Adidas JawPaw II

Innovative use of metal mesh in the footbed makes this shoe drain fast

Adidas JawPaw II  Photo by Darin McQuoid
Adidas JawPaw II Photo by Darin McQuoid

Adidas JawPaw II

[MSRP $60]

You may have heard of Adidas. While it is no newcomer to the shoe game, the German multinational giant only recently started branching into adventure sports. The Jawpaw II benefits from many generations of shoe design, clawing its way into our test as the fastest-draining shoe of the crop. Credit the innovative use of metal mesh in the footbed, which also produces quality arch and heel support for such a light (8-oz.) slip-on. Drawbacks included below average traction. Also, the lack of a lacing system meant the Jawpaw had a tendency to go its own way during a swim. But at half the price of comparable options, paddlers on a budget should take notice.

 

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