Love em! Comfortable, Durable, Different

Reviewed by Mom at Home from Winston-Salem, NC on Monday, August 23, 2010
I love these sandals! I had been debating purchasing them for a while, and now can't believe I waited so long! I am a mother of preschoolers, and I bought both my kids these sandals at the beginning of this summer. They love them (comfortable and fun colors) and I began to want some for myself. I'm not a particularly outdoorsy person - I'm a busy stay-at-home mom. I have high arches and tendonitis in one of my ankles, and I usually wear orthotics in my tennis shoes. Since orthotics really can't be worn in sandals, I was looking for a sandal that has good arch support. I've definitely found it! These are SO comfortable!

When I first tried these on, I knew immediately that they were right for me, as they were super comfortable. There is no "break in" period - after several weeks of wearing them, they haven't rubbed or irritated my feet in the least. They do take a few moments to put on compared to a slip-on sandal, but this makes the fit of the Newport H2 very secure and supportive. My feet do sometimes sweat while wearing these, particularly on hot days, but I don't mind. I bought the same color as my daughter's (striking purple) - and friends comment on how cute and comfortable our shoes look.

My feet measure exactly at 8 1/2, but I usually wear size 9 in most shoes. I ordered a 9 in these sandals and they fit perfectly!!!

I previously tried on the Keen Whisper and Venice H2 sandals. The Whisper was lighterweight but felt unsupportive, with very little arch support. The Venice H2, while nice, didn't feel nearly as comfortable as the Newport H2.

I enjoy wearing the Newport H2's as a casual, everyday shoe - for errands, trips to the park, shopping, and walks with the kids. As autumn approaches, I plan to wear them with jeans and socks on cooler days.
  • Best Uses: Casual Wear, Walking/Hiking
  • Cons: Feet sweat
  • Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Good arch support, Good Traction, Great Fit, Stylish
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