Designed in Europe. Duukies are the perfect replacement for the clunky, old-fashioned kids water shoes. Think of them like a barefoot water shoe or beach sock! Duukies protect against: * hot sand * sharp stones & shells * glass & other harmful things * zebra mussels, algae & other things found near bodies of water * slippery surfaces * the sun with UPF50 protection They are perfect for water sports of all kinds or just a day around water whether that is an ocean, lake or pool. They are super easy to slip on and dry quickly like swimwear. You can go from swimming to running in mud with no change of shoes because they feel so light and comfortable, you barely notice they are there!