You know when you finish a long, tough hike nothing feels better than slipping off those hiking boots and letting your poor, abused feet breath? For me, it was always a pair of sandals or just go barefoot to give my feet some relief. Sandals aren’t always the best option, though.
Last year I discovered the joy of wearing Sanuks! Sanuks are not shoes, but they’re not sandals either…they are a loose, casual, flexible shoe built on a sandal footbed. The result is the comfort and feel of a sandal with the security and coverage of a shoe. And they are FANTASTIC! I originally bought my first pair (my awesome brown Chibas $65) in Reno because I needed a casual shoe I could wear around town. I loved them so much I bought a second pair (my ever present Khaki Carpe DMs $60) just because.
Sanuks have now become my pre and post-hike shoe of choice. They pack easily, weight very little and stand up to a lot of abuse. Wear and tear just add character, so mine have been almost everywhere with me. I wear them heading to the trail, take them with me if I plan to stop or camp, and slip them on as soon as I get off the trail. When they get dirty they wash easily in a stream, lake, pool or a quick spin in the washing machine. Couldn’t be easier!
I am looking forward to my next pair of Sanuks from their R.A.S.T.A. collection! All RASTA Project products are made from recycled, low eco-impact materials and shipped in biodegradable bags. Check out their website for details!
Many retailers carry Sanuk Products these days and there are A LOT of imitators out there. Be sure to look for the SANUK signature green logo tag.