LL Bean website, the shoe features
- Cushioning midsole has side drainage ports that let cool air in and water out
- Quick-drying upper is pieced with cool mesh for extra breathability
- Flexible nonmarking rubber outsole is deeply grooved for traction on wet surfaces
After spending almost 12 hours in these shoes, my initial reaction is I am thankful that I bought them. They gave me great grip on the deck of the boat and insured I wasn't slipping and sliding around. They were super comfortable and have a fit that makes sure your foot isn't slipping around inside whether wet or dry. When I did get them wet (full submersion loading the boat on the trailer), they didn't get that weird wet sneaker feeling and they didn't feel like they weighed 50 pounds. It was hot and sunny outside and my feet didn't sweat inside the shoe. LL Bean recommends a lightweight sock inside, but I went with no socks and found them perfect. The fit was true and the shoe comes in medium width or wide width.
If you are looking for a shoe to wear around the water or in the water, you definitely can't go wrong with the LL Bean Men's Vacationland Sneaker!