MD Podiatrist Discusses How to Buy Waterproof Sneakers

Lighter and usually more comfortable than boots, waterproof sneakers are a smart option for keeping your feet dry in wet weather. Whether you want to wear them for trail running, walking on the beach, or running errands in the rain, waterproof sneakers should be durable and easy to wear.
When shopping, look for waterproof-not water-resistant-shoes for the best protection. “Water-resistant materials can stop water from penetrating the material to some extent, but waterproof materials are built to resist water, even in the most extreme conditions,” Dan Michaels, DPM, says. For extra traction on wet, slick surfaces, opt for sneakers with rubber outsoles and grippy treads.