Best Turquoise Shoes Reviewed & Rated
Life should be lived in full color. To most, this means doing the things you love and are passionate about or going out of your comfort zone to take risks and experience new things. However, this saying can also be taken more literally. Though some people feel uneasy dressing boldly or wearing bright and eye-catching colors because it tends to attract attention, we say “go for it!”. And amongst all the colors in the rainbow, this beautiful blue-green is a great color that is often underappreciated. On our list is ten of the best shoes in this shade, their styles ranging from moccasins to flip-sandals to rain boots, so that you can find yourself the perfect pair for any occasion!
In a Hurry? The test winner after 15 hrs of research
Made From Synthetic Materials
- Clarks Breeze Sea
- Clarks Jocolin
- Sanuk Yoga Sling 2
- Skechers Go Walk 3
- TOMS Classics
- Plaka Palm Leaf
- Vans Authentic 2.0
- Kamik Heidi
- Minnetonka Kilty Suede
- Propet Travelwalker II
- Criteria Used for Evaluation
- Other Factors to Consider
- Frequently Asked Questions
Our Top 10 Picks
1. Clarks Breeze Sea
Made From Synthetic Materials
Lack of Arch Support
Number one on our list is a great pair of sporty flip-flops. The shape of the footbed and insole are designed to provide optimal comfort when walking so that the foot fatigue and strain usually caused by flip-flops is minimized. Their construction renders them nice and lightweight, making them perfect for bringing on vacation or to the pool. In addition, their bright strap compliments the tan color of the insole and its silver floral design to give it a great look.Read more
The upper, lining, outsole, and insole are all made of synthetic materials. This way, the shoe is kept light, durable, and completely waterproof, rendering them practical for a day out at the beach or the pool. Unlike the typical flip-flops, these have straps that are adjustable and adhesive. You can ensure that the strap isn't too tight that it causes discomfort and friction, but also not too roomy that it forces your feet to flex with every step to prevent them from slipping off.
Their price falls somewhere in the middle of our price range. They may appear quite expensive for flip-flops, but keep in mind that these will provide comfort and practicality that those in dollar stores just can't provide.
2. Clarks Jocolin
Perforated Microfiber Upper
Not Ideal For Flat Feet
Who doesn't love a good boat shoe, especially in turquoise? The Jocolin from Clarks features all of the breathability you've come to expect from boat shoes, as well as an ortholite insole and soft microfiber exterior. They also sport a modest 1.2" platform for a little extra height without compromising comfort.Read more
I love talking about the various technologies used in shoes, and Ortholite is one of my personal favorites. This open-cell foam is similar in construction to EVA but is used as an insole material rather than a midsole material, as EVA is often used for. Being an open-cell foam, Ortholite provides superior breathability, which is important in boat shoes. Ortholite also has an incredibly low long-term compression rate- we're talking less than 5%- making them last longer than traditional insole types.
Boat shoes are well-known for their breathability, which is important for summer footwear. The Clarks Jocolin features a unique perforated microfiber outsole- microfiber isn't just for lens cloths anymore- that allows heat to escape the shoe easily, keeping your feet cool and reducing the chance of odor or irritation.
3. Sanuk Yoga Sling 2
Unique Yoga Mat Footbed
Size Runs Large
Our number two is a pair of sandals like no other. The footbed is made from a unique material that is sure to pike your interest and provide you with maximum comfort. In addition, their upper is nice and flexible, and their zigzag and white pattern compliment the black sole and can add a touch of color to your outfit - not only can you stay comfortable, but also stylish at the same time. There's only one minor issue: many reviewers claim that the back strap is quite loose, but that can easily be fixed by ordering a size or so down.Read more
Unlike your typical sandals, these have footbeds that are made of real yoga mat. It will mold itself to the contours of your foot with every step, giving a squishy and comfortable feel as well as providing cushioning. If you're not a big fan of sandals because you feel as though the straps are uncomfortable and stiff on your feet, then these are for you. With their two-way stretch knit fabric upper, there will be minimal friction against the top of your foot.
As the least expensive pair on the list, they are definitely a great bargain. And with over three thousand five-star reviews from satisfied customers, it's apparent that they're a smart purchase.
