Top 7 Women’s Sports Sandals 2017

Sports Sandals are the favorite footwear that ladies tend to wear, when they are going out on a summer vacation or just want to wear that looks stylish and comfortable on their legs. In this article, we’ve researched and analyzed models of sports sandals from popular brands 2017. Our criteria for selection included that the footwear should be somewhat stylish, comfortable to wear, lightweight and breathable.

Brand Atika KEEN Teva Chaco ECCO Merrell RYKA

Atika Women's Maya Trail Outdoor Water Sport Sandal Thumb

KEEN Women's Whisper Sandal Thumb

Teva Women's Tirra Athletic Sandal Thumb

Chaco Women's ZX2 Classic Athletic Sandal Thumb

ECCO Women's Yucatan Sandal Thumb

Merrell Women's Adhera Strap Backstrap Sandal Thumb

Ryka Women's Glance Athletic Sandal Thumb
Name Atika Women’s Maya Trail Outdoor Water Shoes Sport Sandals W110 KEEN Women’s Whisper Sandal Teva Women’s Tirra Athletic Sandal Chaco Women’s ZX2 Classic Athletic Sandal ECCO Women’s Yucatan Sandal Merrell Women’s Adhera Strap Backstrap Sandal RYKA Women’s Glance Athletic Sandal
Upper Material Nylon Textile/Synthetic Textile/Synthetic Fabric Polyester Leather Fabric
Sole Compression-molded EVA Rubber Synthetic Rubber Rubber Synthetic Synthetic
Material 6 7 6 6 6 7 6
Comfort 6 7 8 6 7 6 7
Sole 6 6 6 5 6 6 4
Added Features 7 7 6 6 6 7 6
Average Mark 6.3 6.8 6.5 5.8 6.3 6.5 5.8

Atika Women’s Maya Trail Outdoor Water Sport Sandals

Atika Women's Maya Trail Outdoor Water Sport Sandal

The Atika Women’s Maya strap sandals are more of an open and spaciously designed sports sandals with high-quality nylon straps. Even though it sports a traditional sandal design, it comes with the added flare and style to distinguish it from other models. You can use it both on wet and dry areas as the Maya strap sandals come with a multi-directional rug pattern. The inner sole in the sports sandals contours according to your feet shape and provides a smooth feel while walking.

Attractive Features

  • High-quality Nylon Straps
  • Open and Spacious design
  • Ultimate comfort and support
  • Your feet is effectively held together smoothly
  • Velcro straps for easier and quick wearing
  • Ultimate Lightweight midsole
  • Superior Cushioning for long lasting comfort


The Atika Women’s Maya strap sandals come in 6 different colors with black and cool gray being the unisex colors and other colors added to provide the distinct flare and style.


The Atika Women’s Maya strap sandals are available in all sizes including 7B, 8B, 9B, 10B, 11B.


  • Perfect sandals for hiking and outdoor fun
  • Fit great and sizes available as expected
  • Sole is extremely soft and comfortable


  • Not provides a great fit for people with wide toes

KEEN Women’s Whisper Sandal

KEEN Women's Whisper Sandal

If you are a person who likes to go outdoors and have fun in the wild, hiking, going rafting and exploring mountains, then the Whisper Sandals from KEEN are the best choice. They are lightweight, airy and makes the perfect sandals for the all-around adventurer. Provide a secure and comfortable fit and easy to adjust and stay good both on wet and dry surfaces too. The upper is easily washable and the footbed is extremely cushioned and provides great comfort to your feet.

Attractive Features

  • Superior leather sandal
  • Cleansport NXT™ for natural odor control
  • Compression molded EVA midsole
  • Hydrophobic mesh lining
  • Metatomical EVA foot-bed
  • Multi directional lug pattern for increased traction
  • Non-marking rubber outsole
  • Secure fit lace capture system
  • TPU stability shank


The Keen Women’s Whisper sandals come in 33 different colors.


The Keen Women’s Whisper sandals is available in all sizes including 5B, 5.5B, 6B, 6.5B, 7B, 7.5B, 8B, 8.5B, 9B,9.5B, 10B, 10.5B, 11B.


