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.