* Communal showers can breed harmful fungus and bacteria
* Keep your feet happy and healthy by wearing a pair of shower shoes
* These 5 pairs include waterproof clogs and sandals for men and women
Spring and summer is a time of fun, friends and fantastic weather. Don’t let foot fungus or bacteria slow you down. With communal showers in hostels, budget hotels and campgrounds as the norm, you and your friends might be sharing foot space with hundreds of strangers, and you never know what they bring to the party.
The best way to prevent the spread of athlete’s foot, MRSA and other related diseases is through the use of shower shoes. Don these waterproof duds in the shower, around the pool and at the beach to ensure your feet stay disease-free. Here are five pairs of showers shoes to invest in before the warmer weather seasons go into full swing.
1. Vertico Women’s Shower and Pool Sandal
Protect your feet from dirty showers, poolside threats and dorm room floors with a pair of Vertico shower sandals. Designed to fit women, these rubber shoes boast a deep tread for superior slip resistance in wet environments. In addition, the sandals fit easily into each other so they’ll take up less room in your luggage, making them great vacations and summer camp.
2. Amoji Unisex Garden Clogs
So comfortable you might want to start wearing them everyday, the Amoji Unisex Garden Clogs are ultra-lightweight and waterproof. Plus, the high-quality EVA resin material doesn’t pick up odors like other plastics, so you can be sure that your shoes will remain smelling fresh even after washing in the dirtiest of communal showers. As an added benefit, the slight bumps in the soles make it feel like you’re getting a mini massage every time you take a step.
3. Showaflops Women’s Antimicrobial Shower & Water Sandals
These flip flops were actually designed to protect your feet against mold, fungus and bacteria found on moist floors. When one set of parents visited their daughter’s dormitory, they were aghast at the filth the girls’ feet were subject to. So, the couple set about inventing the most comprehensive shower shoe available. What they came up with has the best anti-slip sole, holes for improved drainage and drying as well as a fun printed design.
4. Showaflops Women’s Antimicrobial Shower & Water Sandals
These flip flops are sure to put a smile on your face while keeping your feet happy and healthy. Showaflops was one of the first companies to specifically design shower shoes. They feature an antimicrobial layer that traps funghi and bacteria from making its way to your feet. Plus, this cute, purple pair is a part of the elongated heart collection, meaning the signature sole holes appear in a heart shape. Some of the holes are even hearts themselves.
5. Showaflops Men’s Antimicrobial Shower & Water Sandals
Showaflops doesn’t just work to protect the feet of women. These men’s sandals work in much the same way as the other Showaflops shoes on this list, but they were built with the specific needs of larger feet in mind. The tops are adjustable to fit a range of foot types, and the shoes come in five different color combinations to match your swim trunks. Plus, they are durable enough to survive any wet environment you throw at them.