Best Women's Active Sandals
Summer in the mountains calls for all-terrain sandals that will take you everywhere you want to go this summer—and you'll look good doing it.
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Sorel Out N’ About Plus Sandal
This isn’t just another pretty sandal. Sure, the vibrant Out N’ About woos with its pop of color (there are subtler colorways on offer) and covet-worthy style, but this thong-style beauty also boasts super-soft full-grain leather on the upper, a cushy polyurethane foam footbed, and an outsole crafted from vulcanized rubber for added traction on slippery surfaces. [$85; sorel.com]
Timberland Malibu Waves Thong
With sturdy, premium leather uppers and comfortable and supportive OrthoLite footbeds with a layer of memory foam on top, the Malibu Waves Thong strikes the right balance between style and performance. Burly enough to hit the (relatively mild) trails and cute enough to pair with a jumpsuit or maxi dress later on, we love the Malibu Waves’ versatility and spunk. [$90; timberland.com]
Teva Midform Universal Leather
Fitting right in with the platform trend, the Midform Universal Leather boasts Teva’s classic styling and ups the ante with a one-and-a-quarter-inch Lightweight EVA platform and premium leather and the Universal Strapping System that ensures the perfect lift for all types of feet. [$85; teva.com]
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Keen Rialto II Naples
When you really do you need your sandals to go everywhere with you, reach for the Rialto II Naples. Made from “environmentally preferred leather” (from a tannery certified by the Leather Working Group, an independent council that promotes environmental and sustainable practices), this fully waterproof sandal also sports a burly rubber outsole with multi-directional lug pattern for superior traction. [$130; keenfootwear.com]
OluKai U’I Ko’o
The literal translation of U’I Ko’o is “beautiful support.” That says it all right there. This shimmery option boasts a multi-layer footbed with compression-molded EVA beneath a beautiful braided pattern inspired by palm fronds. Flip the sandal over to find an outsole decorated with seaweed print—not just aesthetically pleasing but also designed to increase traction for all your off-the-path adventures. [$95; olukai.com]
Stay with SKI’s Guide to Summer:
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- Summer in the Mountains: Sundance
- Summer Resort Guide: California