It feels great to soak your Chuck Taylors in the creek on a Saturday afternoon hike, but the three days it takes them to dry? Not as pleasant. So we're glad these kicks came around: Their mesh midsoles drain water without letting in pebbles, and the outsoles provide a steady grip on everything from SUP decks to boulders by the swimming hole. [$75; adidas.com]
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