The shoes molded to the feet instantly with no chafe points or hard spots to wear against the bone. Xtratuf’s chevron sole is sticky — even on a wet tile floor. Inside, a closed-cell foam foot bed is lined with pigskin, adding even more softness to the glovelike fit.
The soft leather upper is vented at the instep and outside with a mesh-and-foam fabric. The mesh and foam lines the entire upper to softly cradle the foot. The outsole is bonded to the upper, and the nonmarring rubber turns up around the shoe for added protection. They’re available in tan or chocolate tan. DRAINAGE: The shoes lacked drainage, and the soft leather was porous and slow to dry. TRACTION DRY: 32 degrees TRACTION WET: 31 degrees DUNK AND DRY, 1 HOUR: 100%
DUNK AND DRY, 2 HOURS: 50%
SIZES: Half-sizes from 7 to 11, plus 12, 13 and 14
COST: $84.99; xtratuff.com