Sunday, June 17, 2012

Gear Review: Teva Fuse-ion Water Shoe

Gear Reviewed:Teva Fuse-ion Water Shoe (Men's Size 11)

  4 out of 5 kayaks rating

Net: A stylish, breathable, comfortable, and well-made water shoe that performs equally well in the water or running errands. 

Price: $90.00

Manufacturer: Teva

Pros: Nice "earth tone" color, water resistant, quick drying, breathable shoe with a sure-grip rubber sole. Doubles as both a water and casual shoe. 

Cons: Some users may prefer a non-laced shoe (e.g. slip on or elastic cord)


Details: I put the Teva Fuse-ion water shoe through its paces during an actual paddling trip. I wanted to see how it handled in the "real paddling world" as opposed to looking "pretty" in a show room.


 I like the style and "look" of the Teva Fuse-ion water shoe. Those hairy legs are mine!

 It's important to me that my water shoes don't slip either dry or wet when driving to my favorite paddling put in areas. The Teva Fuse-ion water shoe gripped my truck accelerator and brake pedals like a pro.


 These shoes also performed well "wet" gripping my kayak braces. Never slipped off once!


 You would never know these stylish Teva Fuse-ion shoes were "water" shoes until...


 ... you waded out from shore and stood confidently in the soft mud of the Eno River!


 The Teva Fuse-ion water shoes gripped well in the slippery mud along the shoreline. The shoes drain and dry quickly. The uppers are coated with a water repellent coating that keeps your feet dry. If you submerge the shoes, water will get inside. However, there are two large drain holes (located on the sides) and two smaller drain holes (located on the back soles), that channel out the water. Also, the upper material dries quickly.

 BTW... I'm still wearing my Teva Fuse-ion water shoes as I write this review! These are really comfortable shoes and I like wearing them around the house too. I encourage my readers to check out the Teva Fuse-ion water shoes at PlanetShoes.com and see for yourselves!

 


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4 comments:

  1. Did they have a problem draining?

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    1. The shoes drain and dry quickly. The uppers are coated with a water repellent coating that keeps your feet dry. If you submerge the shoes, water will get inside. However, there are two large drain holes (located on the sides) and two smaller drain holes (located on the back soles). Plus the material dries quickly.

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  2. How true was the shoe size you purchased? I don't have a local retailer to try these shoes on, but I normally wear a size 8 shoe.

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    1. I usually wear a size 11 or 12 men's shoe. When I was approached for this shoe review, the PlanetShoes.com representative asked what I wore in an athletic shoe size and mailed me the appropriate size. So, your regular shoe size is a good indicator of what size Teva Fuse-ion water shoe to purchase!

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