World Wide Sportsman® Riverside II Shoes for Men - Blue/Grey
So Far So Good
I am a kayaker, and I was looking for fully mesh-enclosed, sturdy, comfortable water shoes with arch support to not aggravate my plantar faschiaiitis.
The shoes needed to be mesh-enclosed to exclude rocks and shells, strong-soled to allow walking on oyster bars, coral rock, and pinnacle rock, comfortable to wear for extended 4-12-hour periods, sturdy enough to last several years, and have arch support.
They seem to fit the bill -I've worn them all day twice, and two half days, and they've been comfortable and not aggravated my plantar fachiaiitis. They have a well-cushioned but strong, moderately flexible soles, with a nice roomy toebox with a rubber-like bumper on the outside to protect the shoe.
1) The bungie laces are too long -I need to double loop them before clipping them to prevent the extra length from snagging on footpegs, etc.;
2) They really should incorporate drain holes in the soles -in heel, arch, and especially ball of foot areas;
3) I had one lace holder come loose -I glued with epoxy, and then resewed with both nylon and carpet threads to fix. Some would consider this a major flaw, but I certainly don't, and feel the shoe would probably have worked OK without one eyelet-like lacing, but decided to fix it anyway.
Otherwise, they look to be better than average quality, and a good value -and time will tell -but, so far, so good!
April 12, 2013
worst shoe ever
These water shoes are the most uncomfortable shoe I have ever worn. Could only take about one hour in them. Many sharp edges inside. However, Bass Pro shops took them back with no questions. Great customer service. Replaced them with Oasis water shoes. They feel better
May 29, 2012
fit nice hope they wear good would like to see you carry more mens size 7 though
June 13, 2011
A must have for creeks
I went to my local store when this were on sell. They didn't have my size, so I had to order them over the phone. They honored the sell price for me. I will never wear tennis shoes or those stupid flimsy aqua shoes again. These things are comfortable, easy to swim in, lite weight even when wet, and dry way quicker than anything eles. They also look pretty cool and don't make your feet hot when not in the water. Great buy.
June 13, 2011