Top 6 Outdoor Closed Toe Sandals 2017 for Women

Sports sandals are necessary footwear for every energetic woman, who has an active lifestyle. There are a lot of brands, which produce sports sandals nowadays. So you should choose a carefully suitable model to make your summer days as comfortable as possible. There are a lot of sports sandals models for different purposes: for every day walking in the city, for mountain hikes, for rafting, for the beach and so on.
We picked top 6 models.

Comparison table

Brand PDQ Clarks Teva KEEN Merrell Ahnu
Model 2017 Womens/Ladies Toggle & Touch Fastening Sports Sandals Women’s Tuvia Melon Fisherman Sandal Women’s Omnium Sandal Women’s Clearwater CNX Sandal Women’s Azura Wrap Sandal Women’s Tilden IV Sandal

PDQ Womens/Ladies Toggle & Touch Fastening Sports Sandals Thumb

Clarks Women’s Tuvia Melon Fisherman Sandal Thumb

Teva Women’s Omnium Sandal Thumb

KEEN Women’s Clearwater CNX Sandal Thumb

Merrell Women’s Azura Wrap Sandal Thumb

Ahnu Women’s Tilden IV Sandal Thumb
Material Textile Lining/Synthetic Nubuck Upper Synthetic/Fabric Synthetic/Mesh Textile/Synthetic Nubuk/Mesh Textile
Sole TPR Sole Synthetic sole Synthetic sole Synthetic sole Rubber sole Rubber sole
Colors 5 colors 5 colors 2 colors 14 colors 4 colors 1 color
Features Textile Lining / TPR (Rubber) Sole / Vegan Single-pull bungee lacing featuring contoured footbed and versatile traction Grosgrain webbing overlays/ multiple drainage ports/quick-dry mesh lining/Molded EVA foam midsole/Vegan Ghillie lacing with quick-adjust bungee cord/AEGIS microbe shield hydrophobic mesh lining /Anti-odor anatomic footbed / vegan Waterproof / Thermoplastic stabilizer / Breathable mesh lining / footbed with organic odor control / vegan Lightweight dual-density EVA midsole and footbed / Integrated webbing / TPU heel strap / vegan
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PDQ Womens/Ladies Toggle & Touch Fastening Sports Sandals


PDQ Womens/Ladies Toggle & Touch Fastening Sports Sandals

Features:

  • Faux Nubuck uppers
  • Outer material: Synthetic
  • Inner material: Textile
  • Closure: Hook & Loop
  • Heel Height: 1″ (2.54 cm)
  • Material Composition: Manmade
  • Textile Lining
  • TPR Sole

If you are an active person, who likes to have adventures, exploring mountains, hiking, rafting PDQ sports sandals are the best choice. They are lightweight, breathable and this footwear is perfect for wet surfaces because they get dry quite easy and fast. These sandals are made of synthetic materials, so they are washable, which is a great advantage. The footbed is extremely cushioned, EVA molded insole provides great comfort to your feet. Velcro strap and adjustable toggle give you maximum protection. TPR sole is exceptionally durable. These sports sandals have good construction, easy to take on and off.
Shoes are available in 5 colors.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Washable
  • Has secure construction

Cons:

  • Sizes are not correct

Clarks Women’s Tuvia Melon Fisherman Sandal


Clarks Women’s Tuvia Melon Fisherman Sandal

Features:

  • Synthetic body
  • Synthetic sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1.25″ (3.18 cm)
  • Platform measures approximately 0.75″(1.91 cm)
  • Single-pull bungee lacing
  • Contoured footbed

These Clarks sandals are perfect for different occasions, whether it is an everyday walk in the city or a trip to the countryside or even a stroll along the beach.
They are made of synthetic materials, very light and comfy for wearing them during summer days. The Velcro and adjustable hook-and-loop strap make these shoes easy to take on and off. These shoes have an EVA contour footbed and a rubber outsole.
Clark sports sandals combine the support of sneakers and the comfort and ventilation of sandals, and these really hit the mark. Available in 5 colors.

