Paddlers and preppers have more in common than a love of remote islands. Both will appreciate these minimalist shoes from Keen. Pairing a sturdy and supportive footbed with uppers woven from two 8-mm paracords, the Uneek takes a simple survival tool and turns it into a comfortable water shoe with a style all its own. We liked these shoes best for warm waters and sandy beaches, where the cords’ open weave doesn’t trap the grit.
BEST FOR: Survivalist Steeze
$100 | keenfootwear.com
This article first appeared in the Early Summer 2015 issue of Adventure Kayak magazine. For more gear reviews, subscribe to Adventure Kayak’s print editions and digital editions, download issues on your device or view this issue for free on your desktop here.