4. Skechers Go Walk 3
GoKnit Mesh Upper
Memory Foam Heel Section
Wide Range Of Sizes
As with all Skechers shoes, the Go Walk 3 slip-ons are made with comfort at the forefront. These shoes are packed with various technologies to promote a comfortable fit and feel, from the FitKnit mesh upper to the memory foam cushioning, especially around the heel section. Whether you're walking the dog, running errands, or out with friends, these shoes will keep your feet comfortable with every step.Read more
Breathability is important when it comes to any shoe, especially active shoes such as the Go Walk 3. You generate energy as you walk in the form of heat, and if this heat doesn't have a way to escape the inside of the shoe, it can cause your feet to sweat. Not only are sweaty feet uncomfortable, but they can also cause irritation and become breeding grounds for odor-causing bacteria. To counteract this, Skechers designed these shoes with the brand's own FitKnit mesh, which works to properly regulate the temperature within the shoe, keeping your feet cool and dry.
About two decades ago, memory foam was the next big thing in mattresses. This unique material exploded in popularity quickly, becoming the best thing since sliced bread. This material eventually found its way into the shoe industry. Memory foam in shoes acts very similarly to these mattresses, gradually contouring to the unique shape of your foot, providing the support you need to go all day. In the Go Walk 3, this is concentrated primarily in the heel section to ensure a solid and comfortable fit.
5. TOMS Classics
Minimal Arch Support
Remember the hype over TOMS classics a few years back? These shoes have a design that is so simple, yet also functional and super stylish. Because of this, we're bringing them back with these. Featuring the classic alparagata style and a canvas upper, they are the perfect shoes for spring and summer. Their elastic gore, suede footbed, and canvas material render the shoe flexible and comfortable. They are also offered in all kinds of different colors so that if you find your pair satisfactory, you can switch up your look with a pair of a different color. Wear them with skinny jeans or leggings for a laid-back yet stylish look!Read more
Always in a hurry and can't be bothered with zippers or laces? The elastic "v" of these shoes allow them to be slipped on and off with no problem. Their convenience, combined with their simple look, makes them the perfect go-to shoes for busy mornings.
Not only does TOMS manufacturer great shoes, purchasing from them also means giving to others. With every pair purchased, the company will send a new pair of shoes to a child in need. This way, you can give and receive at the same time... it's a win-win!
6. Plaka Palm Leaf
Practical, comfortable, and stylish, these sandals are the perfect pick for summer. Their bright straps contrast with the black insole and will add a pop of color to your outfit. In addition, they are made of soft nylon that creates minimal friction against the foot and ensures a snug fit. The ring around the toe also gives them a more modern look. Overall, the sandals are light and easy to carry around, making them a must-have for summer vacation. However, there is a minor downside - many reviewers claim they have quite a strong smell when coming out of the box, so be aware of that if you plan to purchase a pair.Read more
Perhaps the most remarkable and unique thing about these sandals is that they are actually handmade. The braided ropes were made with care to ensure maximum quality and satisfaction for you. Going to the beach, out kayaking, or just worried that it might rain? It's no problem with these sandals. Made of high-quality nylon, they are water-resistant, and getting them wet will not ruin them or change their quality.
These sandals are very affordable. They cost the same amount as the typical sandal but have tons of great features that render them versatile, practical, and comfortable. Overall, they're a great bargain!
7. Vans Authentic 2.0
Waffle Outsole For Traction
Metal Reinforced Eyelets
We're not sure quite how they did it, but Vans took an already great shoe and made it even better. The Authentic is both their most popular model and their signature style, and the turquoise colorway adds some extra pop to an otherwise simple design. This simple design makes them incredibly versatile, and pair well with jeans and a t-shirt, or a skater dress and beanie for a more streetwear-esque look.Read more
On the bottom of every Vans shoe is their signature Waffle Outsole. This uniquely textured outsole allows the otherwise flat bottom to properly grip the ground beneath you, reducing the chances of slipping and either injuring or embarrassing yourself. Or sometimes both.
While the all-canvas upper was originally made popular by Converse, this lightweight material has been a staple of Vans sneakers since their inception over fifty years ago. Canvas is one of the most common materials used in shoe uppers and is prized for its flexibility and light weight.
