Seven pairs of hiking sandals for all the family put through their paces

Who wants to carry hiking boots throughout a long trip only to use them just once? Choose wisely and you can find a pair of sturdy sandals that will cope with the occasional trail

PUBLISHED : Monday, 05 September, 2016, 2:47pm
UPDATED : Monday, 05 September, 2016, 2:47pm

Merrell Mojave Sport

Designed for steep ascents, these impressively technical super-grip sandals (HK$750) are lined with Neoprene to reduce chafing, with a breathable mesh lining wicking away sweat. Available at

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Keen Owyhee

A classic design that’s half-sandal, half hiking shoe, these versatile sandals for women (HK$1,131.66) are great for backpacking, but tough enough for a semi-strenuous hike. Available at

Quechua Arpenaz 200

Offering toe guards, great all-round protection and grip in wet conditions, these good-value hiking sandals for children (HK$175) come in a variety of colours. Buy them from

Mont-Bell Canyon Sandals

They resemble lightweight Crocs, but these adjustable rubber sandals (HK$380) with anti-skid soles are best worn when kayaking or boating where you might, unplanned, find yourself on dry land.

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Columbia TechSun Vent Flip

These men’s sandals (HK$279) look like regular flip-flops, but an Omni-Grip outsole and an all-over water resistant design make them extra functional. Buy them from Columbia Sportswear, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 0830

Quechua Arpenaz 500 Switch

These hiking sandals for women (HK$235) are specially deigned for hiking short distances. The easy- access buckle mechanism makes it easy to slip them off and on in seconds. Get them at

Spenco Yumi

These simple slip-on canvas sandals for women (HK$466) aren’t for climbing mountains, but will look after your feet. Orthotic-grade arch support adds comfort, and their antimicrobial odour-control material helps them stay fresh after a long day. Available from