When taking the plunge is the way to go, there’s no better gear to have around than the best water hiking shoes for women. Indeed, these amphibious gems will help you ford the shallow waters scot-free.
The exemplary women’s water hikers rounded up here came from a pool of over a dozen amphibious kicks. So, whether you’re after the worthiest all-rounder or a lightweight water-walker, there’s no better place than here.
It’s not a secret that women value unbiased reviews on water hiking shoes. We at RunRepeat are fully aware of this, which is why we live by the following:
We buy water hiking shoes for women with our own money.
For about a week, we test these amphibious must-owns in and around streams and wetlands.
We gather and include in the mix hundreds of reviews from experts, bloggers, and regular trail-goers.
As a result, every tested women’s water hiking shoe receives a CoreScore. The rating a shoe gets, along with other factors exclusive to the RunRepeat process, allows us to funnel in the noteworthiest of them all.
The Merrell Hydro Moc is a very comfortable footwear option for both wet and dry conditions when performance is not a priority. The simple design allows for these shoes to be easily put on and taken off in moments. The heel strap provides for that shoe-like fit, or one can simply flip it up to have a sandal-like sensation. The designed holes throughout provide for both plenty of breathability and fast-drying ventilation, allowing for all-day comfort.
The Corescore is a score from 0-100 that summarizes opinions from users and
experts. Below shows the distribution of scores for all hiking shoes.
This shoe has a 7% penalty on its user ratings because it has fewer than 50 ratings. It
also has a 7% penalty on its expert reviews because it has fewer than 5 reviews. This is
to avoid that shoes with few ratings unjustly receives high scores.
Built for land and water explorations, the Nike ACG Zoom Air AO is sure to impress anyone who's crazy about thrilling adventures in the great outdoors. As an ACG (All Conditions Gear), this shoe showcases the functionality you require from performance footwear and the casual appeal you love about sneakers. Slip into these kicks and be ready for a fun and exhilarating journey, rain or shine!
A water-friendly hiker that dries fast and sticks nicely to wet and dry surfaces, the Merrell Choprock Sieve hiking shoes are well-loved for its top-notch comfort. It gets great feedback for its quick and secure lacing system, unbelievable flexibility, good support, and amazing versatility. Lightweight, sleek, and rugged - this hiker fits the bill for anyone looking for a pair of stylish lightweight hiking shoes that they can take to the beach and to the trail.
A hiking shoe that you can use in and around water, the Merrell Hydrotrekker gets great feedback for being downright comfortable. It has gotten the approval of hikers and outdoor lovers who want a lightweight trail-capable shoe that they can use on diverse terrain, from forest trails to beaches, and rivers. A big bonus is its stylish look, which appeals to outdoor goers and casual wearers alike. It's a great water hiking shoe overall, though it's much more suited for milder terrain.
A fantastic entry to our selection of lightweight hiking shoes, the Amphib Bold 2—at no more than 450 grams a pair—can make manicured trails much easier. In this pair, boosted and confidence-inspiring steps are at your disposal, whether or not water is involved. Past its workable misfires, this speedy Salomon hiker is satisfyingly emboldening.
A water shoe that is this well-fitting and comfortable can only be referring to Salomon’s Tech Amphib 4. The moment you slip into it, you will experience the trail—whether dry or wet—like never before. While this product is not perfect, it is up to par with some of the best hiking shoes in terms of water performance. Indeed, in wet and damp conditions, the Tech Amphib 4 really lives up to its name.
Grippy, powerful, and comfortable. The Adidas Terrex Voyager water shoes have all it takes for an effortless transition from land to water (and vice versa). It gets high marks for its superb traction on wet and slippery rocks, solid construction, lightweight feel, and super stylish, all-black design. What’s more, it’s among the inexpensive hiking footwear you can use for navigating the trail or traveling in the summer. While it can, without a doubt, tackle rugged terrains, novice hikers and those who need extra support around their ankles may be better off with a high-top hiker.
Those who are looking for a pair that offers comfort and breathability may get what they’re searching for in this Chaco offering. The lightweight design and grip it provides may also come in handy, especially on slippery terrain. On the other hand, the lack of a removable footbed causes some to detest its lack of cushioning. All in all, the Chaco Torrent Pro may still yield a satisfactory performance because of its strengths, as long as potential buyers can adjust to its weaknesses.
To sport the Brewess 2.0 means to be seen in a plush pair of hiking shoes that provide A-grade performance in wet conditions. Its superb lightness will give you the boost you need on the trail, while its posh design will make on-lookers gawk at your every stride. It is not a perfect hiker, but the things it has on offer are more than enough to satisfy you while it lasts.
Whether it's a vertical kilometre or an ultra, climbing in the Alps or exploring local mountains, Jovana uses every opportunity to trade walls and concrete for forests and trails. She logs at least 10h/week on trails, with no off-season, and 4x more on research on running and running shoes. With a background in physics and engineering management, she prefers her running spiced with data.