Best Walking Sandals for Women

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 6, 2019
Walking sandals aren't always cute or stylish. They aren't always fashionable either. But they're comfortable, which is the most important part considering that "walking" nomenclature. The best walking sandals will allow ladies to knock about for hours feeling nice and comfy. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

These shoes have a waterproof upper. They offer great arch support and practically cradle the natural contours of your foot. The lacing system is effortless but reliable too. The rubber outsole is durable and non-marking. The multidirectional lug pattern gives increased traction, enough for watersports and summertime hiking.

CONS

The sandals are relatively heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

KEEN Whisper are walking sandals for women who like to travel. This is an excellent choice for those who enjoy their outdoor activities. They perform equally well at the beach and on any hiking trail. With these sandals, you won't have to worry about the environment or terrain ahead of you.

detailed parameters
Best For

Walking, hiking, watersports

Size

5 - 11 M

Material

Upper: polyester webbing

Midsole: Compression-molded EVA

Outsole: Non-marking rubber

Footbed: Metatomical EVA

Convenience

2 pull straps, Cleansport NXT™ technology, KEEN’s patented heel and toe protection, Secure fit lace capture system, machine washable

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The lightweight molded EVA footbed, along with its microfiber cover, gives you exceptional cushioning and equally great stability. The Nubuck leather upper with its two sidebars, 3-point adjustment option, and neoprene lining provide these sandals with a soft and comfortable fit. 

CONS

The straps have to be cleaned regularly, otherwise they lose their "stickiness". 

OUR VERDICT

With ECCO Yucatan, you'll be able to keep walking and walking. Your only limits will be your endurance and stamina but never your feet feeling hurt and uncomfortable. Thanks to the RECEPTOR™ technology, these sandals are able to provide you with dynamic support from the ground impact to toe-off.

detailed parameters
Best For

Everyday walking

Size

4 - 12.5 M

Material

Upper: nubuck

Midsole: direct-injected PU

Outsole: rubber

Footbed: molded EVA with microfiber cover

Convenience

RECEPTOR™ technology, dual hook-and-loop closures

Warranty

1 year

PROS

Equipped with a cushioned Shock Pad heel, they're able to absorb impact in the feet area where it is needed most. The Spider Original rubber outsole could rival most sneakers' outsoles as far as durability and traction go. Fitted with an easy hook-and-loop closure, these walking sandals quickly come on and off. 

CONS

The insole isn't necessarily breathable. 

OUR VERDICT

There's a lot to love about these Teva Tirra shoes. Though still very much walking sandals, they look really cute and will allow you to tackle any obstacle with ladylike grace. Plus, they aren't all that expensive either, which is always a plus in our book.

detailed parameters
Best For

Everyday walking

Size

5 - 11 M

Material

Upper: textile

Midsole: Compression-molded EVA

Outsole: rubber

Footbed: Cushioning sponge EVA

Convenience

Stability shank with a shock pad heel, hook-and-loop closure

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The Goga Pillars™ technology gives these sandals that high-rebound cushioning with the most responsive feedback that the company's shoes are known for. Their proprietary injection-molded compound uses memory retention to help the shoes absorb impact. The mesh fabric cover lets your feet breathe freely. 

CONS

The toe strap is not stretchable, so some people may find it a little tight. 

OUR VERDICT

We wouldn't call Skechers On-The-go 600-Brilliancy brilliant per se but that "on-the-go" part is thoroughly accurate. While these walking sandals are really lightweight, they're also as durable and rugged as they come. Feel like walking a mile in somebody's shoes? Make sure that these are the shoes.

detailed parameters
Best For

Everyday walking

Size

5 - 12 M/W

Material

Upper: textile

Midsole: 5Gen™ injection-molded compound

Outsole: Resalyte™ material

Footbed: molded EVA

Convenience

Goga Max™ technology, Goga Pillars™ technology, instep strap with hook-and-loop closure

Warranty

45 days

PROS

The Cleansport NXT™ technology is present to make sure your feet are able to breathe, keeping that area nice and fresh, preventing the nasty odor buildup. The TPU stability shank keeps you firmly balanced. The sandals are machine washable and really easy to maintain, thanks, in part, to the non-marking rubber outsole.

