Rockport Hydro 2
Sole: Semirugged, siped
Best Application: Street casual cool, river rafting, paddling
Top Line: Sleek performance style with synthetic materials keeps feet cool and well ventilated.
Wins: It earned a higher score in the puddle jog test, gripping the slippery surface well, and drained enough water for a good score in that test.
Losses: It got no points for nonscuff performance, and we were surprised at how this apparently breathable, synthetic-upper shoe refused to dry.
Finish Line: We’d give it a go for paddle sports or boating experiences in which decks stay dry, or rafting and paddling where wet feet are expected.