In-depth reviews of hiking sandals

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The Teva Hurricane XLT2: A surprisingly strong outdoor performer!

90/100 by David Cooley
The Teva Hurricane XLT2: A surprisingly strong outdoor performer!
I am fortunate to live in a part of the United States where the coast is right nearby, and beach-access trails abound. I was looking for a shoe that could get wet and at the same time, be used for serious outdoor activity like hiking or kayaking.     I had purchased another pair of hiking sandals, the Keen CNX, which didn’t quite measure up in this department. After trying the Teva Hurricane XLT2, I retired the Keen CNX to beach-only status. The Tev[…]

The Keen Clearwater CNX: A decent water-friendly all-rounder

65/100 by David Cooley
The Keen Clearwater CNX: A decent water-friendly all-rounder
I am fortunate to live in a part of the United States where the coast is right nearby, and beach-access trails abound. Since I spend a lot of time by the water, I wanted to get a shoe that could handle being submerged but could also get me across the trails that lead me to the shore.     I also wanted to feel sure-footed when exploring tidepools with my children. This is why I purchased a pair of Keen Clearwater CNX sandals. I tested the Keen CNX across s[…]

My thoughts on the Bedrock Cairn Adventure

99/100 by Paul Ingram
My thoughts on the Bedrock Cairn Adventure
The Cairn Pro’s from Bedrock Sandals may be the best barefoot sandals on the market right now. With a background in long-distance hiking, I'm always looking for tough, grippy footwear options. My go-to shoe for long distance hiking is Altra’s Lone Peak Series. For anything less strenuous in warmer temperature, I’m turning to the Cairn Pro.     Bedrock Sandals started off small in 2011 and quickly built a following in the hiking and dirtb[…]

Xero Genesis running sandals – best for running economy!

70/100 by Hemant Karandikar
Xero Genesis running sandals – best for running economy!
An increasing number of people want to run barefoot or go minimal. If you have been running with heavily cushioned shoes, these barefoot sandals will demand from you a will to adjust your running form and sacrifice pace and comfort in the short term. In the long term, you can regain your pace. You will run better and have fewer injuries. If you are going to start running from scratch, these sandals offer a good ‘grounding’. You get a good ground connection a[…]