Not Sure What 'Sport' These Are Intended For

Reviewed by Occasional Adventurer from PA / Grand Canyon & Colorado River, AZ & NV on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
These were purchased for a white water rafting trip on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon (June 2017). I had originally been looking at closed-toe Keen designs, but my sister had positive experiences with her open-toe Chaco’s so I reconsidered.

The pros: Light; cushiony; allow pebbles to fall out on their own (compared to my companions’ Keens)
The cons: When first trying on, I noticed the right sandal’s toe strap was significantly looser than on the left, but the rest of the straps seemed to keep my feet in place when I walked. I figured a defect like that could be why they were available for 55% off, though this was not explicitly stated.
While rafting in the Grand Canyon, these sandals quickly showed they would not hold up to hiking/climbing sandy, stony trails, through creek beds or even getting on/off the boat without both feet sliding all over the place. I resorted to wearing my thickest hiking sock with the sandals for multiple days in a row out of safety for fear of rolling an ankle.

These sandals might survive walks on paved paths, but anything more is asking too much with a sandal that does not allow for further strap adjustments across the foot. Not sure why “Sport” made it into their name. <2.5 Stars>
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