8. Kamik Heidi
The spring and autumn seasons are bound to be filled with rainy days - but with these Canadian-made rain boots, you can stay comfortable and look lively despite the grim weather. With a shaft measuring around 11 inches from the arch, they will protect the feet and calves from getting wet, meaning you can splash and wade into puddles as much as you'd like with no problem. Their fit is on the narrow side, however, so they are most suitable for those with small or medium sized calves. In addition, they feature a high definition printed lining and a removable EVA insole for comfort and cushioning. It only goes without saying that they have a great look that and can be paired with leggings or skinny jeans for a laid-back look on a wet day.Read more
What's great about this brand is that all of their domestically made rubber boots are entirely recyclable. At the end of their lifespan, your boots will not become toxic waste but can rather be made into other products. It's always important to stay safe, especially during the nighttime. With the NiteRays reflective binding and patches, you can ensure you are seen by other cars and people when walking late at night.
These boots sit on the cheaper end of our price range. They are quite a bargain compared to many other high-quality rain boots, and their classic design renders them super practical as well as stylish.
9. Minnetonka Kilty Suede
Many Color Selections
Moccasins are the perfect type of shoes for semi-formal occasions as well as at-home or casual wear. This particular model is Minnetonka's most popular design. Cute, comfortable, and practical, they are a pair you just can't miss out on. Their lack of straps and laces means you can slip them on and be good to go. Thanks to their suede material and overall construction, they're also very flexible and soft. They are of a darker shade than most of the other shoes on our list, so they make for a great low-key finishing touch to an outfit. Minnetonka advises you to order half a size to a size smaller than what you would usually wear, as the shoe runs large in size and the material will also stretch through time.Read more
Moccasins have a cute and somewhat rugged look. They can also add a bit of a laid-back and boho vibe to your outfit. This particular model features a fringe and bow at the top of the shoe, as well as a seam that runs along the toe. The suede material gives their shade a nice, rich look.
The sole is made of rubber, which not only provides grip but also keeps the shoe nice and light. In addition, the suede leather is supple and flexible, reducing the risk of foot discomfort and fatigue and rendering them perfect for all-day wear.
10. Propet Travelwalker II
Breathable Upper Mesh
Great for Everyday Wear
Padded Ankle Collar
If you need something more sporty, then consider the Travelwalker II women's shoe. These are great for year-round wear and are especially suitable for those who tend to have sweaty feet. Their design allows your feet to stay cool and fresh no matter how much you're sweating or the warm weather. The midsole is made of lightweight EVA to provide cushioning at every step, and the rubber inserts offer traction. They are also offered in many other colors, both neutral and bright, such as red, peach, white, and tan. This way, if you like your pair, you can purchase a second in a different color to switch up your look.Read more
These shoes were truly designed with comfort as the main priority. The padded collar will keep the ankle nice and snug, while the mesh upper allows for breathability, preventing the accumulation of sweat and odor. This way, you can stay fresh and comfortable at all times.
With their abrasion-resistant toe cap, these shoes are prepared for serious wear. Combined with their tough rubber sole, you can wear them as often as you'd like with no problem. For sports shoes, these are of a pretty good value. Combined with their durability and versatility, just one pair is sure to serve you well for a long time.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
Because this is all about a certain shade of shoes, it’s not a surprise that color is one of the most important criteria… However, it’s actually very important to mention this, as finding the right color can sometimes be a challenge.
This shade is considered to be 70% blue and 30% green. Its name comes from the color of the gem with the same name and was first recorded in 1573. Nowadays, it can be found in clothing, accessories, home decor, and other things. It is the perfect shade – not too bright nor too dark, it can be worn in all sorts of occasions and will not make you stand out too much from the crowd while also ensuring you don’t look too dull.
It can be hard to differentiate this shade with other colors that look similar, as the boundaries are quite vague. But with a general understanding of the color and those that are commonly mistaken for it, you will be able to recognize it better than before.
This is one of the most common colors mistaken for our current shade of topic because it is also in the cyan color range. Aqua, as the Latin word for “water”, is more on the blue side though it is technically between the colors of green and blue. It is bright and lively as a color and is beautiful when paired with white or silver, such as for big events like weddings, graduations, dances, and the like. Otherwise, it is a great color to wear during the summer. Just keep in mind that because of the lightness of the color, it is quite eye-catching and unsuitable for more professional occasions.
This color’s name comes from that of a type of bird with a stripe of the color on its head. It can be achieved by blending blue, green, and a white base sometimes deepened with black or gray.
