It’s that time of year again – the summer holidays are just around the corner, the sun's out ( when we published this it was actually doing quite well this year... touch wood – Ed.) and higher temperatures have your feet screaming for fresh air. It's time to pull out the walking sandals. We thought we'd share some of the best men's and women's walking sandals with you so you can select the ideal pair, whether for your travels abroad or your summer adventures in the UK.
5. Teva Rosa Sandal
For the more nautical adventurer, the Teva Rosa Sandal is perfect. As happy in water as on land, these are ideal if your travels are likely to feature some time kayaking or aboard a seafaring vessel. The bungee lacing makes these incredibly easy to slip on and off without sacrificing a secure fit right down the foot, so if you’re in and out of a canoe and exploring the local riverbanks or coast, these are perfect.
4. Merrell Azura Wrap Sandals
For those after style as well as superb practicality, the Azura Wrap Sandal is pretty hard to beat. With a compression moulded EVA frame cradling your feet, these are fantastically supportive and wonderfully comfortable while remaining verylightweight. The waterproof nubuck uppers lend these Merrells an elegant finish while offering over-the-toe protection.
3. Teva Toachi 2 Sandal
The Toachi 2 is a superb go-anywhere-do-anything walking sandal, making it perfect for the highly active traveller. Super-durable webbing straps allow for a great level of adjustability, while the open-toe construction keeps your feet cool and allows water to easily drain away, and it's impossible to ignore the fantastically named 'mush infused' topsole, keeping your feet in luxurious levels of comfort.
2. Keen Newport H2
The Newport H2 Sandal is one of Keen's classic designs. A robust outsole and rand at the front means these are walking sandals built to withstand tough use – think hot, arduous days of rugged unforgiving terrain, river crossings and coastal tracks.
All this comes with no compromise to the comfort that Keen are renowned for. If your hot weather adventures will be taken down the road less travelled this is the sandal for you.
1 .The North Face Hedgehog Sandals
Like their walking shoe counterparts, the Hedgehog sandals from The North Face are wonderfully versatile and a firm favourite amongst our trekking experts. With a high degree of adjustability, their three-point system keeps them snug so your feet are secure and supported for all-day comfort. Even better, these have a removable heelstrap, so whether you’re after a slip-on for a relaxed holiday stroll or need something more supportive for more challenging terrain, the Hedgehogs have it covered. Throw in a super solid sole unit and you have a winner.
These are just a small selection of our favourites but you might have your own - why not check out our full range of men's walking sandals and women's walking sandals?