Top Sandals to Wear Boating

Wearing the right sandals will ensure a comfortable day of boating.

Flip flops have evolved quite a bit over the years. No longer are they flimsy pieces of foam with ill-fitting straps. Today’s boating sandals are durable, comfortable and come in a variety of styles. Learn more about what makes these sandals ideal for boaters.

Buoyant Footwear

Olukai Ohana sandals for boating
Floating sandals are perfect for a day on the water. Courtesy Olukai

These sandals combine water resistance with nonslip footbeds and non-marking outsoles. As a bonus, they also float. The synthetic leather straps feature a comfortable jersey knit lining which will keep your feet happy. The lugs are even designed to look like a coral reef.

Recycled Materials

Sanuk Beer Cozy sandals
Design makes them stylish and sustainable. Courtesy Sanuk

A welcome upgrade to the classic flip flop style makes these sandals ideal for boating. From the suede-leather uppers and linings to the brushed EVA footbeds, it will be smooth sailing for your feet. Combine that with outsoles made from recycled materials and you’ll feel good about making footprints in these.

Quality Construction

Sperry Outer Banks sandals for boaters
A top-notch build combined with stylish looks. Courtesy Sperry

These boating sandals pair a full-grain leather upper with a contoured EVA footbed and non-marking, high-traction outsoles. A fabric toe post reduces chafing while eyelet accents enhance the nautical vibe.

Foot Protection

Crocs Swiftwater sandals for boating
Mesh upper protects your feet on and off the boat. Courtesy Crocs

Looking for a little more coverage than traditional boating sandals typically provide? Check these out. The mesh uppers shield your feet without becoming too hot. Hook-and-loop straps let you dial in the fit while the Croslite foam cushioning will keep you comfortable even after a long day of boating.

Easy Wearing

Columbia Rostra sandals to take boating
Sandals that are comfortable and secure underfoot. Courtesy Columbia

At first glance, these sandals might appear basic, but the Techlite footbed and water-friendly synthetic strap make them perfect for a day of watersports. The Omni-Grip non-marking outsoles keep you firmly planted, and the soft toe posts add to the all-day comfort.

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