Water shoes are the best choice for most people, especially if you have long hair or if you live in the city, says research.
You’ll need to take your shoes off, walk around and check the fit to make sure you’re wearing a good fit.
If you can, wear your water shoes with a coat, scarf and hat, or put a hat or scarf on to cover up your water shoe.
The water shoes should be made of nylon or polyester, as well as breathable cotton or fleece, and you should get them as close to your skin as possible.
The research also showed that water shoes had a “strong” effect on the wearer’s breathability.
Here’s how to find a good pair of water shoes.
Why are water shoes so important?
Water shoes can be very expensive, so getting them can be hard.
“You need to make your budget and make sure the shoe is comfortable,” says Andrew Wright, professor of psychology at the University of Kent.
“It’s the same with other things, like clothes or shoes.
It’s not about saving money, it’s about looking good.”
What’s the difference between water shoes and regular shoes?
Water and regular sneakers have the same shape, with a heel.
They’re designed to be worn with a water-resistant jacket or jacket over a normal pair of shoes.
The shape is important.
The heel of a regular shoe can be worn up to 5cm deep and 4cm from the toe.
A water shoe can only be worn as deep as the top of your foot.
Water shoes usually cost more, but some people are willing to spend up to £150 on a pair.
If they’re comfortable, they’ll be the best shoes to wear in the coldest weather, says Wright.
How to pick the best waterproof water shoes?
There are two main types of water footwear: lightweight waterproof shoes and ultra-light waterproof shoes.
You can pick between lightweight waterproof and ultra light waterproof, says Richard Burdett, a spokesman for Nike.
“They’re designed for the cold, the windy, the snow, and they’re also designed to have a high breathability,” he says.
He recommends getting a pair with the widest toe area.
“The lighter ones tend to be the ones that are best for winter,” he adds.
If your feet are very narrow, consider getting a lightweight waterproof shoe.
These are often made from polyester or nylon, which have a “smaller footprint” compared to the heavier waterproof shoes, says Burdet.
“If you have a narrow foot, you may want to look at a lightweight water shoe,” he advises.
When choosing the perfect pair of waterproof shoes for your feet, it helps to know how they’re made, Wright says.
“When you buy a pair of boots, you want to make certain that they’re very comfortable,” he explains.
“Make sure they’re really comfortable, that they’ve been treated properly, and that they have been tested to be a good shoe for cold weather.”
If you need help choosing the best quality water shoes, check out the BBC’s advice on buying waterproof shoes: How to buy the best Water Shoes article How to make a water shoe that fits you?
The first step is to make the fit as tight as possible, says Owen.
“With the water shoes you need to keep your feet as straight as possible,” he suggests.
Owen recommends trying on a new pair of footwear a couple of times to make them feel as comfortable as possible before buying them.
“Try to find shoes that are as close as possible to the top or toe of your feet,” he tells BBC News.
If that’s not possible, Owen suggests getting a “low-cut” water shoe, a pair that’s just the top and the top part of your toes.
“A low-cut water shoe is designed to look a little like a sock,” he continues.
“That way if you’re having to move around a lot you can be sure that the shoe has a good shape and fit,” he recommends.
What about a waterproof coat?
If you’re in a cold weather city, a waterproof jacket may be a better option, says John Haines, chief executive of the British Waterways Association.
“As a cold-weather athlete, you need waterproofing that’s designed to keep you comfortable,” Haine tells BBC.
You might have to buy a waterproof raincoat if it’s not waterproof.
He suggests looking at the size of the jacket you’re buying.
“We’ve got a lot of waterborne events going on in the UK at the moment, so it’s a good time to look for a jacket that’s made from waterproof material,” he warns.
“In terms of a raincoat, a rain jacket should be waterproof enough to keep a temperature of between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius [21 to 26.5 degrees Fahrenheit],” he adds, but