15 Best Shower Shoes 2021 – Top Shower Sandals – Footwear News
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Rinsing off after a good workout or a dip in the pool is supposed to cleanse you. But the reality of many public showers can make you even darker. Reality: Warm, moist common soil is a breeding ground for bacteria and fungi, which can lead to painful infections like athlete’s foot, staph, and plantar warts.
However, it’s easy to stay safe with a simple pair of shower shoes.
“You do not know what type of sanitary conditions are in the shared changing rooms or around the swimming pools”, explains Dr Saylee Tulpule, a DPM based in Maryland and Washington, DC “Fungi and bacteria like hot, humid environments like a closed shoe, locker room, gym, or swimming pool.”
Infections occur when germs enter the body through cuts in the skin (these can be easy to miss, like small cracks on your feet due to calluses or dry skin). And anyone who’s suffered from a foot infection knows that it’s no fun. According to Dr. Tulpule, itchy skin and scaly rashes are a telltale sign that you might have an infection.
There are many shower sandals and slides to choose from for every scenario. There’s the classic dorm flip flop, something cheap and easy to clean, like an Old Navy or ShowaFlops style. There’s the shoe you want to wear to the beach but also to the outdoor shower to rinse off afterwards – something a little more stylish and substantial, like Adidas or Nike slides. And there’s the post-workout shower shoe, functional first, mold resistant and super grippy, like a pair of Crocs.
Whatever style you choose, look for shower shoes that are waterproof and made from EVA, a cushioned but quick-drying material. Also opt for pairs with antimicrobial properties, a detail you may have seen on some of your sportswear.
To ensure good safety, Dr Tulpule recommends cleaning your shower shoes every day or as often as possible. (Soak them in bleach and water for eight to 10 minutes and let them air dry.) And you should replace them every few weeks.
“Get a bunch of inexpensive flip flops and keep them for travel or in your gym bag,” says Dr Tulpule.
To narrow down your choices, we’ve compiled the 15 Best Shower Shoes for Men and Women. Buy them in advance.
AquaFlops shower slides
In addition to protecting the feet from fungi and bacteria, shower shoes Also make sure there is no slippage during your rinse. These AquaFlops have a textured surface and a non-slip sole that are designed to keep your feet stable. The slip-on shape makes it easy to remove each foot for washing while keeping your balance, and these drainage holes help prevent bacteria growth on the shoe.
Oofos Ooahh Luxe
If you’re looking for a shower shoe upgrade, consider these unisex shoes. They’re made for post-workout recovery with a little bounce back and a ton of support. They’re resistant to moisture and odor, so they’ll work just as well to protect you from sweat as they do on shower floors. Plus, they’ve earned the American Podiatric Medical Association Seal of Approval for promoting quality foot health.
Classic Crocs Slides
People love their Crocs and swear by their ability to keep feet comfortable and supported all day long. These sandals are a great addition to this range. Not only can you wear them in the shower – they’re made of EVA – but they’re also sturdy enough to wear outside. The top with wide straps is ventilated, which helps the feet to cool off.
Room Essentials Flip Flops
Purchases of university dormitories would not be complete without preparations for shared showers. Target’s internal brand makes a good market pair of flip flops with a perforated sole so that the shoes do not get coarse too quickly. You should be able to replace them once per semester.
Adidas Adilette Slide
The Adilette Adidas is the slip of all slips. It’s easy to put on, dries quickly and takes up virtually no space in a packed bag. Get them when you need your shower shoes to complement your style, without turning away from it. They’re also great to wear for quick outings, like walking the dog or taking out trash shoes.
Showaflops water sandals
Showaflops are made with drainage holes and antimicrobial layers, both of which are essential to a quality pair of shower shoes. They also have non-slip soles to keep you upright on slippery floors.
Cross Strap Shower Shoes
In a reliable shower shoe, look for EVA soles. The material is super light but has bounce. These water-resistant cross-band slides do the job perfectly. They’re just as great for padding around the house as they are for gym locker rooms. Just be sure to clean them between uses.
Classic Old Navy flip flops
For emergencies, get a pair of inexpensive flip flops that you can keep in your car or gym bag. Those Old Navy thongs don’t have all the details of the other pairs on our list, but they are waterproof and under $ 5.
Viyear shower sliders
For anyone who worries about slipping in the shower, these shoes are designed to be even more grippy when wet. These are the top rated shower shoes on Amazon, especially rated for their comfort. The shoes are in the shape of a slide but almost look like slippers. Take them on trips.
Under Armor Locker Slide
Under Armor slides are very easy to clean and store in the side pocket of your gym bag. Rubber shoes have strategically placed holes to improve air circulation and prevent bacteria buildup.
Showaflops Antimicrobial Sandals
The Showaflops are another crowd favorite, and these sandals really do double duty. They look like a shoe ready for the beach and the top pool, but the drainage holes mean they’re functional for the outdoor shower as well. Plus, they’re available in fun colors and patterns, so they won’t feel awkward or out of place with the rest of your outfit.
Nike Victori One
Nike makes a shoe for every workout or casual need, and the brand’s signature pool slides are a favorite. They are waterproof, which makes them a great shower shoe. They are also comfortable enough to be worn after training or at home. We would have a pair in all colors.
Luffymomo shower slippers
These frothy sandals are like fluffy slippers for the shower. Bring them to your gym sauna or the next time you go to a spa. Underfoot, they include plenty of perforations to keep them dry and smelling fresh.
Clootess Shower Shoes
If you plan to walk around in your shower sandals after rinsing off, choose a model with a stronger outsole. These quick-drying slides should look and fit your standard slides. But the non-slip grip on the sole and the PVC material make them ideal for public shower wearing. According to Amazon reviews, these also make great gardening shoes.
Shoez Shower Water Sandals
Some of the best shower sandals are the ones that dry quickly. The Shower Shoez water sandals are the winners in this category. They dry before you even have to put them away, which means they’re super easy to store when you’re on the go. Get a pair for every duffel bag, just in case.