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Water Sport Sandals?

Postby sonia_ » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:23 pm

Hello,

I'd like to do some canyoneering while I'm in Costa Rica and am wondering if my beach shoes will suffice. I really don't want to have to spend more money buying sport sandals for the trip but if it is necessary for safety reasons then I will. My current shoes look something like these

http://review-shoe.blogspot.com/2008/09/men-women-kids-aqua-water-shoes-beach.html

They have rubber on the bottom so I am thinking they might be okay. I read that Teva-like sandals are smelly after use so I'm not so excited about spending $80-100 on them. What do you guys think?

Thank you.

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Re: Water Sport Sandals?

Postby Reditor » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:47 pm

They look like they'd be good.
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Re: Water Sport Sandals?

Postby desiree2 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 4:00 am

'Thinks' they're freaky - they ARE freaky! :D
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Re: Water Sport Sandals?

Postby christine@norledge100.freeserv » Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:11 am

I have some Teva sandals and they are great. Comfortable and look girly. Unfortunately do whiff a bit, but i do have extremely smelly feet :lol:
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Re: Water Sport Sandals?

Postby TravelFun » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:07 pm

Reditor wrote:They also drive my sister crazy...she thinks they're freaky.


They look soooo weird Red ! Do you trek in them too or just light activities?
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Re: Water Sport Sandals?

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Sat Aug 21, 2010 6:51 pm

Those things DO look freaky ... but I'm intrigued as I grew up going barefoot a lot and still like the feeling of being barefoot. Not sure I want to spend $100+ on them but I'd love to try those things on ...
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Re: Water Sport Sandals?

Postby Reditor » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:03 pm

The Fiver Fingers are very comfy. They're not perfect for rocky, jagged ground like gravel as you can feel the rocks a bit through the sol (although they're quite sturdy).

But I do wear them hiking on trails, through the trees, going swimming and sometimes just to the stores. Get weird looks wearing them at the grocery store!
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Re: Water Sport Sandals?

Postby nikimarcotte » Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:21 pm

i have had teva's for every trip i have been on and no smelly about it..they have the rubber inside, mine have all had anti-bacterial built into the rubber, so if you dont have lumps of slime on them they shouldn't smell and do awesome for going from wet to dry and back again. just don't go for the fuzzy suede look ones, those ones will smell!
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