We’ve been on the hunt for a good brand of water shoes for a very long time. Having tried various sandals, aqua shoes, rock shoes and just plain runners, we just hadn’t come across a comfortable pair of footwear that provided protection from rocky surfaces and was also suitable for wearing in the water.
That was, until we came across Aleader shoes.
Out of the package, these shoes looked wicked. That were stylish, with a variety of colours and designs. We chose a selection for our family so we could test out the different styles. Some have elastic laces, whilst others are a more simple slide-on design.
Unique to all the Aleader shoes is a hard sole with a pattern of holes to let the water through. This feature worked so well for us in the water, preventing the shoes from feeling waterlogged and heavy.
We chose to test the shoes at a waterhole that had a rocky entry and rock floor. Normally, we would need to tip toe awkwardly into the water, and be very cautious as we swam. Wearing ALeader shoes, however, the boys could run (or jump!) straight in, and we didn’t need to worry about accidental cuts and injuries to their feet in the water.
Outside the water, we could explore the area without needing to change our footwear, or put on shoes. We could move easily in and out of the water…what a win!
Our verdict? These shoes are super comfy. The boys have even asked to wear them in the place of runners! The water drains from the shoes, and they dry easily when out of the water. They would have been perfect for our trip to Karijini National Park, when we had to hike through water and carry multiple pairs of footwear. Future adventures will be much easier!
We highly recommend the ALeader shoes for both kids and adults. Check out the video above for our full review. Happy adventuring!
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