Water shoes are necessary footwear for many water sports, outdoor activities and even water parks. They give your feet the protection they need, while still allowing your feet to breathe in the heat and not get water logged if you are swimming. If you are searching for some water shoes for yourself or your family, here are five places in the Philadelphia area to visit.

Cameo Water Wear
1505 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 545-1330
www.cameowaterwear.com

Cameo Water Wear is a top pick for swimwear among many Philadelphians. You can find some water shoes here, as well as most other swimwear needs for the whole family. Cameo Water Wear has been in business for over 65 years in the Philadelphia area, and many customers enjoy the customer service they receive and fair return policy. You also have a variety of locations to choose from for your convenience, since the store has expanded to six different locations. These stores are all in and around the city, but also include a store in Marlton, NJ and two down the shore that operate seasonally.

Out There Outfitters
123 N. Wayne Ave.
Wayne, PA 19087
(610) 688-6383
outthereoutfitters.com

Out There Outfitters is a local leader for a large variety of equipment and accessories for those who love the great outdoors. If you are in need of any kind of swimwear and accessories, including water shoes, Out There Outfitters probably has what you are looking for. The store on the Main Line is described as a beautiful shop, but people really go here for the selection and the customer service.

Fairmount Running Company
2023 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
(267) 639-6046
www.runfairmount.com

The Fairmount Running Company is marketed as a runner’s store; however the store still sells a lot of foot apparel and accessories for other athletic and outdoor activities. One great feature of Fairmount Running Company is the shoe fittings that the store can provide. Shoe fittings may be something you haven’t been able to get done in a long time, or ever, as fittings aren’t common anymore. Running accessories are also related to water activities in the type of materials used, so you just may find more things you need to purchase besides water shoes.

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Toad Hollow Athletics
1590 Lancaster Ave.
Paoli, PA 19301
(610) 640-0594
www.toadhollowathletics.com

Toad Hollow operates two stores in the Philadelphia area. This store on Lancaster Ave. opened its doors in 1983 and has been a popular choice for water enthusiasts and swimmers. You will find a decent selection of water shoes here and just about any other product you may need for a day out swimming. Toad Hollow also carries plenty of information and aquatic supplies for hobbyists. This store can be one stop shopping for the whole family as Toad Hollow carries both adult and kids sizes and styles.

Human Zoom
47 W. Lancaster Ave.
Ardmore, PA 19003
(610)649-9839
humanzoom.com

The Human Zoom carries items for people who are active in the outdoors; the store is also a full service bike shop. You can find the right footwear needed for swimming, biking or boating here. You will also be able to get a tune up or repair for your bike. Human Zoom is open all week.  Customers are very pleased with the service, and the prices fall in the moderate range.

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Christina Dagnelli is a freelance writer in Philadelphia and the author of Little Squares with Colors: A Different way to look at autism. Her work on examiner can be found here Examiner.com.

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