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Summer sandals for walking

jadu1536jadu1536 Member, Premium Posts: 80 Member Member, Premium Posts: 80 Member
does anyone have any good recommendations for sandals to wear while walking? I take my dog walking a lot but when in the summer, gym shoes do get kind of uncomfortable


  • penguinmama87penguinmama87 Member, Premium Posts: 275 Member Member, Premium Posts: 275 Member
    I really like Keen brand - they can be pricey, but they hold up a long time and are machine washable. Most of the styles definitely lean casual, but I don't feel underdressed with them for most things, and they're very comfortable for long walks.
  • BrianSharpeBrianSharpe Member Posts: 9,090 Member Member Posts: 9,090 Member
    Keen makes great quality products and you could also check out Merrell.

  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 2,141 Member Member Posts: 2,141 Member
    I love my Keens! They can be pricey, but you can look for last year's models to get a decent discount.
    They are worth the price, though. I can walk miles in mine with no problem.

    These are the ones I have:

    You can DEFINITELY find them cheaper if you search around.
    edited April 8
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 19,518 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19,518 Member
    I've been very happy with Khombu or JBU by Jambu sandals I got at Costco for pretty affordable prices. They look somewhat like the Keens. (I don't remember how much they were, but way cheaper than normal retail Keens. I suspect they were $20-something to $30-something dollars, because I bought them on spec, and I don't like spending much money on clothing or shoes, even though shoe comfort is essential for me.)

    I can't recall having walked more than a few miles in them at any one time, but they were fine for that.
  • 406MamaBear406MamaBear Member, Premium Posts: 7 Member Member, Premium Posts: 7 Member
    I like Birkenstock sandals for the support, but they are expensive.
  • janvcooperjanvcooper Member Posts: 82 Member Member Posts: 82 Member
    dansko sophie sandals are very comfortable but pricy
  • rosebarnalicerosebarnalice Member Posts: 3,160 Member Member Posts: 3,160 Member
    I love my Merrill's ($50-$70 ish). I've had a pair similar to the "Sandspur Rose" model,for at least 13 years and I prefer them to hiking boots when hiking in rugged terrain, and they're actually more comfortable for fitness walking than some sneaker-type walking shoes I've worn. I like the adjustability of both the cross-strap that goes across the top of the food and the sling strap for the heel (my foot tends to slip out of fixed sling straps)
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,812 Member Member Posts: 5,812 Member
    Search for hiking sandals, which are designed to be worn comfortably all day in hot weather even on uneven terrrain. Teva were the first brand to make them, I think, but other brands now exist. My first pair were from Teva, but my current pair are from Merrill.
  • PKM0515PKM0515 Member Posts: 1,811 Member Member Posts: 1,811 Member
    I'm very happy with Ryka.
  • ridiculous59ridiculous59 Member Posts: 2,116 Member Member Posts: 2,116 Member
    I have a pair of Tevas and a pair of Keens. The Keens are my favourite and, like you, I do a lot of dog walking.
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 2,438 Member Member Posts: 2,438 Member
    My wife is a shoe fashionista. She never spent money except for on shoes. She has bad toes and has issues walking for long periods. Believe me when I say I've spent hours and hours in shoe departments. She's had Merrill's, Keens, some Italian brands that were $200+.

    We went to a TJ Maxx to look around (ironically her favorite clothing store, but she never usually buys shoes there) and I picked up a pair of Baretraps. She said, "well, I guess it wouldn't hurt to try them". They are now her favorite brand. And they are like $40 (highest ends $60), so they are my favorite brand too.
    edited April 9
  • HilTriHilTri Member Posts: 375 Member Member Posts: 375 Member
    Chaco’s and Birks
  • WhatsthemotiveWhatsthemotive Member, Premium Posts: 119 Member Member, Premium Posts: 119 Member
    Keens are great. Finns are good if you need a lot of support. I've also had some great luck with Merritt.
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