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Keen Women's Clearwater CNX Sandals 168802 35% off Keen Women's Clearwater CNX Sandals $64.95 - $100.00
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Reef Men's Phantoms Sandals 203225 25% off Reef Men's Phantoms Sandals $23.95 $32.00
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Keen Men's Kona Flip Flops 168814 26% off Keen Men's Kona Flip Flops $36.95 $49.95 Reef Women's Guatemalan Knot Sandals 206682 25% off Reef Women's Guatemalan Knot Sandals $23.95 $32.00
Dansko Women's Jovie Sandals 170454 Dansko Women's Jovie Sandals $134.95
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ECCO Women's Hill Move Sandals 157638 ECCO Women's Hill Move Sandals $119.95
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Keen Kid's Seacamp II CNX Water Sandals 197984 Keen Kid's Seacamp II CNX Water Sandals $55.00 Reef Women's Harmony Sandals 205591 Reef Women's Harmony Sandals $34.00
Adidas Men's Climacool Boat Flip Flops 194607 Adidas Men's Climacool Boat Flip Flops $44.95
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Reef Women's Gypsy Macrame Flip Flops 194514 25% off Reef Women's Gypsy Macrame Flip Flops $29.95 $40.00
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Reef Men's Ht Prints Flip Flops 194500 Reef Men's Ht Prints Flip Flops $28.00
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Keen Infants' Newport H2 Sandals 49798 Keen Infants' Newport H2 Sandals $39.95 8 Reviews
Reef Men's Phantoms Sandals 140337 26% off Reef Men's Phantoms Sandals $24.95 - $33.00
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Volcom Men's Rocker Sandals 206007 Volcom Men's Rocker Sandals $15.00
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Dansko Women's Janis Sandals 197277 Dansko Women's Janis Sandals $134.95
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Dansko Women's Jameson Sandals 197276 Dansko Women's Jameson Sandals $134.95
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Dansko Women's Isabel Sandals 197268 Dansko Women's Isabel Sandals $119.95
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Dansko Women's Iris Sandals 197267 Dansko Women's Iris Sandals $119.95
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Dansko Women's Irene Sandals 197266 Dansko Women's Irene Sandals $119.95
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Dansko Women's Sonnet Sandals 197265 Dansko Women's Sonnet Sandals $119.95
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Dansko Women's Dana Sandals 197259 Dansko Women's Dana Sandals $134.95
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Teva Men's Longshore Slide Sandals 205749 28% off Teva Men's Longshore Slide Sandals $28.95 $40.00 Helly Hansen Women's Sola Strand Graphic Flip Flops 136558 Helly Hansen Women's Sola Strand Graphic Flip Flops $29.95
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Reef Men's Ht Prints Sandals 205825 25% off Reef Men's Ht Prints Sandals $20.95 $28.00
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Helly Hansen Men's Sola Strand Graphic Flip Flops 136417 Helly Hansen Men's Sola Strand Graphic Flip Flops $29.95
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Teva Women's Olowahu Sandals 203730 28% off Teva Women's Olowahu Sandals $17.95 $25.00 Teva Men's Mush II Sandals 203880 Teva Men's Mush II Sandals $25.00 Reef Men's Phantom Player Prints Flip Flops 194495 Reef Men's Phantom Player Prints Flip Flops $52.00
Keen Women's Venice H2 Sandal 22315 Keen Women's Venice H2 Sandal $94.95 - $95.00 313 Reviews
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ECCO Women's Yucatan Sandals 68279 ECCO Women's Yucatan Sandals $129.95 7 Reviews
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Neff Men's Daily Sandals 203348 35% off Neff Men's Daily Sandals $12.95 $20.00
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Reef Men's Quencha Prints Sandals 204901 26% off Reef Men's Quencha Prints Sandals $27.95 $38.00
Reef Men's Roundhouse Sandals 203419 27% off Reef Men's Roundhouse Sandals $24.95 $34.00
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Dansko Women's Tasha Sandals 146305 Dansko Women's Tasha Sandals $129.95 2 Reviews
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Volcom Men's Vocation Sandals 206231 26% off Volcom Men's Vocation Sandals $16.95 $23.00
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These days, sandals can be broken down into two broad categories, performance sandals and lifestyle sandals.

Performance sandals, or “sport sandals,” are designed to work hard for you. With sturdy Velco laces or straps, these are designed to fit securely but comfortably onto the foot while offering excellent protection, ventilation and traction in both wet and dry environments. Performance sandals are essentially designed to act like a shoe, but without much of the material that would normally cover your foot. These are sandals to wear walking along the slippery rocks next to a stream, hiking a hot desert trail, or wading onto an ocean reef – as well as kicking around town.

Lifestyle sandals (also known as casual sandals) are made to look good and feel good on your foot. That’s it. They include flip-flops or thongs, slide sandals (which have no strap to slip between your toes), and fashion sandals (Forget about it. You are not rich enough to look good in these). Lifestyle sandals are the footwear of choice for when you aren’t doing much of anything at all -- like walking along the beach, after the big game, or vegging by the pool.

If you are planning to walk on anything besides carpet, suburban sidewalk or sand, go for a performance sandal. Look for the best designs from Keen, Merrell and Bite.

These days, Keen and Merrell sandals show up at trailheads where only boots have gone before. With excellent stability, ventilation, traction and usually some type of toe protection, these shoe-like sandals are the perfect choice for a casual, fair weather hike, and usually come in men’s and women’s colors. Plus, most models are built to not slip on your foot in wet conditions, then dry fast when you emerge -- so you can walk right through that stream or wade across a river without regretting it all day. Bite, a company that was born from long walks down the fairway, specializes in high-performance athletic sandals for golfers, as well as a men’s and women’s line of sandals for running, fishing and everyday active wear.

Performance sandals are built for function. The downside is usually that they are heavier and have more material area touching the foot than thongs or slide sandals. If you are not sloshing through rivers, climbing aboard rickety Panamanian busses or charging up a desert mesa, you don’t need all that extra shoe.

Lifestyle or casual sandals are your answer. The pros: The only way to get more ventilation is to be barefoot. The cons: Most lifestyle sandals fall off at the flick of a foot, and offer very little protection. But who needs protection at a luau?

For lifestyle or casual sandals, you can’t go wrong with surf culture. Quiksilver or Reef are your cool bets. Lightweight but rugged enough to take years of abuse, they have helped millions of surfers relax in style over the years. When you want more cushion and a sportier style, look to Nike – which has taken years of experience in athletic shoe design and applied it to your anything-but-athletic wear – comfort, comfort and comfort. Adidas is also famous among athletes for their after-sport slip sandals with a massaging footbed – perfect to slip into after a big game. These are the perfect “after cleat” sandals.

Of course, you could still wrap your foot in a greasy animal carcass, but that wouldn’t smell as nice, now, would it?
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