The Sanuk Yoga Chakra, with its yoga mat soles and plush fabric straps, felt more like a house slipper than a shoe for the outside world. It's a soft, pliable flip-flop that requires zero breaking in, but unfortunately, these features meant it didn't stack up against our other tested sandals when faced with dirt, water, mud, and other such things found in the great outdoors. While we think this is a fine flip to have around for a simple walk to the coffee shop or yoga studio, if you are someone that is tough on your shoes or often involved in unpredictable summer adventures, then there are better shoes to purchase.
You can stay at the same price point and get a much more durable, weather-ready shoe with The North Face Base Camp Lite, our Best Buy for Sporty Adventures. If you want to stay on the more stylish and chic end of things, our other Best Buy winner, the Teva Olowahu is a fantastic choice for a mere $25.