Some summer water sports and outdoor activities might call out for bare feet or minimalist shoes. However, sometimes closed sandals are the smart choice. A closed-toe sandal protects the bottoms of your feet from rough terrain and keeps your toes safe from sharp sticks and rocks. However, choosing the right brand of closed-toe sandals for you can be a daunting task. While some sandals are made with one specific activity in mind, others are more versatile. Here are some specific brands and styles that you might consider purchasing for your next summer adventure.


Check out the Keen collection of closed-toe sandals, particularly the Newport Sandals, if you are seeking one shoe to wear for more than one activity, such as kayaking or gentle hiking on maintained trails. The Keen closed-toe sandals are known for their durability and comfort. The H2 version of the Men’s and Women’s Newport Sandal has several benefits. The 3mm-lug sole provides security on slippery rocks or boat decks. The treated, antimicrobial lining reduces odor and keeps things fresh. The sandals are also made with a durable, synthetic upper that resists dirt and abrasions. From a rocky path to a boat deck to yard work, these sandals can tackle any summer activity.


Another brand to check out is Teva. The Teva Men’s Omnium 2 Leather Sandals are similar to the Keen Newport Sandals in look and function. These Tevas differ in a few ways, however. The sandal has a buckle in addition to the hook-and-loop closure of the Keen Newports. The outsole is made of durable material that provides great traction. The nylon shank lends extra foot support within the shoe for even more security. These Teva sandals are also treated with antimicrobial technology for freshness. The leather upper gives the sandal a unique look.

A similar closed-toe Teva sandal for women is the Teva Women’s Tirra CT Hiking Sandal. The construction of these sandals is different, but the benefits are about the same. The women’s sandal uses a Velcro strap, unlike the men’s, and the sides of the sandal are more open due to the unique shape of the shoe. Both the Men’s and Women’s version of these Teva sandals are versatile picks that can protect your feet while you enjoy a variety of activities under the summer sun.

Picking the right closed-toe shoe doesn’t have to be a daunting task. If you have any more questions, please visit us in-store or online at your local Sun & Ski Sports.