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Speedo Beach Runner Reviews

71 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

88%Rated 5 stars

8%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

48% "Felt true to size"

86% "Felt true to width"

59% "No arch support"

64 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 7/3/12
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:5 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

Well, I ordered these shoes for a trip to Holiday World on Friday, and I ordered my regular size, a size 6, but they are huge! So I got online and ordered a 5 in hopes that I'll get them in time but because of July 4th I don't think I will. Other than them running a full size bigger, they are perfect! Super comfy and the adjustable strap is great for my narrow feet! Cross your fingers I get the 5 in time!

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7 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 6/8/12
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:3 stars!

"Beach Runner" is about the worst description I would apply to these shoes! I bought these shoes before moving to the Virgin Islands. I chose them because they were the only water shoes available at the store I visited, and because they were inexpensive. Bad choice. First, I tried using them at the beach. A rough, rocky 1 mile trail to the beach turned into an excruciating 30-minute struggle (which was even more miserable on the return trip.). First, the footbed is flat and paper thin and provides no support and minimal protection from rough/uneven terrain. Second, the mesh allows sand to pour into, but not out of, the shoes and they quickly filled up. Finally, an inside seam rubbed a huge sore on the side of my foot. Once the sore healed, I tried to use the shoes for pool aerobics. They do not stand up regular use in the water. After a few uses in the pool, the top layer of the footbed peeled off. I tried to re-glue them, but they wouldn't stick. I then replaced the footbed with a much better one which cost less, substantially increasing my investment in these inappropriate shoes. However. the thicker footbed raised my foot such that the strap barely fits across my high instep... Bottom line, these shoes are "cute" and dry quickly but they do not work for even moderate activity at the beach or in the pool.

Additional 51 Beach Runner Speedo Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

July 10, 2012

Anonymous

from Grants Pass, OR

I wanted some water shoes for the beach and water. I did as the others had suggested and got a full size smaller and they fit great. I've no been the water yet but so far they are comfortable, light with a soft sole, so you can feel the ground.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell, Ahua, New Balance

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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July 2, 2012

Anonymous

from Bardstown, Kentucky

These are the cutest shoes. However, I ordered a size 9 and should have ordered a size 8. I agree with others who say these shoes run a little big. Zappos is great to provide free shipping both ways.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 28, 2012

Linda A

from Arlington VA

These water shoes are perfect! I have to walk through some tough terrain to get to our river access, and the soles are strong but supple. The shoes fit perfectly and grip adequately on an uneven river bottom. Highly recommended!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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June 13, 2012

Anonymous

 

These are perfect beach shoes but I wish I didn't depend so much on the reviews. Most reviews said they ran about a half size too big, so order down if you're a half size. I wear a 7.5 so I ordered a 7 and they are too short! An 8 would have been perfect so I am sending them back for an 8. Otherwise, they are easy to pull on and off, love the strap. Can't wait to wear them! Love the fast shipping! Thanks, Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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August 6, 2012

MBetit

from Washington DC

Some of the other reviews seemed to think that the insoles of these shoes were cheap because they came out all the time. It's true that they do come out, but not because it is a poor quality product. The insoles are purposely removable. When the shoes are wet, sometimes the insoles slip out of place and start coming out of the shoe. This is the only annoying part. The other thing is, I would not run in these shoes despite the name of the shoe. They are a good watershoe, but they don't have the arch support, durability, or shock absorbancy that you would want in a running shoe. This being said, the style of the shoe makes it so that you can just wear them as normal shoes around town if, say, you are going kayaking but need to pick up something at the grocery store first. But then, the same could be said of a Teva or similar amphibious sandal. Depends on the look you are going for, I guess.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 2, 2012

Anonymous

from New York, NY

A nice change from Crocs for the beach. Comfortable, cool, easy to get on and off, and the price is right. Recommended.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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June 9, 2012

Maya Z

from NYC

They're very cute and comfortable, but they weren't what I was looking for. I needed a pair of aqua shoes for my water aerobics classes and these kept coming undone. I am keeping them because they're comfy and I can probably use them on vacations.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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June 9, 2014

Anonymous

from Bean Town

I needed foot protection for my walks on the beach in Maine. These shoes are cute and do the trick. They do run large though. I take a size 7 and bought a size 6 which fits fine.

Brands I'd also recommend: clarks

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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May 30, 2014

Sherie B

from Orange County, CA

I am returning because the reviews I read indicated that these run big. I wear a 10W but with this type of shoe I thought a B would work. It would've been fine if a little longer but my big toes are right up against the end of the shoe which will make them uncomfortable to wear in the pool. I speak from experience, however, I really like the shoe so if available in 11 I will reorder.

