HOKA ONE ONE is a brand designed to make running and walking easier, whatever your level. These sandals have maximum cushioning and what the company says is a “bucket seat” midsole that gives you stability with cushioning – all in a lightweight shoe.
I think the waterproof HOPARA ($120) for women and men is going to fit the bill not only for hiking and walking around the city this summer but for a white water raft trip where you need shoes that not only repel the water but will work hiking side canyons.
The synthetic upper has cutouts for drainage and is breathable, the quick lace system makes it easy to adjust when you are wearing socks and the rubberized toe cap (you won’t stub your toes on rocks!) and the sticky rubber sole for grip whether it is wet or dry. They are really light too – just 10.10 ounces