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Splashing, hiking, or flip-flops, we’ve tested sandals from Teva, Chaco, Bedrock and Birkenstock.
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Are you looking to free your feet from their foot prisons with a great sandal? Our prison-break experts can help you find the best sandals for kicking around town, splashing in the water, or hitting the trails. Every year we buy hundreds of sandals for unbiased testing and reviews. Our outdoor footwear experts trudged, hiked, played and swam to find the absolute best in open footwear. So set your feet free and enjoy the freedom of the “open toe.”

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Best Sandals of 2022

Best Sandals of 2022

In our opinion, every season is sandal season. We curated the industry's best selection of sandals to review head-to-head in search of the best products for your next adventure.
Best Sandals for Women of 2022

Best Sandals for Women of 2022

What are the best women's sandals for travel, hiking, and daily use? We put 14 great options through a bevy of toe-to-toe tests to find out.
Best Water Shoes of 2022

Best Water Shoes of 2022

After combing through 60 of the best water shoes on the market, we purchased and rigorously tested the top 7 to find the best.
Best Water Shoes for Women of 2022

Best Water Shoes for Women of 2022

Our lady testers took these models on rafting trips down the Grand Canyon, Arkansas River, and muddy rivers of southeastern Minnesota to find out which ones stand out among the heap.
Best Flip Flops of 2022

Best Flip Flops of 2022

With an unfathomable number of flip flop brands and models on the market, the process of finding the right pair can be daunting. We did the leg work for you and put a host of highly-rated...
Best Flip Flops for Women of 2022

Best Flip Flops for Women of 2022

No matter what kind of warm weather adventure you're gearing up for, we've got the perfect flip flop to bring along for the ride. From versatile and sporty to practical and stylish, your...




Recent Gear Reviews in Sandals

Teva Katavi 2 Review
Best Buy

Teva Katavi 2 Review

Surprisingly high-end comfort and performance at such an affordable price earn this sandal our Best Bang for the Buck Award.
Bedrock Cairn Adventure Review
Editors' Choice

Bedrock Cairn Adventure Review

Securing our highest award once again, this sandal provides our favorite blend of lightweight performance. Sturdy enough to handle technical objectives, yet lightweight and comfortable...
Chaco Z/Cloud 2 Review
Editors' Choice

Chaco Z/Cloud 2 Review

Our testers love this pair for its durability, stability, and supreme adjustability. It has a large following who swear by it, but those with low arches may find it uncomfortable.
NRS Kicker Remix Review
Best Buy

NRS Kicker Remix Review

While they don't work great on land, this shoe is a solid low-profile bootie for paddling. Great traction and warmth are along for the ride here, and our



Sandals Learning Center

How to Choose Sandals

How to Choose Sandals

Sandals are very versatile and functional footwear thanks to modern advances in materials and construction. No longer are they simply for lounging at the beach, these savvy pieces of...
How to Choose Flip Flops for Men

How to Choose Flip Flops for Men

Humans have been wearing flip flops of one kind of another for longer than you may think, made with everything from wood to rawhide to tree parts. Methods have come a long way, and modern...
How to Choose Water Shoes

How to Choose Water Shoes

Water sports are tough on feet and footwear. We provide the key information you need to understand water shoes and pick a pair that work great for you.
How to Choose Sandals for Women

How to Choose Sandals for Women

The best advice we can give for purchasing new footwear is to never let a review (not even this one!) take the place of actually trying on your shoes. This review can tell you which shoes...
How to Choose Women's Water Shoes

How to Choose Women's Water Shoes

A good pair of water shoes can make a mediocre day into a great one. Regular shoes don't have the drainage capacities, traction, or sensitivity you will find in a water-specific shoe. Most...

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