3 Sandals You Can Actually Hike In

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If you run hot and you love to hike, one thing you might find annoying is overheated or sweaty feet at the end of all your hikes. If you like hiking in hot climates and you can’t stand how hot your feet get, you might be looking into hiking sandals. Luckily there are lots of options, made durable and comfortable for just this purpose. Be sure to try on shoes before buying and make sure they fit your specific needs and that you’ll be able to wear them for long periods of time without getting uncomfortable!


Chacos are fairly popular right now, and that’s for good reason. They’re extremely durable and can last and support you through long and tough hikes as well as offering traction on more slippery heights. They’re also very adjustable and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. They are a bit on the heavy side, however, so if lightness is what you’re looking for these may not be your brand.

Teva Hurricane

If Chacos are too heavy for your taste, or you don’t like their unique adjustment style, Teva is another great brand to check out. The hurricanes, while not as durable as Chacos, are still pretty heavy-duty (but lightweight) and are more affordable. The straps also adjust using a more easily-maneuvered velcro system and also come in a variety of colors and patterns. One thing to keep an eye on which may not be for everyone is that the soles are a bit cushier.

KEEN Clearwater Closed-Toe Sandals

These sandals are a great choice for anyone who likes to get wet—whether that means hiking to a lake or waterfall, or simply going swimming somewhere with rocks where your feet need protection. These sandals are quick-drying and protective, made for both water and land. They are a bit more closed than other options.