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While each shoe is a quality shoe. You have to keep in mine wich shoe fits you. Shoes are like Jeans. Just because someone else liked the brand and it looks great. Does not mean the same for you. You need to be properly fitted, and spend some time in them. Bring a pair of socks you intend to use in them. Then go and get fitted.
If you are hiking I would not recomend a sandle. You have to much exposed toe, and no ankle support. Hiking is allot of uneven terrain and you not only need grip, you need ankle support. If you are going to be in a hot climate you want a shoe (or boot) you want it to be breathable.
If you are set on a sandal, look for something with good shock, and grip. Finn Comfort are probably the best long lasting sandle and they come in a wide amount of styles. The other alternative (especially if you are health minded) is a pair of MBT Sandals. Google them, I have several pairs of MBT. I hope this helps. I have spent years working at shoes stores and specialize in people who have specific needs. Just make sure you go to a store that has more than a sales clirk, get fitted for width and length. Make sure there is no rubbing anywhere as that will be really annoying after an hour or so. Get double layer socks. Make sure they actually say blister free, or double layer.
I agree with the above statements, you should be getting a shoe rather than a sandal, I know some very good brands and being from Banff I have tried them all, BUT as David said every one is different, and you will need something that is comfortable for you!
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