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needsvacation November 10th, 2006 05:30 PM

Why Do We need Water SHoes
 
I'm not sure what they would be for. Aren't regualr beach sandals O.K. for beaching it? Please help. I'm starting to plan for a December cruise and want to gather up things I don't have yet. Thanks!

dina November 13th, 2006 01:35 PM

I didn't take any and got along just fine. I guess it depends on the beaches (pebbles vs sand) and if you have sensitive feet.

Donna November 13th, 2006 06:50 PM

For the most part, if you have sandals, that would be all you'd need, but if you are going to beaches or some excursion like climbing the water falls in Jamaica, I'd say you wouldn't need actual water shoes.

LisaK November 14th, 2006 09:50 AM

If you are planning on climbing the falls in Jamaica then you would need some sort of waterproof shoe that has some grip. Flip-flops are a no-no on the falls, you would be better off actually with a pair of Teva type sports sandals, something that you can walk around town in, walk the hot and sometimes pebbly beaches in and climb the falls with. If you don't want to buy a pair of sports sandals and are still looking to climb the falls, a pair of plain white cotton tennis sneakers would do you just fine instead of the water shoes imo

Donna November 14th, 2006 07:15 PM

HI Lisa,
Thats exactly what I used when climbing the falls, some older tennis shoes, they worked out great.

Divemaster November 25th, 2006 05:02 PM

An advantage to water mocs is that they are generally nylon and dry fast. Also you can often find a cheap pair at Wallmart or such.


Quote:

Originally Posted by dina
I didn't take any and got along just fine. I guess it depends on the beaches (pebbles vs sand) and if you have sensitive feet.


zuccini December 30th, 2006 02:57 PM

My shoes
 
I got fancy water shoes that are actually good supportive shoes. They look like running shoes but are made of a nylon mesh material and have vents in the soles so your feet are supported comfortable, they dry quicly and you wont have to worry about bringing 2 seperate pairs of shoes on excursions, plus stepping on rocks or who knows what kind of squishy things in the ocean wont phase you.

Divemaster December 31st, 2006 08:53 AM

Re: My shoes
 
Support is good since some waterr shoes have the support value of a sock and can be uncomfortabe for extended walking. LOL

Quote:

Originally Posted by zuccini
I got fancy water shoes that are actually good supportive shoes. They look like running shoes but are made of a nylon mesh material and have vents in the soles so your feet are supported comfortable, they dry quicly and you wont have to worry about bringing 2 seperate pairs of shoes on excursions, plus stepping on rocks or who knows what kind of squishy things in the ocean wont phase you.



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