We were thrilled to see that Opening Ceremony and Timberland teamed up again this summer with a hip-yet-practical shoe collabo. Though technically "water shoes," these babies have little in common with the flipper-esque "Aqua" shoes of our childhoods—for one thing, you can wear them out of your apartment without fear of ridicule.
Designed for wading, hiking, or hitting the sidewalk, the new water shoe is constructed from breathable mesh, quick-dry neoprene and waterproof nubuck suede. Now, people who suffer the "icks" when they feel sand between their toes can enjoy the beach without ever removing their shoes. The colors—teal, white, and orange-—and the clever cordstop toggle on the shoelaces add an extra kick to footwear that's already way beyond average. Best of all, the same styles are available for both men and women, so you can snag a pair for your boyfriend and hit the beach in your sweet matching gear.
$95 at Opening Ceremony.