Looking For A Canoeing Shoe?

While I'd happily wear hiking boots forever and always, sometimes they aren't ideal. If you have to hop out of your canoe to do a lift-over, or in mucky water where you might have to slog your way through the murky depths before getting to the portage. Here's where a water shoe really excels (plus it keeps your feet a little cooler in the hot Summer months as well!).

Amphibious shoes are great for getting in and out of the canoe as they drain quickly while offering more support and protection than a sandal. While not providing ankle support over rocky portages they do have rugged traction that will keep you from slipping. After wading through mucky sediment sometimes they can carry a funky smell but nothing a quick hose-off with some soapy water won't fix.

Here's a few options to consider for your next big adventure (in no particular order)...

Eddie Bauer

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The Eddie Bauer Amphib retails for $140 and is available for both Men and Women.

Keen

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The Keen McKenzie II retails for $140 and is available for both Men and Women.

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The Newport Hydro retails for $120 and is available for both Men and Women.

Salomon

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The Salomon Techamphibian 3 retails for $120 and is available for both Men and Women.

Columbia

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The Columbia Drainmaker IV retails for $120 and is available for both MenWomen, Big Kids and Little Kids.

The North Face

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The North Face Litewave Amphibious II retails for $120 and is available for Men and Women.