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.