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Monica Nigon
Monica Nigon

Monica Nigon

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After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Monica headed west for the mountains. She worked in environmental education, interned at a climbing magazine, and taught skiing in Colorado, where she now calls home. Here, she was able to delve into skiing, mountain biking, and climbing in earnest. She discovered a surprise passion in whitewater rafting and now lives full-time in the small river town of Buena Vista, rafting regularly on the Arkansas River. Monica does her best to get on the Ark year-round — the winters of her midwest origins having prepared her well. When not on the river, you can find her backcountry skiing with her best friend, raging on her mountain bike, or taking whippers at the local crag.

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Best Water Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Water Shoes for Women of 2022

Our lady testers took these models on rafting trips down the Grand Canyon, Arkansas River, and muddy rivers of southeastern Minnesota to find out which ones stand out among the heap.
Astral Loyak - Women's
Top Pick

Astral Loyak - Women's

Our favorite women's water shoes for kayaking are the Loyaks. Super lightweight with a minimal profile, these are an improvement
NRS Vibe - Women's
Best Buy

NRS Vibe - Women's

The Vibe proves that a well-rounded water shoe doesn't have to cost a bomb. This model's performance is consistently above-average.
How to Choose Women's Water Shoes

How to Choose Women's Water Shoes

A good pair of water shoes can make a mediocre day into a great one. Regular shoes don't have the drainage capacities, traction, or sensitivity you will find in a water-specific shoe. Most...
Salomon Amphib Bold - Women's

Salomon Amphib Bold - Women's

Not recommended for the water-sport purist, the Amphib Bold is a better choice for the adventurous trail runner. Lightweight and quick-lacing,
Sea to Summit Ultra Flex Booties

Sea to Summit Ultra Flex Booties

These booties are a great choice for folks who need a strictly on-water shoe. Comfortable aboard a kayak, their sensitivity and thin soles make them less comfortable on land.

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