Do Water Shoes Come in Wide Widths?

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If you’re someone with wide set toes or wide feet in general, finding shoes that fit you properly is likely a herculean task for you. Unfortunately, most shoes aren’t very ergonomically shaped, even for typical feet! If you’re in the market for water shoes, you might be on the verge of losing all hope, because if regular shoes are hard to find, why would water shoes be any easier? But do water shoes come in wide widths? Is there hope? We’ll find that out in today’s article!

Do water shoes come in wide widths?

So, do water shoes come in wide widths? Well, yes! Water shoes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes to fit all types of feet. You can get water shoes from the smallest to the largest size! They even make water shoes that can loosen or tighten up to fit multiple sizes. This is usually done using an elastic cord with an attached toggle that can be used to make the shoe tighter or looser. In this way, you can increase the width of your water shoes if you feel the need to. These shoes are also usually taller and bigger than regular water shoes to make sure they fit everyone!

Should water shoes be tight or loose?

While you can resize some water shoes to fit you, how tight or loose should they be in the first place? Ideally, water shoes should be snug enough to not slip off while you’re in the water, but not too tight, so as to cause blisters or shoe bites. A good fit will give you the confidence to plunge yourself into the water and have fun without worrying about your shoes.

What should I look for in a water shoe?

With all the options around, you might get confused as to what you should look for in a water shoe. Allow us to help you out.

  • First and foremost, the most important thing with any shoe is if it fits you well and is comfortable. So check these two off the list. If you have wide set toes, make sure you get water shoes with wide width and vice versa.
  • Next, one of the most important aspects of a water shoe. Its sole. Depending on how much protection you want, you can get thick, tough soles or thin, flexible ones. Another thing to keep in mind is to look for deep grooved herringbone pattern rubber soles, which provide more grip than regular ones.
  • Moving on, we come to the construction of the shoe itself. This again depends on what you want from the shoe. You can get waterproof or non waterproof, flexible or rigid water shoes.

Can you wear water shoes as regular shoes?

Absolutely! Water shoes have come a long way through the decades. They’ve gone from being a niche accessory to a serious piece of footwear. With multiple materials, styles, designs, and colors, you have endless options. Water shoes have also become much more comfortable, and like we mentioned earlier in the article, customizable with changeable sizes. This amount of comfort and style makes them strong competitors for regular shoes. Maybe even better!

Are you supposed to wear socks with water shoes?

Wearing regular socks with water shoes definitely beats the whole purpose of wearing water shoes. They’d just add to the discomfort if (and most likely when), your shoes get wet. Instead, you can wear something called water socks with water shoes.

Water socks are socks that are made of the same material that is used to make diving suits; neoprene. This material is completely waterproof, comfortable, and a great insulator. So not only will your feet be comfy and dry, but they’ll also be kept warm by these socks in cold waters!


Final thoughts

In conclusion, the answer to “do water shoes come in wide widths”, is yes. Water shoes exist for all shapes and sizes of feet and some are even adjustable according to your liking. There are a wide variety of water shoes to fit and serve all kinds of wearers. We hope you find a water shoe that is right for you!


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Jenny Schmidt

Jenny Schmidt

As an avid swimmer and kayak lover for decades, I know how important it is to get the right shoes to keep your feet healthy.
I'll let you in on some secrets only a few know...

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As an avid swimmer and kayak lover for decades, I know how important it is to get the right shoes to keep your feet healthy.
I’ll let you in on some secrets only a few know…

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