These ‘Ugly’ Dad Shoes Float in Water

As COVID-19 cases continue to surmount and our time in quarantine extends, some odd fashion trends have sprung forth. One such trend is that of the “floafers.” Floafers Executive Tassel Water Shoes are the antimicrobial buoyant footwear that are perfectly suited for dad’s out-of-the-office business-casual style.


Designed in Dallas, the shoe looks like a standard loafer, but offers an advanced 360-degree ventilation system that makes them comfortable and breathable for the summer season. Floafers are a great beach companion as they’re water resistant, odor-resistant and scuff proof. On top of that, in case you lose them to the water, they float.

Similar to Crocs, floafers have cushy footbeds and arch support. The advantage to floafers, however, is that they can be worn in public and pass for casual footwear. They come in a variety of designs from Driftwood Brown to Green Camo.

Floafers also makes floatable shoes for women with a stylish driving moccasin that comes in an array of colors such as Seafoam Green to Seashell Pink.

This new floafer dad shoe comes hot on the heels of this summer’s “ugly” sandal trend, which has become a popular fad among celebrities who’ve switched out their high heels for orthopedic sandals like Tevas and Birkenstocks. This evolution to more comfortable footwear continues as many are still advised to work from home and closets shift from professional office wardrobes to cozy loungewear. Floafer is a perfect balance of the two.

To shop the new floafer trend, look at the products below!

Floafers, dad shoes
Floafer’s Executive Tassell Men’s Water Shoes
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To Buy: Floafer’s Executive Tassel Men’s Water Shoes, $69.99

Floafer, Women's shoes
Floafer’s Posh Driver Women’s Water Shoes
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To Buy: Floafer’s Posh Driver Women’s Water Shoes

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