Best hiking sandals for women 2014

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best hiking sandals for women 2014

A list of the top hiking sandals for women 2014

Well after reviewing some of the best hiking shoes in 2014, we decided that it would be a great idea to get into the best Sandals available to hikers all over the world this year. Fortunately or not the brands that are included in this review are pretty much the same ones we reviewed in the best hiking boots for women in 2014 post. Well at the very least all of the hiking sandals that you see here are produced by the best brands in the industry, so their quality is unquestionably good. Without any further ado, let’s get in to this year’s review of the best sandals on the market!

hiking sandals 2014 contest

Teva Women’s Neota Sandal

Teva Womens Neota Sandal - contender for best hiking sandals for women in 2014

You can get the Teva Neota Sandals at the best price from here

Features of this pair ot hiking sandals for women:

  • Really open and breathable
  • Made out of 15% textile and 85% leather – both really durable
  • Really comfortable for all day use
  • Encapsulated Shoc Pad in the heel for shock absorption
  • Uses a hook and loop instep and slingback strap
  • Comfort Tec® removable sockliner
  • Lightweight
  • Great for light hiking or casual walking
  • Perfect for wide feet

The Teva women’s Neota Sandal is the first contender in this list as we decided to start lightweight and see where this leads us. These sandals are really comfortable and pretty durable considering the minimal amount of leather and textile that went into their production. With a customer rating of 4.5 out of 5, I’d say that they are where they should be. As far as where you could go hiking with them, honestly there are no limitations in terms of grip, but I wouldn’t advise you going to any hill climbing or hiking to a place where sharp stones could be found. Unfortunately these Teva sandals are more of a casual sandal rather than a hiking pair of equipment for the hardcore enthusiasts, because of their lack of front protection. There isn’t any rubber toe protection here, so going hill climbing with them is really not a good idea. If you are going on a trip to Maui for example though, these would serve you great and would last more than a few holidays!


Ahnu Womens Tilden IV Sandal

Anhu's contender for best hiking sandals for women in 2014

 

Features of this pair ot hiking sandals for women:

  • Textile made
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Available in four color schemes
  • Integrated webbing
  • Integrated quick drying mesh in case the sandals get wet
  • Great arch support
  • Cost only about 60$
  • Uses a TPU heel strap

 Although we picked a pretty neutral color for our featured image of the Ahnu Womens Tilden IV Sandal it’s good to know that there are a couple of combinations which are way more eye catching and if that’s your thing, the Anhu sandals would do a great job for you. These hiking sandals are a great example of what Anhu is good at. These sandals have a perfect arch support and if you’re looking for supportive sandals that won’t make your feet hurt after being on them for a whole day, these might be the perfect choice for you. Actually with a rating of 4.7 out of 5, these are on the high end of the customer review scale, only trailing behind one of the other models and with a price tag starting at around 60$, they are the choice of the confident and stylish woman. Unfortunately Anhu doesn’t have any other contenders in the 2014 hiking sandal list, but this one represents the company really well if you ask me.

If you like the Anhu Womens Tilden sandals, you can check some of their other reviews or buy them here


KEEN Womens Venice H2 Sandal

Keen sandals a contender for 2014 best hiking sandals for women choice

Click here to see other people’s reviews and compare prices of the people’s choice – the Keen Womens Venice 

Features of this pair ot hiking sandals for women:

  • Textile made
  • Machine washable
  • With rubber sole
  • Amazing comfort
  • Contoured Phylon Midsole
  • Metatomical EVA footbed
  • Huge variety of color variations

If you are looking for a sandal that you wouldn’t want to take off, these ones are definitely a great pick. The Venice H2 is pretty much the complete solution that you want. Flexible, with waterproof textile which is also machine washable. What more could you ask from a hiking sandal? Well how about the grip, after all you will be taking these babies up in the mountain. In terms of grip the Venice H2 offered by Keen is probably the winner of our 2014 review. These hiking sandals are like no other when it comes to climbing steep hills and walking around tough terrains. Even on sharp rocks a pair of these Keen sandals would take you without a problem, but if you are not the hiking fanatic I was describing, know that once you put a pair of these in the Summer, you might not want to take them off until the next Summer. Some customers have even considered wearing these sandals with socks during the Winter, so if you weren’t impressed by anything so far, this is something that you should consider. Great for other outdoor activities like gardening, casual walks and even at the beach this Venice 2 model is too good to be true. Well not really, as it comes at a price – but most of the times quality comes at a price and this is the case here. Starting at just around 90$, these are about 30% more expensive then the previous model we talked about by Anhu, but worth every dime.


Teva Womens Barracuda Hiking Sandal

Teva's contender for the best hiking sandals for women in 2014

Features of this pair ot hiking sandals for women:

  • Synthetic
  • Great traction of both your feet on the sandal and the sandal on every surface
  • Gusseted tongue locks out debris
  • Super lightweight
  • Offers great comfort to your feet
  • Lots of points to adjust to your feet
  • Collapsible for travel efficiency

The Teva Barracuda is a sturdy sandal made out of synthetic polyester which is both a pro and a con for it. These are extremely comfortable to wear, but at the same time not great if you’re going to wear them for long hours at a time. Without any toe protection, these are more of a casual hiking sandal pair than anything, but are still great to wear on the beach or even in the forest. They provide plenty of grip, but still don’t achieve the great results their more expensive competitors do. That being said these female sandals are perfect for the beginner hiking woman, as they are the cheapest pair by far. At around a quarter of the price of the Venice 2 and around half the price of the other sandal models, the Barracuda’s price starts at around 27-28$ per pair and is a great choice for anyone who’s not looking to spend a fortune. Keep in mind that if you have sensitive skin, the straps of these could make you blisters if you wear them for more than 3-4 hours a day.


