Women's Water Oxford Shoes
I ordered these for my Caribbean cruise shore excursions. I take a size 9 typically, and ordered a size 9. They fit perfectly. My foot tends to be a bit narrow (around a B width, but an especially narrow heel) and I was impressed with how well they stayed on my feet, especially without wearing socks (but still room in the toes). The bungee/toggle adjustment works great. Water drains quickly as stated. I never wear tennis shoes without socks for fear of rubbing/blisters, but I had no problem with these shoes. I loved wearing these so much, I wanted to wear them all the time--they are extremely comfortable and have adequate padding in the foot bed. I washed them in the washing machine and they came out looking brand new. Perhaps the greatest feature was sole: I wore these in the water, snorkeling, and then climbed wet, slimy rocks and had no slipping. My husband commented that I had the smartest footwear in the group for our activities. And they are comfortable! Love, love, love these--am ordering another pair before they are gone.
April 14, 2014
Very comfy water shoes
I take water aerobics classes 5 days a week and I had previously bought from Lands' End a pair of the Mary Jane type of water shoes. They fit fine in the length but rubbed badly on each instep, a problem I had never had with any other shoes.
Bought this sneaker style a couple of weeks ago instead and so far love them; they are so comfy, are easy to pull on and off and offer great support. I hope I will still be able to say the same things about these shoes in a few months!
My only gripe is the taupe stripe color with the black shoes; my preference would have been a snazzier accent color or even white.
April 13, 2014
I love them.
Fits good, good quality. I wear them walking in the pool & sometimes, just around the house.
April 12, 2014
cute water shoe
Drainage holes on the bottom are genius. Took them for a trip to Belize. Very cute, very comfortable, wore them cave tubing and on the boat to snorkel. Could wear them as a running around shoe too.
April 12, 2014
These shoes are just what I was looking for - a lightweight, breathable shoe that I could wear comfortably without socks. I actually don't wear these in the water, but I'm sure they'd be great for that as well. I'm looking at getting another pair. They are great for running around town in! These fit true to my normal size 8.
April 8, 2014
Great for aqua aerobics and on the boat
These are lightweight yet provide a firm sole which protects feet when doing higher impact aqua exercises such as running, jumping jacks, vertical jumps etc. They are more streamlined than bulky so I can still so a lot of suspended moves like treading without too much drag. Note that these do not provide much cushion, especially under the ball of the foot. I would not do much walking on land in them. When I once tried to walk on the beach, they filled with wet sand after a short while and it would not wash out unless you take them off and rinse them. My hubbie wears his for sailing and they are great for that. Good traction and drain well. As for fit these are a little more narrow than the past style but length is the same. I always buy 1/2 size smaller than street shoes. Love the bungee shoelace and little loop on the heel. Love the bright blue with my pool color tug less tank!
April 1, 2014
Tried this shoe for the first time today and it was wonderful. My previous Land's End shoes finally fell apart after many seasons and I actually think this style is an improvement. Great support (and I wear orthotics) and love that the insert comes out for quicker drying and breathability. Buying 2 more to switch off. Only reason not giving 5 stars is that I haven't used them long enough.
March 31, 2014
Great shoes, great fit.
I really love these shoes. They are light and comfortable. They are easy to put on. I will order another pair as I am in the pool exercising at least 3 times per week.
March 29, 2014
Nowhere near as good as the water shoes from 5 years back.
Bring back the water shoes from 4 or 5 years ago. I had them in six colors and wore them daily. Eventually the bottoms became brittle and slipped on tile so I had to relinquish them. The new ones are nowhere near as good as those. I don't recommend the new ones and am getting desperate trying to find a suitable replacement....including other brands. None are as good/comfortable/stylish.
I took a photo of all of the old ones lined up before I got rid of them but can't find it on the hard drive right now or I'd send it with this.
March 29, 2014
Review of previous style; now replaced with this one
I have always used LE water shoes for water aerobics and been pleased. The previous style was a big disappointment. After only a few weeks, the trim around the laces began to fall apart and the stitching came loose. I hope this new style has taken care of that. Because I buy them so far in advance of when I will need them (on sale), I have not tried to return them.
March 21, 2014