Do I Need Special Footwear to Use Hydrow? You can use any type of sneaker with the foot stretchers on Hydrow! Nothing more specialized is needed. Note: Never use Hydrow without strapping your feet securely into the footbeds. Related articles What are the Benefits of Hydrow? How Does Live Rowing Work? How Do I Strap my Feet into Hydrow’s Footbeds? Hydrow User Guide (Manual) What's Unique about Hydrow's Technology?