Finding the best men's hiking sandals isn’t easy because there are so many different styles out there. From simple strapped designs to those that could almost be classified as hiking shoes, we looked at them all. We spent a lot of time looking at the best-selling, highest-rated options out there to put together this guide to help you find the right fit. Before we get started, let’s take a look at some of the main features to keep in mind while you shop.
Material: These sandals come in a wide range of materials including leather, textile, polyester, and various synthetic materials. No material is better than the other but keep in mind that comfort and durability are important with these shoes.
Color Options: Color options vary from one product to another. Some of our picks only come with 1 or 2 different options though we found one with 16. Most of the designs are pretty muted but you will find some bright pops of color.
Size Range: There’s something for everyone on our list. Each sandal comes in a different range of sizes but, overall, we found shoes for everyone from a size 6 all the way up to a size 17.
Waterproof: We found a few waterproof options while some are not but dry really quickly. Bear in mind that these are sandals so, even if the shoe isn’t affected by water, your foot will still get wet.
Toe Style: There’s a nice mix of open and closed styles on our list. Open sandals are comfortable and great for streams and beaches while closed toe sandals give your toes a little bit of protection to stay safe on the trails.
Rubber Sole: Most of these shoes have rubber soles which are great for walking along any terrain. Some have rugged outsoles more suited to off-road adventures while others are flexible and perfect for hiking along rocks at the river.
Now that you know a little more about what to look for, let’s move into our reviews. If you’re in a hurry, the best place to start is right at the beginning. There, you’ll find our top and budget picks which gives you an idea of the range that’s available out there. We found a lot of different styles, though, so stick around as long as you can so you get a good look at all of them. What are the best hiking sandals? Let’s find out.