Nike Canyon: Before you buy

Depending on where you are, the name “Nike” alone can convince you to scoop up a pair of Canyons straight away. Having said that, be the wiser first before you jump the gun by reading through the following:


Lined upper. Unlike most hiking sandals, the Nike Canyon has all its adjustable straps generously padded. This lining goes beyond the borders of the straps, giving you even more comfort as a result.

Easy access. Its back strap is the only strap you need to loosen to gain access to the sandal the next time through. Yes, there is no need to alter the configurations you have set on the forefoot and instep straps for the sake of access.

Chunky heel + thin forefoot. This combination will let you pull off daring landings minus the painful impact, all while giving you extra-responsive toe offs.

Ridged outsole. The Canyon’s sticky rubber is reminiscent of the one in the ACG Deschutz but with more pronounced ridges at the heel and forefoot. On this outsole, you will have extra latching power during descents and ascents.


  • The front edge of the Nike Canyon’s footbed is barely raised. This might pose a problem for those who are prone to slippage around the toes.
  • Its arch zone might be too high for flat-footed hikers.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 10.6oz / Women 7.8oz
Use: Day Hiking, Urban hiking
Features: Strappy / Lightweight
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Nike
Construction: Strappy
Material: Rubber sole

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.