Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Nearly all the Merrell Kahuna 4 Strap reviews talk about the plush cushioning it offers.
  • Solid: The majority also give it high marks for its quality construction.
  • Versatile: Droves of wearers use the Kahuna 4 Strap not just for hiking but also for sailing, walking, and travel.
  • Supportive: It makes stable footwear for hiking, according to some.
  • Quick-drying: This water-bound sandal is well-designed for better airflow, a couple of users agree.
  • Easy on-off: The Velcro straps make it so convenient to use, a number of wearers agree.

1 reasons not to buy

  • Slippery insole. One user gets annoyed every time his foot slides inside the sandal.

Bottom line

Meant for hiking in and around water, the Merrell Kahuna 4 Strap is designed to make your outdoor adventures a lot more fun! This versatile footwear is equipped with a grippy sole, soft, neoprene lining, and easy-to-adjust Velcro straps. Slide your feet into these kicks and be ready to walk, hike, and dive.

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Merrell Kahuna 4 Strap: Trail-to-sail hiking sandals for men and women

When your hiking journey involves waddling through water, swimming, or sailing, you want a pair of versatile, comfortable, and most of all, water-friendly hiking sandals. Lucky you, the Merrell Kahuna 4 Strap fits the bill perfectly!

What the Kahuna 4 Strap is

  • A durable water hiking sandal made of leather and mesh. A great choice for hikers who prefer leather sandals, the Kahuna 4 Strap is built using carefully selected materials. Underneath the durable suede straps is a neoprene lining that is velvety soft to the touch.
  • A lightweight and supportive hiker. Wear it for long hours on the trail or for your upcoming travel adventure. The air cushioning in the heel absorbs impact well so you could be on your feet for days without feeling the strain.

What it's not

  • An all-terrain hiking footwear. While the Merrell Kahuna 4 Strap performs well on slippery surfaces, its lug design isn't aggressive enough to claw on softer ground, such as deep mud and loose soil. And as expected with any other hiking sandal, you don't want to use it for traversing rugged terrain or in conditions where your feet need extra protection and ankle support.


How Merrell Kahuna 4 Strap ranks compared to all other shoes
Bottom 23% hiking sandals
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Top 50% Merrell hiking sandals
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Bottom 18% multi-sport hiking sandals
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Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.