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Here are the 5 best shower shoes for college, because you cannot let your feet ever touch that floor

I’m just going to say what everyone here knows: Shared college bathrooms are disgusting. Like, disgustingly disgusting beyond your wildest dreams — which is why shower shoes are as essential to college dorm living as a set of Twin XL sheets. And yes, you need shower shoes even if you only share your bathroom with five people. I mean, do you want to grow some gross foot fungus because of a dorm shower?

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Beyond keeping your feet (and body, mind and soul) safe from the icky shower floor, shower shoes also provide non-slip support and extra comfort. And they don’t all look like the basic $2 flip-flops of our youth. The world of shower shoes includes pillowy slides, special flip-flops with drain holes, colorful multi-use sandals and even Crocs. Yes, Crocs.

Below, I rounded up the best shower shoes for college — all under $50.

From the tried-and-true $50 Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandal to the ever-reliable $24 adidas Adilette Aqua Slides, your feet will never meet the gross campus bathroom floor with these picks.

Now, let’s all keep our feet safe from the shower horrors, TYSM.

1. Best Overall: Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandal, $49.99

Look, the waterproof Birkenstock Arizona EVA Sandals should be considered one of the Seven Wonders — they're that good. I bought my first pair five years ago, and my colorful collection has only grown. A key thing with these shoes is that they’re incredibly lightweight yet super supportive. They make standing for a 30-minute Everything Shower (IYKYK) feel like you’re floating on clouds, which is excellent.

They also come in one zillion fun colors and patterns and feature the same famous Birkenstock contoured footbed as the brand's pricier corkbed sandals.

$50 at Birkenstock$50 at Zappos

2. Best Flip-Flop: Shower Shoez Non-Slip Pool Dorm Water Sandals Flip-Flops, $14.99

A flip-flop is just a pure chef's kiss when it comes to shower shoes. These $15 waterproof flip-flops from Amazon take the classic style up a notch with some shower-shoe essentials. Unlike other flip-flops (and shoes on this list), they have a handful of drain holes for a super quick drying experience. Users have said that their shoes are basically dry when they get out of the shower. And, like, wet shoes and feet that won't dry is the worst thing about shower shoes.

I mean, the shower flip-flops currently have a 4.5 out of 5-star rating based on 2,600 reviews. So, yeah, people love them. And they're affordable! A true gem.

$15 at Amazon

3. Best Closed-Toe: Crocs Classic Clogs, $49.99

Before you say anything negative about Crocs, they are officially back in style. And everyone knows that Crocs are Crocs — and that's why the world loves them. Beyond just being Crocs, the Classic Clogs are truly excellent for showering. The ventilation ports add both breathability and help the water drain a lot faster. The back strap makes sure that your foot is secure in the shower, and the closed toe will save you from any broken nails and cuts if you drop your jumbo-size conditioner bottle or your razor. (Been there. It's not fun.)

$50 at Crocs

4. Best Pillow Slides: Joomra Pillow Slippers, $23.99

If you looked up “pillow slide” in the dictionary, this best-selling Amazon option would be front and center. I mean, just look at the simple design and the bouncy cushioning! Can't you already feel how comfy and cute they are? And they're under $25, so you can definitely grab more than one color.

$24 at Amazon

5. Best Classic: adidas Adilette Aqua Slides, $24.28 (Orig. $30)

As far as shower shoes that are both iconic and functional, there's no other option than the classic striped adidas slides. They're comfortable, waterproof (duh) and super lightweight. And as fashion history has shown us, there are so many ways to style them. Also, did you know that they come in fun colors like hot pink as well as basic black? I didn't, and I'm shook.

$28 at adidas

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