The wet season is upon us again, and this means having to adjust your daily wardrobe. While it’s no brainer to wear thicker and water-repellent clothes, some forget how important it is to wear the right shoes and opt to put on bulky rain boots when they think footwear choices are limited.
When the road is slippery and the terrain is muddy, wearing the right footwear is necessary to get you smoothly from point A to point B. Walk safely and brave the elements with this season’s shoe must-haves suitable for different kinds of rainy situations.
Choose the durable type that allows your feet dry fast while keeping them in place on wet ground.
Try: Skechers GOwalk 3 Sandals which come in strappy and flip-flop designs for men and women. The sandals feature Skechers’ Goga Mat Technology that cushions feet for all-day comfort.
When your shoes get wet, it’s best to have a pair that dries immediately, which will happen if it is made of breathable materials.
Try: Paul Sperry Flex Deck CVO Sneaker is designed with lightweight and breathable quick-dry mesh upper for incredible comfort. Its Molded Hydro Grip rubber outsole with Adaptive Wave-Siping disperses water underfoot to reduce slippage on wet or dry surfaces. Or go for Merrell Capra Rapid, which has highly ventilated hydro-hiker with drainage channels for water evacuation. It also features M Select Wet Grip and Capra hoof-inspired siped sole made for wet, slick and unpredictable terrain.
This type of shoes will keep feet dry in light rain and add a burst of sunshine to your outfit.
Try: Keds Teacup which comes with a removable footbed for the ultimate comfort and practicality, and a pretty jelly upper that lets you wipe off water easily.
Look for shoes that are made to be washed multiple times so there’s no need to feel bad when they get dirty.
Try: Keds Chillax that has relaxed washed twill upper, a comfy removable insole, a lace-less snug fit and a super flexible rubber outsole that makes it easy to walk with or to stash inside your bag.
Whether you’re going off-trail or treading the road to work in the rainy season, it’s vital to wear shoes that guarantee you won’t slip.
Try: Saucony Excursion TR9 which has a trail-specific outsole that provides excellent protection and traction on rough or muddy terrain.
Scaling a mountain or grabbing a cup of coffee across the street while raining? Either way, it’s best to wear shoes that work for both wet and dry environments and uneven terrain.
Try: Merrell Capra Bolt (for women) and Capra Bolt Gore-Tex (for men) are designed for adrenaline-packed adventures. The shoe’s UniFly midsole offers stability, agility and more efficient stride on trails.
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