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Teva "Refugio" Water Shoe

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Teva Refugio Water Shoe

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The water-friendly Teva "Refugio" Water Shoe is the only pair of shoes you'll need for your warm-weather kayak fishing adventures. The Refugio is so lightweight that you won't even know they're in your bag, but you'll be so glad that they are. Durabrasion Rubber soles counter slips, EVA footbeds cushion your soles and the breathable mesh upper and drainage channels help keep you dry.


  • Spider Original rubber is made to grip like crazy in wet environments
  • Super light foam in the midsole to create a shoe that feels like it’s barely there
  • Light weight and collapsible design
  • Breathable mesh upper
  • Drainage channels



  • Weight: 7.3 oz
  • Mens and Womens sizes

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Teva Has Another Hit

When Kayaking I like wearing a light weight shoe to help protect my feet from sun burn, scratches, cuts, etc. I like a shoe that can provide enough protection for wading. The most common problem I find in water shoes is that they are uncomfortable and take too long to dry. This leads to shortened life an the all to annoying fungus odor. While looking for a new shoe I came across these Teva Refugios.

Fit and Construction
The first thing I noticed was their light weight and double stitching. The soles are white non-marking so you won't be marking up the boat. I have a wide foot but was pleased to find that the shoes are cut wide enough not to be a problem. The medium width is quite comfortable without socks.

I have had these shoes for over six months now and am very pleased with them. I can wade and feel reasonable confident wading on sand and in grass. Razor clams are not a problem. However, I would never wade the oysters with these shoes. The sides are not strong and resistant enough to protect your feet against oysters.

The shoes do an excellent job of keeping gravel, rocks and shells out. They do allow fine sand in but most of that tends to flow out as I walk. This greatly increases their comfort and adds to their all day wearability. They dry very quickly compared to other water shoes I have had.

Over all I am very happy with these shoes and would recommend them as a repeat buy.

User Info

Waters Fished:
  • Large Rivers
  • Small Creeks
  • Large Lakes
  • Salwater Flats
  • Saltwater Bays
16-30 times

Pros & Cons

Comfortable with good support, Light weight, Drains water Fast, Dries quickly, Keeps small and larger rocks out
Some fine sand can get in to shoe
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