Best Water Shoes for Running

adidas Climacool Boat Lace Water Shoe
  • Excellent traction and grip on all surfaces—from concrete to boat decks
  • Lightweight, breathable, and excellent drainage
  • Snug fit great for runners
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Water drains out quickly, quick-drying, excellent grip and traction, full lacing system, snug fit while you run, stylish, lightweight, super comfortable, broad range of colors, breathable, and durable.

Not the best arch support; may allow small debris to enter your shoe.


Quality: The quality of these shoes are as expected from Adidas: excellent. The breathable mesh upper provides lightweight, well-ventilated protection for your foot, but it's durable enough to withstand years of regular use. The sole is thick, offers some cushioning for your running (though sadly not as much arch support as you might like), and provides you with great traction. While the shoes are designed for use on a boat deck, they're equally grippy on wet concrete, dusty trails, and wet rocks.

Fit: The fit is "true to size", though a tad on the snug side. This makes them perfect for runners, as the tighter fit will prevent friction and blisters as you run. The lacing system allows you to pull the shoes as tight as you want for better stability.

Features: In addition to a padded collar, the shoes have a loop that you can use to pull them on with ease. The drainage holes in the bottom of the shoe will allow water to drain (though some people complain debris gets in these holes).

Price: Though slightly on the pricier side of the options on our list, these are a great pair of low-profile, lightweight shoes to pack if you plan on doing some beach running. You may not get as much arch support as you're used to, but they're the lightweight, comfortable water shoes that will keep you running mile after mile.


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