Whenever you’re not using public transportation or taxis, you’ll likely be doing a lot of walking on your travels. Walking long distances is tiresome especially in hot countries, which is why you need a sturdy and comfortable pair of walking sandals.
Here are 5 of the best men’s walking sandals to ensure you can walk as long as possible with little to no strain. You can also check out the 5 best women’s walking sandals here.Mobile and tablet users just swipe across...
|Available Colours||Tan||Brown & Tan||Blk / Wht / Blu / Grn / Brwn / Dark Brwn / Mocca (all come in leather style versions too)||Black / Grey / Chocolate Brown||Black / Chocolate Brown / Sand|
|Upper / Lining||• Pig Suede Upper|
• Lycra Neoprene Lining
• External TPU Heel Stability Arm
|• Leather Upper|
• Textile Lining
|• Birko-Flor or Leather Upper|
• Suede & Leather Lining
|• Soft Nylon Upper|
• Soft Nylon Lining
|• PU Nuback Leather Upper
• Soft Neoprene Lining
|Midsole / Outsole||• Air Cushion in Heel|
• TC5+ Rubber Sole
|Rubber||• Cork Latex|
|• EVA Microwobbleboard|
• Treaded Rubber
|MDT Carbon Rubber|
|Closure||Velcro & Buckle Clip||Velcro||Buckles||Velcro||Velcro|
Stuck on making a decision? Read our guide on how to choose a pair of comfortable walking sandals.
Our 5 Best Men’s Walking Sandals Reviewed
1. Merrell Kahuna III Walking Sandals
If you’re an adventurist who’ll not only be walking on flat pavement, but on all sorts of terrain from mountainous rocks to the wet seaside, then you definitely need a pair of sturdy, comfortable and grippy walking sandals and the Merrell Kahuna III should be a top choice.
It has an upper frame made from pig suede and two Velcro closures with the bottom closure being secure by a secure snap-on buckle. Its Lycra® neoprene lining provides comfort in its padding and is combined with Aegis® antimicrobial solution which prevents nasty odour from building up.
The element that really highlights these walking sandals as an all-terrain footwear is its sole which is designed by renowned sole manufacturer Vibram. Its rubber base contours nicely to the movement of your feet and it has plenty of deep and varied crevices to ensure that you maintain a tremendous grip on whatever surface you’re on.
Everything about the Merrell Kahuna III just shouts out high quality and you know it’s built to last at least several years of some exhilarating journeys on foot.
2. Karrimor Antibes
Karrimor are known for their innovative and high quality outdoor and sports equipment, and their Antibes walking sandals exemplifies that. They’re designed for everyday wear as well as long treks, and their excellent pricing makes them a firm favourite among novice and professional hikers.
There are four Velcro fasteners for better adjustment and the two Velcro closures at the heel allows you to completely remove the heel strap so that you can easily slide your feet in. The inside of the upper are also slightly padded for extra comfort.
Though its moulded rubber outsole doesn’t have as many nor as deep crevices as the Merrell Kahuna III or Hi-Tec Owaka, there is still a good amount of traction for stability. All-in-all, the Karrimor Antibes walking sandals are perfect if you’re on a strict budget but you still want the luxury of walking long distances in comfort.
3. Birkenstock Milano
All Birkenstock sandals are still made in Germany ever since starting up over 200 years ago, so you can be sure that they’re still retained the quality craftsmanship and materials that has brought company so much success. Their Milano walking sandals combine fashion with comfort.
They’re the best looking sandals on our list by far and offer a much greater colour and style variety than the rest too. Its upper is constructed from either leather or Birko-Flor (an alternative to leather) depending on which style you choose, and the straps are secured by a buckle.
The combination of its suede leather lining, cork latex core and EVA outsole provides a high level of comfort, durability, flexibility and shock absorption. The Birkenstock Milano’s are incredibly attractive, comfortable and unisex. However, they’re best suited for walking on flat terrain so you may want to avoid climbing mountains and hiking up hills with them.
4. FitFlop Trakk II
The FitFlop Trakk II differs from the rest of the walking sandals on our list in the sense that they look more like flip-flops since they have the Y-shaped strap that passes between your big toe and second toe, and also they don’t have a heel support. Despite this, the FitFlop Trakk II’s are actually designed for walking and are rather effective.
Its wide and long upper covers a large area of your feet which gives them stability, and it has an adjustable Velcro closure for tightening. The upper also has an impressive amount of padding lined with antibacterial-mesh, so comfort and hygiene wouldn’t be an issue.
Its midsole features a triple density design constructed from ultra-cushioned EVA Microwobbleboard and its flat but treaded heeled rubber outsole tells us two things – These sandals are made for walking on flat surfaces yet it has all the components needed to walk for miles upon miles without a hitch.
If you’re not planning on all-terrain walking and you’re after that extra breathability and simplicity, then the FitFlop Trakk II’s are ideal.
5. Hi-Tec Owaka
In terms of appearance and price, the Hi-Tec Owaka walking sandals are similar to the Karrimor Antibes. They’re the second best value walking sandals on our list and come in three different styles – Black & Grey, Dark Chocolate & Taupe and Sand & Grey.
The upper consists of PU nubuck leather with a double Velcro closure stretched across the width of your feet, and inside it’s lined with soft neoprene for added comfort.
Its ‘multi-directional traction’ outsole is constructed from carbon rubber and is designed to provide extra grip and durability for rough and rugged terrain. The Hi-Tec Owaka’s are designed for light to medium walking on multi-terrain surfaces and general daily wear, which may be suitable for your holiday.