Loom Footwear Waterproof Sneakers Review

Updated: March 28, 2023
Loom Waterproof Sneakers

Loom Footwear Waterproof Sneakers are revolutionary in their unique design, using smart materials to create an exceptional pair of shoes.

In our opinion, these are a must-have in any active person’s life because it will take you from city life to outdoor activities with no issues, while keeping your feet dry and comfortable.

Loom Waterproof Sneakers

Manufacturer: Loom Footwear


  • Lightweight, breathable and flexible design.
  • Antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties.
  • High performance, skid resistant build. 
  • Made with eco-friendly and sustainably sourced materials. 


  • Sizes run small.


These sneakers pack a punch regardless of what you use them for and are well worth the price point. We particularly like that the sneakers are waterproof even though they’re made of mesh.

We also liked that we were able to wear these sneakers in all weather conditions from running daily errands to light nature walks (with lots of puddles) without risking the integrity of the shoe. It kept its shape throughout and most importantly: kept our feet dry!

There’s not much to dislike about these sneakers, and the only tiny gripe we had with the shoes is that they’re made according to EU sizing measurements. This means that you’re probably going to have to order 0.5 to 1 full size up from your US shoe size, but Loom has a fantastic customer service team that will exchange your pair, no questions asked!

Something else that we didn’t mind, but might be an issue to some, is that the sneakers are only available in black and white. We like the simplicity of the design, and colours so it’s not a dealbreaker to us, but this is something to keep in mind!

That being said, Loom Waterproof sneakers are well on their way to replace many pairs of shoes in our closet thanks to the versatility of the sneaker, without compromising on style!

Key Features

Breathable and Lightweight

The sneakers are made from materials that absorb and release moisture. This key feature is important regardless of what you use them for, because this means that your feet will always feel dry. They’re also super lightweight, which reduces foot fatigue and keeps you going all day.

We put the Loom sneakers to the test by going on a nature walk through muddy puddles, and on rocky terrain, and then ran some errands in the city without changing shoes. The sneakers came out on the other side of this test with minimal scuffs. Our feet were kept dry, and we managed to tick off all of our to-do’s in the city without any tiredness in our feet. Any mud and dirt rinsed off easily under the tap, and the shoes were good to go!

Engineered Comfortability

Loom’s perfectly engineered cushioning system means that you will always be at max comfort when wearing them. This is largely due to the perfect blend of 4-way stretch Merino wool interior, and Merino lined cushion when paired with their Excelcast sole.

The sneakers are easy to slip on and off without needing to lace them, and the tongue forms part of the body of the shoe. This is important as it does not move around, keeping you comfortable all day!

Antibacterial and Moisture-Wicking Properties 

There is nothing more irritating than walking in wet shoes, except the smell of damp shoes. With the Loom sneakers, these are worries of the past because of the antibacterial and moisture-wicking properties that this pair of shoes have.

This blend of properties mean that your feet stay dry and that odour causing bacteria are destroyed so your shoes don’t smell after wearing them.

We’ve put these sneakers to the test for the past 6 weeks, and that included going on light hikes and stepping in lots of puddles! Thanks to these properties they still smell almost brand new.

Materials and Design

Loom is one of the few footwear manufacturers that are doing their best to reduce their carbon footprint. The sneakers are made with cruelty-free materials, and Loom prides themselves in partnering with some of the most eco-friendly farms in the world.

The Merino wool, for example, is harvested from Merino sheep by using vegan shearing methods to ensure that the animal is not harmed during the shearing process.

The pair of shoes boasts a Merino wool lined cushion that minimizes foot pressure while you wear them. This means that you can comfortably walk, jog or hike in them without feeling as though your feet are unsupported.

High-Performance and Versatility

The Loom Waterproof sneakers are the ultimate pair of shoes for both city-life and outdoor adventures. The stylish design, paired with the high quality, especially engineered build of the shoes means that you only need one pair of shoes to tackle your day.

These shoes will seamlessly pass for dress sneakers while out running errands, or visiting with friends, and double as durable and high-performance athletic shoes during your next jog around the neighbourhood.

Despite being able to endure whatever you put it through, the sneakers are also easy to clean. The outer coating was designed specifically to repel stains, and wash away dirt with water.

About the author 

Mark Whitman

Mark has trekked extensively in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. He founded Mountain IQ in 2014 with the sole aim to be the best online information portal to some of the most popular mountain destinations around the world. When not writing for Mountain IQ, Mark is out exploring the outdoors with his wife!

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