Made of lightweight materials. They don't have much top-of-the-foot coverage so they're mostly suitable for well-maintained trails and summer hikes. Also useful for crossing rivers and streams. They come in open and closed-toe designs. See the best hiking sandals.
The low-cut equivalent of hiking boots. Comfort is paramount in the creation of these shoes so they often have flexible materials. Generally used for day hikes. See hiking shoes.
Mid to high-cut models designed for more aggressive hikes and backpacking. See hiking boots.
Specialized footwear. Often insulated and used in technical routes, ice climbing or expeditions. See mountaineering boots.
Good to know
For hikes that won't last for more than a day, go with hiking sandals or hiking shoes. Tackling trails with greater challenges will require hiking boots or mountaineering boots.
For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
WeightMen: 7.5ozWomen: 6oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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Updates to Teva Sanborn Universal
- The Sanborn Universal is a contemporary multi-sport sandal ready to accompany hikers on their outdoor ventures. Its upper employs a quick-drying polyester webbing and hook-and-loop closure which grants comfort and convenience, respectively.
- The user’s foot rests on an injected ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole which grants lightweight cushioning and support. The component in contact with the ground is a rubber outsole which delivers traction.
Teva Sanborn Universal size and fit
The Teva Sanborn Universal is a hiking sandal for men and women. It comes in full sizes only and is offered in medium width. It fairly runs true to size. It has an easy-to-adjust closure which renders a snug and customized fit.
The Sanborn Universal from Teva wears a rubber outsole which promotes grip on most types of terrain. The triangular lugs yield 360-degree traction. The cleats on the rearfoot and forefoot areas are reinforced to optimize grip on uphill and downhill slopes.
This multi-sport hiking sandal features an injected EVA foam for its midsole. It gives users a cushioned and lightweight ride. It has a contoured design which conforms to the foot for a more comfortable and supportive feel.
The Sanborn Universal has a quick-drying upper thanks to its water-ready polyester webbing. A breathable mesh lining adds comfort on the trail. At the back of the sandal is an elastic cushioned material for easy on and off and comfort. Additionally, the hook-and-loop closure permits quick adjustment.
- The Teva Sanborn Universal is vegan-friendly.