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Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Founded in 1953, Body Glove is a leading, worldwide action sports brand specializing in wetsuits, swimwear, clothing, footwear, accessories and technology accessories. Its contributions to action sports include the Body Glove Surfbout (4 Star WQS event), and continued support of the NSSA National Scholastic Surfing Championships. The company sponsors one of the most respected surf and wakeboard teams in the industry with such powerhouse names as pro-surfers Bruce Irons, Mike Losness, Cheyne Magnusson, Alex Gray and Holly Beck and wakeboarders Rusty Malinoski, Jeff McKee and Phillip Soven. Through Reef Check, SIMAs environmental fund, and the Surfrider Foundation, Body Glove works to preserve the purity of the waters it loves.

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0018NHD9Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #157,208 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

This shoe is great and very confortable.
Joe
No swim shoe I've used has an insole that doesn't move, but this was the first time I had a pair with embossed numbers that cause sores.
E. A. Springer
We use these to protect my disabled husband's feet in the shower, could easily be used for showering at public pools, etc.
Marycat Carmen, Consumer Queen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By John M. Purser on January 29, 2012
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I found the Quality/Price ratio of these shoes warrants 5 stars. They're not very expensive, have held up well, and performed their function flawlessly GIVEN the limitations of the product.

Having said that let me take a little back. Apparently EVERY brand of pool shoes uses water soluble glue to hold the shoe insert in place. No one knows why this is but we all know THAT it is. Accept this and move on. I used a hot glue gun to fix mine. If you care to copy me note that the operative word there is HOT. This stuff turns out to be capable of causing second degree burns on your hands. You might want to look into something called "Shoe Goo". There are several varieties on Amazon and my pool exercise instructor swears by the stuff. Since she doesn't have any burn scars on her hands I think this might be good advice.

Once the insoles were glued back in the shoes performed flawlessly.

ADVICE & OBSERVATION
These shoes are the pull on type as opposed to those with some kind of fastener (zipper, Velcro). Since pool shoes only work when they're pretty snug you might want to think about that. I'm working out in the pool due to a back injury and bending over long enough to pull these shoes on causes some pain. That's a defect in the reviewer however and not the product. If you have a similar limitation you might want to look at another model.

I normally take a size 12EE (extra wide) shoe. I ordered these in size 11 and they fit correctly meaning they don't allow my foot to slide around inside them while I'm doing my water buffalo impersonation.

Finally, I've seen several reviews complaining that shoes like this do not keep sand away from your pinky toe when worn at the beach.
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Chilehead Craig on August 6, 2011
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I wanted a water shoe for walking in water at the beach or in a mountain stream so the bottom of my feet dont get messed up. This basic shoe fits the bill and has a nice solid sole. I typically wear size 12 and, on a rare occasion, an 11.5 and I ordered a size 11. They are a nice snug fit with my toes right up at the front, which is how I think they should fit. I dont want room for my foot to move once I get in the water. They seem to be of the same quality as my wifes speedo water shoes and I think I'll get some good use out of them. Would recommend!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Marycat Carmen, Consumer Queen on July 11, 2011
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We use these to protect my disabled husband's feet in the shower, could easily be used for showering at public pools, etc. Fit like a glove (he wears 8 to 8 1/2 men's, we ordered size 7, perfect fit), easy on & off, cool streamlined styling, don't hold water in, dry in no time. A screamin' deal for the price.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Marc on October 17, 2011
Color Name: Black/yellowSize Name: 10 D(M) US
I could not be happier with my purchase after using them down in Mexico. They were extremely comfortable to wear around the resort/pool, on the beach, as well as in the ocean where some places got a little rocky. The shoes hold up well and I would expect them to last for awhile. I normally wear a men's 10.5 sandal or dress shoe (11 in athletic shoes) so, based on the other reviews, I wound up ordering a size 10 in this water shoe. They fit perfectly...comfortable while dry to walk around and stays snug while in the water. Overall, they are great water shoes and I'll purchase again if/when the ones I have wear out.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Traveling Mom on July 1, 2011
Color Name: Black/yellowSize Name: 10 D(M) US Verified Purchase
These shoes are exactly as pictured. NOTE: the loop on top is only decoration and DOES NOT ADJUST THE FIT AT THE ANKLE (big disappointment for us). They are pretty true to size with a 10M fitting my husband's 9.5W foot. I expected more from a Body Glove product in terms of appearance but they worked fine. You can find the same quality for half the price at your local Target or Walmart.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N. Zlatanova on June 17, 2011
Color Name: Black/yellowSize Name: 11 D(M) US Verified Purchase
So far every pair of shoes I've gotten that are for water sports need to be one size smaller! Works great. No complaints so far. Fast shipping too.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By John Braun on February 15, 2012
I've tried several barefoot / minimalist shoes and I keep coming back to these after I return all the expensive sooper-engineered ones. They have a thin sole, they breathe well, they don't chafe, and they're sturdy. My Riptides have over a thousand miles of trail running on them, and they've just needed a bit of Shoe Goo.

Don't bother with these, I've tried them all:
Vibram Five Fingers - falls apart
Merrell Tough Glove - ankle chafes
Nike Free - no ground feel, falls apart
VivoBarefoot - OK but lots of $$$$

Get a pair of Riptides, go down one size, remove the sole, and run circles around your trendy friends that grossly overpaid for their "barefoot" shoes!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By VL on January 27, 2013
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I bought these shoes for a vacation in the Caribbean where we did lots of windsurfing and a little scuba diving.

Good Stuff...

- The shoes fit really well, look nice and are very comfortable. I purchased one size smaller as others had suggested. I've owned a few pairs of water shoes over the years, and these were likely the most comfortable I've ever had.

Neutral Stuff...

- They have insoles which are unattached / loose, like athletic shoes. This didn't bother me though since the fit was nice & snug.

- A very light fabric material is glued to the rubber outsole of the shoe. This isn't bad necessarily, but the traction was worse than with straight rubber. Traction improved markedly once the fabric material wore away.

- They take a somewhat long time to dry (for water shoes). It seems they are made from a thicker / padded neoprene-like material. This seemed to enhance comfort, but also seemed to absorb more water.

(Really) Bad Stuff...

- The durability of these shoes is terrible; by far the worst I've ever experienced. They lasted for 6 days, then I had to throw them out. In that 6 day period the traction on the outsole wore completely flat, my big toes were wearing holes through the uppers, and my left foot punched completely through the front of its shoe after a minor windsurfing wipe-out. I never ran or put any intense stress on the shoes. Aside from stepping around a few shore rocks I was primarily walking on sand where most people go barefoot.

Overall...

- I wouldn't recommend these shoes due to the durability issues. They would likely suffice for lounging at the beach / pool or other very light-duty uses, but they wear out ridiculously quickly with even minor activity. I previously owned a pair of Deep See Beach Walkers which lasted through a Caribbean vacation themselves and a year and a half beyond.
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