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Every outdoorsperson knows the benefits of a good water shoe. They make traipsing through backcountry creeks or quick jaunts to the beach easy, providing traction and comfort while also being simple to clean and pack.
Combinding the look of their most iconic sillouette with the functionality of a certain chunky foam clog named for a reptile, the all-new Vans Trek is a modern, beach-ready slip-on of the likes Spicoli would still most certainly approve.
Developed with the aid of the brand's impressive surf team to inform on functionality and style, the result is a rinseable, go-anywhere adventure shoe that functions well and looks good doing it.
Made from lightweight, single-piece injected thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) plastic, the Trek is highly flexible, so it’ll bend for any kind of outdoor adventure or can be easily packed and stored while on the way to adventure. But it’s also exceptionally durable and solid, capable of withstanding all kinds of bending and flexing.
But now for the style. Virtually everything that makes Vans Vans is recreated here, from the iconic silhouette to the easy slip-on, slip-off style. The classic checkerboard style is reproduced on the top and sides of the shoes with punched-out square holes, which also allow for breathability and water drainage. After a long day in the water or scrambling through mud, all you have to do is rinse these bad boys off and you’re good to go.
And the style extends to the sole as well, with the broad base and reverse waffle design enabling increased grip and traction on slippery surfaces or while scrambling around on rocks.
Available in four colorway options—grape leaf green, navy, black, or limited-edition blue-specked purply-Swirl created in partnership with artist Chris Johanson—you can grab your own stylish pair for $65.