In one post , just a few below this one ( 7th one , down ) I posted about a pair of the Tava Mens Omnium water shoes or for a better words , almost enclosed sandals or shoes with lots of holes in them but they do cover the toes for protection. The holes are where they benefit you for draining and ventilation. They can be worn without any socks to let your feet breath and stay cool in the heat , wet , no problem , dry in a flash and are really comfortable. Well on one trip I found out they like to stay wet for a long time and if you wear socks , like I did........ Get ready for wrinkled feet. Now I was in and out of the water with the socks on so that might be a bad judgment on my part. Any How....... After camping with Bear on the Brazos and he had a pair of the Crocks. Then later with the lazyriverguy on Fisheating Creek , all he had for shoes were the Crocks and he is a real Florida Water Rat. A lot of thinking on my part after those river run's ..... So I got a pair of them , last week. I always want to try new things , especially if they offer comfort out canoeing and camping. Not sure how they will work on a trip ( That is a little ways down the river right now ) but I will find out. All I can say is around here they are comfortable. I am wearing them in the yard and else where to get rid of the sock line on the ankles and feet so when paddling later on socks will not be needed and I will have a tan where the socks use to be. No sunburn that way. The great thing is there are holes on the top and along the sides for drainage and ventilation to let your feet breath and get dry , almost like being barefooted but with shoes on for protection. Still have the Tava Mens Omnium water shoes and use them but as far as padding and having dry feet after getting them wet....... The Crocks seam like the best for summertime use around here. As I said , will let you now in a while with an actual field or river test in a ... HOT ... HUMID... Florida Summer where it is almost imposable to be cool or comfortable. "O" Well dips in the river do offer a break from the heat and anything that drys fast is a blessing. Chuck.