Running away from the surf in sandals.

The right pair of beach water shoes or sandals can make a fun day out in the sun that much better. For beachcombing and boating, where toe protection might be less of an issue, you might prefer an open-toe sandal. Many models of sandals have an open-toe design, but you want to make sure to get ones that also have multi-strap support and rubber soles. Grippy soles and a secure fit are ideal for a day out on the water or hanging out at the beach. If you want one open-toe sandal that does it all, check out these models.


Chaco sandals, found in men’s, women’s, and kid’s sizes, are an excellent choice. These sandals have a beach-friendly open-toe design, with a gripping outsole that prevents slipping on wet surfaces. Chacos have a pull-through strap system that allows for an adjustable, snug fit. You can choose the strap configuration that suits you best. Some styles come with a toe-loop for added support as well.


The different styles of Women’s Merrell District Sandals easily suit the boat or the beach. The different strap designs of the shoes allow for you to pick which style best fits your preference. Each shoe has durable traction and shock absorption built in for comfort and stability.


Another reliable brand for boat or beach shoes is Teva. The Teva styles with the most traction are sandals in the Hurricane, Terra, or Tirra styles. If you only plan to walk around the beach, casual styles like the Original Teva would work well, but for anything more active, you want to choose a Teva with a thicker sole and a grippy tread. Each Teva sandal has adjustable straps with Velcro closures.


If you prefer closed-toe sandals instead of the open-toe styles, Keen is a great brand to try. The Newport sandal in particular is a classic closed-toe sandal that’s available in men’s, women’s, and kid’s.

Having the right sandal is important for a great day on the boat or beach. For more options or for more information on your outdoor adventures, visit us in-store or online at your local Sun & Ski Sports.