I have had these shoes for about 3 weeks now and I love everything about them. I have used them golfing, hiking, walking, exercising, working, and everything in between. I haven't really seen how they hold up to water but I'm sure they'll do just fine. Give them a couple days for breakin and you should be good to go. I never want to go back to laced shoes again - the stretch feature is the absolute best! They stay tight all day long and very pleased with how they have held up. Hoping to get a year or two out of these. This is the shoe I wear everyday, all day, and for everything. Also, the customer service was amazing, seriously. I had some issues with a previous stretch-version shoe and they were able to help me out with this replacement pair. Fast response and great service. Thanks!