For the summer adventurers among us who love water, we’ve got great news: now you can find a pair of water friendly, slip resistant shoes in Rochester Hills to help you take full advantage of all the aquatic activities you love! At Haig Shoes, we’ve got a ton of shoes and sandals to accommodate your lifestyle, and that includes shoes that love water as much as you do.
Come see us when it’s time to buy a new pair of water shoes. And in the meantime, check out these tips for what to look for in a water-friendly pair of shoes.
Look for slip resistance
There are a lot of shoes out there that can theoretically be used for water endeavors, but you are liable to injure yourself if they are not absolutely slip resistant shoes in Rochester Hills. This means they have a solid build and plenty of good rubber grip on the bottoms, particularly the soles. Ridged bottoms are extra helpful, so you can make sure you don’t slip on a moss-covered rock or wipe out on slick pavement, for example.
Look for breathability
Some water shoes check the non-slip box on the “right water shoes” checklist, but after you wear them once or twice, you’ll be disappointed to discover that they have a funky odor. This could be because they are retaining mold and other icky stuff after you take them somewhere like the neighborhood creek. And they could also be surprisingly slow to dry, which means all that water will get musty and start to reek!
Make sure that, in addition to being slip resistant shoes in Rochester Hills, yours are also very breathable so they can dry quickly. Think lightweight, odor-resistant material and mesh design. Ask Haig Shoes if you need some recommendations.
Look for proper fit
Don’t forget to take your own personal physique into account when you’re looking for shoes. Do you pronate? Do you have wide feet? Do your feet tend to swell a lot when you walk around? Are you prone to issues like athlete’s foot? Are you working to shed a few pounds and want a little extra support? All of these factors and more can have an impact on determining which shoe is ultimately right for you. Don’t be shy about trying on lots of different shoes—at Haig Shoes, we encourage it—so you can really get a good idea of what feels right.
Look for activity-approved shoes
Going kayaking is different than swimming in the lake, which is different than wading in the creek. You might want a pair of shoes that covers your toes for some things, like going into deep water or being near sharp rocks or beach shells. On the other hand, you might be happier with a water sandal if you’ll be sitting in a canoe and just want stability and slip resistance while you’re onboard.
Give Haig Shoes a call today, and we’ll get you into the right slip resistant shoes in Rochester Hills for all your summer adventures!