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- Fabric and mesh
- Made in USA
- Rubber sole
- Slip-on water shoe featuring breathable-mesh upper with protective toe and heel bumpers
- Elasticized collar
- Easy-on pull tab
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These comfortable Flatwater Shoes from Cudas are made of breathable mesh so water flows right through and a stretchable neoprene upper for comfort. They have pull tabs that make them easy to get on and off of wet feet and an anti-slip flexible rubber outsole for durability and traction. Whole sizes only.
Whether you're paddling the river or jogging the beach, this sleek water shoe will protect you from the inevitable hazards of broken glass and sharp rock. Its lightweight design sports a stretchy Neoprene and mesh upper that dries quickly, with toe and heel bumpers for extra safety. Furthermore, its rubber sole delivers non-marking traction and excellent grip on slick or wet surfaces.See all Product description
- Product Dimensions: 11 x 7.5 x 3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- ASIN: B002Z7EOLW
- Item model number: FLATWATER
- Date first listed on Amazon: April 19, 2010
- Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
- International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
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I only have three issues with the shoes, and they are minor. First, the toe covering is almost too solid. After a few hours in them, my big toe will start to hurt a little from the toenail constantly flexing against the unforgiving toe covering. It leads to some soreness that I notice most when walking on solid land. It wears off quickly once the feet are out of the shoes, though. Second, the shoes are a bit wide for my medium-width feet. It is not too bad, but I definitely notice it. Finally, the shoes tend to collect water, so when I get out and walk around, I have several minutes of sloshing around. I am not sure whether the problem lies in the solid soles with no drainage or water coming out of the mesh fabric. All of these things are minor inconveniences compared to how great these things are in the water.
The only bad feature is the removable insole which is left loose so that sand can be washed out of the shoe. However, a loose insole easily buckles up or falls out or slides around, so I used a bit of rubber cement and glued the insoles. Now they are fine.
The 2 star rating is because of the sizing issues. It's very frustrating.
I'm simply going to buy a different brand.
These aren't bad pool shoes. For me every pool shoe (not "water shoe" but "pool shoe") falls apart quickly. I've come to believe that the industry puts them together with water soluble glue. So why give Cudas three stars?
1) EXCELLENT service. Based on comments in Amazon reviews I ordered a smaller size initially. Returning them was no problem and a replacement of the correct size was expedited. Really well done Cudas!
2) Decent materials. Yes, the soles wear very quickly BUT if they didn't they wouldn't be soft enough to give me the traction I require for my exercises.
3) When they did fall apart (as expected) because of "2" above I could put them back together. Once repaired they give reasonable value for their price.
I recommend "Shoe Goo" adhesive to glue the insole back in. You may want to wear disposable gloves when doing this to keep some of it off your skin. And expect to use some heavy black thread to reinforce any seams that fall apart on you.
As to size, they may run a bit long but it's hard for me to say. I have an extra wide foot so none of these pool shoes really fit me "correctly".
*I use these pool shoes in the course of my physical therapy. I work out in the pool because of a back injury. There's nothing wrong with my muscles so I can push pretty hard if I can get traction on the pool bottom. When I don't get adequate traction my feet slip and this can cause an injury that might take a week to recover from. These shoes provide that traction but in the process they come apart. It probably doesn't help that my actual shoe size is a Men's 11 1/2 EE. Of course no one makes a 1/2 sized pool shoe OR an extra wide one so just by putting my foot in most pool shoes I start destroying them.