Who should buy the Nike Canyon
This uniquely designed hiking sandal from Nike can be recommended if you need footwear for daily walks, errands, casual gatherings, and moderate hiking trips.
Who should NOT buy the sandal
Since not everyone was satisfied with the adjustability of straps, the Nike Canyon may not end up fitting some foot shapes well. If you don't want to take risks, consider Nike ACG Deschutz or Teva Hurricane XLT2.
Plenty of comfort inside the Nike Canyon
Wearers report that the sandal feels comfortable for extended hours of walking. "I have not taken it off for hours," says one of them.
Unlike most hiking sandals, the Nike Canyon has all of its straps generously padded. This lining goes beyond the borders of the straps, giving you even more comfort as a result.
Straps are adjustable but could be improved
Wearers note that the sandal is really easy to put on because its back strap is the only strap you need to loosen to slide into the sandal. So, there is no need to fiddle with the forefoot and instep straps.
But on the downside, some reviewers complained that the straps aren't adjustable enough to achieve the right fit. For example, the Velcro piece on the heel strap is too small to tighten up the fit.
Unfortunately, the insole lining can get slippery if you tend to sweat a lot. Some people also note that the sandals can feel slick whenever they are not wearing socks.
Another problem with sliding is caused by the barely raised front edge of the footbed. This might pose a problem for those who are prone to slippage around the toes.
Nike Canyon is an affordable sandal
With the average price of hiking sandals being $93, the Nike Canyon appears to be quite reasonable and affordable at $75. And if you catch a discount, it gets even better!
The Canyon looks unique without a doubt. It attracts plenty of attention for its wearer and is available in a variety of attractive color options.
Chunky heel and thin forefoot: This combination will let you pull off daring landings minus the painful impact, all while giving you extra-responsive toe-offs.
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. No complaints have been received regarding the outsole traction.