Though it is also a color between green and blue, it is more on the green side and is a darker shade. Because of this, it is more low-key and gives off a more neutral and mature vibe. Its slightly darker shade also renders them more suitable for occasions in the winter season – for example, they are a great color to wear to a winter wedding or a Christmas dinner party. However, a lighter shade of teal is very similar to dark shades of turquoise and, if you’re not too picky, can be passed off as such.
We mentioned that the shade in question can be worn in all sorts of occasions. But when it comes to shoes, that also depends on their style and construction. After all, different types of shoes have different qualities that render them more suitable for certain occasions than others. Below, we will discuss two of the most popular shoe styles and compare their qualities.
Sneakers are arguably the most versatile type of shoes out there. The definition of a sneaker is essentially a soft, rubber-soled shoe that is designed to be worn during sports or exercise. In fact, the shoe first got its name when an advertisement agent claimed that the rubber soles allowed you to make little noise when walking, enabling you to sneak up on other people.
Nowadays, they are often worn as casual everyday shoes because of the comfort they provide. Because the shoes were designed for exercise, their footbeds and midsoles provide excellent cushioning that serves to absorb the shock created when walking or running. This essentially reduces the stress on the feet, ankles, and knees, decreasing the likelihood of discomfort, fatigue, and in the long term, joint issues. Sneakers also offer arch support to keep the feet comfortable and healthy no matter how much running, jumping, or walking you do.
All this makes sneakers the best go-to shoes possible. They are sure to keep you comfortable no matter the situation in which you will be. Nowadays, there are also infinite varieties of sneakers that are both fashionable and practical (the white sneaker trend is still a thing!). For regular everyday wear, you can easily find a pair of attractive sneakers that will allow you to look good and stay comfortable at the same time. The simple design of sneakers also enables them to be worn with all kinds of outfits so long as they are not for a formal occasion, though some shoe styles such as low-top converse can be worn with skirts or dresses for a more tomboy look. All in all, sneakers are a must-have for everybody and are very practical, versatile, and comfortable.
Sandals are the perfect shoes for warm weather. When the weather is so hot that you don’t even want to think about walking around in sneakers under the scorching sun, sandals save the day. This style of shoes consists of a sole strapped to the foot and is very lightweight and convenient. They can vary from being very fancy, complex, and high-quality, to being very simple and cheap – which will determine the situations in which you can or cannot wear them.
Recently, strappy sandals have been in style. As their name indicates, these are sandals that have lots of straps. They are often embellished with rhinestones or other decorations, and more often than not have a buckle so that you can adjust the length of the straps. The biggest advantage with these shoes is that you can fret less about size, as they are adjustable, and they also provide a snug fit that reduces any foot strain that would result from constantly trying to keep the shoes on your feet. The downside is that they are not the most convenient because putting them on tends to take some time. However, in most cases the straps give them a more fancy and sophisticated look compared to regular sandals, making them more suitable than most sandals for formal settings. For instance, embellished sandals can be worn to a wedding or to work with no problem.
Flip-flops are also super common. Though most people don’t recognize these as sandals or even as actual shoes, they do in fact fit into the category. These are the perfect type of sandals for going to the beach, the pool, or out on vacation because they are super easy to slip on and off, and are lightweight and easy to carry around. Most flip-flops are also waterproof.
However, the downside is that flip-flops are not suitable for walking or for wearing for long periods of time. Most flip-flops do not offer the arch support or the cushioning needed to protect the feet and joints, resulting in discomfort and fatigue. Even if they are of high quality and do offer these things, the thong between the toes just isn’t enough to keep the shoe to your foot at all times, meaning you might have to strain your foot to ensure they don’t come off.
What’s more, these sandals are very informal. Though they are perfect for vacation and for hot summer days, they just aren’t appropriate in semi-formal or formal occasions. Even if they are made of high-quality materials like leather, they will likely get you some dirty looks if you wear them out to the office or to a meeting. Some flip-flops may be high-heeled and have embellishments, in which case they may be more suitable, but it’s safest to stick to kitten heels or fancy sandals and just leave the flip-flops for pool days.
It would be quite embarrassing to be out with some friends, on a date or performing at a fashion show and, all of the sudden, your footwear snapped/broke from underneath you. This is something that we wanted to avoid when doing our research for today’s guide.
