And the shoe hunt is over. These are bigger than I really wanted but, I can wear them with and without socks, they are easy to get on and off, they are water resistant and not entirely butt ugly. And, it turns out, they were the cheapest of all the shoes I looked at! So, score!
I'll drop the last Zappos return box off at UPS on my way home from the pool this afternoon. done and done. yeah!