When we do a review for a shoe, we like to put them through a good run/test before reviewing them. We just don't run around the block with them. We prefer putting them to the test, to see if they hold up well to their (main) purpose and to see their durability.
With the Signa, we brought them up to Northern Ontario (Tobermory), where the rocks are rugged and the water is cool and refreshing. It's the perfect environment to test water shoes, since it allows us to test them with many water activities, and to see how they hold up against the rocky ground around the water.