b'WATER SHOESStep into LiquidAmphibious adventures await BY JILL K. ROBINSONa. Teva Universal Trail $100A sticky undercarriage makes this Tevaa great bet for slippery trails. The recycled- polyester webbing is extremely durable and features a soft lining, while a contoured EVA midsole gives you the arch support thata.many sandals lack. b.b. OluKai Ulele $75Looking for street-shoe structure in a lightweight flip-flop? Look no further. The Uleles super-soft EVA midsole feels like it was made just for you. And the grippy out-sole provides stability when things get slick, whether youre poolside or at the put-in.c.c. Astral TR1 Mesh $125Heres an ultralight hiker thats as com-fortable as a sneaker but performs like a water shoe. The TR1 is great for everything from river romps to long hikes, thanks to a Ripstop 2D Mesh upper, TPU overlays at theg.heel and toe, and sticky five-millimeter lugs.d. Danner Rivercomber $120The first water shoe from the legend-ary bootmaker features a quick-drying, abrasion-resistant Cordura upper and a drainable midsole. The closed design means you wont have to pause to remove pebbles.d.e. Reef One $35This sandal is as easy on your conscience as it is on your feet. Its injection molded (which reduces production waste) and made without PVC. An organic compound added to the foam during manufacturing speedsbiodegradation when its lifespan expires. Anatomical contouring makes for comfy all-day wear.f. Merrell Choprock Sieve $110With a Vibram Megagrip sole and five- millimeter lugs, the Choprock Sieve has serious grip, along with midsole ports forf.ditching water. The mesh and webbingdont hold moisture, so the shoe is always ready for your next move. g. Hoka One One Hopara $120If you love Hokas bouncy midsoles, thissandal is for you. The synthetic uppere.provides a snug fit and has cutouts that whoosh away water. The soft neoprene collar adds flexibility, and the speed-lace system means no stopping to retie.18OUTSIDEBUYERSGUIDE2020 | FLOATSBG20_FLOAT_WaterShoes_rlsd_446029.indd 18 3/27/20 12:24 PM'