Customer Reviews Of:
Ahnu Kovar Sport Sandals (For Men)
Closeouts. Ahnu Kovar sport sandals deliver the breathability of a sandal without sacrificing the secure fit, cushioning and added protection of a shoe. The combination of cushion, support and traction make these sandals the ultimate summer-adventure companions.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dimes from Wisconsin on Saturday, August 27, 2016They run smaller than a Keen and are also less sturdy/bulky.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mare from Rochester NY on Wednesday, August 24, 2016Appear sturdy. Seem to run narrow - my normal size is tight on my little toe. I'll be wearing them mainly for kayaking, so not much walking, otherwise would have needed to return them.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by All around from Iowa on Wednesday, August 17, 2016Had been looking for awhile for shoes as versatile as these are. Can go from a trail to water or climbing. Very durable and feel great.
Reviewed by Davey Crockett from Tennessee, California on Friday, August 12, 2016The good:
- Very lightweight compared to my Keens.
- Grippy soles, although did not put them through the ultimate river rock test
- Looks like very cheap poly mesh with cheap stitching; Definitely not a backcountry sandal.
- Virtually no toe protection; This is a deal killer for canyoning through rivers and creek beds; Compare to a Keen Newport H2 toe where you can practically kick solid granite as hard as you can with no worries
- Some people find this a narrow shoe, and although it felt like a true D (medium) width to me, found the edges of my feet protruding through the side holes... another vulnerable area where there is really zero protection from the elements
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Hey You from Oregon on Tuesday, August 9, 2016The sandals seemed nice but my toes hit the front of the sandal. I wear size 11.5 in my other shoes but these 11.5 sandals were too small. Had to pay for shipping to return them. I'll buy my future sandals in a regular store where I can try before I buy.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Blacksmith Jack from North Carolina on Tuesday, August 9, 2016The Ahnu Kovar Sport Sandals have quickly become favorite foot wear for me. They are light and the protected toe keeps gravel and other trash out. The full heel is much more comfortable than strap heel sandals that I have used in the past, which often rubbed sores on my tendon. There is good foot support and walking in them is a pleasure. Good sandals at a good price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by T from Oregon on Thursday, August 4, 2016I should have a half size larger for length, I.e.my husband's sneaker size. If the width worked, I would exchange these, but they can't be tightened across the top. So, they don't work for narrow feet.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dan C from Iowa on Monday, July 18, 2016Bought for my son. They fit him pretty true to size. First time with the brand so time will tell on durability.
Reviewed by Bellarella from Orlando on Monday, July 18, 2016Purchased these for my dad as a Father's day gift and I don't think he's taken them off since. He likes the adjustable straps and that they cover his big toes and they didn't cause any blisters or require a break in period. He affectionately calls them his "Adventure shoes" and can't wait to wear them on the boat. The only drawback is that he finds the buckle a little bit awkward but not a deal breaker. So far they've held up well and still look brand new!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Trout Stalker from Taos, NM on Monday, July 11, 2016I have purchased many sandals/water shoes over the years, mostly Teva with a few other odd brands thrown-in. Based on my observation and testing, the Ahnu sandals are now my favorite. They are lighter weight than my Teva sandals, they have a "leaner profile", not so clunky, and are much more adjustable with heal and in-step adjustment for a snug fit. In terms of sizing, they appear to be true, however, I wish I would have purchased a size 11, rather than my typical 10.5. You can print out a sizing chart to measure length (width is medium, perfect for me), but if you are right at your normal size you might want to move up a half size.
Quality is excellent, though durability is yet to be determined. One reviewer mentioned that the stitching on his in-step buckle required sturdier outdoor thread after daily wear for a year or two. I can see that happening, but I have had to restitch my outdoor gear previously. The soles are not as thick as the Tevas, but they are very secure and have good arch support. This is a great "knockaround" sandal and still works well for wet wading when fly fishing!