Finding shoes to wear to the beach can sometimes prove to be a challenge, especially if you have never been there. But making the most of your day (or night) at the beach, can definitely be effected by the type of shoes that you wear.
The key to finding the perfect shoes to wear to the beach, is to consider what activities you will be participating in and what to expect for the weather. You may also take into consideration how you feel about the sand getting in or on your shoes, your fashion preferences, and whether or not you plan on getting in the water. Here are the 5 best choices for beach shoes and when to wear them.
Always a good choice-the good old flip-flop. Flip flops are great if you are planning a day visit at the beach. They are easy to slip on and off, you can easily remove the sand from them, and you can wear them in the water if you would prefer not to be barefoot. Plus you can wear them with just about anything.
Sneakers are another great choice for the beach, especially if you are going to be playing sports, jogging, or bicycling. Sneakers can also be a wise choice if you are planning a visit late in the day or in cooler weather. Plus you will be comfortable, so you can take a stroll down the pier if you want too. Sneakers may also be your best choice if you do not want the sand getting in your shoes.
If you are headed to the beach for a special occasion such as a wedding or party, wear a cute pair of ballet flats. This way you can get the dressiness of the shoe but also the functionality. Flats make a great choice because you can easily slip them on and off, and really they are about as dressy as beach shoes can get.
Sandals are another great choice if you are looking for something a bit dressier. Plus they look great with just about any outfit you are going to be wearing at the beach. Sandals have the benefits of the quick on and off, if you like to walk barefoot in the sand or need to rinse your feet off. However, if you are not too fond of sand in your shoes, this may not be the best option.
If you are planning on a variety of activities both in and out of water, water shoes may be your best bet. These shoes are great because you can wear them in the water without ruining them, and they have tread on the bottom to keep you from slipping in the wet sand. Plus you can wear them out of the water and still play sports, take a walk, or whatever you have planned.
And now that you are armed with some firsthand shoe advice, your trip to the beach will be that much more enjoyable. Now if you could only decided on which swimwear to wear.