CONS

The arch support is a tad underwhelming. 

OUR VERDICT

KEEN Rose are great walking sandals for ladies concerned about their feet health and safety first and foremost. Though they do have a nice feminine look to them, these sandals are definitely more practical than fashionable. However, they will keep you comfortable on any terrain.

detailed parameters
Best For

Everyday walking

Size

5 - 11 M

Material

Upper: polyester webbing, leather

Midsole: Compression-molded EVA

Outsole: Non-marking rubber

Footbed: Metatomical EVA

Convenience

Cleansport NXT™ technology, KEEN’s patented toe protection, hook-and-loop closure, machine washable

Warranty

1 year

KEEN Whisper

Rugged Enough for any Definition of Adventure

KEEN Whisper are easily the most rugged sandals on this list. We wouldn't call them particularly pretty, though some might. We'd say that fashionable would be too rich a definition for them too. However, they'll be able to survive any weather, tackle practically any environment and conquer any terrain unscathed.

From casual sidewalk strolling to river portaging, there isn't an area where they wouldn't be able to thrive. Their waterproof upper makes Keen Whisper a loyal, reliable, and dependable companion for any road, any travel destination.

Despite their rugged exterior, however, these sandals were very much designed with women's feet in mind. They look good and, more importantly, effortless (they feel that way too).

The company's patented Metatomical footbed design incorporates an internal support mechanism that is anatomically structured to give you great arch support and practically cradle the natural contours of your foot.

The lacing system is effortless as well but reliable too. The rubber outsole is durable and non-marking, so the sandals won't prove a maintenance nightmare. The Cleansport NXT™ technology allows your feet to breathe, providing natural and effective odor control.

Lastly, the multidirectional lug pattern gives these things increased traction, enough traction for watersports and summertime hiking.

Simply put, KEEN Whisper are walking sandals for women who like to travel. This is an excellent choice for women who like their outdoor activities. They perform equally well at the beach and on any hiking trail. With these sandals, you won't have to worry about the environment or terrain ahead of you.

Review of KEEN Whisper Women's Sandal

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ECCO Yucatan

Walk all the way to Yucatan

ECCO Yucatan is another pair of sandals that puts comfort and foot health before style and fashion. We aren't saying they look ugly but, let's be honest, they don't look necessarily elegant and chic either. You probably won't feel like a million bucks in these but your feet will most certainly thank you for wearing these sandals as much as possible come summer.

Their lightweight molded EVA footbed, along with the microfiber cover, gives you exceptional cushioning and equally great stability. The Nubuck leather upper with its two sidebars, 3-point adjustment option, and neoprene lining provide these sandals with a soft and comfortable fit. The direct-injected PU midsole foam makes sure that the aforementioned cushioning lasts as long as possible without losing its, well, cushioning properties.

With dual hook-and-loop closures, you'll never have to worry about these sandals coming untied. Just make sure to clean the straps regularly, otherwise they lose their adhesive qualities.

Finally, the omnidirectional rubber outsole gives the model the most impressive grip and traction on different terrain.

In short, with ECCO Yucatan, you'll be able to keep walking and walking. Your only limits will be your endurance and stamina but never your feet feeling hurt and uncomfortable. Thanks to the RECEPTOR™ technology, they're able to provide you with dynamic support from the ground impact to toe-off.

Review of ECCO Yucatan Women's Sandal

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Teva Tirra

Sturdy Interior with a Cute Exterior

These Teva Tirra shoes are a little different compared to every other pair here. As you can tell from the picture, these sandals look really cute. Well, at the very least, cute when set side by side with your average walking sandals. Because they are still very much walking shoes.

Equipped with a cushioned Shock Pad heel, they're able to absorb impact in the feet area where it is needed most. The Spider Original rubber outsole could rival most sneakers' outsoles as far as durability and traction go. In these sandals, you'll feel confident and comfortable on any terrain.

We like sandals not just because they look cute but also because putting them on and taking them off is seldom a hassle. That is very much the case here. Fitted with an easy hook-and-loop closure, these walking sandals quickly come on and off, getting that fit just right.

Treated with Microban, which is zinc-based antimicrobial technology, these shoes are able to prevent stink. That being said, the insole isn't necessarily breathable, so your feet might sweat and that, in turn, may lead to an unpleasant odor.

