10 Best Surf Shoes of 2018

  • Fluid Foam Neoprene
  • 2mm Fluid Foam Neoprene
  • Split Toe Design
  • Updated speedo water shoe
  • Stretch upper allows for pull-on entry and secure fit
  • S-trac outsole offers no-slip grip
  • PERFECT MATERIAL: 92% polyester+8% spandex Upper. Breathable...
  • COMFORTABLE FIT: Smooth fabrics and Smooth neck designed...
  • Ultra Lightweight: Super lightweight and flexible, make you...
  • Removable Insole
  • Speedo
  • 10 C/D US
  • Fluid Foam Neoprene
  • 2mm Fluid Foam Neoprene
  • Split Toe Design
  • Comfortable feeling: Super lightweight and flexible just...
  • Convenience: Quick-dry water shoes,ultra light weight smooth...
  • High-quality anti-slip rubber sole: Ultra-Light and Wearable...
  • No. 1 GIFT --- PENGCHENG water shoes are suitable for...
  • DRAINAGE HOLES --- Good flexibility and effectively enhance...
  • BREATHABLE UPPER --- This is made by quick drying lycra...
  • Lightweight & comfortable, Great for Yoga Dance and...
  • The Wave
  • 10 D(M) US
  • PERFECT MATERIAL: 92% polyester+8% spandex Upper. Breathable...
  • COMFORTABLE FIT: Smooth fabrics and Smooth neck designed...
  • Ultra Lightweight: Super lightweight and flexible, make you...
  • SLIP ON DESIGN - An easy slip-on design and a perfect...
  • BREATHABLE UPPER - Breathable quick dry upper with fine...
  • UPGRADED DRAIN SOLE - Unique and top-quality sole with 7...

Surf shoes guide

Surf shoes are like good friends: they are unobtrusive, not intrusive, are noticed in good times and painfully missed in bad times. And the latter even literally, because without Bootie, surfing in doubt can be quite painful. The shoes are not just dressy accessories – looks funny, too wet suitand bare feet. Surf Shoes fulfill two purposes: they protect the feet from injury, for example through sea urchins or sharp-edged reefs. And they are warming. Feet hanging in the cool water, and at temperatures below 14 ° C, this can be extremely unpleasant. Accordingly, the different types of surfing shoes are aimed at the cold.

Between two and seven millimeters

A surf shoe usually consists of a soft shaft and a soft shoe, including a thin hard rubber sole. The sole is designed to protect the foot from injury. It must be strong enough to withstand contact with reefs and rocks as well as sting sea creatures. At the same time, it has to be soft and flexible enough to allow a good board feeling. One reason why most surfers prefer to forego protection for the feet is the reduced feeling for the foot. And of course, some shoes also slip on the board – try out is the only option. Good shops have a wet room in which to do that. The upper part of the shoe is generally kept soft, it serves to protect against the cold, if necessary. Reef booties are quite thin with about one to two millimeters of material. They are intended for warm waters (at least 14 ° C) and do not warm. Winterboats are available with three, five and seven millimeters of material thickness. As a rough rule of thumb: Seven millimeters are appropriate at 8 ° C or less. At temperatures up to 12 ° C, five millimeters are sufficient. In the range above 12 ° C, it may also be three millimeters, and above 14 ° C, reef booties are usually sufficient.

Split Toe?

A V.I.P. Tray for the big toe, there are now many surfing shoes. The severed big toe is called split toe, and most surfers report having more feel for the board with this shoe shape. If you have thick toes or rather tight toes, you will find these shoes uncomfortable for the moment. This is a question of habituation. In winter boating completely separate toes are not useful, because there is a risk that the big toe cools. However, some manufacturers have winterboats in the program, the outside have the form round toe (all toes together), but inside offer an extra compartment for the great uncle. This is not as great as a „real“ split toe, but at least all toes stay warm together. Whether you really use split toes all year round or you prefer round toes or just several pairs of very different ones Surf Shoes has, is ultimately a matter of taste. It is important, above all, that the shoes sit well.

Fits, wobbles, has air

Air should Surf Shoes do not let it, because the more the foot wobbles in the bootie, the less feeling there is. Especially with the low-emotional, thick-padded and warm winter booties that is not good. This can mess up the surfing fun. But the shoes should not sit too tight, because then the feeling will also flute. The perfect fit is there when the toes are stretched stretched in the shoe and maybe just abut the front. As the sizes of the Surf Shoes According to the American system, you should always try what fits. For example, McNeill has shoes for very slim feet in the program. For other manufacturers, the shoes are wide, and again other manufacturers produce just at the bottom of the size (then rather buy a size equal). Favorite shoes that sit well and have proven themselves in practice should always be looked after well. This means: Wash out with fresh water after use, leave to dry with the opening upwards and possibly with a paperboard roller in the shaft, that the air can circulate inside the shoe.

*Last update on 2018-07-29 / Affiliate links(we get a commission when you buy on amazon) / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API