Teva Womens Omnium Sandal

Teva 2nd contender for the best hiking sandals for women in 2014

Features of this pair ot hiking sandals for women:

  • Synthetic and mesh
  • Vibram sole
  • Lightweight
  • Lots of openings for comfort and breathability
  • Lots of points to adjust to your feet
  • Waterproof
  • Rubber toe protector and a shock pad heel
  • Manmade sole

Check out more of the features that these Teva sandals got to offer

With this pair of hiking sandals for women, Teva completely steel the show. With 3 out of 5 contenders from the same brand it’s safe to say that Teva are a serious brand with great production of sandals for hikers and hiking enthusiasts. Their female series are a product of a lot of research and fill in almost every price range from the cheapest to the most expensive sandals this year. If anyone had told me that in 2014 Teva would rule the hiking sandal market for women, I probably wouldn’t have believed it as there are brands like Keen (which are without a doubt still on top of their game here), but they just don’t offer such a variety as Teva. The Omnium sandals are pretty much right in the middle range with prices starting at around 50$ and even though they look more like shoes then sandals, believe me when I tell you that they are sandals and a good pair of sandals too. Waterproof and with plenty of openings for excess water to run out of, these are great even for outdoor activities such as canooeing, rafting and a ton more. They do actually provide a lot of grip on many types of terrain as well and their protective rubber toe and shock pad heel make them pretty much a complete choice for an intermediate or even a moderate hiking enthusiast. 


I hope you enjoyed this review and liked the models we had to offer and although most of the models are from Teva, keep in mind that there’s a huge difference between the different Teva models themselves. As a conclusion I’d have to say that our winner is actually the Keen Venice 2 and the 5th spot would probably be taken by the Teva Barracuda, but these sandals are still the best pick when it comes to hiking sandals for women in 2014. We’ll try to keep this post updated with the latest info throughout 2014 as well and hopefully there would be more models to include.

If you have any questions that we might be able to help or any comments on the models you’ve read about above, feel free to drop us a line in the comments down below.

Best walking sandals for women

Chaco Womens ZX 2 Walking Sandals

At just around eleven ounces these sandals are one of the best ones you could find for walking or hiking. Obviously the best sandals for walking would need to be comfortable and the Chaco Unaweep is pretty much the definition of that word. Extremely attractive and with beautiful styling these sandals are offered in a variety of colors as well. They are also super lightweight and the people from Chaco that designed them had the Earth in mind, as they have used really eco-friendly materials involved in the mass production of these walking sandals. There are adjustable straps on them ensuring a perfect fit for every type of feet, something we don’t see that often with other models even in the year 2014. This model produced by Chaco is really highly rated by it’s owners and from what we at the HikingGearGuru have seen the model does offer tremendous arch support. This model is also true to it’s length and width. The cons of every pair of Chaco Unaweep is the price point which sadly enough starts from around 85 dollars. This particular model is one of the most expensive sandals we’ve reviewed and although it does offer some really nice features for walking around lightweight, but as we said their price is a bit high and this makes their overall rating from us a bit lower.

There’s another awesome model offered from Chaco which we really like and deserves to be on the best walking sandals for women list There’s the Chaco Womens ZX/2 which looks quite like the Unaweep sandal model, but comes at a a price which is a bit lower than the one of the other model. These walking sandals also offer awesome support and honestly the only difference you’l notice won’t be in their performance, sturdiness or anything like that, but their looks. We have to admit that both models look really good and if you’re not going on a hiking trip in the forest where you’ll need a bit more protection, these sandals would do great for walking around town for example.

As a name brand which is well known throughout the trekking community, there’s are obviously more models that we had included from Teva which fit in this walking sandals category. Their Tirra Athletic model looks a lot like the Barracuda but is made out of different materials which make it easier for your feet to breathe as there isn’t that much nylon material involved in their production. We would really recommend this model of hiking sandals for people that are looking for low-budget sandals as they aren’t really the best out there, but at just around 40$ the Teva Tirra Athletic is a steal. Check out more about them by clicking down below

Teva Womens Tirra Athletic walking sandals

 

Best beach sandals for women

Let’s be honest, some people that buy hiking or walking sandals are only going to use them when they go to the beach, thus we’ve decided to put a section with what we think are the best beach sandals for women in 2014. Beach sandals usually need to be lightweight, easy to take off and easy to clean as well. So we’ve picked some of the best beach sandals you can get online now. Take into consideration that most of the sandals in this particular list are from high-end brands and will cost a bit more, but deserve their prices.

The first model we at the HikingGearGuru have for the beach lovers is the Keen Bali. This particular model really deserves to be on this list as it has all these features that we’ve listed above such as

  • Being lightweight
  • Being easy to take off
  • Being extremely easy to clean from the sand

If you’re interested in more about the Keen Bali Sandals you can check more about them by following the link below

Keen Womens Bali Beach Sandals 2014

 

You can be sure that a pair of these sandals or flip-flops will last you a really long time and with it’s flawless design which is effortlessly classy you can use them as long as you’d like. The price of just around 30-40$ makes them a really great fit for a lady on a budget. We’ll add more beach sandal models as the sandal making companies have released lots of models in 2014 that fit our requirements for the best beach sandals for women that we’re also sure every lady will love.

Best hiking sandals reviews – 2014

Well over the course of about a month and a half

Final rating
Reviewer
Carren Paulsen
Review Date
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Best hiking sandals for women
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