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Best Places To Buy Water Shoes In Chicago

One of the great things about living in a place like Chicago is the access to water. Whether you're boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, sailing or simply hanging out by the pool, one of the must-have items to bring along is a pair of water shoes. Typically made of a mesh type material, water shoes also have a hard sole to protect your feet from cuts and abrasions when navigating around wet or rocky environments. So now that the temps are finally heating up and you're headed out to spend some time by the water, check out some of the best places to get yourself a pair of water shoes in Chicago.
Hanig's Footwear
John Hancock Center
875 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-6800

Hanig's Footwear has been a shoe shopping staple in Chicago for seven decades now. While providing the comfort of shopping from a family business, Hanig's Footwear also offers all of the latest global fashion trends and needs. And if you're looking for water shoes during your visit, Hanig's has got all the top styles from brands like Vibram Fivefingers, Merrell, Sperry, Ecco and more.

1329 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 431-1900

At SuccezZ in Chicago's South Loop area, exclusive buying options and first-rate customer service create a shoe shopping heaven. Founded by NBA forward and Chicago native Bobby Simmons, alongside connoisseur LaVelle Sykes, SuccezZ celebrates the marriage of sneakers and fashion. All of the greatest athletic fashions from all over the planet can be found right here in Chicago with a one stop shop into SuccezZ.

Fleet Feet Sports Chicagoland
4762 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
(773) 271-3338

At Fleet Feet Sports, the goal is to provide patrons with the best "tools" for all their lifestyle needs, both in business and pleasure. Although one of the best shops for runners in all of Chicago, Fleet Feet also carries an array of clothing items and accessories for all athletically minded shoppers. Whether in the market for a sports bra, energy bars or water shoes, Fleet Feet Sports and its knowledgeable and friendly team of associates will help you choose what's best for you and your individual needs.

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The Runners Edge 
5243 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 649-0853

Located in the heart of one of Chicago's most fun and trendy neighborhoods, The Runner's Edge in Andersonville prides itself in providing customer service in a helpful and relaxed environment. The Runners Edge is not just about selling shoes, but connecting to kindred spirits and offering the best items to meet their needs, be it for running, swimming or pretty much any other athletic pursuit. With a vast selection of running apparel, running accessories, swim items and more, The Runners Edge will assist you in choosing the best items for comfort and functionality, allow with items that will help to minimize injury.

Lively Athletics
109 N. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60301
(708) 358-0605

If you're in the market for fitness-focused items for women, a trip to nearby Oak Park needs to be on the agenda. Owned by a pair of sisters who are avid runners, Lively Athletics offers a wide selection of athletic and lifestyle apparel for women of all sizes and athletic ability. Offering the best athletic gear, shoes and more, Lively Athletics is always on the look-out for great new items to carry as well. Stop in for a relaxed and judgement-free athletic shopping experience.

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Soon after earning her BA in journalism, Melanie Falina began writing about one of the loves of her life - music. Since then, she's covered some of the biggest names in music, in addition to writing on an array of other topics as well. She has written for Black Belt magazine, KISS: The Official Authorized Quarterly Magazine, Examiner,, Yahoo Voices, and more, and was editor for Don Lemmon's KNOW HOW Book Three, Refuse To Fail. Melanie is also a poet with six published collections of poetry available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various establishments.
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