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Summer Hiking in Cudas

by Lauren Nelson on May 15, 2019

Hiking in water shoes is the best way to protect your feet when traversing a diverse landscape. Summer is a prime time to get outside and enjoy all the sites, sounds, and smells of nature. For many, that means spending the day hiking along different trails and pathways. Many natural walking paths comprise a variety of dry and wet surfaces. So, foot care and water shoes go hand in hand for a positive hiking experience.

Cudas water shoes are designed to protect and support your feet in any environment. Unlike regular hiking shoes that can easily irritate your skin and add extra weight to your feet when they get wet, Cudas water shoes are lightweight and durable. Let’s explore the various benefits of hiking in Cudas this summer!

Protective Heel Design

Hiking in water shoes will shield your feet from the jagged hard surfaces and hidden dangers along the paths and waterways. Unlike those on regular hiking shoes, the heels on Cudas water shoes are made with extra strong rubber from toes to heel for maximum protection. So, sharp objects cannot penetrate the water shoes.

Dual Sole Design

This year, Cudas has designed the supreme dual sole so that your feet can move more naturally in the shoe while still getting the same protection from jagged, sharp surfaces. This cutting-edge design maximizes flexibility while providing superior support and stability.  The dual sole design on Cudas water shoes is the next best thing to hiking barefoot.

Better Traction

The reinforced, thick rubber soles on water shoes provide better traction on slippery, wet surfaces than regular hiking footwear. With the superior grip on these shoes, you will have more stability when hiking in Cudas through water-covered rocky terrains. There’s less risk of slipping and falling.

Lightweight Material

Water shoes are better for hiking because they are made with a lightweight mesh material that repels and drains water faster than other footwear fabrics. Since the mesh does not hold water, Cudas water shoes dry faster than regular hiking shoes, reducing your risk of skin irritation, odor, and fungal growth. The soft mesh top molds naturally to your feet to provide optimal comfort and protection from external elements.

Versatile Style

Water shoes have a versatile design so that they can easily be worn in any environment. Cudas water shoes provide comfort and support in any indoor, outdoor, manmade, or natural environment. Whether the walking surface is dry and grassy, or jagged and slippery, your Cudas water shoes won’t restrict your motion or limit your performance.

Socks and Cudas

Cudas water shoes can be worn with or without socks comfortably. However, if you are trekking through water with your Cudas, it is advisable to go without socks or only wear specific, water-repellant brands. Cotton socks and Cudas are not recommended because cotton retains water, which increases your risk of bacterial or fungal growth and skin irritation. 

Neoprene socks repel water, so the moisture does not sit on your feet for long periods. If you are wearing neoprene socks and water shoes, they will protect your feet from the moisture, gravel, and grit that can get inside the shoe, which would otherwise cause rubbing and irritation.

Foot Care and Water Shoes

Keeping your feet healthy while hiking is important. Cudas water shoes are better for your foot health because they are designed to repel water and dry more quickly. Moisture can cause friction and fungal and bacterial growth in the footwear, increasing your risk of blisters. You may also be prone to skin breakdown, friction rashes, infection, and odor. The heavy-duty heel design protects the soles of your feet from cuts, abrasions, and puncture wounds when walking on jagged, sharp surfaces as well.

How to Break in Water Shoes for Hiking

As comfortable as water shoes are for hiking, they still require a break-in period before you go on long adventures. Wearing new, stiff shoes can cause friction, blisters, cramping, and muscle pain in the feet, calves, and knees. Buying shoes that fit properly is the first step to reducing the pain and discomfort of breaking in new water shoes.

Breaking in your Cudas should be done gradually so that the fabric has time to soften and become less rigid from movement. Start by wearing them for one to two hours and gradually increase the less of time until you are comfortable in the shoes.

Hiking is a favorite summer outdoor activity for many people. Since you’ll be trekking on a wide range of surfaces, having a pair of protective water shoes will ensure your feet are healthy and happy every step of the way!

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