Tried these shoes on a long weekend canoe trip on the upper Potomac. They had a sturdy sole, good traction, excellent draining qualities and easy on and off. One negative was some heal scrapping when wearing them barefoot after extended shore time. Thankfully, regular and neoprene socks fit well given the adjustable heal. Another trade off is, despite the quick drying upper, the very comfortable insole takes almost as long to dry as a tennis shoe. Thus, the advertised use as a slip on camp shoe is only true if you don't mind it still being wet even after overnight drying. Overall, I would still recommend this shoe as a superior choice for rocky bottoms and shores, particularly over the thin sole versions of many water shoes and boots.