The best hiking sandals for women in 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

Teva Womens Neota Sandal

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

Ahnu Womens Tilden IV Sandal

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.


KEEN Womens Venice H2 Sandal

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

KEEN Womens Venice H2 Sandal

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

Teva Womens Barracuda Hiking Sandal

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

Teva Womens Omnium Sandal

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

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.

And as always with wishes for happy hiking – The Hiking Gear Guru

Final rating
Reviewer
Carren Paulsen
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