  • Machine washable sandals
  • Provides excellent arch support
  • Premium leather sandals
  • Imported rubber sole for added comfort


  • Color starts to fade in a few months
  • Not suited on muddy conditions

Read full review and watch video on Keen Whisper Sandals

Teva Women’s Tirra Athletic Sandal

Teva Women's Tirra Athletic Sandal

The Teva Women’s Tirra Athletic Sandals look stylish, lovely and bright and they are the perfect sandals for people having any arch problems. The sandals are made using high-quality imported textile and synthetic materials. The rubber outsole provides much-needed grip and a water channeling. Lug pattern makes these sandals perfect for walking or running around in the water. Multiple adjustment options provide you with a secure fit. It also performs well in rough terrain too and has the best foot bed among all sports sandals.

Attractive Features

  • Made using Imported textile and synthetic materials
  • Good for people with any arch problems
  • Multiple adjustment options to provide you with a secure fit
  • Nylon stability shank for uncompromising grip
  • Top sole is made of EVA and Microban zinc
  • Shock pad heel to absorb minor shocks
  • Best performing sandals in water


The Teva Tirra Women’s Athletic Sandals come in 17 attractive and bright colors.


The Teva Tirra is available in all sizes including 5B, 5.5B, 6B, 6.5B, 7B, 7.5B, 8B, 8.5B, 9B,9.5B, 10B, 11B.


  • Perfect for all day wear
  • The best performing sandals in watery conditions
  • Does well in terrain surfaces too
  • Multiple adjustment options


  • Ankle strap design is a bit out of order

Chaco Women’s ZX2 Classic Athletic Sandal

Chaco Women's ZX2 Classic Athletic Sandal

Chaco has been in the footwear scene from 1989 and what made them popular is the simple, streamlined and a timeless sandals’ design made up of only 8 components. Provided with adjustable straps, you can be assured that your sandals fit perfectly to your feet. Another unique feature that makes the Chaco ZX2 one of the best comfortable sandals is its podiatrist certified LUVSEAT PU footbed and also an all-day footwear. When it comes to Chaco line of footwear, you can rest assured about the fit, function and great comfort in their sandals. All Chaco footwear features the APMA seal of acceptance, meaning they are tested and qualified.

Attractive Features

  • Imported Fabric with high-quality rubber sole
  • Best Athletic sandal with jacquard-webbed upper
  • Adjustable high-tensile heel risers
  • Podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT PU midsole
  • Adjustable double straps for that perfect fit
  • Provided with toe loops for additional forefoot control


The Chaco Sandals come in 18 color variants.


The Chaco Sandal is available in all sizes including 5B, 5.5B, 6B, 6.5B, 7B, 7.5B, 8B, 8.5B, 9B, 9.5B, 10B, 11B, 12B.


  • Podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT PU foot bed
  • Adjustable double straps to provide a perfect fit
  • Comes with additional toe-loops for added forefoot control
  • High-performance ChacoGrip rubber outsoles


  • Sandals are a bit on the heavier side

ECCO Women’s Yucatan Sandal

ECCO Women's Yucatan Sandal

The Ecco Women’s Yucatan Sandals are extremely lightweight and the perfect variant for outdoor wearing with this sturdy nubuck upper and versatile design. Equipped with stretch-fit material lining, your feet stay fresh all day long. It also provides optimal comfort, thanks to the unique tread pattern. In outdoor terrains when you go climbing or trekking, you can feel the superior grip and traction. Sole is made using high-quality materials to provide that added support and wear ability.

Attractive Features

  • Perfect sandal for outdoor wear
  • Superior grip and traction
  • Extremely Lightweight
  • Stretch-fit material lining to keep your feet fresh all day


The Ecco Women’s Sandals come in 11  colors.


The Ecco Women’s Sandals is available in all sizes including 5B, 5.5B, 6B, 6.5B, 7B, 7.5B, 8B, 8.5B, 9B, 9.5B, 10B, 11B, 12B, 12.5B.


  • Special tread design for added comfort
  • Perfect all-day wear sports sandal
  • Imported Rubber Sole
  • Dual hook-and-loop features


  • Not suited for people with arch issues

Read our full review on ECCO Anniversary Yucatan Sport Sandals.

Merrell Women’s Adhera Strap Backstrap Sandal

Merrell Women's Adhera Strap Backstrap Sandal

The Merrell Women’s Adhera strap sandals look stylish and they are very comfortable for your feet. No breaking in needed as they fit in immediately. They are also a lightweight and good solution for all day wearing.

Attractive Features

  • Extreme comfort and keeps your feet cool with the breathable mesh lining
  • Uncompromising grip and traction on all surfaces
  • Come with a synthetic sole and leather upper
  • Hook and loop closure system


The Merrell Sandals come in 6 attractive and bright colors.