Pros:

  • Comfy
  • Breathable
  • Stylish

Cons:

  • Has no arch support

Teva Women’s Omnium Sandal


Teva Women’s Omnium Sandal

Features:

  • Synthetic body
  • Synthetic sole
  • Heel measures approximately 1 1/4″ (3.18 cm)
  • Grosgrain webbing overlays, multiple drainage ports, and quick-dry mesh lining
  • Molded EVA foam midsole
  • Shock-absorbing ShocPad technology in heel
  • Bungee lacing with quick-release buckled strap at vamp and hook-and-loop back strap

These Teva Women’s Omnium Sandals look reliable, durable, strong and stylish. But they not only look like that, they indeed combine all these characteristics together. The sandals are made of high-quality synthetic materials. The rubber outsole is durable, gripping and breathable and dries quickly after getting wet. These shoes make your feet prepared for any kind of conditions, no matter if you are wearing them on water or on the land. Bungee lacing with quick-release buckled strap makes a perfect fit for any kind of foot. Heels have the absorbing ShocPad technology. Molded EVA foam stabilizes and supports your feet on uneven terrain.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Good foot protection
  • Has nice ventilation
  • Provides support

Cons:

  • Size can be not correct

KEEN Women’s Clearwater CNX Sandal


KEEN Women’s Clearwater CNX Sandal

Features:

  • Textile/Synthetic
  • Synthetic sole
  • Water sandal with stretchy lining and signature closed rubber toe
  • Lacing with quick-adjust bungee cord
  • AEGIS microbe shield hydrophobic mesh lining
  • Anti-odor anatomic footbed
  • Dual pull-on loops
  • Non-marking outsole

KEEN Women’s Clearwater CNX Sandals are a great choice for you if you need comfy, supportive yet stylish footwear. Also, they would fit you even if you have problem feet. You can wear these shoes everywhere, beginning from city streets to mountains or beaches. The unique feature of these shoes, that this model is more elegant and feminine, unlike the traditional models from Keens. They are made of high-quality synthetic materials. Wearing them you don’t need to worry about blisters, rubbing or pain at all. The sole is thick enough for hiking and at the same time flexible enough for everyday wear.
With quick-adjust bungee cord, you can be sure that these sandals will fit perfectly to your feet. So, this is comfortable, hardy, and multi-purpose sandal. They are available in 14 different colors.

Pros:

  • A great variety of colors
  • They don’t need any break-in period
  • Flexible
  • Provides good arch support
  • Breathable

Cons:

  • Sizes can be not correct

Merrell Women’s Azura Wrap Sandal


Merrell Women’s Azura Wrap Sandal

Features:

  • Manmade material
  • Rubber sole
  • Waterproof nubuck, air mesh, and webbing upper
  • Thermoplastic medial side stabilizer
  • Breathable mesh lining
  • Footbed with organic odor control
  • Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability

This pair of Merrell women’s sandals is the perfect comfy summer sandals. If you want shoes that are not only cozy but also that look good on your feet, this model is the one you need. They are made of the man-made material, that is very light and let your feet breathe. The rubber sole is hard enough, yet flexible. Merrell sandals have plenty of toe room. They have footbed with organic odor control. Merrell air cushion in the heel absorbs shock and adds stability. Velcro strips made them very adjustable. Available in 4 colors.

Pros:

  • Odor control
  • Has adjustable Velcro to provide a perfect fit
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable mesh lining

Cons:

  • Sizes can be not correct

Ahnu Women’s Tilden IV Sandal


Ahnu Women’s Tilden IV Sandal

Features:

  • Textile material
  • Rubber sole
  • Lightweight dual-density EVA midsole and footbed
  • Integrated webbing
  • TPU heel strap
  • Numentum Technology with lateral to medial heel clip for neutral foot positioning
  • Quick-drying mesh

This pair of sports sandals from Ahnu has a lightweight platform, which makes every step secure and protected. Wearing them, you will forget that you have something on your feet. They are great not only for everyday walking but for adventures too. Ahnu sandals are made of textile material, sole made of durable rubber. Featuring the quick-drying mesh upper, integrated webbing and the dual density midsole.
Both straps are adjustable. So they are all around nice sandals for both wet and dry land.

