Here's me in my Salomon Geckos jumping off a 50-60 foot cliff in St. Thomas, USVI. These shoes slayed it this day and many others. Basically Salomon's "water shoe". Once I swam back to the rocks to climb back to the top of this cliff, my shoes maintained a fantastic grip on the slippery rock, even though the shoes were soaked. The mesh along the sides of the shoe allow for optimal drainage once you get out of the water. Bottom line: if you're friends tell you to jump... just do it!