Now, to do this, we needed to carefully study the durability of the entire footwear. For each product was analyzed, we looked at the different materials, how the manufacturer talked about the durability, and even what previous customers said regarding their experience with the footwear. If we found the materials to be cheap or the manufacturer not mentioning much about the longevity of the product, we removed the product from our list.
In addition to this, if we found that the majority of consumers complained about some aspect of item’s durability, we also removed it. We only sought to include brands and footwear that were proclaimed as the very best.
The comfort of a shoe depends on many things. How well it's made, the kind of cushion it has, and how supportive it is, to name a few. If you're shopping for heels keep in mind that their height affects how comfy they are to walk in. Higher heights are much more difficult and put more strain on the arch of the foot. Lower options like kitten heels are easier on the feet and back causing fewer problems overall. It's important that the materials be breathable and lightweight to prevent sweat and odors from occurring which can become very uncomfortable. When feet sweat odor-causing bacteria begins to grow and once this happens it won't be long before the inside of your shoe starts to stink. It will be very hard to get the smell out and it can totally ruin your footwear for good.
If you feel uncomfortable walking in higher heels then opt for a kitten style or for a flat. This will prevent a world of discomfort later in the night and will keep you quick on your toes all through the eve. For those with wider feet, it's good to opt for a rounded toe which offers more room than a square or pointed. Don't try to squeeze into something that doesn't fit properly because this will lead to blisters and can make it impossible to walk for the rest of the night.
Cushioning is a big part contributor to your comfort. Inadequate padding puts more pressure on the sensitive sole of the foot which can cause pain in the arch and heel. The cushion also acts as a shock absorber preventing waves from traveling through the foot and up the leg.
The one thing that consumers should know is that every single product is designed differently! Each brand has a wide selection of materials to pick from and, as responsible consumers, it’s important for us to know what materials make up our footwear. This can help us understand whether or not the product is high-quality, comfortable, durable, or a waste of money. In addition to this, knowing the material could answer any future questions, such as how to clean the footwear.
Now, as we said, there is an assortment of material choices. Including:
That just a few of the most common choices that manufacturers use. Our goal with today’s buying guide was to highlight products that are made from the above materials and the highest grade of them.
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You've just purchased a beautiful pair of colored shoes, and have fallen in love with their brilliant hue, but how to care for them to make sure that color doesn't fade? Several ways you can accomplish this, depending on the materials. Canvas or textile uppers are easy to clean with water and soap, and a gentle hand wash. Leather oils and polish are available to help protect their hue and shine. And always store them away from direct sunlight to help from fading.
If you've not ventured into wearing colorful footwear, it can be somewhat intimidating to pair them correctly to look your best! Most casual sneakers or flats are easily paired with jeans, or simple solid colored slacks and shorts. These shades pair well with neutrals such as greys, blacks, and whites, and add a pop of color to the ensemble. If you're more daring, patterned dresses which have blues or pastels also will look wonderful!
Other Factors to Consider
Turquoise is an often underrated color for shoes and can brighten up any outfit. While the overall style is important, factors such as comfort should also be heavily considered, as a comfortable shoe will make all the difference in your enjoyment of them. Think about what you're looking to get out of your shoes, and make your decision accordingly.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Is this color the same as mint, aqua, and teal?
Though they are often mixed up with one another, these colors are not, in fact, the same! Earlier, we touched on the differences between similar shades. But to provide a shorter answer, all these colors are variations of the shade called cyan, which is between blue and green. They are individual colors but are all essentially part of the same family, which is why they are close in hue.
q: What colors can these shoes be worn with?
Unfortunately, it isn’t the easiest color to match with an outfit, but it’s not the hardest, either. When paired with silver or white, it creates a serene yet lively look that is perfect for weddings, formal events, or just everyday attire. You can also pair it with other neutral colors such as grey and black, or with different shades of blue.
q: How do I know if the color of the shoe is the same as in the pictures?
Unfortunately, you can’t know. Lighting and photo quality can make a pair of shoes look different than they really are, and you can never know for sure. However, it’s a good idea to check the customer reviews of the pair you plan on buying, as others’ experiences and opinions may give you a better idea of whether or not the color is accurate, and if not, of what hue to expect instead.