These women's hiking sandals are a refreshing warm-weather alternative to boots and fully enclosed shoes. They can offer padded, contoured footbeds and grippy soles just as well as a shoe can. Hot and sweaty feet can be a thing of the past and if you want to splash through a creek or two, a hiking sandal will dry off very quickly. Canoeists and kayakers love a well-constructed outdoor sandal. They are secure on the foot and water drains right out. Most of them also float in case of any mishaps.
Light weight and compact construction also make sandals ideal for carrying on multi-day hikes. At the end of the day you can take your boots off and let your feet dry out. This will not only feel great but also reduce your chances of developing blisters on the second and third days. They'll save you from having to put damp boots back on after a shower and give you the freedom to roam around the campsite without worrying about stubbing your toe on a tent peg or treading on something sharp. Women's outdoor sandals are also popular with female rock climbers. They weigh so little that they can be carried in a small pack or even clipped to the back of a harness on long routes. Once you top out, simply replace climbing shoes with comfortable, grippy sandals for the walk down.