- Upper: climacool open mesh for enhanced breathability
- Midsole climacool ventilation/drainage through midsole sidewall with closed outsole for enhanced breathability and comfort
- Outsole: TRAXION – the perfect combination of stability and grip for everyday outdoor activities
“These Are Awesome Shoes! ”
Back in 2003 I bought the Adidas Mali water shoes and those served me well on several experiences over the last 15 decades. This Spring 2017 I chose to retire them and pick up the current top water experience shoes. Water shoes which used to be priced in the $30 to $70 variety are currently $100 to $200 luxury items offered by Merrell, Keen, Teva, Salomon, Nike, even Adidas has some pricey shoes.Beyond a fair cost, I was searching for a light weight shoe with the capability to dry quickly, and be comfortable to increase, while dry or wet, thru muddy, rugged, mountainous terrain. Also with day comfort where I could wear them from sun up to sunset was quite important along with being machine washable or easy to wash and store from the off time. The Adidas Mali did all this quite well except they had been quite heavy to package and carry when not worn.After a lot of frustration and searching (at one stage I was even inclined to buy used Mali shoes on eBay) I finally discovered these Voyager Terrex shoes. The Amazon Price at $50 was ideal and when the shoes arrived I instantly marveled at the lightness of these shoes. Following a week on the lake and course I have a lot to say but I shall break it down to POSITIVES and NEGATIVES.POSITIVES:-Light and Easy To Pack and Carry when not worn.-Great Price. Not sure what the retail is on those but you will find them all over the net from $40 to $80. This is amazing considering what other water shoes price today.-Climacool Mesh is indeed comfortable and fast drying. It is similar to wearing a t shirt onto your feet.-Comfortable for all day wear dry or wet. Water shoes by design have a tendency to trade comfort for function but not here. The Voyager uses Adidas patent foam technologies on the only. I don’t really think that is the expensive BOOST stuff but it’s really comfortable. One thing though there isn’t much arch support. But from the year 2017 there exists plenty of aftermarket arch support and insole products which may be inserted within this shoe.-Sizing was good. All these are meant to be worn with NO socks! So keep this in mind when considering the size that you want to purchase. I usually wear a size 11 (EU 44) in Nike sneakers and size 10.5 (also EU 44) at Adidas as well as 10.5 in apparel shoes and I found the 10 in those Voyager to match perfectly. They’re marked EU44 for the size 10 and they’re on the side due to their design but the climacool mesh has a great deal of flex to it in case your feet are wide. Note there’s no climacool mesh on the ankle and heel service uppers. Rather there’s a stiff neoprene material so there wonâ$™t be much room in the heel box when you’ve got wide feet. Because of the if you donâ$™t have normal feet then fit can be hassle of you.-Style. I love that these are an easy and modern style without the zippers, straps, whistles and bells that can get in the method of functionNEGATIVES:-Colors. I wish they made more outdoorsy colours for the USA markets. Grey/White with Black stripes and Navy/Black with White stripes and Black on Black are not the best colors for the outside. Since the white on those Voyagers get dirty fast and the all black Voyagers can bake your feet if you are paddling under the sun daily. On the European net stores there are orange, brown and green colorways that cost an arm and leg to get shipped to the USA.-Availability seems to be all over the map. I moved to a physical brick and mortor Adidas store in NYC and no one there has heard of these shoes. They had plenty of additional fancier water shoes costing as much as $220 although not these Voyagers. On the Adidas web store I didn’t find my size for these Voyagers in stock. Considering these sneakers (I believe) came out Feb 2017 I should not have a hard time locating them May 2017! -Drainage in the sole. Since the drain holes are flat at the base of the only water will flow both ways in and out the shoes. My older Adidas Mali sneakers had vertical drain holes where water, by means of gravity, ONLY flowed downwards and out the shoes. This isn’t a biggie since those putting these on must expect to get wet feet but my concern is additional things such as sand and silt may flow into the drainage holes and also clog them.Over all drawbacks apart these are the very best water shoes you can buy at the moment taking into consideration the price, function and fashion.