Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best shower caddies, shower curtains, shower water filters, and shower catcher, here we’re zeroing in on the best shower slides for men and women, as reviewed on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)
Best shower sandals for men
“Used exclusively as shower shoes, these Kaiback sandals are OUTSTANDING. They are very comfortable and provide a strong sense of security from slips/falls in the shower, bathtub and around the bathroom tile floor. They are good-looking, extremely well made, and priced very well… a great value for money. Highly recommended. You will love these shower shoes and feel very safe in and around the bathroom!!”
“These are my all-time favorite pair of sandals/slides! I’ve worn various pairs over the years before and after sports and around the house, but these are the best! These slides are comfortable, unlike the ones that feel like you are standing on rocks, but are supposed to massage your feet. They have a soft footbed that is also waterproof. Most waterproof sandals have little to no padding, but that is not true of these. I use these as shower shoes, before and after karate, and around the house. The only wear I’ve seen is on the screenprinting on the footbed, which is to be expected. I’ve had problems with the memory foam slides smelling because of sweat and water — those days are over! These can be used daily under more strenuous conditions and still look great and smell fine.”
“Words cannot express my pleasant surprise for these sandals. I bought these for our trip to Puerto Rico and honestly didn’t expect these things to last more than the two weeks of abuse in sun, sand, and salt water. Not only did they survive the trip, I’m wearing them on a very regular basis around. They’re surprisingly comfortable. What I love most about these is that they are impervious to water. Nothing gets absorbed. So you can wander around in the shore, tromp through muddy water, or take a shower in them. I love these sandals and when they finally do wear out I’ll be buying them again.”
“I recently backpacked across China and Japan staying in hostels along the way. You don’t want to barefoot in the hostel showers for the fear of getting some sort of foot fungus, so I bought a pair of these Quicksilver Molokai sandals. It was tough trying to find a shower sandal that didn’t have the memory foam type padding. Using the padded type sandal in the shower would just become water logged and moldy. That’s why these simple sandals are perfect. Five stars for getting me through China and Japan while backpacking.”
“It is hard to find flip flops these days that don’t have a microfiber or some other cloth on the inside of the shoe. I wanted these for when I go to the gym and wear them out to the pool and/or in the shower room. I had a set of Nike flip flops before but I didn’t like how the inside would never dry out. They go from the shower to my gym bag. Sitting in there wet all the time is going to cause mold issues. These however are perfect in that they are all plastic so when I get dressed I wipe them down with my towel and in the gym bag they go. They even have drain holes through the sole for when using at a shower shoe. This is exactly what I wanted.”
“I bought these for my husband for his birthday. He swears he has never had a better set of shower shoes for the gym. He is able to wear them in the shower and the holes prevent his feet from slipping off the shoe. Plus, they dry super fast so he can just pop them into his gym bag when he leaves. A great shoe indeed!”
Best shower sandals for women
“Okay, these are very comfy, even supportive shower shoes. I was expecting, especially for the inexpensive price, that they would be of a hard material. Instead, they are very cushioned and protective of the feet, extremely comfortable with some support under the arch. I am wearing them now as slippers around the house because I love them so much. They have turned out to be a great deal!”
“Love! Love! Love! These shower shoes! They are super comfy and dry real fast and don’t stink. I was looking for shower shoes for when I go to the gym and these are perfect! After the gym I put them in a (breathable) string bag that I attach to my gym bag and it does not smell at all! The other ones I had which were Nike smelled so bad. They stayed wet; even when I would try to air them out they still smelled. I love these I will order for my family as well.”
“I had a pair of flip-flops for shower shoes before I purchased these, and they were always getting moldy in the cracks on the bottom. I was happy to find these, and they have lived up to their description of being all one piece with no place for water to sit. I haven’t had any issues with these shoes, and I use them almost daily. They are extremely comfortable to wear while in the shower and provide a lot of cushioning while standing. I don’t wear them beyond showering, so I don’t know how long they would be comfortable for walking or standing, but they really do provide a pillow-y walking surface.”
“I cannot say enough amazing things about these flip flops. I bought them for Great Wolf Lodge, which is an indoor water park, and these were perfect because they did not retain water and dried fast. They have curves that fit to your foot and, really, they just are perfect for everyday use. There has never been a breaking in period with them and they have not once hurt my feet and I use them daily. I HIGHLY recommend these!”
“I bought these flip flops merely to use as shower shoes in college, and they exceeded my expectations. They are durable and waterproof and don’t slip in water. The texture of them makes the sandals very comfortable and mold around your feet. The soles are thick and your feet don’t feel like they’re going to slip out. Overall, 10/10, would recommend. They are high quality and comfortable for the cheap price. I absolutely love these sandals! I’m buying myself another pair ASAP. I originally intended to wear these in the gym shower, but decided to wear them around my house instead because they’re so darn comfortable!”
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