Women's Water Oxford Shoes
Why did I wait so long to make this purchase?
In the past 18 months, I've purchased 4 other brands of water shoes, not wanting to spend the $30-50 for the LE product. None of the others gripped the bottom of the pool in my "highly-active" walking in a vortex pool. I finally broke down and bought the LE oxfords - cannot believe how perfect they are!!! They grip the pool bottom and I can hardly feel them on my feet. I liked them so much I purchased the Mary Janes, too - I have a very long, wide foot and the MJs actually look good on my feet.
As far as sizing, I normally wear a 10W shoe, and in these I fit somewhere between a 9-1/2 and 10 so I got the 10W to make sure it was wide enough. Trust me . . . you can't go wrong with these shoes!!
June 19, 2014
The Best Summer Shoe Ever
I have owned several water shoes, from Lands End and others, and these shoes are AMAZING! I wore them around the house a few hours to break them in and found myself wearing them all day. I wore them on a 4 day beach trip that included several mile hikes through different terrain (sand, mud, forest floor, ocean) and the shoes did fantastic.
They stay on your feet in mud (unlike crocs). They hosed off easily and did not stain. They take a couple of hours to dry, but they were still pretty comfortable to wear wet (no blisters) and a far improvement over previous Lands End water shoes. They do not "squeak" when wet.
The shoes can be worn with socks as well since the elastic lace is adjustable.
The white is a very nice off white with light gray accents. It goes with lots of summer outfits and I have worn them a ton. I usually buy size 6 sandals and size 6.5 running shoes. I bought the 6 and they were perfect.
May 28, 2014
Good water aerobics shoe
This shoe is perfect for water aerobics. It is very comfortable. It may fit a bit large, but the size 9 (which is what I normally wear) is comfortable and fitting.
November 12, 2014
Not what I expected.
At no fault of LE, I thought I was getting a sturdier shoe. Didn't realize the top was open netting. Going to keep anyway cause I like the "look".
November 2, 2014
I LOVED these shoes when I received them. I wore them on a canoe trip soon after -- LOVED them. I rinsed them out and took out the insets and let them dry out. Unfortunately -- them stink to high heaven -- after one use. I had a previous version for 6 or 7 years and never had this problem -- the were falling apart from wear and tear. I've tried everything to get the smell out -- baking soda etc etc. Nothing worked. So dissappointed. This is the only thing I ever received from Land's End that I was not happy with.
October 28, 2014
Fits just fine.
I always buy a wide in these aerobic water shoes and normally wear medium.
October 28, 2014
These sneakers fit perfectly for water use. This is my second pair in about 2 years. My only concern is how long the sneakers are expected to last. I had to throw out my first pair when the sole pulled away from the rest of the shoe. There was an odor and I did notice some mold like growth on the bottom of the shoe when the sole pulled away and I always dry the shoes out in bright sunlight on nice weather days or near the heating vent in cold and inclement weather.
October 23, 2014
fits true to size. Great for walking in the pool
October 21, 2014
Great all purpose shoe
I purchased these shoes more for their "ventilation" purpose. Many athletic shoes can be so hot in the summer, I decided to go the route of a water shoe. These shoes have a great arch support & wear more like an athletic/tennis shoe. When you wear them out & about, they don't look like you were headed to the marina & got side tracked! Well made & very comfortable.
September 26, 2014
These just didn't work for me - they filled up with sand
The quality of the shoe was good. It was supportive and had a padded removable insole. The problem was that as soon as I went into the ocean, they immediately filled up with sand. I couldn't figure out why. It made them very uncomfortable to wear since I was standing on sandy gravel. Sorry, I had to return them. They did run a little small, I sized up a half a size.
September 26, 2014