Brands I'd also recommend: I don't have any other recommendations.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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May 15, 2014

Anonymous

 

I have difficult feet to fit! Short, wide, and high arch. These shoes are perfect for what I needed, exercise, gym, and tai chi classes. Its like being barefoot only with a little support and foot protection. Feel about 1/2 size too long. These are not made for running on any rough or gravel surface, but are perfect for dance class. Thank you speedo.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 25, 2014

Brad B

from Rockville, Maryland

Runs wide - I do have a narrow foot but I tried this shoe because I thought I could tighten the strap enough to use but I needed it tighter than the strap would go.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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April 3, 2014

Anonymous

from Burlington, IA

These are super cute! Way better than the normal water shoe. Very flattering. I normally wear a size 10 and ordered a 9 after reading some reviews about these running large. They fit perfect!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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March 29, 2014

Anonymous

from ABQ, NM

Fabulous! True to size and cute style. Great in the pool. I thought I would be able to wear them when I changed to dry clothes, but they were pretty wet for that.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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March 24, 2014

Anonymous

from Miami, Fl

Ordered my size (size 6), and they fit very big. Just got the size 5, and they fit perfect. Also, ordered them Friday night and they arrived Monday afternoon! (regular shipping). Bought them to walk in the ocean water so I don't have to walk on seaweed, rocks, seashells, or a hidden crab in the sand. Although I haven't tested them inside the water, I'm sure they'll work great. They feel fantastic! Highly recommend!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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February 11, 2014

Priscilla G

from Alexandria, VA

Good fitting water shoe. I bought three pairs and had a slight problem with the insert on one shoe, but Zappos is resolving that issue. Zappos is the first place I turn when looking for shoes. Their free return policy is the best in the business!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 28, 2014

Anonymous

from Chicago, IL

I normally wear a 7 1/2, but the 8 was huge. These are a little snug, but work just fine. The only issue I have is that the liner tends to come out when you remove the shoe (and threatened to in the ocean when I was playing football. All in all I love these water shoes!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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January 21, 2014

Anonymous

from Californa

I just received my shoes! Opened & put them on right away. They are so wonderful - exactly what I have been looking for. The tops are soft enough to not aggravate my hammer toes. The insoles are adequate and removable for me to insert my orthotics. The style is great for casual wear. I couldn't be happier!

Brands I'd also recommend: Ahnu, Merrell, Propet

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 14, 2013

Anonymous

from Calif.

I bought these for a water aerobic class. They work really well to save the bottom of your feet. They run a bit wide. But true to size.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 1, 2013

Anonymous

from Long Island, New York

I think I should have ordered these in a smaller size. They aren't good for salsa dancing. I hiked around Costa Rica in them and they were fine for that! I've never had Speedos before and they were more comfortable than I had expected.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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November 26, 2013

Joanne C

from Livonia, MI

These shoes have been perfect for my water aerobic class. Seem to run slightly large but the next size down would have been to small.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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No arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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November 6, 2013

Ava L

from Coronado, San Diego, CA

Needed a shoe to run in on the beach. I've tried 5-fingers and they hurt my toes and are uncomfortable on the heels. These are inexpensive and are perfect for what I need them for. They don't have a good sole so I wouldn't job or walk in them long distances, but for beach activities: great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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Felt true to width

 

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October 9, 2013

Anonymous

 

After reading the previous reviews, I ordered a 6 instead of a 7. Unfortunately, that didn't work for me, I needed the 7. Maybe it's because I've got a wide foot, so if you also have a wide foot I would suggest you only order 1/2 size down at most. The 7 will work perfectly for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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October 2, 2013

Doreen G

from Milwaukee, WI

I love these shoes. You need to order it a full size smaller so it molds to our foot. I like them so much I order another pair. They are easy on and off and are very lightweight.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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September 9, 2013

Carol

from Juno Beach

Flip flops don't make the grade when you are walking on the hot sandy beaches of South Florida. The Speedo running shoe insulates you from temperatures and the interesting creatures that come ashore during a walk or run along the Atlantic coast line. Comfortable, durable, practical and easy to clean.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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September 6, 2013

Vickie P

from Post Falls, Idaho

I wore this white water rafting over Labor Day weekend and loved them. They fit well, stay on while walking in the water and getting in and out of the raft. Great value, great shoe!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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