The Best Hiking Sandals for Men
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The Best Hiking Sandals for Men

The last thing you want to put on your foot during a hot summer hike is a heavy boot. Instead, opt for a lighter, airier trekking sandal. These picks are durable and will leave your feet protected and comfortable.

1 Keen Newport H2
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Keen

These sandals are perfect for those who find themselves hiking through streams or near the water. The washable webbing on top of the shoe makes for an extremely durable sandal, and the extra protection around the toes will leave you worry-free. There’s an antibacterial foot bed to control moisture and odor, and a razor-siped sole to provide traction on both dry and wet surfaces. The style runs about a half-size small, so be sure to order your sandal a half-size larger than your usual size.

To buy: ems.com, $100


2 Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve Convertible
Men's Hiking Sandals
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The rubber design, stretch collar, and hook-and-loop closures make the Merrell All Out Blaze Sieve easy to slip on and comfortably form fitting. Wear these on the boat, near the creek when fishing, or on a casual stroll along the water.

To buy: ems.com, $90


3 Teva Terra FI 4
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Teva

This sandal has an airy design, but also provides a sturdy fit. The straps can be adjusted on the top of the foot rather than at the heel, and the rubber outsole is known to grip both dry and wet surfaces extremely well. You’ll also find the same shock-pad technology and antimicrobial treatment as in other Teva shoes.

To buy: teva.com, $100


4 Keen Rialto H2
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Keen

Another closed-toe sandal by Keen, though this one boasts a top made with water-resistant leather. The adjustable bungee laces and adjustable heel strap allow you to customize the fit to your foot. Hikers also rave about the removable PU footbed, as it’s soft and conforms to your foot, preventing slippage and providing tons of comfort.

To buy: zappos.com, $120


5 Chaco Z/2 Classic
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Chaco

Chaco’s Classic design has been close to adventurer’s hearts since 1989. The adjustable straps provide an extremely custom fit and the new “ChacoGrip” rubber offers the best traction to date. The design is sturdy and trendy. If you don’t believe me, check out the brand’s Instagram. You’ll find globetrotters, concert goers, and rock climbers sporting the shoes from all over the world.

To buy: ems.com, $105


6 Ahnu Kovar Sport Sandal
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Ahnu

The Ahnu Kovar Sport Sandal, like the other closed-toe options on the list, offer great foot protection while providing optimum breathability. The straps on this sandal are adjustable by buckle, so you don’t have to worry about excessive bungee straps hanging off the sides. 

To buy: sierratradingpost.com; $100


7 Teva Terra-Float Universal
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Teva

While the Teva Terra-Float Universal isn’t a sandal I’d necessarily recommend for hiking, the ultra-light shoe is extremely durable and perfect for other adventure activities—think paddle-boarding, white-water rafting, and fishing. If you’re near or on the water, these are great. They’re open, supportive, and will dry quickly.

To buy: teva.com, $95


8 Keen Arroyo II
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Keen

The Keen Arroyo II is the embodiment of the perfect hiking shoe and sandal hybrid, though this one leans toward the boot design. At first glance, it may not look much like a sandal, but the mesh and open vents offer great breathability. The multi-directional outsole is perfect for rough terrain, so those planning a summer mountain trip would be wise to consider these.

To buy: zappos.com, $100


9 Chaco Z/Volv 2
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Chaco

Similar to the Choca Z/2 Classic, the Volv offers the same customizable strap technology. The difference between these sandals is in the sole. The Volv 2 features a one-piece PU footbed, midsole, and outsole providing a much lighter weight shoe with the same look and feel of the Classic. Choose the Volv 2 to keep your backpack light when traveling.

To buy: zappos.com, $100


10 ECCO Yucatan II
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Ecco

This ECCO sandal is considered to be more of a sporty design and is covered with soft microfiber. The two-point adjustment makes for a snug fit, and the rubber outsole allows for adventures through tough terrain.

To buy: amazon.com, $130


11 Columbia Sportswear Techsun Vent
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Columbia

This light, comfortable, two-strapped sandal is designed to increase airflow and eliminate water buildup. There are actually two ports built into the midsole in order to drain water as quickly as possible. It’s also a cheaper alternative to some of the other sandals on the list.

To buy: sierratradingpost.com; $50


12 Teva Omnium
Men's Hiking Sandals
Courtesy of Teva

The Omnuim is Teva’s version of a hybrid sandal. The closed-toe design offers more protection, and the Microban Zinc fights odor-causing bacteria and fungus. Additionally, the heel is equipped with a shock pad to transfer the impact of each step throughout the footbed and away from the heel.

To buy: teva.com, $85


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