Performance ballet flats? It took us a while to come around to the idea, but Sperry’s new design won us over for riverside comfort—we love being barefoot but hate stepping on broken beer bottles. The outsole provides solid protection but is slim enough that you could bend these shoes in half and put them in your pocket. We also like that the synthetic fabric doesn’t get gross when we stick wet feet in them.
$75 | www.sperrytopsider.com
This gear review first appeared in the Spring 2015 issue of Rapid magazine.