The Best Reef Shoes and Water Shoes for Niue
Let’s not beat around the bush; reef shoes are an absolute essential for Niue. Seriously, we included it in our 10 Essentials to Pack for Niue. Unlike the average island holiday with soft sandy beaches, Niue’s terrain is rugged all over – but in a beautiful way. When heading to a snorkelling spot or exploring the reefs, we recommend wearing reef shoes or water shoes to protect your feet from sharp rocks and coral. So, what are the best reef shoes for Niue?
In this list, we give you a variety of footwear, from cheap reef shoes that you can just slip on when you’re ready to swim to more robust all-purpose walking shoes.
Before we dive in, don’t forget to bookmark The Complete Packing List for Niue for more essentials to pack.
1. Roxy Prologue Reef Boot
For an easy reef shoe to slip on once you’ve hit a swimming or reef walking spot in Niue, women should try out these Roxy Prologue reef shoes. Tried and tested in Niue by the Niue Pocket Guide team, these reef shoes are compact enough to pop into your day pack and are effortless to swim in. The sole is soft, however, so they’re uncomfortable for walking the sea tracks. Therefore, it’s best to have your walking shoes too.
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2. O’Neill Reactor 2 Reef Booties
A men’s equivalent to the reef shoes mentioned above, the O’Neill Reactor 2s offer easy slip-on reef shoes for your desired swimming or reef walking location. They’re easy to swim in and small enough to pop into your day pack. What’s more, they’re affordable! However, we wouldn’t recommend these soft-sole reef shoes for walking the rugged sea tracks.
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3. Rip Curl Reefwalker Booties
Designed for reef walking, these comfortable slip-on reef shoes by Rip Curl offer a sturdier sole than the previous two entries. The affordable reef shoes have just enough protection for short sea track walking, reef walking and swimming in Niue. They are a unisex product (although listed as “men’s” on Amazon).
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4. Speedo Kid’s and Toddler’s Water Shoes
And something for the little ones, Speedo Kid’s and Toddler’s Water Shoes offer decent protection for reef walking and swimming. The sole is sturdier than your average reef shoe, but we’d still recommend walking shoes for tackling longer sea tracks. Nevertheless, these water shoes are easy to slip on once you arrive. For more family packing essentials, check out 10 Best Kids Gadgets to Take to Niue.
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5. Salomon Women’s Crossamphibian Swift 2 Water Shoes
If you’re looking for a multi-purpose shoe that you can use on the sea tracks and reefs in Niue, then consider a sturdy water shoe like Salomon’s Crossamphibian Swift 2. Designed as a trail running shoe, these are soft and flexible shoes for both wet and dry activities. While not as weightless to swim in as reef shoes, they’re still easy enough to manage in the water.
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6. Salomon Men’s Techamphibian 4 Water Shoes
And our favourite men’s water shoe, Salomon’s Techamphibian 4s is a convenient shoe both in and out of the water. Tried and tested in Niue by the Niue Pocket Guide team, these water shoes work for sightseeing, walking the sea tracks, reef walking and even swimming thanks to the breathable mesh that allows water to evacuate the shoe.
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7. KEEN Newport H2 Sandals (Men, Women and Kids)
Another approach to walking the sea tracks, reef walking and swimming is wearing water-resistant sandals. KEEN Newport H2 sandals, with versions for men, women and children, are a worthy choice. These sandals are easy to slip on, come in many funky colours, evacuate water quickly, and have a thick rubber sole with a toe cap. You’ll be thankful for the latter if you kick a rock, which can easily happen in Niue!
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8. SEEKWAY Water Shoes
These unisex water shoes are a handy companion for Niue, as well as any other South Pacific vacation. While these SEEKWAY water shoes are super flexible for water activities, they also have thick rubber soles and a toe cap to keep your feet protected from Niue’s jagged terrain. The insoles have drainage holes while the Spandex upper fabric has tiny air holes for quick drying.
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9. Mishansha Water Shoes
Very similar to the product mentioned above, Mishansha Water Shoes are super flexible for your holiday to Niue. These shoes, that fit in the category between reef shoes and water shoes, are comfortable for walking the sea tracks, reef walking and swimming. What’s more, there are many different designs to choose from, if you want to look good while doing what you do!
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10. Crocs Swiftwater Wave Sandal
Where would you be without your Crocs? If you can’t resist the comfort of this popular brand, then grab yourself a pair of their Crocs Swiftwater Wave Sandals with designs for men and women. This model of shoe is Crocs’ most active and water-friendly, ideal for tackling the variety of terrain in Niue.
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