But, other than that, there's a lot to love about these Teva Tirra shoes. Again, though still very much walking sandals, they look really cute and will allow you to tackle any obstacle with ladylike grace. Plus, they aren't all that expensive either, which is always a plus in our book.

Review of Teva Tirra Women's Sandal

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Skechers On-The-go 600-Brilliancy

Brilliant Enough

Skechers On-The-go 600-Brilliancy is a silly name. But there's nothing silly about these sandals. They're comfortable, effective, lightweight, and durable. Though they do not necessarily look the part, having in common with casual sandals than sports footwear, these shoes are still Skechers, with the company's usual approach to footwear.

The Goga Pillars™ technology, among other things, give these sandals that high-rebound cushioning with the most responsive feedback that the company's shoes are known for. The very same technology, along with the GOimpulse, makes the model really flexible, perfect for long walks.

With Skechers, you know you're getting that 5GEN® Midsole, their proprietary injection-molded compound that uses memory retention to help the shoes absorb impact.

As it is usually the case with walking sandals, these shoes also come fitted with a multidirectional, rugged, and thoroughly reliable outsole, giving you the necessary traction to conquer harder terrains.

We could also mention the padded heel strap as well as the mesh fabric cover that keeps your feet breathing but you probably already get where we're going with this.

To put it a little differently, we wouldn't necessarily call Skechers On-The-go 600-Brilliancy brilliant per se but that "on-the-go" part is thoroughly accurate. While these walking sandals are really lightweight, they're also as durable and rugged as they come. Feel like walking a mile in somebody's shoes? Make sure that these are the shoes.

Review of Skechers On-The-go 600-Brilliancy Women's Sport Sandal

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KEEN Rose

Health and Safety over Style and Fashion

As you walk, the big toe is easily the most vulnerable part of your feet. With KEEN Rose, you'll be able to keep that part well-protected. Their patented toe protection system makes these closed-toe sandals really safe for your feet in general. Now, they sure aren't flawless and we do have an issue or two with these shoes.

For one, we don't really care for their appearance. Sure, you could make an argument that it was a necessary sacrifice to keep the big toe nice and safe but that's debatable. The arch support here is a little underwhelming, so we wouldn't recommend hitting the trails in these sandals.

However, the company's very own multidirectional lug pattern will provide you with excellent traction, so you won't be necessarily limited terrain-wise.

Another company's signature technology Cleansport NXT™ is present here as well, making sure that your feet will be able to breathe and keeping that area nice and fresh, preventing the nasty odor buildup.

Working alongside the aforementioned outsole with its multidirectional lug pattern, the TPU stability shank gives you another layer of traction and, as the name suggests, stability. Last but not least, these sandals are machine washable and really easy to maintain, thanks, in part, to the non-marking rubber outsole.

With all that out of the way, KEEN Rose are great walking sandals for ladies concerned about their feet health and safety first and foremost. Though they do have a nice feminine look to them, these sandals are definitely more practical than fashionable. However, they will keep you comfortable on any terrain.

Review of KEEN Rose Women's Sandal

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What Are Walking Sandals for Women?

The line between regular sandals and walking sandals can be blurry. At the end of the day, sandals are sandals, right? Well, yes and no. Sure, you can walk in any sandals but the ones you would first describe as cute, pretty, or anything along those lines will seldom be comfortable enough to support your feet for hours on end. If your idea of walking boils down to walking from your car to the office and vice versa, any sandals will do.

But if you like to hike come summer, if you like traveling on foot, if you like an occasional stroll, you'll need something strappy, something a little more supportive, something that will allow you to walk long distances without feeling pain and discomfort in the feet area.

In this review, you can find exactly these sandals. While we made sure to select different walking sandals for slightly different needs and purposes, every model here is sturdy and cushioned enough to make your feet feel as comfortable as possible through the longest walks.

You can hike in some of these models. However, we would rather suggest reading our hiking boots for women review instead, provided hiking is your thing. Though it is getting warmer, a good down jacket is another clothing item that will help you enjoy longer, more difficult hikes.

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Publish Date: 2019-03-15 15:24:30