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Non-slip Sandals recommenadtion

Discussion in 'EDC Clothing' started by Django57, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Django57

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    We live in an old Spanish village where the streets are cobbled, this time of the year sandals are the best way to keep cool , but the soles on the sandals we currently wear don't seem to cope well and we find ourselves slipping whenever there is any steps or inclines in the streets , can anybody recommend a good maker of non-slip sandal or ventilated trainer ?
     
  2. sungame

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    Yep! Keen footwear make great sandals. Personally, I love the Newport model, but the company makes a huge range of sandals. The soles are non-marking and provide great traction and grip on everything from wet boat decks to slick roots to cobble stones.
     
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  3. Django57

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    Thanks sungame i've just been on their website and asked a couple of questions . Cheers
     
  4. silent_vengeance

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    I wear Chaco's sandals and like them quite well. I tried a pair of Keen's knock-offs (similar to a "ventilated trainer") and they smelled horrible after only a few times wearing them. Then I read reviews where other customers had the same problem, so you may take that into consideration. Don't get me wrong, if my feet didn't sweat so bad, I'd definitely be wearing Keen's right now. However, for my needs, the more open Chaco's work better and their Vibram soles are great.
     
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    I wear my Keen Newport H2s almost constantly. They're entirely synthetic and waterproof. I, too, have a tendency toward smelly feet and have never had any odor issues with them. And they have great traction, even when wet!
     
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    You write that the pair you tried where knock-offs (not the real deal). Maybe that's the problem here. I sweat a lot, and the Keens are just about the only pair of footwear I have ever owned that doesn't stink. However, the Newport is a rather open model, more of a sandal than a ventilated trainer, so that might also explain the lack of stench.
     
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    Another huge fan of Newports here - best summer shoes I have ever owned, and they look great after about 4 years of constant wear :cool:
     
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    Yeah I meant to say mine (the knock-offs) stank and I read reviews of Keen's ventilated trainer styles saying they also stink, but now that I re-read my post, I can see that wasn't too clear.
     
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    Chaco's. Nothing better.
     
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    Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying. I guess it's all about the specific model, then.
     
  11. Jean

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    I think it is specific feet, my Keens stink - but all my shoes do.
     
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    Keen Newport's great in the water good fit!!!
     
  13. marsos52

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    keen sandal fan here and of course i have there boots too.
     
  14. Sriracha

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    I like Reef.
     
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    Another KEEN Newport h20 fan here. It would be perfect if pebbles or sand dont get trapped inside when in river.
     
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    Another Keen fan here, I have the Venice model. Its more open than the Newport, I've hiked, run and biked in them-my all summer shoe/sandal!!
     
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    I have never been a huge sandal fan but I picked up a pair of Chacos at an REI garage sale for $20 and I love them. They are super stable, comfortable and they have become my go to summer footwear.
     
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    Check out the Birkenstocks. I wear mine all year long, they are light, non-slip and because they are made of natural materials (leather, cork) never get smelly
     
  19. Django57

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    Thank you for all the great advice , given me plenty of options , one make that I've seen a lot of here in Spain is the Ecco brand , unfortunately not a lot of mens though.
     
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    Keen newports