Why Wear Water Shoes
(New York, NY, USA)
Water shoes are the types of things that people don’t normally think of packing when someone says “let’s head down to the beach”.
I never even knew what they were until I went river rafting.
A friend of mine told me to buy water shoes
. I did so but didn’t think much of it. Actually, I thought it was a waste of money.
It turned out that in the river you’re constantly being pulled by the current.
If you’re not wearing water shoes, your bare feet will bear the brunt of the bumps and scrapes.
Using plain old sneakers doesn’t work well either. Even though they protect your feet, they fill with water which makes it harder to move around.
Not only do water shoes protect your feet on rough surfaces, they also help you maintain traction on slippery surfaces such as rocks or boat decks.
They also provide safety. You never know what’s under the sand. No, I don’t mean crabs.
Broken glass can cause serious injury and it’s sometimes difficult to see, especially in water.
I know that my water shoes have saved me a few times from stepping onto a broken glass and ruining my day.