Unless you're spending your summer inside with the air-con blasting, the quickest way to cool off is getting in the water.

Whether you're a beach bum or prefer the pool, it's important to protect those feet from the scalding sand or pavement.

Chances are you're spending your summer engaging in aquatic activities or blissing out on a boat, and we've got your footwear covered, so just add water (and SPF of course!)

The Summer Substitute

We get it. You love your Birkenstock sandals and don't want to take them off. Especially on hot days, when comfort is your #1 priority and you want to effortlessly slide into your Birks and enjoy the moisture wicking suede lining and shock-absorbing cork footbed.

But here's the thing - cork and water don't get along so well. In fact, we see so many pairs of Birks that have to retire early because they've been exposed to water a few too many times.

Enter EVA - the waterproof material used to make beach friendly versions of your fave Birk styles including Arizona, Gizeh and Madrid, as well as new styles like the Honolulu thongs or Barbados slides.

We love a clean white EVA sandal for pristine poolside wear, but we can't get enough of the bright and summery Arizona in Beetroot Purple either.

Arch Angels

Thongs, jandals, flip-flops, pluggers...whatever you call them, they sometimes get a bad rep from podiatrists and physiotherapists because they're usually not so supportive and can cause problems when they're worn too much.

But the thong endures as a staple summer shoe, especially in warmer climates and coastal towns and cities.

So Archies came along and created a thong that offers a contoured arch support, so you can hit the beach without harming your feet.

Do your footsies a favour - ditch the flat surf shop thongs and get yourself a pair of Archies.

Flip, Flop and Slip, Slop, Slap

You're probably well aware of the importance in wearing SPF to shield you from the harmful effects of the sun.

FitFlop iQushion thongs are designed to shield your feet and joints from hard surfaces by absorbing shock and providing superior underfoot cushioning.

Be summer smart by slathering on the sunblock and sliding into your iQushions!

Hike, Climb, Paddle or Pedal

It's hard to sit still when the weather is inviting us to enjoy all that mother nature has to offer.

If you're a bit of an adventurer, you might find yourself looking for a pair of waterproof shoes that will help you stay grounded while you're hiking through national parks or clambering over rocks at your favourite fishing spot.

Teva have just the right shoe for all day adventuring with the Hurricane sandal, a classic velcro strap sandal available in mens and womens versions that won't weigh you down in the water and will support you while walking on steep or uneven surfaces.

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