I know they are not stylish anymore but do kids still need water shoes if we will be in st.Thomas and St.Martin.Are there a lot of rocks or peebles or coral were they can cut there feet.Should I invest in some or is it unnecessary?
you really don't need them, the sands are smooth, you will need some sort of footwear to wear on deck, and to walk to the beach. We like water sandals better than flip-flops, they have some support to them for walking around town. Canvas tennis sneakers are also a good option.
I bought my daughter water shoes from Land's End that look just like sneakers. They dry quickly and can be worn without socks on land. They were less then $20 and very durable. They are better looking then the cheap kind you find at Target.
I'm going to buy myself some very thin ankle socks instead of the shoes. I've never worn watershoes that are comfortable but my big toes start to peel if they are in water for any length of time and scraping the bottom of a pool or on sand. They won't protect against rocks but they should protect against the bottom of rough pools and sand .
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Depends how "squeamish" or sensitive your feet are. My husband won't go near the pool or beach without water shoes, me, I prefer bare feet. They do come in handy at rocky or pebbly beaches though, also on HOT sand!
Water shoes are fantastic. I wear them everytime we go snorkeling and they work out great. When we went Cave Tubing in Belize I wore them on the hike down to the river. Others suffered with bare feet, or got there sneakers wet. They are well worth the money.