What are the best hiking sandals for women? Any hiker will tell you how uncomfortable it can get to hike in hot conditions with closed shoes. Hiking sandals for women are an essential part of your gear. They offer the under sole protection that you would get from regular hiking shoes. You also get air around your feet, with increased breathability. It makes a world of difference to your hiking experience. I tend to take a pair of sandals together with hiking boots. Being able to change between the two as needed goes a long way.
The Keen Newport
New Port 2 is a renowned name in the female footwear hiking industry. They have been one of the top-performing companies for the last few years. The main thing that this shoe offers which make it stand out from the crowd is through providing a cushioning sole second to none.
The sandals are diverse when they can be worn. Whether that be for a stroll down the high-street or even a brisk weekend walk over the mountains. It suits any occasion. The shoes are made of various lightweight textiles, in four different colours, meaning that they can be tucked away in your bag in case of a change of plan without weighing you down.
The actual shoe itself has an integrated webbing system built into the material to allow for the eventuality that they get wet, meaning that they can dry in a short time. Another reason why the Keen Newport 2 is proving to be so popular in the marketplace is due to its pricing. They are a cheaper option compared to some of their competitors.
- 100% polyester webbing
- Synthetic sole
- Features contrast stitching
- Mesh lining
- Multi-directional lugs
- Comfortable to wear
- Highly durable and can last long
- Has waterproof build that can be used in hiking through streams and rivers
- Beautiful overall look
- Reports say that the sandals are too heavy
- Took a long time to dry up after getting soaked in water
(4.4 / 5)
The Teva Tirra
This footwear is best known to have the best heel support on the market. This makes them popular to customers who suffer from orthopaedic issues, back pains, and even sciatica issues. The shock absorber in the heel also helps to create a pain-free environment for these users. Also, it creates an even better for everyone else.
What’s even better about these shoes is they consist of 15% textile & 85% leather. This means that they are breathable. That’s why they’re perfect for long hikes, without running the risk of bad odors.
The Teva Tirra has come out on top for having the best impact breaking sole even across the toughest grounds when different shoes were compared against each other. It is suitable for even the most veteran hikers. Besides, they offer a good grip on the ground so, they handle themselves very well even on what some climbers call “outrageous” trails and climbs.
The other stand out for this shoe is its adjustable ties. These ties assist to keep the foot in correct alignment to prevent complications arising. These Teva Tirra also has a rapid drying time of roughly 30 minutes when left out in the sun. Meaning, if you are a hiker and you run into some rough weather, don’t worry. These don’t take all day to dry out, only 30 minutes of your time.
This ladies sandal is up there with the market leaders in creating both durable, and lightweight shoes. They will undoubtedly lead themselves, and the competition somewhere even more significant in the coming years. With a customer rating of 4 out of 5, they are a trendy shoe right now within the marketplace.
- 100% Textile
- Rubber sole
- Multiple adjustable straps
- Added hook-and-loop closures
- Nylon stability shank
- With added Shock Pad heel
- Comfortable to wear
- Highly durable and can last long
- Has multiple color options
- Ankle straps are short
- Other straps can be scratchy
- Can make your feet sweaty
(4.6 / 5)
The Columbia Sun-breeze
Like other marketing campaigns, there will be some ‘glitches’ here and there. Unfortunately, the design of the Columbia Sun-breeze shoe was one of those as described by some of their female customers. This is not to say that the shoe is unusable, nor is it ineffective in what it claims to do. More so the actual visual aesthetics.
When the surveys were done one the key thing the ladies were asked about was the looks, and the consensus was that the looks let the product down. Since we live in a world of ever-changing fashion trends how our outfit looks is a huge component of our morning ritual, and unfortunately for the Columbia Sun-breeze, their shoes were reported to be ‘difficult’ to match to a wide selection of outfits, making them less appealing to potential customers.
Now, with that being said, the reason why it remains one of the best sellers on the market is due to its price point compared to its competitors. At a low retail price, customers tend to find themselves overlooking the colour of the shoe since it’s almost half the price of other shoes on the market at the moment.
These shoes have also become popular over the years with hikers due to their flexibility. When you are looking to purchase some hiking shoes, how it feels on your foot is going to be a substantial contributing factor. This is why the Columbia Sun-breeze has designed a shoe which has the best mobility factor than anyone else on the market — making it perfect if you are going for those tricky climbs which require a little more movement in the sole you’re wearing. We couldn’t even believe how quickly these shoes dried out once put in the sun due to their lightweight nature.
If you are looking for a shoe which you could keep on for a lifetime, the Venice H2 is 100% the shoe for you. It is diverse enough to suit any scenario. The waterproof material of the shoe means that if the trail suddenly becomes a waterlogged trench, then there is no need to worry as this shoe has you covered.
- 100% Synthetic
- Rubber sole and outsole
- Quick dry
- Added adjustable hook-and-loop straps
- Airflow and water drainable midsole
- Dries fast
- Provides well-support to your feet
- Traction is not that good
- Design can be improved
(3.2 / 5)
Merrell Enoki Women Sandal
Throughout this whole article, Teva has stolen the show for females in the hiking shoe department with over 60% of the market we reviewed coming from them. The way they have managed to dominate so much of the current market is through a great deal of research in the customers wants & needs. They then delivered on every single one of those requirements from their consumers.
The Omnium range of shoes differed a bit from the rest of Tevas range as they sat directly in the centre of the market in terms of their price range, with shoes costing roughly $50 per pair at retail price. While there might be sceptics who question whether they are of the same quality due to the price being slap bang in the middle, I can confirm that these shoes still give you fantastic bang for your buck.
One of the fantastic features on this shoe is the holes dotted throughout the body of the shoe. These are made to help drain out any excess water from the shoe to prevent it from staying in there during water activities, which is by no means pleasant. There has been plenty of positive reviews from previous and current customers. For example, a customer said that they used these particular shoes for hobbies that are adventurous such as canoeing, and out at sea boating.
They couldn’t have given the shoes a more gleaming review. Customers also added was the changeability of the shoes due to its many holes to adjust their size with, meaning that if they wanted to wear socks with their shoes, or if they wanted to lend them to someone else with slightly thicker ankles, both of those were possible.
- 100% synthetic and mesh
- Extremely lightweight
- Many openings for breathability
- Sole is manmade
- Its waterproof material is best in hiking in wetlands
- Highly adjustable with the straps
- Very thick and durable even in rocky lands
- Grips well on slippery surfaces
- The coloring dye use can sometimes bleed
- The dye can stain your feet
(4.1 / 5)
The Keen New Port is our top pick for this one. This is not just down to the user ratings that it has. We have also considered the fact it offer some coverage for the toes, while giving the air that sandals afford us.