The Merrell Sandals is available in all sizes including 5B, 6B, 7B, 8B, 9B.


  • Excellent breathable mesh lining for added comfort
  • Integrated footbed
  • Absorbs shocks with the help of Merrell air cushion in the heels


  • Too small for high arches
  • Straps are very narrow

RYKA Women’s Glance Athletic Sandal

Ryka Women's Glance Athletic Sandal

Brand Ryka uses the all-new foam flexology technology with a lightweight EVA footbed that is perfect for the woman on the move. The upper is designed with a complete foot coverage with cut-outs and mesh inserts to allow airflow and to keep your feet cool and comfortable.

Attractive Features

  • All-new foam flexology technology inspired sports sandals
  • Reflexology design provides much needed cushioning for your heel, toe, and arches
  • Full Feet coverage
  • Bungee lacing system
  • Soft lycra linings


The Ryka Sandals come in 4 attractive and colors including Blue/Mint/Coral; Grey/Cool Mist Grey/English Lavender; Coral/Fusion Coral/Cool Mist Grey; Majestic Purple/Bright Violet/Azalea.


The Ryka Sandals is available in all sizes including 5B, 5.5B, 6B, 6.5B, 7B, 7.5B, 8B, 8.5B, 9B, 9.5B, 10B, 11B, 12B.


  • Foam Flexology technology for added comfort
  • Lightweight EVA footbed
  • Bungee lacing system for a perfect fit
  • Soft lycra linings to keep your feet comfortable for all-day


  • No arch support
  • Foot pad insets soils

Our Leader

Based on our reviews, we can find a winner. It’s KEEN Women’s Whisper Sandals. We’ve selected only the best models in the women’s sports sandal categories and each model outperforms the others in one or other criteria. Hope we’ve provided you with a clear and precise analysis on the best women’s sports sandals.

Sports Sandals Size Charts by Brands

KEEN Women’s Shoe Size Chart

KEEN Women's 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

Chaco Women’s Shoe Size Chart

5 3 36 22
5.5 3.5 36.5 22.5
6 4 37 23
6.5 4.5 37.5 23.5
7 5 38 24
7.5 5.5 38.5 24.5
8 6 39 25
8.5 6.5 39.5 25.5
9 7 40 26
9.5 7.5 40.5 26.5
10 8 41 27
10.5 8.5 41.5 27.5
11 9 42 28
12 10 43 29

ECCO Shoe Size Chart

ECCO Shoe Size Chart

Merrell Women’s Shoe Size Chart

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

RYKA Women’s Shoe Size Chart

RYKA Women's Shoe Size Chart

  1. Reply
    Karen May 29, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Ecco sandals are the most comfortable sandals I have ever had. Very comfortable shoe for walking, hiking and daily wearing. The footbed has the good arch support. Fit snug and will be suitable for any surfaces. True to fit.

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    Lynn Turner June 8, 2017 at 8:27 am

    Love Merrell sandals. Have excellent arch support and non-slip bottom. The straps made of natural leather that’s why the are so soft. I think these are perfect summer footwear for me.

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    Cynthia June 17, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I have problems with plantar fasciitis so I need special footwear. Sandals from Teva have a fantastic special construction and extra soft inner sole. I can wear these all day and don’t feel tiredness. These sandals provede great shock absorption.

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    Judith June 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    I got Teva sandals for a week trip to China. They are perfect! Really comfortable and have great support. Earlier I bought other brands, but now I’m in love with Teva!

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    Joy B. Hall July 8, 2017 at 10:19 am

    I want to write about Ryka. They are so comfortable. I have been wearing them all day. I always buy sandals of this brand. They never failed me.

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    Karen Lew July 23, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    I wear one of my three Teva pairs almost every day in the summer. They provide absolute comfort with two adjustable straps. The support is really great for my problem feet.

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    Maggie July 26, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    I don’t like sandals in general, because they are usually too massive. But not Chaco. They have not only excellent support but also look good. Thin straps and original sole made them my favourite.

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    Ilene August 20, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    I’ve had Ecco sandals for 2 years and they still look good. They have great arch support. I can wear them all day.

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    Rebecca August 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    Teva runs true to size. The best sandals for me, because I’ve had the same sandals for 3 years. Wore them walking around ancient towns, hiking forested trails and at the beach. Great footwear!!!

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