The minimalistic barefoot runners look good, but I visited a couple of merrell outlets and they didn't have any.
I did find "kayaking" shoes, Astral Loyak, on an international website, which had a lot of positive comments/reviews and surprisingly had a review (positive review) from an Australian sea kayaker in Victoria, he wrote:
"I noticed a Hong Kong Outward Bound Instructor paddling across Bass Strait (Australia) in a pair of these puppies and thought ... 'Yeah, I'd love a pair'. So, I sent through an order and they arrived on my door step just before a sea kayak trip. They worked a treat - light-weight, tough, well-draining, great grip and they have a really good casual look. Though, as previously mentioned the sand does get in (proof being a couple of worn holes in my feet); however most paddling shoes do let the sand in! Would I recommend them ...YES! I wear them in the white-water boat as well as the sea kayak and they are great for sailing as well with their non-marking sole. And they will be my everyday shoe for my travels through Scotland and Norway later this year, due to their light-weight nature, casual looks and with my usually stinky feet I haven't received any side-way looks yet. Definitely get yourself a pair!!!"
These are $85USD plus postage without trying on first. I cant find an Australian supplier.
Does anyone here have any experience with this shoe and sizing?
I don't mind paying for a comfortable shoe that wont stink. Honestly I cannot do neoprene.