Pros:

  • Light weighted
  • Dry quickly
  • Cozy
  • Supportive

Cons:

  • Not breathable enough

About Outdoor Sandals

Sports sandals differ in design. Models that don’t have finger protection are called open. They are great for the beach, but hiking and other activities in these shoes are not recommended because there is a big chance to damage your big toes. So, the best choice and the universal solution are closed toe sandals. They are perfect for walking around the city and hiking as well.

Closed toe sandals are divided into 3 groups depending on its design:

  • With the lacing. Many models of closed toe sandals are fixed on the foot with lacing. The disadvantages of such sandals that laces are not durable.
  • With Velcro. The excellent modern solution, but not durable. If you walk a lot in the mountains, Velcro can be clogged with some kinds of plants and would not fix properly sandals on the foot. Velcro is also not durable.
  • Combined sandals with Velcro and fastener. This is the best decision. If the Velcro would stop function, the fastener still fixes the sandals properly on your foot.

Modern sports sandals are made of leather or synthetic materials:

Leather sandals.

If you travel by car or public transport, you can wear leather sandals. In such shoes, your feet will breathe well. But you can’t wear them while it’s raining or to the beach, because leather would get wet and sandals would rub your feet, in addition, they would get dusty and the odor would last for a long time.

Synthetic Sandals

Synthetic sports sandals are very durable and comfortable. Wearing them you shouldn’t be afraid, that they can get wet because they dry fast. Also, they can be washed in a washing machine.
All models of the sandals are different, but if you want your feet to breathe and be healthy, you just need light and strong summer sandals.

Our Leader

As you can see we have 2 leaders that have the highest mark. They are Ahnu Women’s Tilden IV Sandal and KEEN Women’s Clearwater CNX Sandal. They are made of high-quality materials that provide outstanding comfort and support. You can wear them anywhere: in the city, on the countryside, in the mountains, on the beach without worrying that they would fall apart.
These sandals are designed for all kinds of terrain.
But other models are almost as good as the leaders. They have only a few minor disadvantages. So, the choice is yours.

Shoe Size Charts by Brands

Clarks Women’s Shoe Size Chart

Clarks Shoe Size Chart

Teva Women’s Shoe Size Chart

E.U U.K. U.S. Japan (CM)
36 3 5 22.5
37 4 6 23.2
38 5 7 24.0
39 6 8 25.0
40 7 9 25.5
41 8 10 26.5
42 9 11 27.5
43 10 12 28.3

KEEN Women’s Shoe Size Chart

KEEN Women's Shoe Size Chart

Merrell Women’s Shoe Size Chart

USA UK EUR JPN (cm)
5 2.5 35 22
5.5 3 35.5 22.5
6 3.5 36 23
6.5 4 37 23.5
7 4.5 37.5 24
7.5 5 38 24.5
8 5.5 38.5 25
8.5 6 39 25.5
9 6.5 40 26
9.5 7 40.5 26.5
10 7.5 41 27
10.5 8 42 27.5
11 8.5 42.5 28
11.5 9 43 28.5
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3 Comments
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    Colleen Michael July 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Ahnu Tilden sandals are my favourite hiking footwear. After trying them out, I feel that these will be good for lots of walking on vacation. Also love the waterproof feature.

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    Tanya Busby July 15, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Ahnu is an amazing shoe. Very comfortable and have good support. Dries fast. I have high arch and can wear thim without any problems.

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    Andrea July 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    I wear Clarks during the summer. Very easy to put no/off. I have feet problems and they fit perfectly. Really hope they will change design for next summer. Want more colors.

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