What are the Meanings of Trekking Sandals?

Trekking sandals – The right footwear for hiking

When you hear the word sandals you are sure to think that sandals are not used for hiking. But it is different with trekking sandals. Trekking sandals are not conventional sandals but have the properties of a hiking shoe and are therefore also very suitable for hikes and extensive trekking tours. Especially in warm or hot weather, hikers prefer the open form of the hiking shoe, the trekking sandals. Check paulfootwear for example products of men’s sandals.

These are extremely light in weight and particularly breathable and pleasantly airy in warm weather. Trekking sandals can safely be worn barefoot. Because the material is very soft and most trekking sandals men and women models have separate cushions the belt. If you already know in advance that you will mostly wear trekking sandals barefoot, then you should definitely choose trekking sandals with a leather footbed. This prevents excessive sweating of the feet and the formation of odors is greatly reduced.

Trekking sandals are very light shoes and the sandals are made very robust. There are both trekking sandals that are open and closed at the front in the toe area. The soles of trekking sandals are much more robust and thicker than summer sandals. They are mostly made of rubber or plastic and have a very pronounced profile.

Tip! The sturdy and deeply profiled sole of the trekking sandals ensures stability even on uneven terrain. Furthermore, most of the soles are relatively non-slip.

The upper material of trekking sandals is usually made of leather or synthetic material. The trekking sandal test reveals the advantages and disadvantages of these two different upper materials of the trekking sandals a little further down.

The straps of trekking sandals are provided with a Velcro fastener on most models and are padded. But there are also a few models of trekking sandals that have lacing. The additional padding of the straps of the trekking sandals increases the comfort enormously and prevents, for example, the straps from chafing or cutting into the foot. Furthermore, the tightness or the width of the straps can be individually adjusted using the Velcro fastener and the fit of the trekking sandals is perfected. Trekking sandals are usually available in dark colors and natural tones such as black, brown and beige.

High-quality trekking sandals at good prices are mainly available from manufacturers of sports and outdoor clothing. But even regular shoe manufacturers have already added a small selection of trekking sandals to their product portfolio. The most famous manufacturers and brands of trekking sandals include:

  • Teva
  • Rieker
  • Ecco
  • Jack Wolfskin
  • Nike
  • Keen

Even if trekking sandals are designed in a similar way to real hiking boots, a hike in the mountains should only be done with closed shoes. Otherwise, the risk of injuries, especially in the toe area, is very high.

Size chart trekking sandals

Ladies Men’s Children
36 (3 inches) 40 (6 inches) 27 (9 inches)
36.5 (3.5 inches) 40.5 (6.5 inches) 27.5 (9.5 inches)
37 (4 inches) 41 (7 inches) 28 (10 inches)
37.5 (4.5 inches) 41.5 (7.5 inches) 29 (10.5 inches)
38 (5 inches) 42 (8 inches) 30 (11 inches)
38.5 (5.5 inches) 42.5 (8.5 inches) 30.5 (11.5 inches)
39 (6 inches) 43 (9 inches) 31 (12 inches)
39.5 (6.5 inches) 43.5 (9.5 inches) 31.5 (12.5 inches)
40 (7 inches) 44 (10 inches) 32 (13 inches)
40.5 (7.5 inches) 44.5 (10.5 inches) 33 (14 inches)
41 (8 inches) 45 (11 inches) 33.5 (1 inches)
41.5 (8.5 inches) 46 (12 inches) 34 (1.5 inches)
42 (9 inches) 34.5 (2 inches)
35 (2.5 inches)
36 (3 inches)

Trekking sandals made of leather or synthetic material?

When buying trekking sandals, the material also plays a decisive role. In any case, it should meet the following criteria :

  • Breathable
  • Water repellent
  • Dirt repellent

The most common on the market are trekking sandals made of leather and trekking sandals made of synthetic material. The characteristics of the two materials should be taken into account when purchasing women’s or men’s trekking sandals. If you prefer to hike near water, for example on streams or on the beach, then trekking sandals made of synthetic material should be chosen.

Because synthetic material is water-repellent and dries relatively quickly on contact with water. Trekking sandals women and men models made of leather can also be water-repellent. The prerequisite for this is that the trekking sandals have been impregnated. In addition, trekking sandals made of leather are much more robust than trekking sandals made of synthetic materials and therefore last longer.

Tip! You should therefore weigh up these properties when buying trekking sandals and decide whether a quick drying time or the longevity of your trekking sandals is more important to you.

Keen Nike Rieker
Founding year 2003 1964 1874
Particularities · many models are waterproof· the sewn toe cap has been patented · Personalization of some shoe models possible· Free delivery from 50 € minimum order value · specialized in shoes and care products· more than 1,000 women’s and men’s shoes in the range

Wearing trekking sandals in everyday life?

A large part of the population smiles at trekking sandals in everyday life outside of hiking trails and open areas. Now the question arises whether trekking sandals can also be worn in everyday life. Trekking sandals are of course not unsustainable in everyday life. The trekking sandals women and men models are airy in summer, give the foot support and are very comfortable to wear. If only it weren’t for the design that divides minds. But if you like the design of trekking sandals outside of the green nature, you can of course also wear them in everyday life in the city. Trekking sandals are best combined with sporty outfits. The imagination knows no limits.

Advantages and disadvantages of trekking sandals

  • light weight
  • high wearing comfort
  • ideal for stony paths
  • not suitable for inconsistent weather

Order cheap trekking sandals in the online shop

Trekking sandals are best bought in one of the numerous online shops in the field of sports and outdoor clothing. There you will find various offers for cheap trekking sandals women and men models. Another way to buy trekking sandals is through the trekking sandals sale. In the sale you get trekking sandals women and men models partly very cheap because the prices are reduced. So that you can find the right pair of trekking sandals for you, it is advisable to take the trekking sandals test.

Trekking sandals