The best women’s sandals will look great and perform well under tough conditions, regardless of design. However, certain styles of sandals are better suited to some activities than others. Closed-toe sandals are good to grab when you plan on being in areas where there are rocks or sharp sticks. On the other hand, open-toe sandals work well when you want more freedom in your shoes. A good summer sandal collection should include both options so that you’re ready for any adventure under the sun.


Open-toe sandals, such as those made by Chaco or Teva, are great for walking on the beach or boardwalk, canoeing, kayaking, river rafting, or sailing. Both brands have a wide variety of open-toe sandals that would work well in a variety of conditions. The Chaco Women’s Z/Cloud X2 sandal offers multiple straps and a toe-wrap design for a combination of security and ventilation that performs on land as well as water. A good style of Teva to try is the Women’s Verra Sandal. With an arch-supporting footbed, an upper made with quick-drying polyester webbing, and a shock pad in the heel, these sandals are a good combination of style, comfort, and functionality.


If you plan to do any hiking, or if you just want to protect your toes during other types of outdoor activities, look for closed-toe sandals that cover most of your foot. Keen produces a lot of closed-toe styles that offer security and comfort. The Keen Women’s Newport H2 Sandal offers toe protection, a secure footbed, and a sole that promises solid traction. This style and other styles of Keen sandals might be a good choice for anyone looking for the protection of a hiking boot with the comfort and breathability of a sandal.

Depending on your adventure, you now have the information necessary to choose the right sandal. For more tips, tricks, or information on sandals or outdoor activities, come visit us in-store or online at your local Sun & Ski Sports.