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'Saved my vacation': These top-selling water shoes are up to 60% off at Amazon

Comfy as a sock, protective as a sneaker — shoppers love them so much, they wear them around the house.

Summer is well and truly underway, and that means it's time to step up your vacation-shoe game. We're not talking about sandals and flip-flops — it's water shoes you need (you do plan on spending some quality time tubing, rafting or splashing around in the surf, don't you?). Well, you can score Amazon's top-selling light-as-a-feather water shoes for as low as $8. Over 93,000 five-star shoppers swear by them, so let's dive right in, shall we?

These rubber-soled shoes are made with a quick-drying, breathable synthetic mesh fabric that provides a comfortable but secure fit whether you're on dry land or walking in a lake.

$8 at Amazon

Why is this a good deal? 💰

As someone who stepped on a rusty nail barefoot at the beach last summer, necessitating a tetanus shot, I'm here to tell you: Foot protection by the shore is worth its weight in gold. But $8? That is one heckuva deal — especially considering these water shoes are over 60% off their original price. We suggest getting a pair for your beach bag, a pair to keep in the car, a pair for the garden ... well, you get the idea. You'll get the best deal on the basic black pair, but there are also scores of savings on all kinds of lovely summery shades.

Why do I need these? 🤔

These water shoes aren't just affordable — they're also a breeze to put on and take off. You pull them on like a pair of socks, and they have a fit to match. Their smooth design prevents chafing too.

They have a grippy rubber sole, which gives you traction on slippery surfaces like rocks and wet pool patios. Amazon shoppers appreciate this stabilizing feature, but they also praise the protective layer it creates between your foot and whatever may be lurking underwater.

Not just for fresh-water adventures, these water shoes will also protect your toes from the sand, whether getting some between your toes is just bothersome or it's way too hot and standing between you and the ice cream stand.

the water shoes in three colors
Not only are these water shoes comfy, they come in more than 40 gorgeous colors and prints. (Amazon)

What reviewers say 💬

With over 93,000 five-star reviews, these water shoes are a definite customer favorite. Shoppers seem to love how easy they are to put on and remove and that they work in different types of environments.

Pros 👍

"Love this product!" wrote a loyal fan. "Shoes don’t come off until I take them off. I appreciate the nonslip soles making it easier to get in and out of the water easily and comfortably. They are lightweight and easy to slip in/out of. Very durable and versatile."

"Saved my vacation," revealed another. "I usually hate water shoes for various reasons, but these are perfect. Went on vacation to an island that was all sand. None of the other shoes I brought were appropriate. These saved the day and transitioned from sand to water flawlessly."

Even though these shoes are specifically made for the water, some Amazon shoppers say they're useful in other places. This reviewer had an ingenious use for them: "Perfect for gardening! I was really tired of having wet, dirt-filled shoes every time I gardened. So I wanted something inexpensive and washable ... I'm very happy with them so far!"

"I purchased these with the intention of wearing them kayaking ... [but] they've become my favorite house shoe," explained a fan. "I couldn't take them off after trying them on. They were so comfortable and fit so well."

Cons 👎

According to reviewers, the main drawback of these water shoes seems to be that their insoles aren't completely affixed inside. "Only con was [the] insole comes out, it’s easily put back in," said one shopper.

Some reviewers also didn't like that they had to remove the lining for the shoes to dry completely: "The lining on the insert is already peeling off after only six wears, and you must remove lining in order for the shoes to dry between uses," wrote a thoughtful customer. "These would definitely have a five-star review if the insert was holding up better."

"The print is vivid and colorful," exclaimed this happy shopper. "The upper is stretchy and accommodates wider sizes. The soles are flexible and really help protect feet when walking on beach terrain."

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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