: The fit is spot-on, and the cushioning provides excellent support for both my daily walks and more intense hikes. The breathable mesh upper ensures my feet stay cool and dry, even during the hottest days. Functionality: These shoes truly excel in wet conditions. I've worn them for kayaking, fishing, and even some light river trekking, and they performed flawlessly. The quick-drying material and excellent drainage system mean no more soggy feet, and the slip-resistant sole gives me confidence on slippery rocks and wet surfaces. Versatility: I love that I can transition seamlessly from water activities to land hikes without having to change shoes. They look great with both casual and outdoor gear, making them a versatile addition to my wardrobe. Durability: After several weeks of heavy use, these shoes still look and feel like new. The quality construction is evident, and I can tell they're built to last. Overall, the Techamphibian 5 Water Shoe has exceeded my expectations in every way. Whether you're an avid outdoorsman or just need a reliable pair of shoes for water-related activities, I highly recommend these. Backcountry's service was top-notch as always, with fast shipping and great customer support. Don't hesitate to grab a pair – you won't regret it!

4 out of 5 stars

May 5, 2024

Comfort + function

Ordered a pair for a trip to a few swimming holes in Northern Az. These handeled the rough wet granite terrain easily. Shoes did not retain water at all. all river walking was non slip and I felt sure footed even on submerged rocks and stones. I definitely recommend them!


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3 out of 5 stars

May 1, 2024

A big step down from the Techamphibian 3

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
US 11
5' 11"

I was encouraged to find the Techamphibian 3's replacement finally available in my size. The Techamphibian 5 is a step down from the 3 in at least three respects: 1) The Techamphibian 3 has a wide, comfortable toe box while the 5's is narrow. 2) The Techamphibian 3's lacing system at the top lace is anchored by soft webbing outside the shoe, while the Techamphibian 5, nearest the ankle, has a bulging metal rivet to pass the thin hard lace inside the shoe, aligned with a prominent seam in the tongue. All three, alone and in combination, press on sensitive parts on top of the foot, causing discomfort. 3) The Techamphibian 3 was a beautiful shoe I could wear anywhere from the Grand Canyon to the office. Bring back the Techamphibian 3.

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Peter P
4 out of 5 stars

April 19, 2024

Good overall shoes

I've used it several times
Size Bought:

I persally liked the old style but the new version looks nice as well, I have several shoes so I never use one pair too much people say , the material has to rest too….

2 out of 5 stars

April 11, 2024

Poor Material Choice

Like most everything about the Techamphibian 5 except the sole material. It is a hard(er) black rubber that is very slick on smooth surfaces. Super important to me as I use them mostly for scrambling on the beach. My Chacos, and the Tevas before them, are both better. Running shoes are better. Not asking for climbing rubber, but there are better choices. Will probably have to ditch these before I crack my head on a wet rock.


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5 out of 5 stars

April 7, 2024

very functional

love them for how you can take them into the water and when you get out they flush out very nice. very sporty look, good for all outdoor activities. had a another pair few years back and I lost them on one of my trips. finally ordered another pair had to wait awhile for them to be back in stock. there was another style also that looked good but don't see them anymore either maybe they will bring them back too looked nice also


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