Choosing a sandal/shoe

Hang out, sip some ice tea, and shoot the breeze with TR regulars.

Moderators: emkubed, Captain Ned

Choosing a sandal/shoe

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:39 pm

I'm in the market for a new pair of sandals, and I'm looking at the kind that are a hybrid between shoes and sandals -- basically shoes with holes in them. The top two on my list are the Teva Omnium and the Keen Newport H2.

Does anyone here have a favorite sandal like this they can recommend? Any insight in this? I got a bunch of great recommendations from 'ya'll on boots a few years ago, so lay on the sandal insight. Thanks!
Sheep Rustlers in the sky! <S> Slapt | <S> FUI | Air Warrior II/III
FireGryphon
Darth Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 7357
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:53 pm
Location: the abyss into which you gaze

Re: Choosing a sandal/shoe

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:59 pm

GET THE KEEN. OMG GET THE KEEN.

My Keens are the best damn sandal I have ever worn. Never have my feet been so comfortable without socks.

That might not be entirely fair to the Teva, which I have never worn.
Think for yourself, schmuck!
i5-2500K@4.3|Asus P8P67-LE|8GB DDR3-1600|Powercolor R7850 2G|1.5TB 7200.11|1988 Model M|Saitek X-45 & P880|Logitech MX 518|Dell 2209WA|Sennheiser PC151|Asus Xonar DX
bthylafh
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3223
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:55 pm
Location: Southwest Missouri, USA

Re: Choosing a sandal/shoe

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:08 pm

Keens FTW. But be warned you must clean them regularly lest you get some god awful stinky feet. I use this.

I've worn Teva and Chacos but prefer Keens.
(\_/)
(O.o)
(''')(''')
Wounded Warrior Project
Watch out for evil Terra-Tron; He Does not like you!
tanker27
Darth Gerbil
 
Posts: 7324
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Choosing a sandal/shoe

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:16 pm

That cleaner says it's not for waterproof sandals, fwiw, which these are. I throw mine into the clothes washer now and again.
Think for yourself, schmuck!
i5-2500K@4.3|Asus P8P67-LE|8GB DDR3-1600|Powercolor R7850 2G|1.5TB 7200.11|1988 Model M|Saitek X-45 & P880|Logitech MX 518|Dell 2209WA|Sennheiser PC151|Asus Xonar DX
bthylafh
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3223
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:55 pm
Location: Southwest Missouri, USA

Re: Choosing a sandal/shoe

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:19 pm

I've had no problem using it on my Keen H2s.
(\_/)
(O.o)
(''')(''')
Wounded Warrior Project
Watch out for evil Terra-Tron; He Does not like you!
tanker27
Darth Gerbil
 
Posts: 7324
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Choosing a sandal/shoe

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:36 pm

Are the H2's sufficiently hydrophobic?
Sheep Rustlers in the sky! <S> Slapt | <S> FUI | Air Warrior II/III
FireGryphon
Darth Gerbil
Gold subscriber
 
 
Posts: 7357
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:53 pm
Location: the abyss into which you gaze

Re: Choosing a sandal/shoe

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:01 pm

FireGryphon wrote:Are the H2's sufficiently hydrophobic?


I dont think so even when new they absorbed some water. Plus its a sandal, calling it hydrophobic would be a oxymoron.
(\_/)
(O.o)
(''')(''')
Wounded Warrior Project
Watch out for evil Terra-Tron; He Does not like you!
tanker27
Darth Gerbil
 
Posts: 7324
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2002 7:00 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Choosing a sandal/shoe

Postposted on Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:32 pm

FireGryphon wrote:Are the H2's sufficiently hydrophobic?


Good enough for me; the sole doesn't get soaked through. Gets a bit slick and squishy inside if you're sloppy with the garden hose, but not bad, not enough to make them hazardous.
Think for yourself, schmuck!
i5-2500K@4.3|Asus P8P67-LE|8GB DDR3-1600|Powercolor R7850 2G|1.5TB 7200.11|1988 Model M|Saitek X-45 & P880|Logitech MX 518|Dell 2209WA|Sennheiser PC151|Asus Xonar DX
bthylafh
Grand Gerbil Poohbah
 
Posts: 3223
Joined: Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:55 pm
Location: Southwest Missouri, USA


Return to The Back Porch

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests